Alfa Laval publishes new edition of its Pump Handbook

Alfa Laval has released a brand new edition of the company’s Pump Handbook.

The 375-page handbook covers basic pump functionality with in-depth guidelines for sizing and selecting the right pump type for optimum efficiency. The handbook includes real-life examples to increase its user-friendliness.

The first edition of the Alfa Laval Pump Handbook was published 25 years ago. It has become part of the syllabus at engineering schools around the world and is also found on manufacturing sites, serving as a reference work for technicians in the daily operation of fluid handling processes.

Over the years, the handbook has gone through minor revisions, and in 2023 a major overhaul was undertaken to make the handbook up-to-date on the most recent technologies.

“We have worked hard to provide the global pump community with the most recent knowledge about pump functionality and leading-edge technologies that enhance pump efficiency to meet the sustainability agenda of societies and industries,” says Lars Sørensen, Manager, Product Management at Alfa Laval. “Pumps are among the most power consuming devices in fluid handling processes, and the potential for energy savings is big, when you select the right pump from the start and maintain it along the way.”

The authors of the book are all experienced pump engineers with extensive theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience from pump installations and training of technical staff in fluid handling industries.

The handbook is free and available online