Pump and Pump Systems: Specification, Installation and Operation

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Course description

Pump and Pump Systems: Specification, Installation and Operation - 2 day training course

It is always more cost effective to prevent a pump from failing than to repair or replace it. This pumps and pump systems training seminar emphasizes centrifugal pumps and the systems that run them quickly and efficiently.  It includes discussions on basic pump design, function and application, and was specifically created for anyone who is responsible for pump specification, installation and operating efficiency at their facility.

*This course can also be offered as on-site training at the client's location.

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Who should attend?

This 2 day course is designed for anyone who is responsible for pump specification, installation and operating efficiency at their facility.

Training content

The course curriculum for this pumps and pumps systems training is as follows:

Day One - Discussion Topics:

Day One starts by making sure students understand basic pump functions and features so that they can learn how to properly specify a pump.  Students then move on to how to select the right pump, then proper system design, and pump installation. As such day one covers the following topics:

Pump Classification

  • Positive Displacement Pumps
  • Dynamic Pumps

Basic Hydraulic & Pump Concepts & Definitions

  • Defining Pressure
  • Head
  • Specific Gravity
  • Why Head Instead of Pressure?

How Centrifugal Pumps Work

  • How Centrifugal Pumps Induce Flow

Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH)

  • Pump Cavitation
  • NPSH Margin

Horsepower & Efficiency

  • Losses
  • Calculating Efficiency
  • Effects of Viscosity

Reading Pump Curves

  • Single Line Curves
  • Multiple Trim Curves
  • Multiple Speed Curves
  • Affinity Laws

Pump System Curves

  • Calculating System Heads
  • Where The Pump Will Operate
  • Changes in the System Curve
  • Determining a Pump’s Operating Point

Day Two - Discussion Topics:

Students then proceed to learn the following topics on day two:

Effect of Pump Operation on Mechanical Reliability

  • Axial & Radial Loads
  • Shaft Deflection
  • Seal & Bearing Life
  • Start Up and Commissioning Procedures
  • Minimum Flow Restrictions

Specifying the Right Pump

  • Matching the Right Pump for the Job


  • Lubrication Methods
  • Failure Modes
  • Proper Maintenance
  • Proper Lubricant Care

Seals & Packing for Pumps

  • Packing
  • Types of Packing
  • Proper Packing Installation
  • Correctly Adjusting Packing
  • Mechanical Seals
  • Pusher & Non Pusher Designs
  • Single Seals
  • Double and Tandem Seals
  • Dry Gas Seals
  • Other Sealing Methods

Good Pump System Design & Installation Practices

  • Building Reliability From the Foundation Up
  • Alignment
  • Types of Misalignment
  • Alignment Methods

Optimizing Your Pump Operation

  • Pump Energy Efficiency
  • Improved Reliability
  • Better Process Control
  • Effect of Pump Speed on Pump Life

Pump Troubleshooting

  • Common Pump Problems and Their Solutions
  • Root Cause Analysis

Condition Monitoring of Pumps

  • Vibration Analysis
  • Lubricant Analysis
  • Alternative Methods


The cost of this Pump and Pump Systems: Specification, Installation and Operation training course is $1,195.

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