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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.
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Centrifugal Pump Basics
How Centrifugal Pumps Work
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
• 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?
Low Flow Problems
High Flow Problems
Chapter 9 - Does The Pump Continue To Operate Well?
Performance Decay Problems
Chapter 10 - Does Pump Need To Stop Yet?
Decisions And Options
Chapter 11 - Stop Pump!
Surge And Water Hammer
Chapter 12 - Has Pump Stopped Correctly?
Chapter 13 - Pump Selection Guidelines
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- © Elsevier Science 2003
- 2nd December 2003
- Elsevier Science
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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.
Pump Hydraulic Specialist, Gateshead, UK
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