Pump Repair and Maintenance - VILT

TPC Training
Training overview
Professional Course
Virtual Classroom
2 days
From 1,195 USD

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1,195 USD

Course description

Pump Repair and Maintenance Virtual Instructor-led Training

This is a 2 day training course which demonstrates to students what needs to be done when a pump stops working and how to repair it. Broken pumps can have drastic consequences at any facility. To sum it up this seminar is designed to teach technicians how to bring pumps back to life when they fail, what they should learn from those failures, and then what to do to make sure they never happen again.

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

Would you like to take this class from home or your worksite? TPC Training offers this course as a Virtual Instructor-Led. A Virtual Instructor-Led is a course format that allows you to interact with a live instructor.

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Who should attend?

This course is suitable for any professional who wants to gain an understanding of pump repair and maintenance.

Training content

The curriculum of this training program is structured as follows:

Day One - Discussion Topics:

This pumps training seminar starts on Day One with the fundamentals of pump design including the types of pumps and their parts. As such day one will walk participants through the following topics:

Centrifugal Pump Design

  • A Short History
  • Bernoulli’s Principle & the Venturi Effect
  • Centrifugal Pump Design

Pump Parts and Identification

  • Wetted End Parts
  • Dry End Part
  • Pump Tree
  • Drivers

Bearing Removal and Installation

  • Bearing Types & Life
  • Proper Installation of Pump Bearings
  • Press Fitting
  • Thermal Installation
  • Lubrication of Pump Bearings

Bearing Failure Analysis

  • Disassembling a Bearing for Inspection
  • Troubleshooting Bearing Failures

Simple Vibration Measurement

  • History of Vibration as a Condition Testing Tool
  • How to Read a Vibration Meter
  • Measurement of Vibration Velocity
  • Troubleshooting Using a Vibration Meter

Acoustical Measurement of Pump Bearing Condition

  • Creation of a Pothole Index
  • Spalling and How to Determine When It Occurs
  • Pump Bearings Condition Guide

Split Case Pump Rebuilding Techniques

Pump Foundations

  • Anchoring, Shimming & Grouting

Pump Shafting Inspection and Repair

  • Shaft Condition & Drawings
  • Stub Shaft Techniques
  • Bowed Shafts
  • Diameter Corrections

Day Two - Discussion Topics:

In Day Two, students get to dig even deeper into the world of pump repair by tackling even more complex pump repair issues. Finally, they are given instructions on how to set up their own predictive maintenance program. The topics of discussion for the second day are as follows:

Pump Case Repair

  • Spray Metalizing
  • Epoxy Repair
  • MIG & TIG Repair

Suction and Discharge

• Piping• End Suction Pump Rebuilding Techniques

Pump Coupling and Shaft Alignment

• Soft Foot Inspection & Correction• Shaft Alignment Techniques• Taper Gauge and Caliper• Laser Alignment

V-Belt Drives for Pumps

• Types of Belts• Sheave Groove Inspection• Belt Inspection• Force Deflection Method of Belt Tensioning

Dynamic Balancing

  • When is Balancing Required?
  • How Balancing is done
  • Effects of Balancing on Bearing & Seal Life

Wetted End Pump Troubleshooting

  • Cavitation
  • Unbalance of Impellers
  • Volute Wear
  • Piping Strain
  • Air Entrainment
  • Seal Failure
  • Flange Leaks


  • Types of Shaft Packing
  • Tools for Repacking a Pump
  • How to Pack a Pump

Mechanical Seals

  • Types of Mechanical Seals
  • Seal Installation
  • Seal Troubleshooting

Bolted Sealing Values for Wet End Assembly

  • Sequence Diagrams
  • Torque Chart

Developing a PM Program for Pumps

  • Check Sheets
  • Pressure Testing
  • Dead Heading
  • Vibration Measurement
  • Flow Testing
  • Pump Purchases & Acceptance

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TPC Training - The leader in live, instructor led maintenance training

TPC Training is the leader in maintenance, repair, and operator training, with complete solutions for a 21st century workforce to acquire, apply, and adapt essential technical and safety skills. With 2000+ classes annually, including 100+ cities, on-site at customer facilities, and online anywhere,...

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