Pump Characteristics and Applications (Mechanical Engineering) (Hardcover)

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Providing a wealth of information on pumps and pump systems, Pump Characteristics and Applications, Third Edition details how pump equipment is selected, sized, operated, maintained, and repaired. The book identifies the key components of pumps and pump accessories, introduces the basics of pump and system hydraulics as well as more advanced hydraulic topics, and details various pump types, as well as special materials on seals, motors, variable frequency drives, and other pump-related subjects. It uses example problems throughout the text, reinforcing the practical application of the formulae and analytical presentations. It also includes new images highlighting the latest generation of pumps and other components, explores troubleshooting options, and incorporates relevant additions into the existing chapters.

What's New in This Edition:

Includes more than 150 full-color images which significantly improve the reader's ability to understand pump drawings and curves

Introduces a new chapter on pump case studies in a format that provides case study background, analysis, solutions, and lessons learned

Presents important new updates and additions to other chapters

Includes a ten-step procedure for determining total pump head

Discusses allowable and preferred operating ranges for centrifugal pumps

Provides charts covering maximum and normally attainable pump efficiencies, performance corrections for slurry pumps, and mechanical seal flush plans

Pump Characteristics and Applications, Third Edition

is appropriate for readers with all levels of technical experience, including engineering and pump industry professionals, pump operators and maintenance technicians, upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in mechanical engineering, and students in engineering technology programs.

About the Author

Michael W. Volk, PE, is the president of Volk & Associates, Inc., Oakland, California, volkassociates.com, a consulting company specializing in pumps and pump systems. Volk's services include pump training seminars; pump equipment evaluation, troubleshooting, and field testing; expert witness for pump litigation; witnessing of pump shop tests; pump market research; and acquisition and divestiture consultation and brokerage. A member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and a registered professional engineer, Volk received his BS degree (1973) in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana, and his MS degree (1976) in mechanical engineering and his MS degree (1980) in management science from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He may be contacted at mike@volkassociates.com.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781466563087
ISBN-10: 1466563087
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication Date: October 21st, 2013
Pages: 516
Language: English
Series: Mechanical Engineering