Centrifugal Pumps, Second Edition provides owners, designers, operators and maintenance personnel of plants that use centrifugal pumps with the basic tools on how to determine the pump ratings that best meet the requirements of their applications; operate pumps in the most efficient and reliable manner; maintain their pumps so they can achieve the longest possible time between overhauls; and how to make sure their pumps are in as good a condition as when they were initially installed.
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Casings and Diffusers
Multistage Pump Casings
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