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)

 

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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