Troubleshooting Centrifugal Pumps and Their Systems - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780081025031

Troubleshooting Centrifugal Pumps and Their Systems

2nd Edition

Authors: Ron Palgrave
Paperback ISBN: 9780081025031
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st October 2019
Page Count: 420
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Troubleshooting Centrifugal Pumps and Their Systems, Second Edition, begins by discussing pump characteristics that can be reconfigured to suit changing conditions. Next, it provides guidance on when to withdraw a pump from service for repair and how it should be subsequently treated. It is an ideal resource for those who feel ill-equipped to analyze unsatisfactory pump system behavior, and is also a great reference for pump engineers, pump hydraulic designers, and graduate students who need systemic knowledge on centrifugal pumps and their systems.

Key Features

  • Presents the basic mechanisms of abrasive wear in centrifugal pumps, including different wear patterns and their causes
  • Discusses performance improvements to help readers meet the new requirements of a pumping system
  • Describes repair and life improvement techniques
  • Includes real-world examples of troubleshooting in centrifugal pumps and systems


Pump engineers, Pump hydraulic designers, Graduate students and anyone responsible for the daily operation of centrifugal pump machinery

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    2. Centrifugal Pump Basics
    3. Pipe System Basics
    4. Generalised Operating Flowchart
    5. Does the Pump Need to Start Yet?
    6. Are Conditions Satisfactory for Start-Up?
    7. Start Pump!
    8. Has Pumped Started Satisfactorily?
    9. Does the Pump Continue to Operate Well?
    10. Does the Pump Need to Stop Yet?
    11. Stop Pump!
    12. Has Pump Stopped Correctly?
    13. Pump Selection Guidelines


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About the Author

Ron Palgrave

Ron Palgrave is a pump designer with more than 50 years’ experience in most areas of application. Specialist in the hydraulic design and performance of centrifugal pumps. Author of several technical paper and magazine articles. Granted several patents relating to pump technology. Still practicing part-time and one of the most experienced engineers in the industry.

Affiliations and Expertise

Weir Pumps (Retired), Glasgow, UK

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