Understanding Pumps in a System and Understanding the Common Pump Failures


1 x day

Certification / CPD:

Certificate of Achievement plus 8 CPD hours

Course Date(s):

We can discuss dates to suit your schedule and deliver course on your premises

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Course Content



  • Positive Displacement
  • Centrifugal


  • Head
  • Flow
  • Pressure
  • Friction

Suction Conditions


  • Vapour Pressure

Maintenance Philosophy

  • Classes of pump
  • Multiple pumps

Maintenance Methods



  • Oil Analysis
  • Vibration Analysis
  • Thermographic
  • Ultrasound

Condition Based Monitoring

About this course

This course is for you who wish to become more familiar with the definitions and terms relating to pumps and pumping along with gaining a good understanding of the types of pumps most commonly used in industry and a detailed analysis of Pump Failure Causes. You will be clear on the main factors taken in to account in the selection of a pump for a specific application along with the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of pumps and pump specification for specific / special services.

Training Approach and Method

One day in the classroom or if you prefer…..Virtual delivery

This Virtual course will be delivered over 2 days / 4 hrs per day / 2 hrs am & 2 hrs pm and questions will be answered (anonymously) via ‘chat’ and results shared with group. This allows trainer to clarify issues raised / highlight other relevant points to ensure a good, clear understanding by each participant.

Course Objectives

The aim of this course is to assist you to maintain and overhaul pumps efficiently and speedily in order to avoid costly downtime and possible costly damage to the pump.

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