Pump Users Handbook

Pump Users Handbook

4th Edition - December 12, 1995

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  • Author: R. Rayner
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781856172165
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080540047

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This handbook places emphasis on the importance of correct interpretation of pumping requirements, both by the user and the supplier. Completely reworked to incorporate the very latest in pumping technology, this practical handbook will enable you to understand the principles of pumping, hydraulics and fluids and define the various criteria necessary for pump and ancillary selection. The Pump Users Handbook will prove an invaluable aid in ordering pump equipment and in the recognition of fundamental oprational problems.


For all those involved in selecting, installing, operating and maintaining pumps

Table of Contents

  • Hydraulic fundamentals

    Process fluid properties

    Criteria for pump selection

    Head determination: static and friction

    Pump types/classifications

    Performance characteristics vs system head

    Specific speed - optimum BEP criteria


    Radial and azial thrust loads

    Loss analysis

    Capacity control

    Types of impellers/casings

    Packing, seals and chamber

    Pipeline inertia and surge

    Vibration and balance

Product details

  • No. of pages: 428
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 1995
  • Published: December 12, 1995
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781856172165
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080540047

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R. Rayner

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