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New Centrifugal Pump Selection Book Published by Authorhouse

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New Centrifugal Pump Selection Book Published by Authorhouse

Authorhouse Publishing has published a new book titled How to Select the Right Centrifugal Pump—A Brief Survey of Centrifugal Pump Best Practices. The book was written by Robert X. Perez.

Here is a short description of the book’s purpose and content: Choosing a centrifugal pump from the How To Select the Right Centrifugal Pumpcountless 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.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1 —Introduction to Centrifugal Pumps

Chapter 2 —Can I Use a Centrifugal Pump?

Chapter 3 —How Good Pumps Become Bad Actors

Chapter 4 —10 Pump Selection Rules of Thumb

Chapter 5 —Bid Tabulations

Chapter 6 —The most important day in a pump’s lifetime

Chapter 7 —The Pump Selection Process

Appendix A —How to Calculate Pipe Friction Head Losses for Newtonian Fluids

Appendix B —Mechanical Seal Selection Primer

Appendix C —Centrifugal Pump Selection Checklist

This book is now available for purchase at, Barnes and Nobles, and

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