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Fundamentals for the Water and Wastewater Maintenance Operator




ISBN 9781587160141
Published January 15, 2001 by CRC Press
232 Pages

 
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Book Description

This is the only book series devoted to explaining the full range of specialized areas required of water and wastewater plant operators. Each volume is designed to give operators the basic knowledge of a subject needed for certification, licensure, and improved job performance. Checkpoints, self-tests and a final examination with questions based on actual operator certification exams provide a practical review. All books are clearly illustrated with key ideas and highlighted points throughout

Pumping: This text provides information on pump fundamentals and applications, and introduces preventive maintenance and troubleshooting for hydraulic pumps. It explains both centrifugal and positive-displacement pumps. It also covers common problem areas and corrective actions, such as how to maintain packing and mechanical seals.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
oArchimedes' Screw
oSelf Test

BASIC WATER HYDRAULICS
oIntroduction
oDefinitions
oBasic Principles of Water Hydraulics
oBasic Pumping Calculations
oPump Characteristic Curves
oPumps in Series and Parallel
oConsiderations for Pumping Wastewater
oTypes of Pumps Used in Water/Wastewater Treatment
oSelf Test
INTRODUCTION TO CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS
oIntroduction
oCentrifugal Pump Description
oCentrifugal Pump Theory
oCentrifugal Pump Types
oCentrifugal Pump Characteristics and Performance Curves
oAdvantages/Disadvantages of a Centrifugal Pump
oCentrifugal Pump Water/Wastewater Applications
oSelf Test
CENTRIFUGAL PUMP COMPONENTS
oIntroduction
oCasing
oImpeller
oWear Rings
oShafts, Sleeves, and Couplings
oStuffing Box And Seals
oBearings
oSelf Test
CENTRIFUGAL PUMP: OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES
oIntroduction
oCentrifugal Pump: Installation
oCentrifugal Pumps: Startup
oCentrifugal Pump: Normal Operation
oCentrifugal Pump: Shut Down
oCentrifugal Pump: Priming
oCentrifugal Pump: Backflushing
oSelf Test

CENTRIFUGAL PUMP: MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
oIntroduction
oPump and Motor Lubrication
oPacking and Seal Replacement
oPump and Motor Bearing Inspection
oShaft and Coupling Alignment
oRemoval of Obstructions
oSelf Test
CENTRIFUGAL PUMP: PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
oIntroduction
oCentrifugal Pump: Daily Maintenance
oCentrifugal Pump: Weekly Maintenance
oCentrifugal Pump: Monthly Maintenance
oCentrifugal Pump: Semi-Annual Maintenance
oSelf Test
CENTRIFUGAL PUMP: LUBRICATION
oIntroduction
oPurpose of Lubrication
oLubrication Requirements
oLubrication Procedures
oSelf Test
CENTRIFUGAL PUMP: TROUBLESHOOTING
oIntroduction
oThe Troubleshooter
oTroubleshooting: What Is It?
oGoals of Troubleshooting
oThe Troubleshooting Process
oTroubleshooting the Centrifugal Pump
oSelf Test
CENTRIFUGAL PUMP: MODIFICATIONS
oIntroduction
oSubmersible Pumps
oRecessed Impeller or Vortex Pumps
oTurbine Pumps
oSelf Test
POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT PUMPS
oIntroduction
oReciprocating Pumps
oRotary Pumps
oSpecial Purpose Pumps
FINAL COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

Appendix A: Answers to Self Tests
Appendix B: Answers to Final Comprehensive Examination

Index

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