Pump User's Handbook: Life Extension, Fourth Edition, 4th Edition (Hardback) book cover

Pump User's Handbook

Life Extension, Fourth Edition, 4th Edition

By Heinz P. Bloch, Allan R. Budris

Fairmont Press

556 pages

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Hardback: 9781482228649
pub: 2013-10-14
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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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Decision-Making & Problem Solving
SCIENCE / Energy
SCIENCE / Mechanics / General