ALL ABOUT PUMPS teaches the essentials about pumps.
Over 60 pumps are animated and explained!
Many exciting new pumps have been added for the current version!
The first review of the 1998 release of ALL ABOUT PUMPS has been published:
Berkeley PC User Group, September, 1998:
"Hoffman obviously loves his subject" ... "pure and good education" ... "ran easily from the CD in Win95..."

Read what reviewers had to say about the previous major release (version 2.08, released 1995) of this program:
DOS World, May, 1996:
"For anyone fascinated with how gadgets and things mechanical work...As a multimedia tool, All About Pumps goes all-out with colorful animation techniques, combining Disney-like frame-to-frame hand drawing with advanced assembly-language playback...You won't need documentation; you can easily find your way around."

Pumps & Systems Magazine, March, 1996:
"An excellent introductory experience for people new to the pump business--who would benefit from a basic knowledge of how pumps work...Even though I have been associated with the pump industry since 1955, I found the glossary of pumps in this computer program quite useful."

Lonnie Brown, The Ledger (Lakeland, FL) January 28th, 1996:
"Students writing papers or beginning engineers who need to know these things will find the 100 or so full-color, detailed animations helpful in gaining an understanding of how pumps work. Russell D. Hoffman, who wrote the program, used the high-resolution mode on the computer, which allows for smooth, detailed animation."

Nuts & Volts, June, 1995:
"I haven't counted the total number of screens, but there seem to be about 200! They are all colorful, easy to read, and those with animation operate quickly and smoothly... I wish more programs were this easy to use! When was the last time you used a program where only two help screens tell you ALL you need to know to use the program effectively, where only two keys are used for navigation, where no typed commands are required-and where you can learn so much about a useful topic with so little effort?"

HOMEPC, July, 1995:
"All About Pumps offers charming animation and meticulous detail about more than 50 types of [pumps] in residential, agricultural, scientific and medical uses...If you have a hankering for hydraulics, get pumped-this one's for you."

InTech, March, 1995:
"Hoffman's easy-to-use program keeps the "reader's" interest with high-resolution images of working pumps and text suited to the size of a computer screen."

Canadian Water Well, June, 1995:
"Once the program is running, your eyes are in for a feast. All About Pumps allows users to control the operating speeds of the animations. This is especially convenient for observing how valves and other internal components work together to control the flow of water.... It combines exceptional animation with education to produce a worthwhile addition to existing pump-related sources."
All About Pumps Software
Who needs to know anything about pumps? You do!
  • Mechanical pumps are the second most common machine in the world, after electric motors. 
  • Most people are totally unfamiliar with how pumps work! 
  • Your car probably has half a dozen or more different kinds of pumps in it! Would you know the principals if you had to diagnose a problem?
  • This program illustrates over 60 different pumps, with historical background and real-world examples of pump technology in action.
  • Created by world famous computer animator and software developer Russell D. Hoffman, this program will both delight and educate you and your family.
  • If you are in the pump industry, there is simply no better way to teach your family about what you do for a living.
  • Used by the pump industry and those who use pumps, to train new staff around the world.
Used by . . .
  • Waste Water Treatment Plants
  • Chemical Plants
  • Oil Industry
  • Food Industry
  • Pump Distributors
  • Public Utilities
  • Fire Fighters
  • Plumbing Companies
  • Irrigation Firms
  • Aerospace, Aviation and Transportation Industries
  • Pump Industry Trainers
This is a still representation and possibly also a low-resolution image of a fully animated pump.
Yet ALL ABOUT PUMPS is great for school, home, personal use!
  • Technical Colleges
  • High School Physics Classes
  • College Hydraulics Courses
  • Agricultural Courses
  • Site licenses available!
  • We have been creating animated educational software since 1984, and offer the SMOOTHEST and BEST animation on the market today!
  • Runs on virtually all DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, and Windows 98 computers!
This is a still representation and possibly also a low-resolution image of a fully animated pump.


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     These are the sections of ALL ABOUT PUMPS. There is also a complete glossary of all the individual pumps.
  • Residential Applications 
  • Industrial Applications 
  • Agricultural Applications 
  • Scientific and Medical Applications 
  • Boating Applications 
  • EXTRA: A Visit to the CV-64 Constellation
  • Basic Physics Principles 
  • Properties of Liquids 
  • Viscosity 
  • Pump Materials 
  • Priming The Pump 
  • Hydraulic Accumulators
  • Centrifugal Pumps 
  • Rotary Pumps 
  • Reciprocating Pumps 
  • Force Pumps 
  • Suction Pumps 
  • Seals or No Seals? 
  • Some Unique Pumps
  • Flow Rate 
  • Head 
  • Suction Requirements 
  • Maintenance Requirements 
  • Starting Effort 
  • EXTRA: THE A.D. Edmonston Pumping Plant/Slide Show
  • Big Jobs 
  • Little Jobs 
  • Submersible Pumps 
  • Parallel Pumps 
  • Serial Pumps 
  • Sterile Pumps
  • Archimedes Screw 
  • Ctesibian Pump 
  • Tympanum Drum 
  • The Dutch Pumps 
  • Some Famous Pumps 
  • EXTRA: Henry R. Worthington
  • Your Own Heart
A Glossary of Pumps is also included in the tutorial!
WOBBLE PLATE PUMP Here is a sample glossary entry from ALL ABOUT PUMPS about a wobble plate pump.
FIREBOAT Here is a sample glossary entry from ALL ABOUT PUMPS about a fireboat.
CEM PUMP Here is a sample glossary entry from ALL ABOUT PUMPS about a unique new C.E.M. pump
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