Troubleshooting Centrifugal Pumps and their systems

Troubleshooting Centrifugal Pumps and their systems

1st Edition - November 29, 2002

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  • Author: Ron Palgrave
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080519692
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781856173919

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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.

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



    Abrasive Solids

    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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2003
  • Published: November 29, 2002
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080519692
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781856173919

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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