• Igor J. Karassik
  • Terry McGuire


Centrifugal pumps are used wherever any quantity of liquid must be moved from one place to another. Centrifugal pumps are found in such services as steam power plants; water supply plants; sewage, drainage, or irrigation; oil refineries, chemical plants, and steel mills; food processing factories, and mines; dredging or jetting operations; hydraulic power service; and almost every ship, whether driven by steam or diesel engine. Although these pumps have much in common, they are varied to meet the special requirements and particular needs of each service. Although it would be a monumental task to present all the requirements of each different type of application and every individual particularity that distinguishes pumps on different services, this book would not be complete without a general discussion of these requirements as they apply to some of the most common applications.


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© Chapman & Hall 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Igor J. Karassik
    • 1
  • Terry McGuire
    • 1
  1. 1.Ingersoll-Dressor Pump CompanyUSA

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