Pump Handbook, Fourth Edition

by: Igor J. Karassik, Joseph P. Messina, Paul Cooper, Charles C. Heald


Abstract: The classic pump handbook updated toreflect the latest technological breakthroughs. This major revision of the field’s number one handbook provides practical data and know-how on the design, application, specification, purchase, operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of pumps of every type.You will find in-depth coverage of both theory and actual design, along with 1,100 concept-clarifying illustrations.
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Title: Pump Handbook, Fourth Edition

Publisher: McGRAW-HILL: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, San Juan, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2008, 2001, 1986, 1976 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ISBN: 9780071460446

Authors:

Igor J. Karassik held senior positions at the Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation. Joseph Messina has held positions with the Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation and the Electric Power Research Institute. Paul Cooper served as director of research and development for Ingersoll-Rand Research. Charles Heald is former chief engineer and manager of engineering with Ingersoll-Dresser Pump Company.

Joseph P. Messina also one of the original editors, has spent his entire career in the pump industry, and his past contributions on pump and systems engineering continue to be presented in their entirety in this edition. He served as Manager of Applications Engineering at the Worthington Pump Company. He became a Pump Specialist at the Public Service Electric and Gas Company in New Jersey, serving as a committee member of the Electric Power Research Institute to improve the performance of boiler feed pumps. He assisted in updating the Hydraulic Institute Standards and taught centrifugal pump courses. He also taught Fluid and Solid Mechanics at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the same institution. He has been a contributor to the technical journals and holds pump-related patents.

Paul Cooper has been involved in the pump industry for nearly 50 years. He began by specializing in the hydraulic design of centrifugal pumps and inducers for aerospace applications at TRW Inc. This was followed by a career in research and development on pump hydraulics and cavitation at the Ingersoll-Dresser Pump Company, now part of the Flowserve Corporation, where he served as the director of R&D for the company. A Life Fellow of the ASME, he received that society's Fluid Machinery Design Award (1991), Henry R.Worthington Medal (1993), and Fluids Engineering Award (2002). He received his B.S. (Drexel University) and M.S. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) degrees in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. He is the author of many technical papers and holds several patents on pumps.

Charles C. Heald has spent his entire career in the pump industry. He conducted the hydraulic and mechanical design of several complete lines of single and multistage pumps for the Cameron Pump Division of Ingersoll-Rand, which became part of the Ingersoll-Dresser Pump Company. He served as Chief Engineer and Manager of Engineering and became an Engineering Fellow in the company. He continues as the editor of the company's Cameron Hydraulic Data Book. The petroleum industry has always been the focus of his efforts, and he has served for over 40 years as a member of the API 610 specification task force, receiving a resolution of appreciation from API in 1995. A Life Member of the ASME, he obtained the B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maine, and he is the author of several technical articles and the holder of patents pertaining to pumps.

Description: The classic pump handbook updated toreflect the latest technological breakthroughs. This major revision of the field’s number one handbook provides practical data and know-how on the design, application, specification, purchase, operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of pumps of every type.You will find in-depth coverage of both theory and actual design, along with 1,100 concept-clarifying illustrations.