Training for Basic Hydraulics / Fort Saskatchewan, AB / April 9, 2019

Location: 55243 Range Road 220, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

Date(s): April 9 , 2019

The seminar entitled “Basic Hydraulics” is designed to help participants understand: principles of operation for centrifugal pumps, with a focus on the correlation between the centrifugal pump performance and the system head curve.

This course is designed for maintenance supervisors, maintenance foreman, consulting engineers, system engineers, process design engineers, and anyone else who is involved with the selection, operation or maintenance of pumping equipment and systems.

Training Instructor: Bob Jennings is a Hydraulic Institute certified instructor with more than 30 years experience in the pump industry. He brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to our training seminars and always welcomes open discussion of real-life technical problems during the sessions.

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Training for Vertical Pump / Fort Saskatchewan, AB / April 10, 2019

Location: 55243 Range Road 220, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

Date(s): April 10 , 2019

Vertical pumps are a unique subcategory of centrifugal pumps that are widely used throughout the industury in such applications as: Main Water Intake, Booster Service, Cooling Tower Service, Process Hot Well, Process Cold Well, Condensate Service and Blowdown Service.

Our 1-day seminar will cover the following topics as they apply to vertical turbine pumps: HI Classification, Principles of Operation, Performance Characteristics, Lubrication Options, Review of Individual Components, Design Differences, Optional Construction and Maintenance Consideration.

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Training for Nuclear Fundamentals / Chicago, IL, June 12-14, 2019

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
  • Positive Displacement Pump Concepts

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