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Centrifugal Pumps - Design, Selection,
Operation and Maintenance Course



Our Centrifugal Pumps - Design, Selection, Operation and Maintenance Course constitutes a five-day Training to bring all theoretical knowledge and experience into Industrial practical application. The scope of the course is to introduce participants to the correct selection, design, operation, and modern maintenance methods concerning all types of pumps used in the process industry. The course is available at a reasonable price with custom-designed features according to your unique needs and delivered by extremely experienced Trainers.

Why Join Our Course


Process pumps like all rotating equipment are the most sensitive equipment in a plant. It is therefore very important for plant engineers and technicians to be familiar with the different types of pumps, the correct installation method as well as the maintenance procedures.

It is commonly accepted that graduate engineers possess the theory and the basic principles of engineering, but do not possess practical information that allows them to operate the pumps properly, to detect problems and finally to use modern maintenance methods. This information can normally only be obtained during many years of work experience. By gaining this information in a short period of time, participants have a unique opportunity to learn how to solve and deal with problems when returning to work.

Participants have the opportunity solve, sample problems and exercises to practice the application of the topics discussed. The last day of the course includes dismantling and assembly of a centrifugal pump, taking shop measurements, and filling the maintenance record card.

Syllabus and What You Will Learn

  •  Introduction

  •  Initial Assessment Exam

  •  Historical Perspective

  •  Pump Types and Categorization

  • Pump Classification to API 610

  • Basic Fluid Mechanics

  • Pressure Drop Calculations

  • System and pump Curves

  • Components of Centrifugal Pumps

  • Net Positive Suction Head

  • Cavitation

  • Control of Centrifugal Pumps

  • Pumps Operating in Series and in parallel

  • Bearings

  • Shaft Sealing

  • API 682 Seal Arrangements

  • Pump Installation

  • Pump Foundations

  • Pump Overhaul

  • Shop Measurements

  • Inspection of Seal Faces

  • Inspection of Bearing

  • MTBF Calculations

  • Pump Operation and Monitoring

  • Performance Check

  • Vibration Analysis

  • Centrifugal VS Positive displacement pump

  • Rotary Pumps

  • Reciprocating Pumps

  • Air-operated diaphragm pumps

  • Other types of Rotodynamic pumps

  • Axial Flow Pumps

  • Mixed Flow Pumps

  • Sump pumps

  • Pump Drives

  • Final Assessment Exam

  • Course Evaluation

After completing the course, you will be able to manage all the above challenges and skills in the selection, operation and maintenance of process pumps. This course will help you to bring your theoretical knowledge into real-world application.


Who Needs to Join

 The course is ideal for personnel involved in the selection, operation and maintenance of process pumps. This includes:

  • Maintenance Personnel 

  • Engineers

  • Apprentice Engineers

  • Supervisors

  • Technicians and

  • Operations Personnel

  • Health Safety and Environment Officers


Participants are asked to bring their laptops or scientific calculators to the course. Process Pumps - design, selection, operation and maintenance is a crash course specially designed for those who know scientific theory and lack how to do practices. We assume whoever is taking this course possesses sufficient theoretical knowledge and is highly enthusiastic to learn the required skills in a short duration of time.

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