Horizontal Process Pump Modifications To Comply With Api-610 Sixth Edition Forces And Moments
The forces and moments stiffness criteria established by API-610, Sixth Edition has resulted in a new generation of horizontal process pumps and baseplates, each with increased structural rigidity. Pictures and text explaining the structural modifications are presented along with equations for establishing the size of the integral pump feet and the hold-down capscrews. Supporting experimental stiffness test data for three sizes of Sixth Edition overhung process pump casing are illustrated graphically. A computer generated pedestal selection chart is presented as a means of optimizing the design of the pump support pedestal assembly which must accommodate casing thermal expansion and Sixth Edition stiffness requirements.
Steiger, James E. (1984). Horizontal Process Pump Modifications To Comply With Api-610 Sixth Edition Forces And Moments. Turbomachinery Laboratories, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University. Available electronically from