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Pump Wisdom: Chapter 2 Pump Selection and Industry Standards

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Pump Wisdom: Chapter 2 Pump Selection and Industry Standards

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 Chapter 1: Principles of Centrifugal Process Pumps here.

Chapter 2 Pump Selection and Industry Standards

Why insist on better pumps?

Well-informed reliability professionals will be reluctant to accept pumps that incorporate the drive-end shown in Fig. 2.1. The short overview of reasons is that reliability-focused professionals take seriously their obligation to consider the actual, lifetime-related and not just short-term, cost of ownership. They have learned long ago that price is what one pays, and value is what one gets.

Pump Wisdom Chapter 2 Pump Selection and Industry Standards

Fig. 2.1: A typical bearing housing with several potentially costly vulnerabilities

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Robert X. Perez is a practicing mechanical engineer in the petrochemical industry with over 40 years of experience. He has written extensively about machinery reliability in process settings.

Heinz P. Bloch has carried out long-term assignments as Exxon Chemical’s Regional Machinery Specialist for the United States. He has authored or co-written over 770 publications, including 24 comprehensive books on practical machinery management, failure analysis, and more.

Pump Wisdom: Essential Centrifugal Pump Knowledge for

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