The course will introduce delegates to the different types of pumps and their associated terminology. Centrifugal and positive-displacement pumps, packing, mechanical seals and sealing systems, bearings and couplings are discussed.
Identify and understand the different types of pumps.
Operate pumps as close as possible to the design efficiency.
Identify and monitor pump efficiency, availability, and reliability.
Develop knowledge of selection, operation and maintenance strategies.
Identify and troubleshoot pump & associated machinery problems.
Who Should Attend?
Those who are interested in the field
Day One: Introduction
Pump Types and Terminology
Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH)
Pump Performance (Centrifugal and Positive Displacement)
Hydraulic Pulsations and Pipe Vibration
Application Criteria and Specific Parameters
Pumps Applications and Selection Criteria
Day Two: Positive Displacement Pumps
Reciprocating Pump Valves
Rotary Pumps – scroll and gear types
Special Application Pumps – metering pumps, diaphragm pumps.
Failure Mechanisms – identification and monitoring
Day Three: Centrifugal Pumps
Centrifugal Pump Theory
Velocity Triangles and Performance Derivation from First Principles