How to Select the Right Centrifugal Pump

How to Select the Right Centrifugal Pump

What good is a low cost pump if it is inefficient or if is costly to maintain? The selection methodology offered in this book focuses mainly on hydraulic design considerations, but it also touches on mechanical design details.

Author: Robert X. Perez

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781504922661

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

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Choosing a centrifugal pump from the countless options available can be daunting, but someone has to make the decision. Many factors -such as the required flow, differential pressure, suction conditions, etc.- must be weighed against the capital costs and cost of energy for the pumps considered. To determine the right pump, you must consider the overall cost of ownership, which includes capital cost, operating costs, and maintenance cost. What good is a low cost pump if it is inefficient or if is costly to maintain? The selection methodology offered in this book focuses mainly on hydraulic design considerations, but it also touches on mechanical design details. Analyzing basic pump hydraulic parameters allows you to quickly determine if a centrifugal pump makes sense for your particular application. If you do decide a centrifugal pump will work for your application, then you need to be able to evaluate the various bids returned by pump manufacturers. A complete chapter is devoted to tabulating quotes from pump manufacturers in order to properly evaluate their bids and select the best overall option.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Surface Production Operations Volume IV Pumps and Compressors

Surface Production Operations  Volume IV  Pumps and Compressors

This is a critical step in pump selection and often troubleshooting as well. l
Chapter 3 describes how centrifugal pumps work, lists their limitations, and
explains how to select the right centrifugal pump for a given application. Process
piping ...

Author: Maurice Stewart

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780128099223

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 934

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For over thirty years, the Surface Production Operations Series has taken the guess work out of the design, selection, installation, operation, testing, and troubleshooting of surface production equipment. The fourth volume in this series, Pumps and Compressors is directed to both entry-level personnel and practicing professionals looking for an up-to-date reference book on managing, evaluating, sizing, selecting, installing, operating and maintaining pump and compressor systems. Packed with examples drawn from years of design and field experience, this reference features many charts, tables, equations, diagrams, and photographs to illustrate the basic applications including pump hydraulics, centrifugal and reciprocating compressor applications, compressor performance maps, pump performance curves, pump and compressor testing and installation, and many more critical topics. Packed with practical solutions Surface Production Operations: Pumps and Compressors delivers an essential design and specification reference for today's engineers. Covers application and performance considerations for all types of pumps and compressors Delivers hands-on manual for applying mechanical and physical principles to select and design pump and compressor systems, supported by many tables and diagrams Gives expert advice on how to apply design codes and standards such as API 610, API 674, ANSI B78.1, API 617, API 11P, API RP 14C and the Hydraulic Institute
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Troubleshooting Rotating Machinery

Troubleshooting Rotating Machinery

The methodology presented in this book is not a rigid “cook book” approach but rather a flexible and dynamic process aimed at exploring process plant machines holistically, in order uncover the true nature the problem at hand.

Author: Robert X. Perez

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119294399

Category: Science

Page: 384

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Process machines are critical to the profitability of processes. Safe, efficient and reliable machines are required to maintain dependable manufacturing processes that can create saleable, on-spec product on time, and at the desired production rate. As the wards of process machinery, we wish to keep our equipment in serviceable condition. One of the most challenging aspects of a machinery professional or operator’s job is deciding whether an operating machine should be shut down due to a perceived problem or be allowed to keep operating. If he or she wrongly recommends a repair be conducted, the remaining useful machine life is wasted, but if he or she is right, they can save the organization from severe consequences, such as product releases, fires, costly secondary machine damage, etc. This economic balancing act is at the heart of all machinery assessments. Troubleshooting is part science and part art. Simple troubleshooting tables or decision trees are rarely effective in solving complex, real-world machine problems. For this reason, the authors want to offer a novel way to attack machinery issues that can adversely affect the reliability and efficiency of your plant processes. The methodology presented in this book is not a rigid “cook book” approach but rather a flexible and dynamic process aimed at exploring process plant machines holistically, in order uncover the true nature the problem at hand.
Categories: Science

Ludwig s Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants

Ludwig s Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants

2, 1979. Fegan, D.S., “Select the Right Zero-Emissions Pump”, Chem. Eng. Prog.,
Vol. 86, No. 9, 1990, p. 46, Garbers, A.W. and A.K. Wasfi, “Preventing Cavitation
in High Energy Centrifugal Pumps”, Hydrocarbon Process., Vol. 69, No. 7, 1990.

Author: A. Kayode Coker

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080469701

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1024

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This complete revision of Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants, Volume 1 builds upon Ernest E. Ludwig’s classic text to further enhance its use as a chemical engineering process design manual of methods and proven fundamentals. This new edition includes important supplemental mechanical and related data, nomographs and charts. Also included within are improved techniques and fundamental methodologies, to guide the engineer in designing process equipment and applying chemical processes to properly detailed equipment. All three volumes of Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants serve the practicing engineer by providing organized design procedures, details on the equipment suitable for application selection, and charts in readily usable form. Process engineers, designers, and operators will find more chemical petrochemical plant design data in: Volume 2, Third Edition, which covers distillation and packed towers as well as material on azeotropes and ideal/non-ideal systems. Volume 3, Third Edition, which covers heat transfer, refrigeration systems, compression surge drums, and mechanical drivers. A. Kayode Coker, is Chairman of Chemical & Process Engineering Technology department at Jubail Industrial College in Saudi Arabia. He’s both a chartered scientist and a chartered chemical engineer for more than 15 years. and an author of Fortran Programs for Chemical Process Design, Analysis and Simulation, Gulf Publishing Co., and Modeling of Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design, Butterworth-Heinemann. Provides improved design manuals for methods and proven fundamentals of process design with related data and charts Covers a complete range of basic day-to-day petrochemical operation topics with new material on significant industry changes since 1995.
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Chemical Process Engineering

Chemical Process Engineering

Anonymous, How to Select and Size the Right Centrifugal Pumps, Tech Talk, 12,
2, 1, ITT Fluid Handling, Morton Grove, IL, 1997. 22. Anonymous, Steam Trapping
Guide, Technical Bulletin No. T507, Sarco Company, Allentown, PA, 1967. 23.

Author: Harry Silla

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203912454

Category: Science

Page: 504

View: 567

This illustrative reference presents a systematic approach to solving design problems by listing the needed equations, calculating degrees-of-freedom, developing calculation procedures to generate process specifications, and sizing equipment. Containing over thirty detailed examples of calculation procedures, the book tabulates numerous easy-to-follow calculation procedures as well as the relationships needed for sizing commonly used equipment. "Chemical Process Engineering" emphasizes the evaluation and selection of equipment by considering its mechanical design and encouraging the selection of standard-size equipment offered by manufacturers to lower costs.
Categories: Science

Pump Characteristics and Applications

Pump Characteristics and Applications

I. Overview This chapter describes a number of methods for reducing the amount
of energy consumed by centrifugal pumps. This includes methods of selecting the
right pump in the first place so that efficiency can be optimized, as well as ...

Author: Michael Volk

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466563094

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 516

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Providing a wealth of information on pumps and pump systems, Pump Characteristics and Applications, Third Edition details how pump equipment is selected, sized, operated, maintained, and repaired. The book identifies the key components of pumps and pump accessories, introduces the basics of pump and system hydraulics as well as more advanced hydrau
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Water Well Journal

Water Well Journal

Called CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS : SELECTION , OPERATION , AND
MAINTENANCE , this new reference comes from F. W. ... for any centrifugal pump
, how to select the right materials for constructing any pump life at the lowest
possible cost .

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ISBN: UOM:39015005851038

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Hydrocarbon Processing

Hydrocarbon Processing

Centrifugal Pumps: Selection, Operation, and Maintenance” gathers and
synthesizes information covering the entire ... and driver for any centrifugal pump,
and how to select the right materials for constructing any pump for any specific
service.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105001132914

Category: Petroleum

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Categories: Petroleum

Drilling

Drilling

Get The Most From Your Centrifugal Pump OT - 70Put Mission in your pump and
depend on. VU By Gary D. Nicholson TO GET THE MOST from a centrifugal
pump on a modern drilling rig ( 1 ) select the right pump for the job , ( 2 ) exercise
 ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112032406198

Category: Oil well drilling

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Categories: Oil well drilling

Plant and Power Services Engineer

Plant and Power Services Engineer

Centrifugal Pumps Need to calculate Specific Speed accurately — and in a hurry
? This chart makes it a simple job to select the right centrifugal pump and predict
its performance characteristics. ROY CARTER and IGOR J. KARASSIK ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105027616767

Category: Mechanical engineering

Page:

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Categories: Mechanical engineering

Operator s Guide to General Purpose Steam Turbines

Operator s Guide to General Purpose Steam Turbines

The value of lost production can quickly exceed repair costs. A major goal of this book is to provide readers with detailed operating procedure aimed at reducing these risks to minimal levels.

Author: Robert X. Perez

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119294214

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 511

When installed and operated properly, general purpose steam turbines are reliable and tend to be forgotten, i.e., out of sound and out of mind. But, they can be sleeping giants that can result in major headaches if ignored. Three real steam turbine undesirable consequences that immediately come to mind are: Injury and secondary damage due to an overspeed failure. An overspeed failure on a big steam or gas turbine is one of the most frightening of industrial accidents. The high cost of an extensive overhaul due to an undetected component failure. A major steam turbine repair can cost ten or more times that of a garden variety centrifugal pump repair. Costly production loses due an extended outage if the driven pump or compressor train is unspared. The value of lost production can quickly exceed repair costs. A major goal of this book is to provide readers with detailed operating procedure aimed at reducing these risks to minimal levels. Start-ups are complicated by the fact that operators must deal with numerous start-up scenarios, such as: Commissioning a newly installed steam turbine Starting ups after a major steam turbine repair Starting up a proven steam turbine after an outage Overspeed trip testing It is not enough to simply have a set of procedures in the control room for reference. To be effective, operating procedures must be clearly written down, taught, and practiced--until they become habit.
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Technical Survey

Technical Survey

Transient pressures in centrifugal pump systems ( proper selection and operation
of a discharge check valve can gretly reduce transient pressure fluctuations ) (
36d ) . . . . . . * Selecting construction materials for pumps : nearly all pump metal ...

Author:

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ISBN: PSU:000059822851

Category: Technology

Page:

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Categories: Technology

Survey of Chemical Spill Countermeasures

Survey of Chemical Spill Countermeasures

MMS - PPH - Multipurpose , mechanical seal , polypropylene , centrifugal pump .
Wetted parts include ... PERFORMANCE A chemical compatibility chart is
available from the manufacturer to select the right pump and tube for a specific
use .

Author: Minister of the Envi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1566703131

Category: Science

Page: 408

View: 905

Until now, information regarding chemical spill clean-up was available only through manufacturer's literature from an individual firm, or scattered in the traditional textbooks on remediation engineering and hazardous waste management. Survey of Chemical Spill Countermeasures provides a one-stop source of information on how to clean up spill sites in safe, acceptable ways. Because of the ever-growing need to maintain constant vigilance over hazardous chemicals and potential leaks and spills, this reference will become an important source for the practicing environmental engineer and field technician. Survey of Chemical Spill Countermeasures provides operators with useful information on how to clean up sites, including controlling leakage, containment of spills on land and water, and ways to safely transfer and store the contaminants. Additionally, the book includes up-to-date information on containment and treatment technologies, from dredging and vacuuming, to solid and vapor treatment systems.
Categories: Science

Chemical Engineering Progress

Chemical Engineering Progress

Pump and Valve Selection for Optimum System Performance PD171 4 Days , 3
CEUS , 30 PDHs This course provides an understanding of ... Learn hydraulic
theory as it applies to centrifugal pumps & criteria for proper selection of pumps .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123659414

Category: Chemical engineering

Page:

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Categories: Chemical engineering

Industry and Power

Industry and Power

Centrifugal Pumps Need to calculate Specific Speed accurately - and in a hurry ?
This chart makes it a simple job to select the right centrifugal pump and predict its
performance characteristics . ROY CARTER and IGOR J. KARASSIK ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D00127096Y

Category: Mechanical engineering

Page:

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Categories: Mechanical engineering

The Chemical Engineering Guide to Pumps

The Chemical Engineering Guide to Pumps

... CONTENTS Introduction 24 27 Section 1 Selection , Design and Costing
Selecting the right pump Pump requirements ... in liquid mars pump performance
Accounting for dissolved gases in pump design Estimate costs of centrifugal
pumps ...

Author: Kenneth J. McNaughton

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Technology Education

ISBN: UOM:39015009798268

Category: Pumping machinery

Page: 325

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Categories: Pumping machinery

Chemical Engineering Abstracts

Chemical Engineering Abstracts

Nov 1989, 85(11), 37-56 4220 Cavitation erosion in centrifugal pumps. A
technique for calculating the rate of ... Sep 1989, 21(9), 31,32,34,36 4224
Selecting the right centrifugal pump for a pressure filter. A method is presented
for selecting a ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015018249675

Category: Chemical engineering

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Categories: Chemical engineering

Farm Journal

Farm Journal

liquid in the hoses out on the booms , ” field operation , there is the puzzle of
Nozzle selection should be the final says ... Your chemical rep can help en
centrifugal pumps . the pump back to the tank to allow you select the right nozzle
for the ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924087307827

Category: Agriculture

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Categories: Agriculture

The New Brewer

The New Brewer

The key to getting your lost kegs back , is similar to that for finding missing
persons : an identifiable characteristic like a tattoo ... New Brewer THE MOZNE
FOR VICRO AND RUD DREWERS Pump It ! Choosing the Right Centrifugal
Pump Thed ...

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ISBN: UOM:35128002026993

Category: Beer

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Categories: Beer