Stan Shiels on Centrifugal Pumps: Collected Articles from 'World Pumps' Magazine

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Elsevier, Jul 15, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 275 pages
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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Contents

Part One
1
Centrifugal Pump Specification and Selection
2
Part Two
21
Part One
45
Part Two
59
The Risks of Parallel Operation
73
The BKi Factor in Mechanical Seal Life 8 3
91
When Two Pumps are Cheaper than One
97
How Centrifugal Pump Hydraulics Affect Rolling Element Bearing Life 1 37
137
The Importance of Proper Review in Pump Specification
143
Protecting Centrifugal Pumps at Low Flow Rates
151
Motor Trip Predicting the Unforeseen Disaster
157
When Trimming a Centrifugal Pump Impeller can Save Energy and Increase Flow Rate
163
Applying Mechanical Seals to Centrifugal Pumps
169
Understanding the Essentials of Centrifugal Pump Reliability
177
Application of Rolling Element Bearings in Centrifugal Pumps
187

Cost Factors when Considering Pumping Rate and Line Size
105
Which is Worse Specifying Too Much Head or Too Much Flow?
111
Causes of Intermittent and Chronic Cavitation
123
Locating the Greatest Centrifugal Pump Energy Savings
131
Successful Centrifugal Pump Commissioning and Startup
195
Optimising Centrifugal Pump Operation
203
Rolling Element
241
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