PUMP USER'S HANDBOOK: LIFE EXTENSION, 4th Edition
Heinz P. Bloch and Allan R. Budris

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Just published in its updated fourth edition, this highly regarded text explains in clear terms how and why the best-of-class pump users are consistently achieving superior run lengths, low maintenance expenditures, and unexcelled safety and reliability. Written by practicing engineers whose working careers were marked by involvement in all facets of pumping technology, operation, assessment, upgrading and cost management, this book endeavors to describe in detail how you, too, can accomplish optimum pump performance and low life cycle cost. A new chapter on breaking the cycle of pump repairs examines the cost of failures and the defined operating range of pumps. The authors also explore mechanical issues, deviations from best available technology, and preventing problems with oil rings and constant level lubricators. Additional topics include bearing housing protector seals, best lube application practices, lubrication and bearing distress, and paying for value.

ISBN: 0-88173-720-8
8½ x 11, 556 pp., Illus., Hardcover
ORDER CODE: 0684


CONTENTS

1 - Pump System Life Cycle Cost Reduction
2 - How to Buy & Ship a Better Pump
3 - Piping, Baseplate, Installation, & Foundation Issues
4 - Operating Efficiency Improvement Considerations
5 - Improved Pump Hydraulic Selection Extends Pump Life
6 - Improvements Leading to Pump Mechanical Maintenance Cost Reduction
7 - Bearings in Centrifugal Pumps
8 - Mechanical Seal Selection & Application
9 - Improved Lubrication & Lubricant Application
10 - Oil Mist Lubrication & Storage Protection
11 - Coupling Selection Guidelines
12 - Pump Condition Monitoring Guidelines
13 - Pump Types & Materials
14 - Pump Failure Analysis & Troubleshooting
15 - Shop Repair, Spare Parts Availability & Procurement
16 - Failure Statistics & Component Uptime Improvement Summary
17 - Breaking the Cycle of Pump Repairs
Appendices, References, Index

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