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Pump characteristics and applications, 2d ed. (CD-ROM included).


Pump characteristics and applications, 2d ed. (CD-ROM CD-ROM: see compact disc.
 in full compact disc read-only memory

Type of computer storage medium that is read optically (e.g., by a laser).

Volk, Michael Michael, archangel
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Taylor & Francis


533 pages



Mechanical engineering; v.189


In this second edition of a book/CD-ROM reference for engineers, maintenance technicians, and plant operators, Volk, a consultant in pump systems, adds material on recent innovations, and expands material on components that were covered only briefly in the first edition. There is new material on software for the design and analysis of pump piping systems, along with a new CD-ROM demonstrating one such software tool. Other new and expanded topics covered include positive displacement A positive displacement meter is a type of flow meter that requires the fluid being measured to mechanically displace components in the meter in order for any fluid flow to occur.

A diaphragm meter, with which most homes are equipped, is an example of a positive displacement meter.
 pumps, NPSH NPSH Net Positive Suction Head
NPSH National Pipe Straight Hose (garden hose thread) 
 analysis for closed systems, electric motors, metallic corrosion, and prevention of low flow damage in pumps.

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