Best Practices For Operators
When working around equipment for a long time, it is easy to become accustomed to it working as it should. It can make us numb to potential problems, especially is they come on gradually. This tutorial will present some techniques that will allow you to detect problems early, and hopefully eliminate downtime and/or reduce maintenance costs. Further, it will give insight into what is in common driven equipment and their drivers. How a centrifugal and positive displacement pump works will be explained in the simplest of terms. Some important relationships of flow, head, and horsepower are highlighted so troubleshooting can be improved.
Bleu, Julien Le (2009). Best Practices For Operators. Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories. Available electronically from