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Pumps & Pressurized Piping Systems: Performance Computer Selection & Application

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About the course

In every plant or production operation system, we find pumps. However, unlike bolts and nuts, neither industry nor production-operation management will put pumps in stock. It is NOT cost effective and is very uncommon practice to put a complete set of pump in the warehouse stock due to financial reasons. This five-day training will provide a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of pump selection, installation, operation, and maintenance program. The training will concentrate in centrifugal pump as they are the most common one used in the industries and day life.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Refresh the knowledge of the participants on fluid mechanic and pump characteristics
  • Understand centrifugal-pump basic-system design, selection, operation, treatment and installation
  • Learn the critical symptoms of pump operation
  • Enhance the knowledge on pump sealing and rolling elements
  • Gain additional knowledge on inspection and maintenance of centrifugal pumps

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Physical properties of incompressible fluid
  • Basic flow of incompressible fluid
  • Basic fluid dynamic and Static
  • Head or energy requirement of the installation
  • The principle of energy transfer in centrifugal pump
  • Characteristic of pump and its installation (Capacity, Head, and Efficiency) and selection pump

Day 2

  • Combination of pump and installation
  • Pump specification
  • Pump arrangement; series and parallel
  • Type and Discharge of reciprocating pumps
  • Comparison of centrifugal and reciprocating pumps.
  • Slip of the pump.
  • Variation of pressure in the suction and delivery pipes due to acceleration of the piston.
  • Effect of the acceleration of the piston on the indicator diagram.

Day 3

  • Maximum speed of the rotating crank.
  • Effect of friction in the suction and delivery pipes, on the indicator diagram.
  • Work done against friction with/without and air vessels.
  • Flow of water into and from the air vessel, fitted to the delivery pipe of a reciprocating pump.
  • Multiple cylinder pumps.
  • Cavitation
  • Water hammer
  • Over pressure

Day 4

  • Negative pressure
  • Surging
  • Pressure fluctuation
  • Procedure to run and stop the pump
  • Controlling the capacity
  • Hazard prevention
  • Automatic operation
  • Centrifugal pump application
  • General notes on pre-starting checks

Day 5

  • General notes on pump operation
  • General notes on pump maintenance
  • Centrifugal Pump Sealing
  • Rolling Element Bearings in Centrifugal Pump
  • Selecting Multiphase Pumps
  • Inspection and Maintenance of Pump

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for engineers, production operators, technicians, asset management team members, maintenance and operation personnel, experienced professionals who want to refresh or broaden their understanding of pumps and other professionals who want better understanding of the subject.

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