Troubleshooting Centrifugal Pumps and their systems

  • ID: 1765274
  • Book
  • 384 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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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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Chapter 1

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
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?


Chapter 13
Pump Selection Guidelines


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Palgrave, Ron
Ron Palgrave is a pump designer with more than 50 years' experience in most areas of application. Specialist in the hydraulic design and performance of centrifugal pumps. Author of several technical paper and magazine articles. Granted several patents relating to pump technology. Still practicing part-time and one of the most experienced engineers in the industry.
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