Pump Industry Australia’s Pump Technical Handbook has been has been specially designed for the Australian Pump Industry. The handbook is for those who work and are associated with the pump industry such as manufacturers, distributors, educators, designers, operators and users. It is easy to understand with a basic knowledge of physics.
The handbook covers a wide range of topics beginning with definitions that are used when working with pumps followed by details of the classification details of both centrifugal and positive displacement pumps. It also comprehensively covers the characteristics, selection and application of centrifugal pumps as well as positive displacement and slurry pumps.
The efficient operation of pump systems details how you can make sure a pump system operates efficiently throughout its working life & calculating the life cycle costs of a pump system. The Handbook also discusses the metallic and non-metallic materials pumps are constructed from and provides basic pump material selection for applications other than water. A table of Australian European and American material standards is included.
Good intake design is critical to the correct and efficient operation of a pump system and is extensively covered. How to construct a wide variety intakes and the common problems to be avoided have been included. Piping systems including how to calculate system head is explained, done in conjunction with the PIA Pipe Friction Handbook which complements the Pump Technical Handbook.
How are pumps tested, to what standard and to what tolerances are a pump tested? What data can you expect from a pump test? All this and more is covered in the pump test chapter. The Operation and Maintenance and Troubleshooting chapters discuss how pumps should be commissioned and maintained once shipped from the manufacturer and delivered to the end user.
Comprehensive sections with conversion tables and pumping formulae, charts covering maximum and normally attainable pump efficiencies and performance corrections for slurry pumps are featured throughout the handbook. There are also more than 150 detailed images which significantly improve the reader’s ability to understand pump drawings and curves.
The Pump Technical Handbook is appropriate for readers with all levels of technical experience, including engineering and pump industry professionals, pump operators and maintenance technicians, upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in mechanical engineering, and students in engineering technology programs.