Pump Operation & Maintenance

Presenter: Harry Rosen

Harry Rosen has over 30 years experience in the pumping industry, and his company TAS Online is an international market leader in engineering software and consulting services for both users and manufacturers of pumps. Harry is one of only two International…More


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.Pump Packing

  • Packing Procedures
  • Failure & Leakage
  • Components
2.Pump Classification

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

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

  • Head, Eff. & Power
  • NPSHr
  • Family Curves
  • The Affinity Laws
  • Speed & Diameter
  • Practical Application
9. Pump- Motor Alignment

  • Types of Misalignment
  • Alignment Techniques
4.System Curves

  • Total Dynamic Head
  • Elevation, Pressure & Losses
  • Static head, friction head curve
  • Pumps in Series & Parallel
10.Pump Operation/Pump Reliability

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

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

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

  • Types & Services
  • Lubrication
  • Maintenance & Seals

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 Chauke at 2KG Training
Tell: +27 (0) 11 325 0686
Cell: +27 (0) 71 125 6188

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