Training for Nuclear Pump Fundamentals / Chicago, IL / January 29-31, 2020

This three-day seminar is an educational course covering centrifugal pump fundamentals. Anyone interested in understanding centrifugal pumps, how they work and related key topics are encouraged to attend. The course can be best described as a “college level, intensive class on hydraulic principles of operation for centrifugal pumps and the correlation between the centrifugal pump performance and the system head curve.”
Topics covered include in-depth discussions of:
  • Basic Hydraulics – Terminology and concepts
  • Characteristics of performance curves for different style pumps
  • Head/Capacity/Efficiency/Power Curves
  • Generating System Head Curves
  • Interaction of System Head Curve with the Pump Performance Curve
  • Affinity Laws and methods of modifying the performance curve to meet new demands
  • The effect of suction conditions on pump performance – NPSHr and Cavitation
  • Effect of operating at off-design conditions (away from the pumps BEP)
  • Conservation of energy and maximizing efficiency
  • Typical modes of failure of Feed Water and Service Water pumps
  • Performance Modifications
  • Pump Inspection and Rebuilding
  • Basic Mechanical Seals 101

In addition to the above classroom material, a portion of the curriculum will include practical workshops covering:

True Hands-On Pump Training complete with full-size pumps and associated software

Our instructors have extensive cross-OEM field experience and cover several topics including the Pacific 2 1/2” RLIJ Charging Pump, HMTA Aux Feed Pump models as well as Goulds Model 3405 Spent Fuel Pool & Component Cooling Water Pumps.

You will have the opportunity to take full advantage of our field-savvy professionals with trained eyes who, through this training, dedicate themselves to one-on-one communication. Our instructors provide hands-on guidance with students to:
  • Center the rotor
  • Set and verify the rotor running position
  • Check journal bearing oil and crown clearances
  • Check thrust collar run-out
  • Set rotor axial thrust
  • Follow correct assembly guidelines
  • Use specialized and precision tooling
  • Review best practices and proper techniques

General Information: 

  • Location: 1126 W. 40th St., Chicago, IL 60609
  • Date(s): January 29 – 31, 2020
  • Time(s):
    January 14 [8:00am-5:00pm]
    January 15 [8:00am-5:00pm]
    January 16 [8:00am-2:00pm]
  • Topic: Nuclear Pump Fundamentals
  • Coordinator: Michelle Preusser of Hydro, Inc. Available at or 630-329-7579.
  • Fee: $800
  • Registration deadline: December 2, 2019
To register for Hydro’s Nuclear Pump Training Seminar, please contact Michelle Preusser at or call 630-329-7579.
All attendees will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the training. The 3-day seminar cost is $800 and the registration deadline is December 2nd, 2019.
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