Taming the Bad Actors / LaPorte, TX / August 8, 2019

HydroTex is proud to offer valuable training opportunities to our valued customers.
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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Training for Nuclear Pump Fundamentals / Chicago, IL / January 14-16, 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

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