Day One

1. Basic Pump Principles

•    How Pumps Work
•    Head vs. Pressure
•    Pressure Measurement
•    Absolute and Gauge Pressures
•    Vacuum

2. NPSH

•    NPSH required
•    NPSH available

3. Cavitation

•    Vapor Pressure
•    Types of Cavitation
•    Effects & Prevention

4. Affinity Laws

•    The Laws
•    Speed & Diameter
•    Practical Applications

Day Two

5. Work & Efficiency

•    Flow & Head
•    Efficiency formula / application
•    Energy & Work
•    Power formula / application

6. Pump Classification

•    PD types
•    Centrifugal types
•    Impellers
•    Specific Speed
•    Suction Specific Speed

7. Pump Curves

•    H-Q, Eff., BHp & NPSHr
•    Curve types
•    Curve Interpretation

8. System Curves

•    TDH
•    Elevation, Pressure & Losses
•    Dynamic systems & pump behavior
•    System changes
•    Pumps in Series & Parallel

9. Shaft Deflection

•    Interpreting the Evidence
•    Maintenance Operation & Design

Day Three

10. Pump-Motor Alignment

•    Types of Misalignment
•    Alignment Techniques

11. Bearings

•    Types & Services
•    Lubrication
•    Maintenance & Seals

12. Pump Packing

•    Components
•    Packing Procedures
•    Failure  & Leakage

13. Mechanical Seals

•    Components
•    Single & Double Seals
•    Support Systems

14. Seal Failure Analysis

•    Causes & Prevention
•    Environmental Controls

15. Practical Maintenance

16. Avoiding Wear

17. Pump Piping

•    Draining Tanks & Vessels
•    Suction pipe arrangement
•    Discharge pipe arrangement

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Notes
The precise content of the course may change depending on the specific needs of the delegates. All delegates will receive a copy of Everything You Need to Know About Pumps, a leading textbook on pumping systems design by Larry Bachus and Angel Custodio. The Pump Guy Seminar is scheduled to run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on each day of the training. 


To inquire about Pump Guy Seminar training opportunities, please contact Ashley Davidson at adavidson@grandviewmedia.com or 205-995-1593.

Pump Guy Seminar registrations are nonrefundable. However, should a scheduling conflict arise, Flow Control will provide a credit to attend a future Pump Guy Seminar as your schedule permits.