Practical Centrifugal Pumps

Practical Centrifugal Pumps

1st Edition - November 13, 2004

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  • Authors: Paresh Girdhar, Octo Moniz
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080480145

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Practical Centrifugal Pumps is a comprehensive guide to pump construction, application, operation, maintenance and management issues. Coverage includes pump classifications, types and criteria for selection, as well as practical information on the use of pumps, such as how to read pump curves and cross reference. Throughout the book the focus is on best practice and developing the skills and knowledge required to recognise and solve pump problems in a structured and confident manner. Case studies provide real-world scenarios covering the design, set up, troubleshooting and maintenance of pumps.

Key Features

· A comprehensive guide to pump construction, design, installation, operation, troubleshooting and maintenance.
· Develop real-world knowhow and practical skills through seven real-world case studies
· Coverage includes pump classifications, types and criteria for selection, as well as practical information on the use of pumps


* Professional engineers
* Specialist students
* Plant Operations & Maintenance Personnel
* Plant Engineer, Managers & Supervisors
* Process Control Engineers & Supervisors
* Consulting Engineers
* Maintenance Engineers & Technicians
* Pump Sales and Applications Personnel
* Pump Users
* Pump Service Contractors

Table of Contents

  • Centrifugal pumps
    Centrifugal pump design and construction
    Pump hydraulics
    Forces in centrifugal pumps
    Centrifugal pump characteristics and operation
    Pump specification and selection
    Pump testing and inspection
    Pump installation and commissioning
    Pump maintenance

Product details

  • No. of pages: 264
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2004
  • Published: November 13, 2004
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080480145

About the Authors

Paresh Girdhar

Paresh currently works mainly in the rotating equipment field focussing on the petrochemical and polymer industries. He has considerable interest in maintenance management as well. His current field of activity encompasses condition monitoring, reliability enhancement, troubleshooting of rotating equipment which includes special purpose steam turbines from manufacturers such as ABB and GE and multistage centrifugal compressors (Elliot). He has also spent a considerable part of his career working with all types of fans, compressors, pumps, extruders, general purpose steam turbines, engines and motors. He has contributed extensively to IDC Technologies books on centrifugal pumps and vibration analysis.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Engineer for Girdhar and Associates

Octo Moniz

Octo Moniz is an experienced Mechanical Engineer with 20 years industry experience in operations, maintenance and management of a diverse range of plant and equipment in a marine environment as well as onshore based installations. Octo’s broad knowledge stems from his vast experience, and his enthusiastic manner when presenting his workshops has made him one of IDC Technologies most sought after instructors in the area of pumps. Many of Octo’s past delegates have commented on his enthusiasm and specialist knowledge of this topic when applied to Australian conditions.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Hospital Engineer for the Government of Western Australia Perth, Australia.

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