Description

This book is intended for those new to the use and abuse of centrifugal pumps. It is also for those whose involvement with pumps is so occasional, that they need a reminder of the basics.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 2 - Centrifugal Pump Basics
How Centrifugal Pumps Work
Performance Curves
Combined Impellers For:
• More Flow
• More Pressure
Cavitation And Npsh

Chapter 3 - Pipe System Basics
Frictional Head Systems
Combined Friction And Static Head Systems
Mainly Static Head Systems
Interaction Between Pump And System; Equilibrium Flow
Pipe-Work Design Rules

Chapter 4 - Generalised Operating Flowchart

Chapter 5 - "Does The Pump Need To Start Yet?"
Decisions And Options

Chapter 6 - "Are Conditions Satisfactory For Start-Up?"
A Mechanical Concerns
• Pipe Loads
• Preparation
• Warm-Up
• Set Up
B Hydraulic Issues
• A1-Liquid Issues
• A2-Piping Problems
• A3-Priming And Venting

Chapter 7 - "Start Pump"!
Starting Solo Pumps
• Speed Torque Curves
Starting Multiple Pumps:
• Parallel Operation
• Series Operation

Chapter 8 - Has Pumped Started Satisfactorily?
Site Testing
Low Flow Problems
High Flow Problems

Chapter 9 - Does The Pump Continue To Operate Well?
Performance Decay Problems
Vibration
Bearings
Abrasive Solids


Details

No. of pages:
384
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2003
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080519692
Print ISBN:
9781856173919
Print ISBN:
9780444551702

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This book is intended for those new to the use and abuse of centrifugal pumps. It is also for those whose involvement with pumps is so occasional, that they need a reminder of the basics.