Process Pump Selection: A Systems Approach / Edition 2

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This fully revised and up-dated Second Edition of the highly successful Process Pump Selection eases the daunting task that faces a process industries' engineer employed in the process industries and responsible for the specification, selection, and purchase of process equipment. This volume provides essential guidelines, based on the operational experience of large numbers of plumbing installations over many years on a diverse range of duties and process plants.

Process Pump Selection: A Systems Approach will be an invaluable source of information for engineers and others working for user organizations in the process and service sector industries. It will not only be of great assistance to engineers faced with the specification, selection, and procurement of pumps, but will also provide pump manufacturers with a great insight into the problems facing pump users and plant designers.


  • Pump specification and selection
  • Positive displacement pumps: reciprocating metering
  • Positive displacement pumps: reciprocating special purpose
  • Positive displacement pumps: rotary
  • Centrifugal pumps
  • Centrifugal pumps: special purpose and multistage
  • Common points
  • Sealing considerations
  • Pump and system combined
  • Appendices
  • Index
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781860581809
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/18/2005
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

John Davidson graduated as a Mechchanical Engineer, and then spent three years studying in the United States, first at the University of Kansas and then at Massachusettes Institute of Technology, where he was awarded a Masters Degree in Industrial Management. He was commissioned in REME on his return to the UK and spent two years in Germany.

Otto von Bertele graduated as an Electrical Engineer before joining ICI Agricultural Division as an Instrument Engineer. He had various appointments on the plant and in design, including the leadership of the vibration section, before specializing on large compressors, their drivers, and their lubrication systems.

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Table of Contents




Chapter 1. Pump specification and selection.

Chapter 2. Positive displacement pumps: reciprocating metering.

Chapter 3. Positive displacement pumps: reciprocating special purpose.

Chapter 4. Positive displacement pumps: rotary.

Chapter 5. Centrifugal pumps.

Chapter 6. Centrifugal pumps: special purpose and multistage.

Chapter 7. Common points.

Chapter 8. Sealing considerations.

Addendum. Pump and system combined.


Appendix I. Symbols and preferred units.

Appendix II. Reliability classification.

Appendix III. Rheology definitions.

Appendix IV. Data sheets.


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