Positive Displacement Pumps

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Presenter: Steve Rose

Steve Rose has more than 19 years of experience in the pump industry. He joined Mono Pumps in 1994 as Transvaal Sales Manager, later he specialized in the product management of both industrial and agricultural Positive Displacement pumps. This involved the marketing of Mono and Orbit progressing cavity pumps…More



Positive Displacement Pumps have many critical uses in industry but it is essential that the correct type of pump is selected. There is a wide variety to choose from each having their own advantages and disadvantages. A correctly selected pump and drive unit will give long-term satisfactory service, but the wrong pump will give nothing but trouble and tie up valuable and expensive resources.

2KG Training have designed a course to help consultants and engineers to familiarize themselves with the different types of PD pumps, their correct selection, mode of operation and typical applications. The following pumps will be covered in detail:

  • Air-operated Diaphragm pumps
  • Gear pumps
  • Metering pumps
  • Peristaltic pumps
  • Progressing Cavity pumps
  • Rotary Lobe pumps

Course Content:

Session One

  • Definition of a PD pump and operating characteristics
  • Features and benefits
  • Applications for PD pumps

Session Two

  • Factors affecting pump selection
  • Basic pump selection

Session Three

  • PD pump classification
  • The different types of PD pumps

Session Four

In-depth study of :-

  • Air-operated Diaphragm pumps
  • Gear pumps
  • Metering pumps

Session Five

In-depth study continued :-

  • Peristalic pumps
  • Progressing Cavity/Helical Rotor pumps
  • Rotary lobe pumps

Session Six

  • Trouble-shooting PD pumps
  • Suitable drives for PD pumps
  • Installation & safety considerations


  • How Positive Displacement pumps differ from Centrifugal pumps
  • The benefits of using a PD pump and typical applications
  • How to correctly select a PD pump
  • An overview of the different types of PD pumps
  • An in-depth look at the six most used PD pumps
  • Trouble-shooting PD pumps
  • A brief overview of suitable drives for PD pumps
  • Installation & safety considerations

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

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