Simplified Approach to Understanding the Suction Problems for Reciprocating Mud Pumps

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Walter E. Liljestrand

Mission Manufacturing Company, Houston, Texas

J. Eng. Ind 82(2), 87-92 (May 01, 1960) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3663026 History: Received July 10, 1959; Online December 09, 2011


There are no standards or generally approved formulas for designing or analyzing mud-pump suction systems such as already worked out for centrifugal pumps. This paper analyzes pump-suction and suction-piping characteristics showing responsibility areas of users and manufacturers. Empirical formulas and verifying test procedures are explained. This material should be used as a basis for preparation of standards on pump suction systems as used in the oil field. It will reduce pumping troubles and costs and permit increased pump output.

Copyright © 1960 by ASME
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