Here is a convenient, concise reference book for pump users, application engineers, technicians, and buyers. It contains, in condensed form, valuable information on selecting centrifugal and positive-displacement pumps for given applications, creating the necessary documentation, choosing equipment manufacturers, and checking vendor data. You will find a complete explanation of the types of pumps and the terms and parameters used in pump applications. This book outlines the data required by the client, engineer, and buyer to obtain a comprehensive quote.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Parameters. Data Required for Pump Specification. Pump Types. Specifications. Pump Applications. Effects of Viscosity on Pump Performance. Pump Formulas and Head Calculations. Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH). Pump Shaft Sealing. Pump Bearings, Lubrication, and Seals. Metallurgy. Pump Drivers. Gears. Pump Controls and Instrumentation. Documentation. Pump Installation. Pump Operation. Troubleshooting. Appendixes: Charts and Specification Sheets; Viscosity Charts; Conversion Factors. Glossary. Index.


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Gulf Professional Publishing
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About the author

Uno Wahren

Affiliations and Expertise

Uno Wahren is a registered professional engineer specializing in rotating equipment and plant start-up. He has more than 30 years of experience in the application, selection, procurement, testing, and troubleshooting of mechanical equipment including large compressors, gas turbines, and centrifugal and reciprocating pumps.