4th Edition

Pump User's Handbook
Life Extension, Fourth Edition



ISBN 9781482228649
Published October 14, 2013 by Fairmont Press
477 Pages

USD $200.00

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Book Description

This text explains just how and why the best-of-class pump users are consistently achieving superior run lengths, low maintenance expenditures and unexcelled safety and reliability. Written by practicing engineers whose working career was marked by involvement in pump specification, installation, reliability assessment, component upgrading, maintenance cost reduction, operation, troubleshooting and all conceivable facets of pumping technology, this text describes in detail how to accomplish best-of-class performance and low life cycle cost.

Table of Contents

Pump System Life Cycle Cost Reduction
How to Buy & Ship a Better Pump
Piping, Baseplate, Installation, & Foundation Issues
Operating Efficiency Improvement Considerations
Improved Pump Hydraulic Selection Extends Pump Life
Improvements Leading to Pump Mechanical Maintenance Cost Reduction
Bearings in Centrifugal Pumps
Mechanical Seal Selection & Application
Improved Lubrication & Lubricant Application
Oil Mist Lubrication & Storage Protection
Coupling Selection Guidelines
Pump Condition Monitoring Guidelines
Pump Types & Materials
Pump Failure Analysis & Troubleshooting
Shop Repair, Spare Parts Availability & Procurement
Failure Statistics & Component Uptime Improvement Summary
Breaking the Cycle of Pump Repairs

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