Pump Technology Course

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  • Fees : 3900 $
  • Date 28 Jul 2019
  • Location Singapore, English


Course Objective

To assist in increasing pump availability by enhancing participants' understanding of these machines and their systems. Also, for participants to learn more about maintenance strategies and methods, as well as, troubleshooting pump, pump systems, and driver problems.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for plant and maintenance engineers, process engineers, maintenance personnel and supervisors. It should be highly valuable to senior maintenance mechanics and those who are involved with pumps and drivers, their operation, and their maintenance.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide an in-depth perspective of pump technology in terms of design, operation, maintenance, and repair. Topics covered include pump types, pump terminology, centrifugal and positive-displacement pumps, packing, mechanical seals, and bearings. Pump driver operating principles, application ranges, and maintenance are also covered. In addition, the examination of various pump types, design characteristics, their advantages/disadvantages, and application are included. The following outlines the primary topics discussed:

Course Outline


  •  Session 1: Pump Types and Terminology






    •  Pumps
    •  Pump Terminology
    •  Pump Types
  •  Session 2: Centrifugal Pumps






    •  Centrifugal Pump Theory
    •  Operating Characteristics
    •  Centrifugal Pump Operation
    •  Types of Centrifugal Pumps
    •  Parts of Centrifugal Pumps
  •  Session 3: Centrifugal Pumps (Continued)






    •  Factors Affecting Performance
    •  Troubleshooting Centrifugal Pumps
    •  Inspecting Centrifugal Pumps Components for Wear
    •  Centrifugal Pump Overhaul
  •  Session 4: Positive Displacement Pumps






    •  Reciprocating Pumps
    •  Rotary Pump Theory and Operation
    •  Special Purpose Pumps: Metering Pumps, Plunger Pumps, Diaphragm Pumps, Rotary Metering Pumps
  •  Session 5: Packing and Mechanical Seals






    •  Compression/Molded Packing
    •  Mechanical Seals
    •  Dual Mechanical Seals
    •  Gas Seal Application to Liquid Pumps
  •  Session 6: Bearing Care and Maintenance






    •  Basic Concepts of Bearings
    •  Bearing Classifications
    •  Bearing Care and Maintenance
  •  Session 7: Couplings and Alignment






    •  Purpose of Couplings
    •  Types of Couplings
    •  Alignment Methods
  •  Session 8: Installation Design






    •  Location
    •  Baseplates
    •  Tolerances
    •  Suction & Discharge Piping
    •  Bypasses
    •  Piping Loads
    •  Handling & Storage
  •  Session 9: Pump Operation






    •  New or Overhauled Pump Startup
    •  Starting & Stopping
    •  Monitoring Operation and Performance
  •  Session 10: Valves and Piping Systems






    •  Valves Used In Pump Applications
    •  Valve Characteristics
    •  Valve Sizing and Loss Minimization
    •  Valves vs.Variable Speed Drives
  •  Session 11: Pump Drivers






    •  Electric Motors – Design, Controls, Standard Motors, Variable Frequency Drives, Maintenance
    •  Steam Turbines – Mechanical Drive Turbines, Application Ranges, Maintenance
  •  Session 12: Troubleshooting






    •  Fundamentals
    •  Symptom/Cause Matrix
    •  Questions and Answer Session

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