Pump Characteristics and Applications

Pump Characteristics and Applications

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Providing a wealth of information on pumps and pump systems, Pump Characteristics and Applications, Third Edition details how pump equipment is selected, sized, operated, maintained, and repaired. The book identifies the key components of pumps and pump accessories, introduces the basics of pump and system hydraulics as well as more advanced hydraulic topics, and details various pump types, as well as special materials on seals, motors, variable frequency drives, and other pump-related subjects. It uses example problems throughout the text, reinforcing the practical application of the formulae and analytical presentations. It also includes new images highlighting the latest generation of pumps and other components, explores troubleshooting options, and incorporates relevant additions into the existing chapters.





What's New in This Edition:











Includes more than 150 full-color images which significantly improve the reader's ability to understand pump drawings and curves







Introduces a new chapter on pump case studies in a format that provides case study background, analysis, solutions, and lessons learned







Presents important new updates and additions to other chapters







Includes a ten-step procedure for determining total pump head







Discusses allowable and preferred operating ranges for centrifugal pumps







Provides charts covering maximum and normally attainable pump efficiencies, performance corrections for slurry pumps, and mechanical seal flush plans








Pump Characteristics and Applications, Third Edition is appropriate for readers with all levels of technical experience, including engineering and pump industry professionals, pump operators and maintenance technicians, upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in mechanical engineering, and students in engineering technology programs.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 516 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 27.94mm | 1,021g
  • CRC Press Inc
  • Bosa Roca, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • 3rd New edition
  • Approx 25 to 50 equations; 40 Tables, black and white; 215 Illustrations, color; Approx 25 to 50 equations; 40 Tables, black and white; 215 Illustrations, color
  • 1466563087
  • 9781466563087
  • 1,517,185

Table of contents

Introduction to Pumps


What Is a Pump?


Why Increase a Liquid's Pressure?


Pressure and Head


Classification of Pumps


How Centrifugal Pumps Work


PD Pumps


Hydraulics, Selection, and Curves


Overview


Pump Capacity


Total Head


Performance Curve


Horsepower and Efficiency


NPSH and Cavitation


Specific Speed and Suction Specific Speed


Affinity Laws


System Head Curves


Parallel Operation


Series Operation


Oversizing Pumps


Pump Speed Selection


Special Hydraulic Considerations


Overview


Viscosity


Software to Size Pumps and Systems


Piping Layout


Sump Design


Field Testing


Centrifugal Pump Types and Applications


Overview


Impellers


End Suction Pumps


Inline Pumps


Self-Priming Centrifugal Pumps


Split Case Double-Suction Pumps


Multistage Pumps


Vertical Column Pumps


Submersible Pumps


Slurry Pumps


Vertical Turbine Pumps


Axial Flow Pumps


Regenerative Turbine Pumps


Pump Specifications and Standards


Couplings


Electric Motors


Sealing Systems and Sealless Pumps


Overview


O-Rings


Stuffing Box and Packing Assembly


Mechanical Seals


Sealless Pumps


Energy Conservation and Life-Cycle Costs


Overview


Choosing the Most Efficient Pump


Operating with Minimal Energy


Variable-Speed Pumping Systems


Pump Life-Cycle Costs


Special Pump-Related Topics


Overview


Variable-Speed Systems


Sealless Pumps


Corrosion


Nonmetallic Pumps


Materials Used for O-Rings in Pumps


High-Speed Pumps


Bearings and Bearing Lubrication


Precision Alignment Techniques


Software to Size Pumps and Systems


Installation, Operation, and Maintenance


Overview


Installation, Alignment, and Startup


Operation


Maintenance


Troubleshooting


Repair


Case Studies


Introduction


Case Studies


Appendices


References


Index
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Review Text

"…This book is highly recommended for anyone who works with and designs pump systems on a daily basis, as well as anyone learning about pumps for the first time."
—Noise Control Engineering Journal, January-February 2015
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Review quote

"...This book is highly recommended for anyone who works with and designs pump systems on a daily basis, as well as anyone learning about pumps for the first time."
-Noise Control Engineering Journal, January-February 2015
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About Michael Volk

Michael W. Volk, PE, is the president of Volk & Associates, Inc., Oakland, California, volkassociates.com, a consulting company specializing in pumps and pump systems. Volk's services include pump training seminars; pump equipment evaluation, troubleshooting, and field testing; expert witness for pump litigation; witnessing of pump shop tests; pump market research; and acquisition and divestiture consultation and brokerage. A member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and a registered professional engineer, Volk received his BS degree (1973) in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana, and his MS degree (1976) in mechanical engineering and his MS degree (1980) in management science from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He may be contacted at mike@volkassociates.com.
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