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Cavitation & the Centrifugal Pump: A Guide for Pump Users

Cavitation & the Centrifugal Pump: A Guide for Pump Users by Edward Grist

This practical reference describes the occurrence of cavitation in a centrifugal pump, and how unacceptable cavitation can be avoided. It explains cavitation problems such as hydraulic performance loss, hydrodynamically or thermodynamically induced surging, and cavitation erosion.

General guidelines for acceptable operation conditions, such as, net positive suction head (NPSH) margins and minimum flowrates, are presented along with evidence and logic for these proposed guidelines.




Table of Contents

  1. Cavitation an Unacceptable Phenomenon
  2. Independent Variables and Terminology
  3. Centrifugal Pump Performance Characteristics
  4. Net Positive Suction Head and the Pump Operational Range
  5. Cavity Dynamics-A Simplified Approach
  6. Hydraulic Performance Loss-Duty Shortfall and Vapour Locking
  7. Cavitation Surging-Hydrodynamically Induced
  8. Cavitation Surging-Thermodynamically Induced
  9. Cavitation Erosion
  10. Centrifugal Pump Low-Flow Protection
  11. Cavitation for Centrifugal Pumps
  12. New Centrifugal Pump Specifications-Pump Selection and Cavitation
  13. New Centrifugal Pump Offers-Technical Assessments and Cavitation
  14. Centrifugal Pumps in Service-Resolving Cavitation Problems
  15. Centrifugal Pumps and Cavitation-A View of the Past
  16. Centrifugal Pumps and Cavitation-A View on the Future
  • Appendix A.The First Centrifugal Pump-As Described by Denis Papin in 1705 Index


Product details
Cavitation & the Centrifugal Pump: A Guide for Pump Users
by Edward Grist
Library Binding: 335 pages
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1560325917
1st edition (June 1, 1998)
US$ 94.95

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