Pumping System Performance Improvements

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Professional Course
7 hours
From 196 USD
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Course description

In Pumping System Performance Improvements , you'll learn ...

  • How to diagnose common pumping system problems
  • Five common indications of an oversized pump
  • Methods to configure piping to improve pumping system efficiency
  • How multiple pump arrangements and the use of pony pumps can help improve system performance and efficiency


Credit: 7 PDH

Length: 67 pages

In this course, you’ll learn opportunities for improving pumping system performance. The course is not intended to be a comprehensive technical treatment of pumps and pumping systems; rather, it is meant to provide practical guidelines and information to make engineers aware of potential system performance enhancements.

Throughout the course, performance and efficiency improvements are described in terms of a “systems approach”. For cost effective operation and maintenance of pumping systems, attention must be paid not just to individual pieces of equipment but to the system as a whole.

A systems approach to optimizing a pumping system analyzes both the supply and demand sides of the system and how they interact, shifting the focus from individual components to total system performance.

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Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 35 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

Training content

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The three principles points in the life cycle of a pumping system that present opportunities to improve system performance
  • Common centrifugal pump problems
  • Common positive displacement pump problems
  • The two primary failure mechanisms for mechanical seals
  • What causes shaft deflection in a pump
  • Methods to deal with an oversized pump
  • Rules of thumb for improving piping configurations
  • Using preventative maintenance to minimize unscheduled downtime of pumping systems
  • Advantages of multiple pump arrangements relative to a single, larger pump
  • When to consider using a pony pump
  • Benefits and limitations of controlling pumps with variable frequency drives


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