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Water Pumps and Pumping Systems by James B. Rishel

Water Pumps and Pumping Systems


Water Pumps and Pumping Systems by James B. Rishel

This is an essential desktop sourcebook for anyone who works with pumps and pumping systems on a daily basis. This much-needed reference provides comprehensive, detailed coverage of pump application and pumped water systems as well as a sound working overview of pump design. Written by a hands-on expert with almost fifty years in the field, Water Pumps and Pumping Systems thoroughly examines: NFPA Fire Standards; potable and wastewater pumps; installation, operation, and retrofit; piping system calculations and friction analysis; piping materials; fire, municipal, domestic, water treatment, and industrial applications; tools of design and design analysis; performance issues; and more.This one-of-a-kind, clearly written sourcebook tackles the industry-specific issues and problems you face every day, including: misinformation about the proper operation of variable-speed pumps; old rules that need to be replaced regarding pump speed and allowable velocities in piping; ad, what field experience has taught the author about simple system head curves vs. complex system head areas. With almost 200 illustrations and valuable material from the Hydraulic Institute, ANSI, and ASTM, Water Pumps and Pumping Systems offers specialized knowledge and priceless experience that cannot be found in any other water industry reference.

About the Author

James B. (Burt) Rishel has been in the pumping industry for over fifty years and has been involved in the design and operation of pumping systems since 1960. He provided invaluable design assistance for the water systems at the Denver International Airport, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the National Institutes of Health. Mr. Rishel has written numerous technical articles, is on the Review Board of the ASHRAE Journal, and is the author of McGraw-Hill's HVAC Pump Handbook.

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Publication date

20th August 2002


James B. Rishel

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McGraw-Hill Professional an imprint of McGraw-Hill Education - Europe


912 pages


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