Pumping : Fundamentals for the Water and Wastewater Maintenance Operator

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 232 pages
  • 151.9 x 232.7 x 13mm | 331.13g
  • Technomic Publishing Co ,U.S.
  • Technomic Publishing Co
  • Lancaster, United States
  • English
  • 1587160145
  • 9781587160141

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION oArchimedes' ScrewoSelf Test BASIC WATER HYDRAULICS oIntroduction oDefinitions oBasic Principles of Water Hydraulics oBasic Pumping Calculations oPump Characteristic Curves oPumps in Series and ParalleloConsiderations for Pumping Wastewater oTypes of Pumps Used in Water/Wastewater Treatment oSelf Test INTRODUCTION TO CENTRIFUGAL PUMPSoIntroduction 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 COMPONENTSoIntroduction oCasingoImpeller oWear RingsoShafts, Sleeves, and CouplingsoStuffing Box And Seals oBearings oSelf Test CENTRIFUGAL PUMP: OPERATIONAL PROCEDURESoIntroduction oCentrifugal Pump: InstallationoCentrifugal Pumps: Startup oCentrifugal Pump: Normal OperationoCentrifugal Pump: Shut Down oCentrifugal Pump: Priming oCentrifugal Pump: Backflushing oSelf Test CENTRIFUGAL PUMP: MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES oIntroductionoPump 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: LUBRICATIONoIntroduction oPurpose of Lubrication oLubrication Requirements oLubrication Procedures oSelf Test CENTRIFUGAL PUMP: TROUBLESHOOTINGoIntroduction oThe Troubleshooter oTroubleshooting: What Is It? oGoals of Troubleshooting oThe Troubleshooting Process oTroubleshooting the Centrifugal Pump oSelf Test CENTRIFUGAL PUMP: MODIFICATIONSoIntroduction oSubmersible Pumps oRecessed Impeller or Vortex Pumps oTurbine Pumps oSelf Test POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT PUMPSoIntroduction oReciprocating Pumps oRotary Pumps oSpecial Purpose Pumps FINAL COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATIONAppendix A: Answers to Self Tests Appendix B: Answers to Final Comprehensive Examination Indexshow more