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Pump Systems Training

Industrial Maintenance & Technology


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Course Description

This course provides a broad overview of pump systems as well as in-depth information on operation and maintenance of Centrifugal Pumps.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Understand lockout/tagout considerations and recognize hazards associated with pump systems.
  2. Know the general classification of pumps and be familiar with various types of both Positive-Displacement and Non Positive-displacement pumps.  
  3. Understand pump performance curves and recognize pump cavitation, air entrainment and the consequences of dead-heading pumps.
  4. Disassemble, inspect and reassemble various types of pumps.  We will also briefly discuss pump life expectancy considerations. 

Course Outline

  1. Pump Safety
    • Lock out Tag out and Hazard Recognition
  2.  Pumping Concepts of Operation
    • Pumping Basics and Terminology
  3. Pump Classification
    • Positive Displacement, Dynamic Pumps
  4. Centrifugal Pumps
    • System Curves
    • Pump Curves
    • NPSH and Cavitation
  5. Positive Displacement Pumps
    • Rotary Pumps
    • Reciprocating Pumps
  6. Multiple Pump Systems
    • Pumps in Series
    • Pumps in Parallel
  7. Pump Seals
  8. Pump Life Expectancy
  9. Pump Inspection and Maintenance – Teardown/Rebuild various pumps