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General Information  
Author(s)Hassan M Badr and Wael H Ahmed
PublisherJohn Wiley
Publish YearJanuary 2015


The energy consumption in pumping systems accounts for approximately 20% of the world s electrical energy demand. Currently, engineers are striving for optimum equipment performance for achieving economic operation. A thorough understanding of the components and principles of operation of these machines provides an opportunity to dramatically reduce energy, operational and maintenance costs. Reducing energy consumption complements the current international thrust towards protecting our environment. Pumping Machinery Theory and Practice is an introductory reference covering the theoretical foundation and applications of various types of pumping machinery. It presents the fundamental concepts underlying the flow processes in these machines and the transformation of mechanical energy into fluid power. Special emphasis is given to basic theoretical formulation and design considerations in addition to improving problem solving skills. This is achieved through the presentation of many solved examples of applied nature. The book concentrates on two main areas: first is an introduction to the essential terminology, basic principles, design considerations and operational–type problems, and the second focuses on advanced topics such as two–phase flow pumping systems.

Key Features:-

  • Comprehensively covers the theoretical foundation and applications of pumping machinery
  • Covers characteristics of centrifugal pumps, axial flow pumps and displacement pumps
  • Considers pumping machinery performance and operational–type problems
  • Covers advanced topics in pumping machinery including multiphase flow principles, and two and three–
  • Covers different methods of flow rate control and relevance to machine efficiency and energy consump
  • Includes solved examples and end of chapter exercises