PUMP OPERATION & MAINTENANCE – PUMP GUY

Presenter: Larry Bachus

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Larry Bachus has over 40 years experience working with industrial pumps. His areas of expertise include diagnosing pump problems and seal failures. Larry is highly regarded for his ‘hands on’ personalised consulting and actively pursues pump-upgrading…More

Number of days:4
Date and Venue:
May 22, 2017
Secunda, Graceland Hotel

Participants will leave the training with specific knowledge to eliminate mysterious pump failures, improve the running time and service life on a population of industrial pumps. 

 

Learn why improper pump specification results in:

  • Unnecessary capital costs
  • Large long-term energy losses
  • Reduced pump reliability
  • Elevated maintenance costs
  • Reduced operation time
  • Poor hydraulic performance
  • Discover the key elements necessary to avoid these negative effects

Learn a troubleshooting approach that avoids TRIAL AND ERROR

Find out how to:

  • Focus on the real problem
  • Save wasted effort on unnecessary pump & motor repairs
  • Quickly determine a pump’s performance
  • Correlate pump reliability and hydraulic performance
  • Visually assess bearing & seal service
  • Predict time to probable component failure
  • How to properly install and commission a pump
  • Optimize mechanical seal service life
  • Optimize bearing life
  • Improve power train (motor, coupling, pump) efficiency
  • Predict pump performance changes with variable speed motors

Who can benefit from this Training Course?

Plant Engineers, Consulting Engineers, Maintenance Managers, Instrumentation Technicians, Pump Operators, Mechanical Foremen and Process Engineers.

 

Course Outline:

1. Basic Pump Principles

  • How Pumps Work
  • Head vs. Pressure
  • Pressure Measurement
  • Absolute & Gauge Pressures
  • Vacuum
8. System Curves

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

  • NPSH required
  • NPSH available
9. Shaft Deflection

  • Interpreting the Evidence
  • Maintenance Operation & Design
3. Cavitation

  • Vapor Pressure
  • Types of Cavitation
  • Effects and Prevention
10. Pump- Motor Alignment

  • Types of Misalignment
  • Alignment Techniques
4. Affinity Laws

  • The Laws
  • Speed & Diameter
  • Practical Application
11. Bearings

  • Types & Services
  • Lubrication & Maintenance
5. Work & Efficiency

  • Flow & Head
  • Efficiency
  • Energy, Work & Power (Kw)
12. Pump Packing

  • Packing Procedures
  • Failure & Leakage
6. Pump Classification

  • PD types
  • Centrifugal types
  • Impeller
  • ANSI / API
  • Specific Speed
  • Suction Specific Speed
13. Mechanical Seals

  • Components
  • Single & Double
  • Support Systems
7. Pump Curves

  • H-Q, Eff., BHp & NPSHr
  • Curve types
  • Curve Interpretation
14. Seal Failure Analysis

  • Causes & Prevention
  • Environmental Controls

Please Note:
The precise content may change on the day depending on the specific needs of the delegates.

For volume discounts and in-house rates, please contact:
Phindi Mbedzi at 2KG Training
Tell: +27 (0) 11 325 0686
Cell: +27 (0) 71 125 6188
Email:phindi@2kg.co.za

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