Troubleshooting Centrifugal Pumps and their systems

1st Edition

Authors: Ron Palgrave
Hardcover ISBN: 9781856173919
eBook ISBN: 9780080519692
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 2nd December 2003
Page Count: 384
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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

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Details

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

About the Author

Ron Palgrave

Affiliations and Expertise

Weir Pumps, Glasgow, UK