Troubleshooting Centrifugal Pumps and Their Systems

Other | December 1, 2003

byPalgrave, Ron, Ron Palgrave

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This book is intended for those new to the use and abuse of centrifugal pumps. It is also for those whose involvement with pumps is so occasional, that they need a reminder of the basics.

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This book is intended for those new to the use and abuse of centrifugal pumps. It is also for those whose involvement with pumps is so occasional, that they need a reminder of the basics.

Format:OtherDimensions:384 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:December 1, 2003Publisher:Elsevier Science & TechLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080519695

ISBN - 13:9780080519692

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction


Chapter 2 - Centrifugal Pump Basics
How Centrifugal Pumps Work
Performance Curves
Combined Impellers For:
• More Flow
• More Pressure
Cavitation And Npsh


Chapter 3 - Pipe System Basics
Frictional Head Systems
Combined Friction And Static Head Systems
Mainly Static Head Systems
Interaction Between Pump And System; Equilibrium Flow
Pipe-Work Design Rules


Chapter 4 - Generalised Operating Flowchart


Chapter 5 - "Does The Pump Need To Start Yet?"
Decisions And Options


Chapter 6 - "Are Conditions Satisfactory For Start-Up?"
A Mechanical Concerns
• Pipe Loads
• Preparation
• Warm-Up
• Set Up
B Hydraulic Issues
• A1-Liquid Issues
• A2-Piping Problems
• A3-Priming And Venting


Chapter 7 - "Start Pump"!
Starting Solo Pumps
• Speed Torque Curves
Starting Multiple Pumps:
• Parallel Operation
• Series Operation


Chapter 8 - Has Pumped Started Satisfactorily?
Site Testing
Low Flow Problems
High Flow Problems


Chapter 9 - Does The Pump Continue To Operate Well?
Performance Decay Problems
Vibration
Bearings
Abrasive Solids


Chapter 10 - Does Pump Need To Stop Yet?
Decisions And Options


Chapter 11 - Stop Pump!
Surge And Water Hammer


Chapter 12 - Has Pump Stopped Correctly?
Turbining


Chapter 13 - Pump Selection Guidelines


Appendices