The new reference set, "2000 Edition Pump Standards", contains the latest information on a full range of pump
The new reference set, "2000 Edition Pump Standards", contains the latest information on a full range of pump types, including definitions, industry terminology, design and application, installation, operation and maintenance guidelines. It also includes the manufacturer's widely accepted test standards. Facilitating the transition of pumping technology to metric measurement, they compiled data contained within this edition in both U.S. and metric units.
The 1,150 page, 24-document set has been expanded to include more relevant data. In the area of Centrifugal Pump Design and Application, there are seven new sections discussing factors such as vapor or gas requirements, impeller diameter change, shaft deflection, bearing life, corrosion allowance, temperature limits, and baseplate design. A new Mechanical Test section for centrifugal pumps and vertical pumps has detailed information on the set-up and operation of a mechanical integrity test. For Vertical Pump Design and Application, four new sections discuss the effect of pump diameter, VPT thrust, open versus enclosed lineshaft, and inducer description. For Rotary Pumps, a new section on nozzle loads shows how much mechanical force (from expansion or contraction in pipes caused by temperature changes) can be applied to a pump connection without causing harm.
New general guidelines for pumps include sections on cavitation resistance of materials, common polymer materials of construction for various liquids, and decontamination of returned products procedure. A tutorial section contains revised text on vibrational dynamics (lateral, torsional and structural) as well as new graphic data on vibrational limits for 11 different pump types. A guideline on condition monitoring for centrifugal and vertical pumps is being offered. This is a new tool for implementing process safety management and availability improvement programs. It discusses pump failure modes and causes, and designates 14 different indicators of those failure modes with common means of measuring the indicators and recommended control limits.
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