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Hydraulic Institute Guidebook on Mechanical Seals for Pumps

Hydraulic Institute supported by 19 industry experts and in cooperation with the Fluid Sealing Association has compiled the most comprehensive book to date on mechanical seals. It is easy to read and filled with drawings, photographs and reference tables.

Chapter 3, Basic Operation Principles, provides in just seven pages an excellent overview of the essential elements of a mechanical seal—how it functions, how it’s lubricated and how to estimate power consumption of a liquid-lubricated seal.

There are 113 drawings and photographs, many in colour, that illustrate the text. The 28 colour photographs in Chapter 23, Troubleshooting Mechanical Seals, show actual wear. These photos are accompanied by text that explains the probable cause of each type of wear.

There are 16 reference tables. Table 15.6: Material selection guide for mechanical seals is 20 pages long and contains compatibility guidelines for more than 500 products. Chapter 2, Definitions, is a 20 page dictionary of the terms used in reference to mechanical seals and their operating environments. The 56 terms identified in the table in Appendix B are shown with their corresponding symbols and units of measurement inboth metric and U.S. customary units.

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Hydraulic Institute Guidebook on Optimizing Pumping Systems

Twenty-two industry experts have compiled a comprehensive book on optimizing pumping systems. Energy losses in the pumping system as a whole are often greater than energy losses in the pumping unit.

Read this book to learn how optimizing both existing and new pumping systems and purchasing based on life cycle costs will lead to increased profitability through a reduction in unnecessary, expensive energy consumption and maintenance costs.

Optimizing Pumping Systems includes: • Executive Summary • Chapter 1 – Pump Fundamentals • Chapter 2 – Pump and System Interaction • Chapter 3 – Calculating Cost of Ownership • Chapter 4 – Improving the Performance of Existing Pumping Systems • Chapter 5 – Building Better Pumping Systems: Optimizing New Designs • Chapter 6 – Pumping System Economics—Opportunities to Improve Life Cycle Performance • 13 page Glossary of Terms • Case Studies

These guidebooks are available from the Europump Secretariat.

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Hydraulic Institute Engineering Data Library

The HI Engineering Data Library is a comprehensive guide for pump users, pump manufacturers and engineers in need of references for pump principles, calculations and unit conversions. It covers topics like Net Positive Suction Head, Pump and System Curves, and frictional losses, utilizing standards developed by HI and other reputable sources. The data library will be updated frequently with new information.

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