Stan Shiels on Centrifugal Pumps: Collected Articles from 'World Pumps' Magazine
Centrifugal pump specification and selection -- a systems approach, centrifugal pump specification and selection -- a systems approach part I & II, hidden dangers in centrifugal pump specification part I & II, the risks of parallel operation, the [B-K] factor in mechanical seal life, the importance of running clearances, when two pumps are cheaper than one, cost factors when considering pumping rate and line size, which is worse, specifiying too much head or too much flow, causes of intermittent and chronic cavitation, locating the greatest centifugal pump energy savings, how centrifugal pump hydraulics affect rolling element bearing life, importance of proper review in pump specification, protecting centifugal pumps at low flow rates, motor trip! predicting the unforeseen disaster, trimming impeller to save energy and increase flow rate, applying mechanical seals to centrifugal pumps, understanding the essentials of centrifugal pump reliability, application of rolling element bearings ...
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Centrifugal Pump Specification and Selection
The Risks of Parallel Operation
The BKi Factor in Mechanical Seal Life 8 3
When Two Pumps are Cheaper than One
How Centrifugal Pump Hydraulics Affect Rolling Element Bearing Life 1 37
The Importance of Proper Review in Pump Specification
Protecting Centrifugal Pumps at Low Flow Rates
Motor Trip Predicting the Unforeseen Disaster
When Trimming a Centrifugal Pump Impeller can Save Energy and Increase Flow Rate
Applying Mechanical Seals to Centrifugal Pumps
Understanding the Essentials of Centrifugal Pump Reliability
Application of Rolling Element Bearings in Centrifugal Pumps
Cost Factors when Considering Pumping Rate and Line Size
Which is Worse Specifying Too Much Head or Too Much Flow?
Causes of Intermittent and Chronic Cavitation
Locating the Greatest Centrifugal Pump Energy Savings
Successful Centrifugal Pump Commissioning and Startup
Optimising Centrifugal Pump Operation
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