New edition. Includes new chapters on vertical, double-case, and chemical pumps, mechanical seals, and vibration and noise in centrifugal pumps. A new section on extending pump life emphasizes bearings, lubrication, mechanical seal reliability, and the external alignment of pump and driver. The section on rotor dynamics is expanded, particularly in the areas of bearing stiffness and damping, seal effects, and the evaluation of critical speed calculations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Elements of pump design. Introduction. Specific speed and modeling laws. Impeller design. General pump design. Volute design. Design of multi-stage casing. Double suction pumps and side suction design. NPSH. Applications. Vertical pumps. Pipeline, waterflood, and CO2 pumps. High speed pumps. Double case pumps. Slurry pumps. Hydraulic power recovery turbines. Chemical pumps. Mechanical design. Shaft design and axial thrust. Mechanical seals. Vibration and noise in pumps. Extending pump life. Alignment. Bearings. Seal reliability. Index.