Pump – Application, Operation, Maintenance & Troubleshooting

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20-Apr-2020 05 Days Hyderabad 09:00am to 05:30pm Apply
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Pumps – Application, Operation, Maintenance & Troubleshooting


This training course will introduce participants to the different types of pumps and their associated terminology. Centrifugal and Positive-Displacement pumps, packing, mechanical seals and sealing systems, bearings and couplings will all be discussed. The course Addresses factors that prevent pumps from achieving their optimum performance and life. Starting with an initial understanding of fluids and applications, the course also details specifications, design and correct pump type, selection, operating, troubleshooting and care of pumping machinery. 

Training Methodology

The course will be conducted along workshop principles with formal lectures, case studies and interactive hands-on work. Relevant case studies will be provided to illustrate the application of each tool in an operations environment. Audio Visual Aids will be demonstrated on Pump Assembly, Dismantling & Troubleshooting.


Upon completion of course the attendees will be able to 

Explain and understand pump terminology

Identify the various types of pumps

Understand pump characteristics and interpret pump curves

Understand Pump Types and Classification

Understand Criteria for Pump Selection

Perform a number of simple pump calculations

Confidently test and commission pump sets

Explain how Pumps are Constructed

Detail how to Install, Test and Commission Pump Systems

Explain how to start up a New Pump or one after Strip Down for Maintenance

Develop the skills to match pumps to process specification.

Understand the requirements for trouble-free bearing and mechanical seal operation.

Reduce pumping costs by keeping pumps operating at maximum efficiency with minimum maintenance.

Effectively troubleshoot pumping problems by using a logical approach.



Module - 1) Welcome & Pre Test

Module - 2) Pumps – Introduction, Classification & Performance

o Pump Types and Terminology

o Classification of Pumps. Differences and similarities. Photographs and cross-sectional views. List of Manufacturers.

o Centrifugal Pump Classification

o API 610 Types & Features – Overhung , Between Bearing, Vertical Suspended

o Rotary & Reciprocating Pumps Classification

o Pump Performance (Centrifugal and Positive Displacement)

o Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH), Cavitation, recirculation, suction specific speed

o Pump Affinity Laws – Effect of Changes in Pump Speed and Impeller Diameter

o Pump performance curves: head-capacity, power, efficiency

o System curve: static versus friction components

o Operating point control: valve throttling versus speed controller

Module - 3) Pumping & Fluids Impact

Impact of

o Density

o Viscosity

o Temperature

o Corrosivity

o Erosion

Module - 4) Pumping & Impact of Piping System

Effects on pumping

o Head

o Velocity

o Resistance

o Forces

o Expansion, contraction, vibration

o Environment

Module - 5) Pump Drives

o Close coupled

o Direct driven

o Belt driven

o Variable speed drives

o Canned

o Couplings

o Power sources

o Alignment

Module - 6) Mechanical Seals and Bearings

o Conventional Packing Glands

o Mechanical Seals

o Seal Failure Mechanisms

o Maintenance and Repair of Mechanical Seals

o Bearings – failure modes and how to extend life

Module - 7) Pump Reliability

o Couplings

o Alignment: Piping and Baseplates

o Planned Maintenance - Predictive and Preventive

o Reliability Program

o Field Troubleshooting, Specialty Designs, and Performance Modification Techniques

Module - 8) Pumping Controls & Installation

Pump controls and instruments

o Safety controls

o Volume controls

Pump installation issues

o Foundations and bases

o Pipe connections

o Vibration and force isolation

o Environmental protection

Module - 9) Pump Commissioning and Performance 

o Testing and commissioning

o Condition monitoring

o Optimizing performance

o Inspection

o Performance measurements

Module - 10) Pump Maintenance

o Pump Breakdown and removal

o Single Stage Pump dismantling and repair

o Preparation for re-assembly

o Pump Assembly

o Vertical and multistage pump repairs

Module - 11) Practical Exercises on Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Module - 12) Open Discussion & Examination