e-Learning: Rotodynamic Pump Fundamentals

Participate in a free educational certificate program hosted by the Hydraulic Institute.

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 Basic Hydraulics for Barrel Pumps/ La Porte, TX / March 1, 2018

Location: 11802 W. Fairmont Parkway La Porte, TX 77571
Date(s): March 1, 2018

API Type BB5, Barrel Pumps represent a common pump used in the Oil & Gas, Power & Utility, and many other markets. These high energy pumps present unique opportunities and challenges when upgrading, rerating, and repairing the units.

The engineering standards and practices for Type BB5 Barrel Pumps have changed from the standards that were in place at the time many of the existing pump still in service were manufactured. With the advent of improved manufacturing processes, coupled with new insight gained through computer aided design, the expected operating life cycle of these pumps has significantly increased.

This Course is designed for: Maintenance Supervisors, Maintenance Foreman, Consulting Engineers, System Engineers, Process Design Engineers, and/or anyone involved in the operation or maintenance of pumping equipment and systems.

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Training for Submersible Pumps / Chicago, IL / March 8, 2018

Location: 1126 W. 40th Street Chicago, IL 60609
Date(s): March 8, 2018

The classroom session includes a review of individual pump components and how they relate to one another. Industry experts Bob Jennings and Ben Roberson will lead the training sessions, conduct the service center tour, and will be available to answer your pump and systems questions. There will be an in-depth demonstration in our shop that will show submersible pumps in different stages of disassembly during the inspection process. The afternoon session will conclude with a tour of Hydro’s 5,000 HP certified pump test lab.

Seminar Topics Include:

· Typical Lift Stations, Fit and Function

· Calculating Basin Size

· Affinity Laws

· Variable Frequency Drives and System Head Curves

· Troubleshooting

· Preventive Maintenance

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Training for Taming the Bad Actors / Chicago, IL / March 15, 2018

Location: 1126 W. 40th Street Chicago, IL 60609
Date(s): March 15, 2018

The seminar is entitled “Taming the Bad Actors” and is designed to help participants better understand:

  • Pumps and Pump/System Interaction
  • How to identify root cause failures
  • Life-Cycle Cost Analysis
  • Improving the Performance of the Pump and Pumping Systems

Attendees to the one-day course will gain valuable new skills, including:

  • The principles of operation of centrifugal pumps
  • How the centrifugal pump interacts with the pumping system
  • How to identify system problems that occur when operating pumps off BEP, including cavitation, suction recirculation, discharge recirculation
  • How to identify root cause failures
  • How to identify and implement basic performance improvement opportunities, including the methods and means available for increasing pump reliability and efficiency

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