August 2005

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HP Reliability: Test your knowledge of machine shop practices for centrifugal pumps

This column has often expressed the belief that process plants are lacking in applying fundamentals and that chasing after high-tech solutions makes little sense if a plant has not mastered the basics..

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

This column has often expressed the belief that process plants are lacking in applying fundamentals and that chasing after high-tech solutions makes little sense if a plant has not mastered the basics. You can easily check if this notion is true for your plant. All of the following dimensional data refer to typical refinery centrifugal pumps and are taken from the Bloch/ Budris Pump User's Handbook: Life Extension (ISBN 088173-452-7, released in 2004). You can use this page to test your or your staff's knowledge. Circle the correct answer to the following test questions and resist the urge to look up the answers (see "fine print" at the end) until you've gone through the 20 question

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