PUMP OPERATION & MAINTENANCE

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.

 

Discover the key elements necessary to avoid :

  • Unnecessary capital costs
  • Large long-term energy losses
  • Reduced pump reliability
  • Elevated maintenance costs
  • Reduced operation time
  • Poor hydraulic performance

Who can benefit from this training course?

  • Pump Operators, Artisans, Technicians, Instrumentation Technicians
  • Mechanical Foremen, Maintenance Engineers, Reliability Engineers, Mechanical Engineers
  • Operations Managers, Technical Managers, Process Engineers

Specific industry clients

  • AngloGold Ashanti, BHP Billiton, Exxaro (Mining industry)
  • Sasol , BP, Shell, Chevron, Petronas (Refineries)
  • Toyota, Mercedes, VW, Proton (car manufacturers)
  • Rand water, Lepelle, Midvaal, Umgeni water , Transco, Manila Water (bulk water supply companies)
  • TWP, GEC Alston, Murray and Roberts, Aurecon (consulting engineers)
  • SAPPI, MONDI (paper mills)
  • ILLOVO, BISCOM, Lopez Sugar (sugar mills)
  • ESKOM, Lesedi Nuclear Services, BUI (power utility)
  • SAB Miller, San Miguel (Breweries)
  • BISW, Arcelor Mittal, Steel Asia, Engtex, CADP (Iron and Steel)
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    Course Outline:

    1. Basic Pump Principles

    • How Pumps Work
    • Head vs. Pressure
    • Absolute and Gauge Pressures
    • Work & Efficiency
    • Flow & Head, Efficiency, Power

    7. System Curves

    • Total Dynamic Head
    • Elevation, Pressure & Losses
    • Static head, friction head curve
    • Pumps in Series & Parallel

       

    2. NPSH and Cavitation

    • NPSH required
    • NPSH available
    • Vapor Pressure
    • Types of Cavitation
    • Effects & Prevention

    8. Pump Operation/Pump Reliability

    • Definitions
    • Operating away from BEP
    • Energy savings, Increased MTBF
    • Bearing and Seal Life
    • Shaft deflection
    • Maintenance Operation & Design

       

    3. Troubleshooting

    • Why duties change
    • Identifying problem applications
    • Where do your pumps operate
    • Instrumentation (reading from gauges)
    • Fault finding and Failure Analysis
    • Interpreting the Evidence

       

    9. Pump- Motor Alignment

    • Types of Misalignment
    • Alignment Techniques

       

    4. Bearings

    • Types & Services
    • Lubrication
    • Maintenance & Seals
    10. Pump Packing

    • Packing Procedures
    • Failure & Leakage
    • Components

       

    5. Pump Classification

    • PD, Centrifugal types
    • Impellers, Liquids
    • ANSI / API
    • Specific Speed
    11. Mechanical Seals

    • Components
    • Single & Double
    • Support Systems

       

    6. Pump Curves

    • Head, Eff. & Power
    • NPSHr
    • Family Curves
    • The Affinity Laws
    • Speed & Diameter
    • Practical Application

       

    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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