Pumps Technology, Selection, Operation & Maintenance

Course Properties

Course date: 28-01-2018
Course End Date: 01-02-2018
Location Dubai

Course Objective

         This program will provide the participants with:

              • The skills and practical knowledge to identify the pumps and compressors in general service

              • The various maintenance methods

              • The practical fault finding techniques available

              • The main problems associated with wear and tear and minimizing down times along with lubrication requirements

              • Latest design and constructional techniques to improve reliability

Who Should Attend?

             • Engineers and Technicians involved with maintenance programs and are responsible for day to day servicing and

                operational efficiency.

             • Also plant and maintenance engineers, process engineers and maintenance managers.

             • May also be valuable to supervisors who are involved in pumps and compressor maintenance schedules.

Course Contents:

             • Pumps: Types, functions, design and operation

             • Dynamic: Axial, Regenerative, High Speed, etc.… 

             • Positive Displacement, Rotary and Reciprocating Pumps

             • Operating Characteristics: Performance curves - change of performance

             • Common applications of various types of pumps


             • Pump operations practical assessments

             • Hydraulic Balance: Bearing Types, Thrust Bearings, Radial, Axial Thrust

             • Hydraulic Disturbance of Pumps due to casing configuration and systems

             • Material Selection.

             • Installing: Conditions, Leveling techniques, Piping systems, Horizontal, Vertical , In Line Pumps


             • Trouble Shooting and Fault Finding and correct procedures

             • Pump Selection

             • Fault Diagnosis Etc

             • Loss of Capacity identification, Cavitations, Recirculation

             • Tools and Instruments: Type and Care, Usage


             • Alignment - Various Alignment Techniques, Tolerances consequences

             • Vibration Diagnosis, monitoring

             • Predictive Maintenance: Problem Identification, Scheduling Maintenance Programs, Condition Monitoring - Reliability

                System - Mist lubrication

             • Failures and Analysis

             • Lubrication & Systems - Oils & Greases & Mist Lubrication


             • Preventative Maintenance: Methods, Prevention programs

             • Mechanical Seals: Types, Selection Replacing Seals: Techniques and methods, Packed Glands, Selection,

                Replacement etc

             • Mechanical Checks: Procedures and Controlled

             • Overhauls and Repairs: Preparing, Inspecting and Assembling Components Replacement: Broken, Defective or Worn


             • Compressors: Identification and Functions


             • Centrifugal, Axial, Reciprocating, Helical, Screw

             • Applications, Usage and Limitations

             • Design and Technical: Compressor rotors, Impellers, Casings

             • Alignment Techniques and Support: Dial Indicator Methods, Laser Optic Cold Alignment,

               On stream, Hot Alignment Verification Techniques

             • Compressor Parameters: Thermodynamics, Capacity, Power, Efficiencies


             • Selection of Centrifugal Process Compressors: Calculation methods, Characteristic Curves, Stability

             • Selection of Centrifugal Process Compressors: Calculation Methods, Volumetric Efficiency, Multi-staging, Frame

                Loads, Characteristic Curves 

             • Basic Trouble Shooting: Failures, Defects, Design Problems

             • Selection of Screw Compressors: Advantages and Disadvantages

             • Overall Troubleshooting and maintenance techniques


             • Maintenance skills: Development and Implementing, Manuals and Information sources

             • Maintaining Records: Maintenance, Repairs and Decisions

             • Case studies, discussions based on scenarios