Practical Centrifugal Pumps

Book description

Practical Centrifugal Pumps is a comprehensive guide to pump construction, application, operation, maintenance and management issues. Coverage includes pump classifications, types and criteria for selection, as well as practical information on the use of pumps, such as how to read pump curves and cross reference. Throughout the book the focus is on best practice and developing the skills and knowledge required to recognise and solve pump problems in a structured and confident manner.

Case studies provide real-world scenarios covering the design, set up, troubleshooting and maintenance of pumps.

· A comprehensive guide to pump construction, design, installation, operation, troubleshooting and maintenance.
· Develop real-world knowhow and practical skills through seven real-world case studies
· Coverage includes pump classifications, types and criteria for selection, as well as practical information on the use of pumps

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Preface
  4. Introduction
    1. Applications
    2. Pump types
    3. Reciprocating pumps
    4. Rotary pumps
    5. Centrifugal pumps (1/2)
    6. Centrifugal pumps (2/2)
  5. Centrifugal pump design andconstruction
    1. Impellers
    2. Pump casings
    3. Wearing rings
    4. Shaft
    5. Stuffing boxes
    6. Seal housing/mechanical seals
    7. Bearing housing / bearing isolators
    8. Couplings
  6. Pump hydraulics
    1. Specific gravity
    2. Viscosity
    3. Vapor pressure
    4. Flow
    5. Head
    6. System resistance
    7. Pump efficiency
    8. Hydraulic power
    9. Pump characteristic curve
    10. Curve corrections
    11. Specific speed
    12. Cavitation, recirculation, and Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH) (1/3)
    13. Cavitation, recirculation, and Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH) (2/3)
    14. Cavitation, recirculation, and Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH) (3/3)
    15. Suction specific speed
    16. Performance calculation procedure
  7. Forces in centrifugal pumps
    1. Axial thrust
    2. Radial loads (1/2)
    3. Radial loads (2/2)
  8. Centrifugal pump operation and characteristics
    1. Behavior of hydraulic properties of pumps
    2. Non-dimensional characteristics
    3. The cause of the H–Q curve
    4. The inlet velocity triangle
    5. The cause of the PQ curve
    6. The effect of speed changes on characteristic curves
    7. The complete characteristic curve
    8. Multiple pump operation
    9. Pump characteristics – viscous liquids, liquids with considerable solids
    10. Pump characteristics – abnormal operation
    11. Pump characteristics – speed–torque curves
    12. Discharge regulation of pumps (1/2)
    13. Discharge regulation of pumps (2/2)
    14. Range of pump operation
  9. Pump specification and selection
    1. System analysis (1/2)
    2. System analysis (2/2)
    3. Data sheet – the pump specification document
    4. Bid request
    5. Bid review/analysis
    6. Conclusion
  10. Pump testing and inspection
    1. Material inspection requirements
    2. Shop tests
    3. Performance test procedure
  11. Pump installation and commissioning
    1. Site location
    2. Receipts and physical inspection
    3. Pre-alignment checks
    4. Location of pump foundation
    5. Design and dimensions of pump foundation
    6. Excavation and forms for pump foundation
    7. Rebar and anchor bolts
    8. Pouring
    9. Base plate and sole plate preparation
    10. Grouting
    11. Installation of pump and driver
    12. Associated piping and fittings
    13. On-site installation and commissioning of the pump set
    14. Pre-operational checks
    15. Preparation for start-up
    16. Pump in operation
  12. Centrifugal pump maintenance
    1. Introduction
    2. Pump breakdown and removal
    3. Single-stage pump dismantling and repair
    4. Preparation for reassembly
    5. Pump assembly
    6. Vertical pump repair (1/2)
    7. Vertical pump repair (2/2)
    8. Multistage pump repair
    9. Optimum time to maintain pumps
  13. Pump types (1/10)
  14. Pump types (2/10)
  15. Pump types (3/10)
  16. Pump types (4/10)
  17. Pump types (5/10)
  18. Pump types (6/10)
  19. Pump types (7/10)
  20. Pump types (8/10)
  21. Pump types (9/10)
  22. Pump types (10/10)
  23. References
  24. Index

Product information

  • Title: Practical Centrifugal Pumps
  • Author(s): Paresh Girdhar, Octo Moniz
  • Release date: April 2011
  • Publisher(s): Newnes
  • ISBN: 9780080480145