Differences In Piping System Design for Reciprocating and Centrifugal Pumps
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Reciprocating pump installations require particular design considerations which are much different from centrifugal pump systems. An incomplete design basis for reciprocating pump installations can lead to costly remedial actions after commissioning, significant downtime or more serious problems which, if undetected, can lead to failures of pump components. The goal of this course is to provide insight into the design considerations and industry best practices for centrifugal and reciprocating pump installations. The focus of the course will be on reciprocating pumps due to their higher risk of fatigue failures.
Eberle, Kelly; Witkowski, Michelle; Newman, Tom (2018). Differences In Piping System Design for Reciprocating and Centrifugal Pumps. Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station. Available electronically from