Explore key facets of centrifugal pump ownership, installation, operation, and troubleshooting
The Second Edition of Pump Wisdom: Essential Centrifugal Pump Knowledge for Operators and Specialists delivers a concise explanation of how pumps function, the design specifications that must be considered before purchasing a pump, and current best practices in lubrication and mechanical seals.
This new edition also contains new startup and surveillance tips for pump operators, as well as repair versus replacement or upgrade considerations for maintenance decision-makers, new condition monitoring guidance for centrifugal pumps, and expanded coverage of operator best practices.
Read Pump Wisdom: Pump Wisdom: Chapter 17: Repair, Replace, or Modify? (Excerpt)
Chapter 18: Centrifugal Pump Monitoring Strategies (Excerpt)
Centrifugal Pump Monitoring Strategies
Pump condition monitoring programs can range from using portable vibration and temperature measuring devices all the way to a full array of vibration and temperature sensors connected to the DCS computer system that can store, analyze, and alert nearby operating personnel. The level of pump monitoring used by an organization should be proportional to the associated risk level, i.e., the greater the risk level the more sophisticated the monitoring system that is justified. Some possible pump monitoring strategies are listed in Table 18.1, along with their advantages and disadvantages.