Practical Centrifugal Pumps
Practical Centrifugal Pumps is a comprehensive guide to pump construction, application, operation, maintenance and management issues. Coverage includes pump classifications, types and criteria for selection, as well as practical information on the use of pumps, such as how to read pump curves and cross reference. Throughout the book the focus is on best practice and developing the skills and knowledge required to recognise and solve pump problems in a structured and confident manner.
Case studies provide real-world scenarios covering the design, set up, troubleshooting and maintenance of pumps.
· A comprehensive guide to pump construction, design, installation, operation, troubleshooting and maintenance.
· Develop real-world knowhow and practical skills through seven real-world case studies
· Coverage includes pump classifications, types and criteria for selection, as well as practical information on the use of pumps
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