The book begins with basic concepts such as the types of pumps used in the industry; the properties of liquids; the performance curve; and the Bernoullis equation. It then looks at the factors that affect pump performance and the various methods of calculating pressure loss in piping systems. This is followed by discussions of pump system head curves; applications and economics of centrifugal pumps and pipeline systems; and pump simulation using the software PUMPCALC. In most cases, the theory is explained and followed by solved example problems in both U.S. Customary System (English) and SI (metric) units. Additional practice problems are provided in each chapter as further exercise.
This book was designed to be a working guide for engineers and technicians dealing with centrifugal pumps in the water, petroleum, oil, chemical, and process industries.
- Calculations for their selection, sizing and power output
- Case studies based on the author's 35 years of field experience
- Covers all types of pumps
- Simplified models and simulations
Chapter One: Pump Performance
Chapter Two: Liquid Properties versus Pump Performance
Chapter Three: Power Required to Drive Pumps
Chapter Four: Pump Performance at different Impeller Size and speeds
Chapter Five: Pump Applications