Pumps & Pumping Systems (formerly Understanding Pumps)
This manual covers types of pumps used in irrigation with emphasis on centrifugal pumps. It covers the basics of pumps, pump curves, and pump selection, including an introduction to computer-based pump selection and system curves. Families of pump curves and affinity laws are covered in depth leading to a discussion of variable frequency drives and their applications in irrigation systems. Types of power plants and decision-making regarding pumping system alternatives wrap it up.