Practical Centrifugal Pumps
• If you are an engineer or technician you will learn the inside information on why and how pumps are designed. No longer will you be specifying pumps you don’t understand.
• If you are working in the plant and maintenance area you will learn how pumps work, what the main causes of pump problems are and how to fix them quickly and effectively.
• Also if you are a design engineer or technician, you will gain a global picture in designing pumps from the authors’ many years of experience.
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This books covers the essentials of pump construction, design applications, operations, maintenance and management issues and the authors have tried to provide you with the most up-to-date information and best practice in dealing with the subject. Key topics which the book homes in on are: the various types of centrifugal pumps; relevant pump terminology; pump characteristics and pump curves; pump calculations; auxiliary equipment associated with pumping circuits; operating pump systems – drafting the correct operations, controls and procedures; pump reliability definition in terms of availability, criticality and wear characteristics; pump efficiency – capital, maintenance and life cycle costs.
Octo Moniz, Paresh Girdhar