Pump Wisdom by Bloch
Problem Solving for Operators and Specialists

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Learn all the basics about pumps in one place. Clearly written by an ace consultant, this manual for operators and specialists in the petroleum industry gives readers a concise overview of the mechanics of various pumps and reviews the specifications to be considered before a pump is purchased and installed. The straight-forward text explains pump hydraulics without need of involved mathematics and provides expert advice on installing centrifugal pumps in process plants. The book also emphasizes the mechanical aspects of pumps as it delves into misunderstandings and oversights on bearings, seals, impeller trimming, lubricant application, lubricant types, and much more.

About Bloch

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HEINZ P. BLOCH is a consulting engineer in Iowa and a licensed professional engineer in New Jersey and Texas. He served over twenty years as Exxon's regional machinery specialist in the United States. A Life Fellow of ASME, Mr. Bloch has authored eighteen books, almost five hundred papers and articles, and conducted over five hundred technical courses. He helped found Texas A&M's International Pump Users Symposium, worked as an editor on Hydrocarbon Processing magazine, and served as chairman of a yearly International Process and Power Plant Reliability Conference for close to a decade.
Published July 20, 2011 by Wiley. 224 pages
Genres: Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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