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The centrifugal pump is the most common piece of rotating equipment in the refining and petrochemical industry, accounting for a large percentage of total operational and maintenance costs. This book thoroughly covers all the practical aspects of pump operation and maintenance. It is filled with practical advice on troubleshooting, maintenance tips, installation procedures, operating techniques, and rules-of-thumb that the authors have developed over their 60-plus years of combined experience in the industry. The book features expert guidance on centrifugal pump technology, curves, hydraulic loads, hydraulic bearings, mechanical seals, vertical pumps, alignment techniques, suction performance and anti-friction bearings.