In Pumping System Performance Improvements , you'll learn ...
- How to diagnose common pumping system problems
- Five common indications of an oversized pump
- Methods to configure piping to improve pumping system efficiency
- How multiple pump arrangements and the use of pony pumps can help improve system performance and efficiency
Credit: 7 PDH
Length: 67 pages
In this course, you’ll learn opportunities for improving pumping system performance. The course is not intended to be a comprehensive technical treatment of pumps and pumping systems; rather, it is meant to provide practical guidelines and information to make engineers aware of potential system performance enhancements.
Throughout the course, performance and efficiency improvements are described in terms of a “systems approach”. For cost effective operation and maintenance of pumping systems, attention must be paid not just to individual pieces of equipment but to the system as a whole.
A systems approach to optimizing a pumping system analyzes both the supply and demand sides of the system and how they interact, shifting the focus from individual components to total system performance.
Upcoming start dates
- Self-paced Online
Who should attend?
Certificate of Completion
You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 35 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- The three principles points in the life cycle of a pumping system that present opportunities to improve system performance
- Common centrifugal pump problems
- Common positive displacement pump problems
- The two primary failure mechanisms for mechanical seals
- What causes shaft deflection in a pump
- Methods to deal with an oversized pump
- Rules of thumb for improving piping configurations
- Using preventative maintenance to minimize unscheduled downtime of pumping systems
- Advantages of multiple pump arrangements relative to a single, larger pump
- When to consider using a pony pump
- Benefits and limitations of controlling pumps with variable frequency drives
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