A major revision of McGraw-Hill's classic handbook that provides practical data and know-how on the design, application, specification, purchase, operation, troublshooting, and maintenance of pumps of every type. It is an essential working tool for engineers in a wide variety of industries all those who are pump specialists, in addition to those who need to acquaint themselves with pump technology. Contributed to by over 75 distinguished professionals and specialists in each and every area of practical pump technology.
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Your Best-Bet Guide to Essential Machinery--Updated
Whenever and wherever fluids must be moved, a pump — next to the electric motor, the second most common machine used today — must be there. And if you work with pumps, the Pump Handbook, the field’s hands-down reference leader, must be there, too.
Newly revised, and bringing together the resources of international experts, this job-critical guide is the one and only guide to the design, application, specification, purchase, operation, and maintenance of pumps of all kinds. Covering everything from advanced seals to basic design paradigms, the Pump Handbook takes you through all the latest developments in pump technologies. This important update, the first in 14 years, offers practical guidance to help you:
*Design leading-edge pumps of all types for any uses.
*Select and purchase the right pump for your application.
*Specify materials, drivers, valves, piping, intakes, and other components—using both SI and Customary Units.
*Choose and apply controls and valves
*Install and operate any type of pump.
*Test, maintain, and troubleshoot pumping equipment and peripherals.
*Find details on centrifugal, jet, positive displacement, and other pumps.
*Keep state-of-the-art reference data and resources always at hand.
Igor Karassik, (deceased) was the original editor of this book.
Joseph Messina is a pump technology consultant. Former principal staff engineer at Public Service Electric and Gas in New Jersey, he has contributed many articles to technical journals on pump-related subjects. Paul Cooper was involved in pump hydraulics and cavitation research and development for the Ingersoll-Dresser Pump Company for 22 years, having directed the company’s R&D for the 14 years prior to retiring in 1999. This was preceded by 18 years as a hydraulic designer of centrifugal pumps and inducers for TRW Inc. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering, respectively, from Drexel University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. He received ASME’s Fluid Machinery Design Award (1991), the Henry R. Worthington Medal (1993) and is a Fellow of the ASME. He is the author of many technical papers and holds several patents on pumps.
Charles Heald is former chief engineer with Ingersoll-Dresser Pump Company and a member of the API 610 pump specification committee. Currently a consultant, he is the author of Cameron Hydraulic Data Book, a technical resource published by Ingersoll-Rand.
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