• Reciprocating Pumps (HI 6.1-6.5-2015 - secure PDF)

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Scope of Standard: HI 6.1-6.5 offers a basic educational overview on reciprocating power pumps, design and application considerations related to the selection of the right pump for specific industry use as well as pump operating and maintenance procedures. The standard addresses a variety of reciprocating power pumps in these categories:

  • Horizontal (single /double acting – piston / plunger, simplex/duplex/multiplex)
  • Vertical (single / double acting – piston / plunger, simplex/duplex/multiplex) 

What You Will Learn/Overall Benefits:

  • Gain a fundamental understanding of reciprocating power pumps to properly classify and describe different pump types  
  • Learn what terms apply to different pump parts to better communicate with manufacturers and other pump people using standardized terminology
  • Understand how to identify pump parts for troubleshooting in the field
  • Identify the difference between pump designs and characteristics to choose the best one for a specific application
  • Learn how to operate pumps


Applicable Markets:  Niche markets including oil and gas, mining and sludge. 

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ISBN: 978-1-935762-86-7
Pages: 86
Approval Date: 2015
Table of Contents: View in PDF format
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Content:  Nomenclature, detailed illustrated pump diagrams, part names, industry definitions, pump application guidelines with emphasis on basic speeds and pump torque characteristics, installation procedures including pump protection against seepage or flood, operations and maintenance.

Hot Link to TOC: http://www.pumps.org/estore/stdi/6.1-6.5aa.pdf

Who Should Buy This Standard:  Young engineers, specifiers and engineering consultants who are unfamiliar with the terminology associated with reciprocating power pumps as well as application engineers, engineering consultants and buyers who must know how to select the right rotary pumps for an application to get the best performance.

Important Notice: 

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