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e-Learning: Rotodynamic Pump Fundamentals

Participate in a free educational certificate program hosted by the Hydraulic Institute.
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The Rotodynamic Pumps Certificate Program Provides Overview on Technology, Pump Selection and Application.

Rotodynamic is the main family under which centrifugal pumps reside. One of two basic pump types (in addition to positive displacement), a centrifugal pump is a variable torque device that uses an impeller and volute casing to create a partial vacuum and discharge pressure to move water through a casing. Choosing between a centrifugal or positive displacement pump for an application requires an understanding of pump types.

The Rotodynamic Pumps Certificate Program is ideally suited for engineers, designs, maintains, installs, manufactures, specifies, sells, distributes or consults on pumps.

Training for Nuclear Pump Fundamentals / Chicago, IL / December 12-13, 2017

Location: HydroAire Service Center & Performance Test Lab, 1126 W. 40th Street in Chicago, IL
Date(s): December 12-13, 2017

This two 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 – Presented by Eric Vanhie, Lead Technical Sales Support Engineer of Eagle Burgmann

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