American Trainco Seminars
TPC Trainco presents

Pumps & Pump Systems On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

A comprehensive course designed to benefit: Mechanics, Operators, Consulting and Design Engineers, and Multi-Craft Maintenance Technicians.

Course Description/Agenda

A comprehensive course designed to benefit: Mechanics, Operators, Consulting and Design Engineers, and Multi-Craft Maintenance Technicians.

From the pump and pump system, to the people who operate, maintain and design the pump system, this seminar  will teach students how to identify the real problems causing pump failure, and how to avoid repeating those problems in the future.

Course Competencies & Learning Objectives:

  • Understand basic pump principles
  • Properly select the right pump & motor for the job
  • Install, start-up and commission a pump
  • Correctly align a pump and motor
  • Properly maintain pumps and pump systems
  • Properly operate a pump system
  • Read and understand what pump gauges are saying
  • Read and apply pump curve charts
  • Identify and distinguish a “pump” problem from a “system” problem
  • Identify, correct and avoid cavitation problems
  • Prevent mechanical seal failure

Course Outline:

I. Pump Classification

  • A. Positive Displacement
  • B. Dynamic

II. Basic Hydraulic Concepts & Definitions

  • A. Defining Pressure
  • B. Head
  • C. Specific Gravity
  • D. Why Head Instead of Pressure?

III. How Centrifugal Pumps Work

  • A. How Pump Induce Flow

IV. Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH)

  • A. NPSHR vs. NPSHA
  • B. Cavitation
  • C. NPSH Margin

V. Horsepower & Efficiency

  • A. Losses
    • 1. Hydraulic
    • 2. Mechanical
    • 3. Other
  • B. Calculating Efficiency
  • C. Affects of Viscosity

VI. Reading Pump Curves

  • A. Single Line Curves
  • B. Multiple Trim Curves
  • C. Multiple Speed Curves
  • D. Affinity Laws

VII. System Curves

  • A. Calculation System Heads
  • B. Where The Pump Will Operate
  • C. Changes in the System Curve
  • D. Determining a Pumps Operating Point in the Field

VIII. Affect of Pump Operation on Mechanical Reliability

  • A. Axial & Radial Loads
  • B. Shaft Deflection
  • C. Seal & Bearing Life
  • D. Start Up and Commissioning Procedures
  • E. Minimum Flow Restrictions

IX. Specifying the Right Pump

  • A. Tips on Getting the Right Pump for Your Application

X. Bearings

  • A. Lubrication Methods
  • B. Failure Modes
  • C. Proper Maintenance
  • D. Proper Lubricant Care

XI. Seals & Packing

  • A. Packing
    • 1. Types of Packing
    • 2. Proper Packing Installation
    • 3. Correctly Adjusting Packing
  • B. Mechanical Seals
    • 1. Pusher & Non Pusher Designs
    • 2. Single Seals: Balanced and Unbalanced
    • 3. Double and Tandem Seals
    • 4. Dry Gas Seals
    • 5. Other Sealing Methods

XII. Good System Design and Installation Practices

  • A. Building Reliability From the Foundation Up
  • B. Alignment
    • 1. Types of Misalignment
    • 2. Alignment Methods

XIII. Optimizing Your Pump Operation

  • A. Energy Efficiency
  • B. Improved Reliability
  • C. Better Process Control
  • D. Affect of Pump Speed on Pump Life

XIV. Pump Troubleshooting

  • A. Common Pump Problems and Their Solutions
  • B. Root Cause Analysis

XV. Condition Monitoring of Pumps

  • A. Vibration Analysis
  • B. Lubricant Analysis
  • C. Alternative Methods

CEU value:
1.4Length of Course Instruction: 14 hours


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