Characteristics Of The Reciprocating Pump
A discussion is presented on the physical differences between centrifugal pumps and reciprocating pumps. The disparities are explained in a nonbiased manner and such knowledge should precede an introduction to reciprocating pump basics. The discussion on reciprocating pumps reiterates the theories of operation, including suction and discharge aspects, NPSH, pulsation control, and finally, a brief discourse reciprocating pump design parameters with an example.
Miller, John E. (1988). Characteristics Of The Reciprocating Pump. Turbomachinery Laboratories, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University. Available electronically from