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2006-11:1

I know that water hammer can do substantial damage to pumps and piping. What can be
done to remove this threat?
2006-11:2
I have seen vertical turbine pumps that are built with vertical hollow shaft motors and
others with vertical solid shaft motors. What factors would lead to one design or the other?
2006-11:3
Mechanical seal failure represents most of the causes for pump repair in our plant, with
unscheduled shutdown and loss of production. What can be done to relieve this problem?
2006-12:1
I know that slurries require special attention when being pumped. What characteristics of
slurries should be given consideration when specifying a rotodynamic pump?
2006-12:2
When pumping volatile liquids, such as solvents and some petroleum products, will the
vapors cause any problems with vapor binding or insufficient NPSH available?
2006-12:3
Some pump instructions refer to non-Newtonian liquids. What does this mean?
2007-01:1
I have been told that centrifugal pump impellers may still cavitate when operating with
NPSH Available greater than NPSH Required. Is this true? If so, why do pump suppliers
show NPSHR values when they know that cavitation may occur?
2007-01:2
What is pump critical speed and how is it determined? I understand that operation at
critical speed could damage the pump.
2007-01:3
Is there a preferred sequence for starting reciprocating power pumps, and if so please
describe it?
2007-02:2
How do I evaluate the capability of a pump on a given system to know if it is capable of
withstanding the expected forces and moments from pipe strains?
2007-02:3
What is the limit of the amount of air or gas that can be entrained in the liquid that is being
pumped and what is the affect of the gas? What can be done to increase the allowable
limit?
2007-03:3
What are the most commonly used methods for priming a pump?
2007-04:3
What is the most practical way to measure the vibration level of canned motor and magnetic
drive pumps?
2007-05:1
What is a steam pump? How does it work and where is it used? A. Properly called a
Direct Acting Steam Pump, it is a reciprocating (steam) engine and a pump
2007-05:2
Is there a guideline for decontamination of pump parts when it is necessary to send them
out for repair? We operate a chemical plant with over 1000 pumps and often find this
necessary.
2007-05:3
What should we look for when buying pumps for slurry applications? The literature is quite
confusing with alternatives including hard metals of different types as well as soft
elastomers.
2007-06:1
I understand that cavitation in impellers can still occur when NPSH Available is higher than
NPSH Required. Many pumps apparently operate this way. What properties are important
for when selecting cavitation resistant materials for impellers?
2007-06:2
What should we consider when selecting pumps for condensate service in electric power
generating plants?
2007-07:1
Rotary pumps are relatively simple and usually inexpensive. Where are they most
frequently used, and why are they not more commonly used? A.
2007-07:2
Rotary pumps are relatively simple and usually inexpensive. Where are they most
frequently used, and why are they not more commonly used? A. Rotary pumps excel in
applications with viscous liquids. There is no practical upper limit of
2007-08:1
How is the maximum allowable working pressure of a centrifugal pump established? A.
The maximum allowable working pressure (MAWP) of a centrifugal
2007-08:2
Is there a way of predicting the maximum operating speed for a reciprocating plunger pump
when pumping a viscous liquid?
2007-08:3
What special requirements should we look for when ordering condenser circulating pumps
for a large electric generating plant? A. Condenser circulating water pumps take cool water
from a river, lake, stream or cooling tower basin and circulate it through the
2007-09:1
What are the most probable causes of insufficient discharge flow or pressure in centrifugal
pumps?
2007-09:2
We have a 100 hp end suction pump that has a broken shaft. What are the causes of shaft
breakage?
2007-09:3
What is an inducer and how does it work?
2007-10:1
Is it true that centrifugal pumps should be built with ball bearings that have greater than
normal internal clearance?
2007-10:2
I have read that pumps with high suction energy level are more susceptible to cavitation
damage than low suction energy level. Is this true and how is high suction energy defined?
A. Yes, pumps with high suction energy level are generally more likely to suff.
2007-10:3
What is the purpose of putting vacuum valves or vacuum breakers in pump discharge
piping? How does this affect the pump performance? The pump is handling ambient
temperature water.
2007-11:1
We need to increase flow through our system and plan on adding a second pump in parallel
to the existing pump. Are there any pitfalls in doing this and how can they be avoided?
2007-11:2
The shaft of our vertical turbine well pump sometimes rises up and disconnects from the top
of the driver. What causes this and how can it be corrected?
2007-11:3
What is the best method for the measurement of rate of flow of viscous liquids?
2007-12:1
Many articles are being written about life cycle cost as applied to the purchase of pumps.
How much of this information is also applicable to existing pump installations?
2007-12:2
How is the performance of air operated diaphragm pumps affected by the viscosity and
specific gravity of the liquid?
2007-12:3
What is discharge recirculation and what damage does it do to pumps? Can changes to the
pump be made to correct this problem?
2008-01:1
Most centrifugal pumps have a horsepower characteristic curve which rises as rate of flow
increases to some level and then levels off or turns downward. However, other pumps have
more level power curves or even some that are higher at low rate of low. Why is this, and
can it be a problem?

2008-01:2
With the increasing emphasis on energy conservation, turbines are being installed on
sources of hydraulic power that are normally wasted. Is it necessary to install small turbines
in such cases or can centrifugal pumps running backwards be used?
2008-01:3
Is there a simple way to determine the minimum submergence required for a large vertical
turbine pump to prevent the formation of surface vortices and the entrance of air into the
pump?

2008-02:1
When a centrifugal pump impeller is reduced in diameter to reduced total head and rate of
flow, the affinity rules predict that the new rate of flow is equal to the original rate of flow
times the ratio of the new diameter to the old as in the equation Q
2
= Q
1

x D
2
/D
1
. On the
other hand, if the model of a larger pump is made to a smaller size to facilitate testing, the
rate of flow is predicted as the cube of the diameter ratio or Q
2
= Q
1
x (D
2
/D
1
)
3
. Why are
these two equations different?
2008-02:2
How do pump manufacturers decide what rate of flow and total head to use when designing
pumps which are to be used in their standard product lines? Is there some logic and
reasoning for this or is it based on demand?
2008-02:3
We are installing a multistage pump and plan on using a reduced voltage starter. Is this
practical and what precautions should be taken?
2008-03:1
When installing a horizontal pump, is it better to grout the pump baseplate or let it float
free? Different sources provide opposing views on this subject.
2008-03:2
I understand that the efficiency of variable speed drives is reduced as operating speed and
power is reduced. Does this negate the power saving from the accompanying reduction in
pump speed?
2008-04:1
We are operating a centrifugal pump and a recent change in the system has resulted in a
deficiency of about five to ten percent in the rate of flow. Can anything be done to the
pump to increase the flow to meet our needs?
2008-04:2
For slurry applications, we have observed that centrifugal pumps that develop higher heads
are limited in their operation. Can reciprocating pumps be used in these applications? If
so, are any special design features necessary to handle slurries?
2008-04:3
Pumps operating in wet pit applications often suffer from the accumulation of grit or other
solid material which accumulates near the pump inlet. This requires draining of the pit or
removal of the pump to remove the solids. Is there a better way?
2008-05:1
I have heard that the rate of flow through centrifugal pumps can be regulated by
submergence control instead of by throttling the pump discharge. How does this work, and
does it cause damage to the pump?
2008-05:2
I have an older pump with a pump model but an obsolete address on the nameplate. How
can I locate the supplier in order to get information about the pump and purchase
replacement parts?
2008-05:3
We are considering the use of a magnetic drive pump for handling toxic liquids. The
containment shell between the inner and outer magnet assemblies is very thin. We have
concerns about wear in the shell and leakage of the liquid. Is our concern valid, and what
can be done to protect against leakage?
2008-06:1
I know that a centrifugal pump can overheat badly if run at shut off too long, but how can I
determine the minimum rate of flow through the pump to avoid excess temperature build
up?
2008-06:2
When measuring vibration on vertical pumps, does the allowable vibration depend on the
height of the motor, or on the height above the baseplate at which the readings are taken?
2008-06:3
What is a Pitot Tube Pump?
2008-08:01
What is the maximum pumped liquid temperature that can be handled by an end suction
centrifugal pump, and what must be done to a pump for it to operate successfully at that
temperature?
2008-08:02
What is the effect of higher elevation above sea level on the NPSH required by a pump?
For example does a pump require more NPSH in Denver than at sea level? If so, is there a
simple way of correcting for this?
2008-08:03
What is water hammer, what causes it, and is it damaging to the pump or system?
2008-09:01
When operating centrifugal pumps on corrosive or erosive applications, how can the user
determine when the casing wall is worn too thin for safe operation? What is the minimum
safe operating wall thickness?
2008-09:02
What is the best way to avoid excessive pipe strains on a pump caused by expansion in
piping due to temperature change? Are expansion joints a viable solution?
2008-09:03
In applications where NPSH available is low, it is often necessary to apply an oversized
centrifugal pump that operates at 50 percent of its design flow rate to obtain a pump with
low NPSH required values. What is the downside of doing this?
2008-10:01
What is a free standing baseplate and when should it be used? Are there any special design
requirements?
2008-10:02
Do rotary pumps have the same problems as centrifugal pumps when pumping liquids with
entrained air or gas?
2008-10:03
I understand that vertical can pumps can operate with very low values of NPSH available,
such as on condensate service. What is a vertical can pump and how does it work with such
low NPSHA?
2008-11:03
How can we determine how much flow a mechanical seal requires to provide adequate
flushing?
2008-12:01
Our office building has a pump room in the basement, which causes sufficient noise to be
bothersome to the people in the office above it. What can be done to reduce the noise?
2008-12:02
Can rotary type pumps be used to pump slurries? If so, are there any special cautions?
2008-3:3
After installing a new 20-hp centrifugal pump, we checked its performance and found that
the total head was 10 percent below the guaranteed point. The system-head curve was
checked and determined to be as predicted. Before we contact the supplier, is there
something we should check?
2009-01:2
When installing a 15,000-gpm rotodynamic (vertical) pump, is there a method for
determining the required submergence of the pump inlet opening below the water surface to
prevent the formation of free surface vortices?
2009-01:3
What is the hydrocarbon correction for NPSH required by a centrifugal pump and what are
the correction values?
2009-02:1
We are expanding some of our buildings and need to replace the existing fire pumps. What
are the technical requirements for such pumps?
2009-02:2
Our plant operates a number of centrifugal pumps with ball bearings, and bearing failure is
the most common cause of unscheduled pump shut down. What should be the average life
of pump bearings and what can be done to improve it?
2009-02:3
What can be done to ensure better lubrication and increase the life of bearings in sealless
pumps?
2009-03:1
How can we tell if a pumping system is designed and operated properly? Some problems
such as leaking seals are obvious, but should we watch for any other symptoms?
2009-04:1
We have recently installed several double suction between bearing pumps and would like to
verify that their vibration levels are within acceptable limits. How should this be done, and
what is an acceptable upper limit for such vibration?
2009-04:2
How can we determine the proper size for the intake sump to accommodate several vertical
turbine pumps taking input from a river?
2009-04:3
What is the most effective way to reduce energy consumption in existing centrifugal pump
installations?
2009-05:1
What can be done to avoid the high-pressure differential from rupturing the diaphragm in
reciprocating diaphragm pumps?
2009-05:2
What are non-clog pumps, and what is unique about their design?
2009-05:3
What can be done to ensure better lubrication and increase the life of bearings in sealless
pumps?
2009-06:1
What are the criteria for determining the maximum allowable forces and moments that can
act on a centrifugal pumps nozzles without damaging the pump? What part of a pump is
most likely to be damaged by excessive forces and moments?
2009-06:2
What are the most commonly used stainless steel alloys for pumping sulfuric acid?
2009-06-3
What design features should we look for in selecting a pump for handling paper stock?
2009-07:1
Simplicity and low cost make rotary pumps a good selection for some applications. Is there
a simple guide to the maximum rate of flow and discharge pressure for which such pumps
can be used?
2009-07:2
We are operating a large horizontal centrifugal pump lifting water from a lake, and the rate
of flow gradually reduces with time. However, when the pump is restarted, the rate of flow
returns to its original, normal value. What is the cause of this problem?
2009-07:3
Some engineers refer to ANSI pumps but whenever I conduct a web search on ANSI
(American National Standards Institute) a list which is nearly 400 pages long is generated.
What does this designation represent?
2009-08:1
What causes radial thrust on volute pump impellers? Should the pressure in the volute be
uniform with proper design?
2009-08:2
What causes some vertical pumps to run backward when shut down, and can this be a
problem?
2009-08:3
Besides varying pump speed, how can the flow rate from metering pumps be adjusted?
2009-09:1
When selecting a vertical turbine pump design, what factors should be considered when
determining the use of open or enclosed lineshaft?
2009-09:2
Another alternative in determining vertical turbine pump design is solid versus hollow shaft
motors. What are the considerations for making that selection?
2009-09:3
When installing submersible vertical turbine pumps, what driver characteristics must be
considered?
2009-10:1
What is the definition of specific speed, to what does it pertain and how is it used?
2009-10:2
Our pump room has many different pumps that are all noisy when operating. Is this normal?
2009-11:1
What is an acceptable amount of residual unbalance in an impeller after it has been
balanced?
2009-11:2
The corrosion resistance of polymer materials makes them good choices for many pump
parts. However, lower temperature and pressure limits may be a concern. What are the
normal temperature and pressure limits for polymers?
2009-11:3
Measurement of flow rate through reciprocating pumps is often difficult due to the
pulsating flow. What method can provide accurate flow measurement for these pumps?
2010-01:1
We are buying a 1,000-hp rotodynamic (centrifugal) pump and are anxious to verify that it
will perform in accordance with the manufacturers published rating curve. Can we expect
that the pump will actually meet the performance that the published curve shows?
2010-01:2
When installing a 15,000-gpm rotodynamic (vertical) pump, is there a method for
determining the required submergence of the pump inlet opening below the water surface to
prevent the formation of free surface vortices?
2010-01:3
What is the hydrocarbon correction for NPSH required by a centrifugal pump and what are
the correction values?
2010-02:1
We are expanding some of our buildings and need to replace the existing fire pumps. What
are the technical requirements for such pumps?
2010-02:2
Our plant operates a number of centrifugal pumps with ball bearings, and bearing failure is
the most common cause of unscheduled pump shutdown. What should be the average life of
pump bearings and what can be done to improve it?
2010-02:3
How can the bathtub vortex at the bottom of a pump suction tank be eliminated as the liquid
level is drawn down?
2010-03:1
How can we tell if a pumping system is designed and operated properly? Some problems
such as leaking seals are obvious, but should we watch for any other symptoms?
2010-03:2
Higher pump speed usually results in lower pump cost and higher efficiency. How can I
determine the maximum practical speed for any given application?
2010-03:3
With so much emphasis on power savings, how can we select pumps with reasonably high
efficiency?
2010-04:1
We have recently installed several double suction between bearing pumps and would like to
verify that their vibration levels are within acceptable limits. How should this be done, and
what is an acceptable upper limit for such vibration?
2010-04:2
How can we determine the proper size for the intake sump to accommodate several vertical
turbine pumps taking input from a river?
2010-04:3
What is the most effective way to reduce energy consumption in existing centrifugal pump
installations?
2010-05:2
What are non-clog pumps, and what is unique about their design?
2010-05:3
What can be done to ensure better lubrication and increase the life of bearings in sealless
pumps?
2010-06:1
How carefully must pump impellers be balanced to avoid unacceptable vibration levels
when the pump is running?
2010-06:2
When purchasing rotodynamic pumps, how can we be assured of selecting pumps with the
highest efficiency?
2010-06:3
What are boiler feed booster pumps, and why are they necessary?
2010-07:1
What determines the value of external forces and moments that can be applied to a pump
without causing detrimental effects?
2010-07:2
What methods are recommended for determining the acceptable amount of leakage from an
operating pump?
2010-07:3
We have a problem with the buildup of grit and other solids in our sewage pump sump that
require frequent cleaning. What can be done to prevent this?
2010-08:1
What is the preferred method for starting reciprocating power pumps?
2010-08:2
What is critical speed when referred to a pump?
2010-08:3
Why are some rotary pumps built with timing gears and others are not?
2010-09:1
How do rotodynamic (centrifugal) pumps perform when handling slurries?
2010-09:2
What factors determine the maximum allowable working pressure of a centrifugal pump?
2010-09:3
I sometimes see reference to API pumps. What is special about an API pump?
2010-10:1
We are frequently replacing the ball bearings in an end suction pump that is pumping hot
oil at 700 deg F. Someone has suggested that the bearings should be replaced with C3 fit
bearings. What is C3 fit, and how will it improve bearing life?
2010-10:2
What causes suction recirculation in pumps? How damaging is it, and what can be done to
avoid this condition?
2010-10:3
What is the difference between a Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluid?
2010-11:1
When selecting a motor for a vertical turbine pump, we need to know the down thrust from
the pump so that the capability of the motor thrust bearing can be checked. How can the
pump down thrust be calculated?
2010-11:2
Can you recommend internet resources that are useful in the selection of pump
manufacturers and pump types?
2010-11:3
We are operating an end suction pump with a suction lift, and it sounds like it is pumping
gravel, but the flow rate is as required. Is this noise due to cavitation, and if so, will it
damage the pump?
2010-12:1
What are the parameters for pump baseplate design, and why must baseplates be grouted in
place?
2010-12:2
What are the parameters for pump baseplate design, and why must baseplates be grouted in
place?
2010-12:3
When purchasing Vertical Turbine Pumps, can the motors be purchased directly from a
motor supplier?
2011-01:1
For centrifugal pump impellers, what is momentum change, and what is its significance?
2011-01:2
I sometimes see reference to NEMA motor design B. What does this refer to? Are there
other design types?
2011-01:3
What is acceleration head for a reciprocating power pump, and how is it calculated?
2011-02:1
What is a dynamic seal in centrifugal pumps?
2011-02:2
How important is shaft deflection in rotodynamic (centrifugal) pumps, and how is it
determined?
2011-02:3
When purchasing vertical turbine pumps, can the motors be purchased directly from a
motor supplier?
2011-04:1
When monitoring power consumption by a pump, what measurement methods are normally
used and for what purpose?
2011-04:2
When noise level is a consideration for a pump installation, what parameters should be
considered in the pump selection?
2011-04:3
What are the factors that cause excess pump vibration, and how can the specific cause be
identified?
2011-05:1
When pumping a liquid that has a viscosity greater than water, how can the effect of this
higher viscosity on the pump performance be estimated?
2011-05:2
When maintaining centrifugal pumps, how important is renewing the impeller wearing ring
clearance?
2011-05:3
What is the typical procedure for conducting a hermetic integrity test on sealless pumps?
2011-06:1
When purchasing rotodynamic (centrifugal or vertical) pumps, how can we estimate if the
efficiency of the proposed design is the best to be expected for our application?
2011-06:2
We are installing a vertical sump pump and need to know how far below the surface the
inlet to the pump must be
2011-06:3
How is the rate of flow from rotary pumps affected by entrained gas within the liquid?
2011-07:1(2)
I see that many pumps for pumping slurries are made of either hard metals or elastomers.
Why is this and which is better?
2011-07:2
What is suction specific speed, and how is it used?
2011-07:3
What care should be taken when designing or selecting reciprocating power pumps for
slurry service?
2011-08:1
Some slurry applications include froth in the liquid, which affects pump performance. What
must be done when selecting centrifugal pumps for such applications?
2011-08:2
Is there a standard procedure for measuring airborne sound emitted from industrial pumps?
2011-08:3
Radial thrust on impellers in volute casings increases as the rate of flow decreases. Is this
also the case in vertical turbine pumps?
2011-09:1
What are the recommendations for monitoring pressure in rotodynamic pumps?
2011-09:2
Is the NPSH test for reciprocating pumps the same as for rotodynamic (centrifugal) pumps?
2011-09:3
What are bearing isolators and how are they used?
2011-10:1
Where can I obtain detailed information on improving the efficiency and reliability of
pumping systems?
2011-10:2
What symptoms are typical indicators of an inefficient pumping system?
2011-10:3
Q. Are there any computer tools available to help analyze pumping efficiency in systems?
A. Optimizing Pumping Systems A Guide for Improved Energy Efficiency, Reliability, &
Performance, the book referenced in the first question, has a list of 26 tools.
2011-11:1
What is a balanced mechanical seal, and when is it usually used?
2011-11:2
What is a pusher type seal, and what are the advantages of this design?
2011-11:3
What is an energy efficient method for controlling the rate of flow in pumping systems?
2011-12:1
How is the axial thrust for an end suction impeller calculated?
2011-12:2
What is a balancing drum, and how is it used?
2011-12:3
When is a regenerative turbine pump used, and how does it work?
2012-01:1
When purchasing new rotodynamic pumps, what type of acceptance testing is
recommended?
2012-01:2
What is a string test, and when should it be specified?
2012-02:1
We plan to purchase several slurry pumps and understand that this service is considered
severe duty. What guidelines should be followed regarding pump selection based on good
wear resistance
2012-02:2
Besides the obvious financial benefits derived from energy savings, what are the other
important economic benefits of pump systems optimization that affect the total cost of
ownership?
2012-02:3
What different types of couplings can be used on pumps, and what are their functions?
2012-03:02
What is slip and how does it affect pump performance?
2012-03:1
We have purchased and plan to install several sealless pumps in our facility and would like
to know what procedures and cautions should be followed during installation and
commissioning.
2012-04:1
What is the recommended instrumentation that should be used for measuring bearing
housing vibration on rotodynamic pumps?
2012-04:2
The expression NPIPR is used when discussing the characteristics of air-operated
diaphragm pumps. What is NPIPR and what is its relationship to acceleration head?
2012-04:3
What are some recommendations for dimensioning rectangular intake structures?
2012-05:1
What are the typical causes of mechanical seal failure in rotodynamic pumps, and what are
the possible leakage paths?
2012-05:2
How can rotodynamic pumps be monitored to ensure that the original pump efficiency is
maintained?
2012-06:1
How can analyzing life-cycle costs help pump owners make decisions about their pumping
systems?
2012-06:2
What are the effects of varying speed in pumping systems with predominant friction head
and systems with high static head?
2012-08:01
What is the preferred way to monitor corrosion in a rotodynamic pump?
2012-08:2
What is the recommended procedure for installing piston cups on a reciprocating
pump?
2012-08:3
How is pump displacement for a direct-acting reciprocating steam pump calculated?
2012-09:1
We plan to install several controlled-volume metering pumps to control the pH of our
process. What is the permissible nozzle loading that this type pump can handle?
2012-09:1(2)
Q. We have often heard the expression overhung pump. What is meant by an overhung
pump, and how many different types are in this category? A. One type of rotodynamic
pump is an overhung pump. In an overhung pump, the
2012-09:2
Construction is running behind schedule, and the pumps we have ordered will be
shipped about six months prior to installation. What is the recommended storage
environment for vertical turbine pumps?
2012-10:1
We have recently purchased several magnetically driven rotary pumps for our process
and want to know if we need to be aware of any special operational considerations.
2012-10:2
Q. I am developing a purchase order for rotodynamic pumps and need guidance in
determining what acceptance tests are appropriate for these pumps. A. ANSI HI 14.6
mandates an acceptance test based on pump flow and head delivered. It also
2012-11:02
What methods are recommended for measuring pump rate of flow for a controlled volume
metering pump? How should we take into account the accuracy of our instrumentation? A.
Measuring pump rate of flow for a controlled volume metering pump
2012-11:03
What is a hydraulic power recovery turbine, and when could one be used?
2012-11:1
Our company recently purchased several controlled-volume metering pumps. What should
we include in our purchase order to ensure that these pumps are tested properly?
2012-11:2
What methods are recommended for measuring pump rate of flow for a controlled-
volume metering pump? How should we take into account the accuracy of our
instrumentation?
2012-12:01
How should I account for measurement uncertainty when running a hydraulic acceptance
performance test of a rotodynamic pump?
2012-12:02
Q. What considerations should be made before installing a motor deepwell type VS1 pump?
A. When vertical pump types VS0, VS1, VS2, and VS3, either of the lineshaft or
submersible type, are to be installed in wells, consideration should be
2012-12:03
Where should an expansion joint be placed in the piping for a rotodynamic pump, and what
are the limitations for using tie rods near the pump?
2013-01:01
When selecting wetted parts for pumps, how much consideration should be given to the
temperature of the pumped liquid?
2013-01:02
Q. What is a foot valve, and in what pumping application would one be used? A. Foot
valves are specially designed check valves used at the inlet of the suction lift line to
maintain pump prime, by maintaining liquid over
2013-01:03
Q. What are some differences between simplex and duplex air operated pumps? A. For a
duplex air operated pump, compressed air is directed into the pump air chamber via the air
distribution system. The compressed air is separated from the
2013-02:01
How does axial thrust compare among different impeller types for a rotodynamic vertical
pump?
2013-02:02
How is the net positive inlet pressure required found for a rotary pump?
2013-02:03
Q. What is a hydraulic coupled tubular diaphragm as it relates to controlled volume
metering pumps? A. A hydraulic coupled tubular diaphragm liquid end (see Figure 7.6)
contains a flexible tube, clamped at both ends, that is in direct contact
2013-03:01
How do I determine the NPSH3 for a rotodynamic submersible pump?
2013-03:02
How should I design trench-type wet wells for the intake of rotodynamic pumps, and how
are these different from rectangular intake structures?
2013-03:03
What information is available regarding starting torque requirements for a reciprocating
power pump with a liquid bypass?
2013-03:04
What kind of effects do entrained or dissolved gases in liquids have for rotary pumps?
2013-04:01
What are some of the effects of solids on a rotodynamic slurry pump?
2013-04:02
How can I monitor the corrosion level within a rotodynamic pump?
2013-05:01
What are the effects of increasing temperature on the magnetic couplings in a rotary
sealless pump?
2013-05:02
What information is available to determine the appropriate net positive suction head
(NPSH) margin for my rotodynamic pump?
2013-05:03
What is a rotodynamic pump's reverse runaway speed?
2013-06:01
What is a rotodynamic vertical pump? What pumps are classified in this way?
2013-06:02
What considerations should be made for outdoor rotodynamic pump installations?
2013-06:03
What is droop, and does it affect rotodynamic pump operation?
2013-07:01
How are chemical metering pumps used in combined-cycle power plant applications?
2013-07:02
What kinds of boiler feed pumps are used in a typical 400-megawatt, combined-cycle
power plant?
2013-07:03
What information is available about hydrostatic pressure tests for rotodynamic pumps?
2013-08:01
What information is available regarding boiler circulating pumps for combined-cycle power
plant service?
2013-08:02
How are auxiliary cooling water pumps used in combined-cycle power plant service, and
what pump types can be used?
2013-08:03
How should a mounting base be designed and installed for a sealless rotodynamic pump?
2013-09:01
What considerations should be made when selecting the proper boiler feed pumps for a
typical 400-megawatt, combined-cycle power plant?
2013-09:02
Ive heard that residual mechanical unbalance of rotating parts is one factor that affects
rotodynamic pump vibration. What information is available regarding this topic?
2013-09:03
What should be considered when designing a piping system for process pumps?

2013-10:01
What are the advantages of single, outside-mounted seals versus that of single, inside-
mounted seals?

2013-10:02
How can I determine the pump input power for a reciprocating pump?

2013-10:03
What methods are used to cool a motor that drives a rotodynamic pump?

2013-11:01
What are some adverse effects that can occur from mechanical processes during pumping
operations?
2013-11:02
What are some causes of suction recirculation within a rotodynamic pump?
2013-11:03
How can I determine NPSH margin requirements for vertical rotodynamic pumps handling
hydrocarbon liquids and water at elevated temperatures?
2013-12:01
What information is available regarding NPIPA and NPIPR for rotary pumps?
2013-12:02
How are rotodynamic vertical pumps with hollow-shaft drivers coupled to the motor?
2013-12:03
How can I monitor vibration for a rotodynamic pump?
2014-1:01
What are some factors to consider when conducting a life-cycle cost evaluation for a
sealless rotary pump?
2014-1:02
What are some baseplate designs and considerations for rotodynamic pumps?
2014-1:03
What kinds of impellers are used for slurry pump applications?