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Pumps – Application, Operation, Maintenance & Troubleshooting - Online Training Course

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15-Jul-2024 05 Days Online -----------------------

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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.


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.


  • Welcome & Pre Test

  • Pumps – Introduction, Classification & Performance

  • Pumping & Fluids Impact

  • Pumping & Impact of Piping System

  • Pump Drives

  • Mechanical Seals and Bearings

  • Pump Reliability

  • Pumping Controls & Installation

  • Pump Commissioning and Performance

  • Pump Maintenance

  • Practical Exercises on Maintenance and Troubleshooting

  • Open Discussion & Examination