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: 4 Piping, Stationary Seals and Gasketing here.
Radial vs. axial (thrust) bearings
In pumps designed and marketed in the United States, the radial bearing is usually configured as illustrated in Fig. 5.4, although European pump designs generally favor the higher load-rated cylindrical roller bearing.
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