Troubleshooting Centrifugal Pumps and their systems

Troubleshooting Centrifugal Pumps and their systems

2nd Edition - November 27, 2019

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  • Author: Ron Palgrave
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081025048
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081025031

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 688
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2019
  • Published: November 27, 2019
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081025048
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081025031

About the Author

Ron Palgrave

Ron Palgrave is a retired pump designer and specialist in the hydraulic design and performance of centrifugal pumps. He has nearly 60 years’ experience with 5 manufacturers. He has written several technical papers, magazine articles, and is the author of the 1st edition of Troubleshooting Centrifugal Pumps and their Systems. He has been granted several patents relating to pump technology. Mr. Palgrave currently practices part-time and is one of the most experienced hydraulic engineers in the industry.

Affiliations and Expertise

Pump Hydraulic Specialist, Gateshead, UK

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