Centrifugal and Rotary Pumps offers both professionals and students a concise reference detailing the design, performance, and principles of operation of the different pumps types defined by the Hydraulic Institute. From historical background to the latest trends and technological developments, the author focuses on information with real-world practicality and techniques you can implement immediately.
Beginning with the fundamentals, the text then shifts to real field cases that address applications, pumpage, system interaction, reliability, failure analysis, and practical solutions. By including specification parameters and criteria for the application of various pumps, this comprehensive book provides necessary and timely material that plant engineers, maintenance staff, operators can use and share with colleagues.
Introduction.Classification of Pumps.Concept of a Pump in a System.Centrifugal Pumps - Fundamentals.Gear Pumps - Fundamentals.Multiple Screw Pumps.Progressing Cavity Pumps.Metering Pumps.The Advantages of Rotary Pumps.Case History #1: Double-Suction Centrifugal Pump Suction Problems.Case History #2: Lube Oil Gear Pump, Noise and Wear Reduction.Case History #3: Progressing Cavity Pump Failures.Troubleshooting "Pointers" as Given by Interviewed Pump Users and Plant Personnel.Application Criteria and Specification Parameters.Closing Remarks.Appendices.