Start Date: 19 Jul 2020
End Date: 23 Jul 2020
Duration: 5
Country: Vienna
Category: Engineering and Technical Programs

Course Description


The seminar will introduce delegates to the different types of pumps and their associated terminology.
Centrifugal pumps, packing, mechanical seals and sealing systems, bearings and couplings will all be discussed.

The application of the different types of pumps will be discussed along with their suitability for different operational duties.  Pump operation, troubleshooting and maintenance will be dealt with in depth

Course Objective

At the end of this seminar participants will:

·         Have an understanding of centrifugal pumps.

·         Be able to operate pumps as close as possible to the design efficiency.

·         Will be able to monitor pump efficiency, availability and reliability.

·         Have learnt about selection, operation and maintenance strategies.

·         Be able to troubleshoot pump problems.


Who Should attend?

This seminar is directed towards Supervisors, Team Leaders and Managers in Maintenance, Engineering and Production . The seminar will also benefit anyone who wishes to update themselves on pump technology, judge the suitability of different types of pumps for their needs, and learn how to operate and maintain them for the benefit of their organisations.


Course Outline

Pump Terminology and Performance

  • Introduction
  • Pump Terminology
  • Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH)
  • Cavitation
  • Pump Performance
  • Hydraulic Pulsations and Pipe Vibration

Centrifugal Pumps

  • Centrifugal Pump Theory
  • Understanding Pump Curves
  • Matching Pumps with Drivers
  • Pump Wear Rings and Balance Lines
  • Multi-Stage Pumps
  • Performance Analysis
  • Failure Mechanisms – identification and monitoring

Seals and Bearings

  • Conventional Packing Glands
  • Mechanical Seals
  • Seal Failure Mechanisms
  • Trouble Shooting Seal Failures
  • Maintenance and Repair of Mechanical Seals
  • Design and Operation of Rolling Element Bearings
  • Bearings – failure modes and how to extend life


  • Couplings
  • Alignment
  • Planned Maintenance - Predictive and Preventive
  • Vibration Analysis of Centrifugal Pumps
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