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Pump Characteristics and Applications, Second Edition

Pump Characteristics and Applications, Second Edition by Michael Volk
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Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
About the Author
INTRODUCTION TO PUMPS
What is a Pump?
Why Increase a Liquid's Pressure?
Pressure and Head
Classification of Pumps
How Centrifugal Pumps Work
Positive Displacement Pumps
HYDRAULICS, SELECTION, AND CURVES
Overview
Pump Capacity
Head
Performance Curve
Horsepower and Efficiency
NPSH and Cavitation
Specific Speed and Suction Specific Speed
Affinity Laws
System Head Curves
Parallel Operation
Series Operation
Oversizing Pumps
Pump Speed Selection
SPECIAL HYDRAULIC CONSIDERATIONS
Overview
Viscosity
Software to Size Pumps and Systems
Piping Layout
Sump Design
Field Testing
CENTRIFUGAL PUMP TYPES AND APPLICATIONS
Overview
Impellers
End Suction Pumps
Inline Pumps
Self-Priming Centrifugal Pumps
Split Case Double Suction Pumps
Multi-Stage Pumps
Vertical Column Pumps
Submersible Pumps
Slurry Pumps
Vertical Turbine Pumps
Axial Flow Pumps
Regenerative Turbine Pumps
Pump Specifications and Standards
Couplings
Electric Motors
SEALING SYSTEMS AND SEALLESS PUMPS
Overview
O-Rings
Stuffing Box and Packing Assembly
Mechanical Seals
Sealless Pumps
ENERGY CONSERVATION AND LIFE-CYCLE COSTS
Overview
Choosing the Most Efficient Pump
Operating with Minimal Energy
Variable-Speed Pumping Systems
Pump Life-Cycle Costs
SPECIAL PUMP-RELATED TOPICS
Overview
Variable-Speed Systems
Sealless Pumps
Corrosion
Nonmetallic Pumps
Materials Used for O-Rings in Pumps
High-Speed Pumps
Bearings and Bearing Lubrication
Precision Alignment Techniques
Software to Size Pumps and Systems
INSTALLATION, OPERATION, AND MAINTENANCE
Overview
Installation, Alignment, and Start-Up
Operation
Maintenance
Troubleshooting
Repair
APPENDIX A: MAJOR SUPPLIERS OF PUMPS IN THE UNITED STATES BY PRODUCT TYPE
APPENDIX B: CONVERSION FORMULAE
REFERENCES
INDEX
CRC Press; April 2005
567 pages; ISBN 9781420028355
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