About The Editors

Igor Karassik, now deceased, was an original editor of this book. His extensive contributions to the earlier editions remain a signal feature of this edition. A major figure in the pump industry for the greater part of the past century, he also authored or co-authored six books in this field. Beginning in 1936, he wrote more than 600 articles on centrifugal pumps and related subjects, which appeared in over 1500 publications worldwide. For the greater part of his career, he held senior engineering and marketing positions within the Worthington Pump & Machinery Company, which after a number of permutations became part of the Flowserve Corporation. Igor Karassik received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He was a Life Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and recipient of the first ASME Henry R. Worthington Medal (1980).

Joseph P. Messina, also one of the original editors, has spent his entire career in the pump industry; and his past contributions on pump and systems engineering continue to be presented in their entirety in this edition. He served as Manager of Applications Engineering at the Worthington Pump Company. He became a Pump Specialist at the Public Service Electric and Gas Company in New Jersey, serving as a committee member of the Electric Power Research Institute to improve the performance of boiler feed pumps. He assisted in updating the Hydraulic Institute Standards and taught centrifugal pump courses. He also taught Fluid and Solid Mechanics at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the same institution. Now a pump technology consultant, he has been a contributor to the technical journals and holds pump-related patents.

Paul Cooper has been involved in the pump industry for over forty years. He began by specializing in the hydraulic design of centrifugal pumps and inducers for aerospace applications at TRW Inc. This was followed by a career in research and development on pump hydraulics and cavitation at the Ingersoll-Dresser Pump Company, now part of the Flowserve Corporation, where he conducted investigations at the Ingersoll-Rand Research Center and later served as the director of R&D for the company. A Life Fellow of the ASME, he received that society's Fluid Machinery Design Award (1991) and the Henry R. Worthington Medal (1993). He received his B.S. (Drexel University) and M.S. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) degrees in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. Now a consultant, he is the author of many technical papers and holds several patents on pumps.

Charles C. Heald has spent his entire career in the pump industry. He conducted the hydraulic and mechanical design of several complete lines of single and multistage pumps for the Cameron Pump Division of Ingersoll-Rand, which became part of the Ingersoll-Dresser Pump Company. He served as Chief Engineer and Manager of Engineering. Currently a consultant, he continues to function as the editor of the company's Cameron Hydraulic Data Book. The petroleum industry has always been the focus of his efforts, and he has served for over 35 years as a member of the API 610 specification task force, receiving a resolution of appreciation from API in 1995. A Life Member of the ASME, he obtained the B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maine, and he is the author of several technical articles and the holder of patents pertaining to pumps.

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