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Centrifugal Pump Fundamentals (CPF) - Dallas, Texas

Dates available for this course...

 Course Availability
M/D/Y Flowserve Customer Flowserve Distributor Flowserve Employee
11/4/2014 to 11/7/2014 test test test
12/16/2014 to 12/19/2014 test test test
01/27/2015 to 01/30/2015 test test test
03/10/2015 to 03/13/2015 test test test
04/21/2015 to 04/24/2015 test test test
06/02/2015 to 06/05/2015 test test test
07/14/2015 to 07/17/2015 test test test
08/25/2015 to 08/28/2015 test test test
09/29/2015 to 10/02/2015 test test test
11/03/2015 to 11/06/2015 test test test
12/08/2015 to 12/11/2015 test test test

Course Description

This course provides an in-depth understanding of Centrifugal Pump Fundamentals. The course is designed to provide a detailed explanation of how a centrifugal pump is constructed and operated to achieve maximum reliability. Selecting the right pump for a specific application and identification of problems associated with pump operation are determined through the use of pump curves and hydraulic calculations.

Specific topics include:

  • Introduction to Pump Terms and Definitions
  • Basic Hydraulics
  • Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH), Recirculation, Cavitation and Suction Conditions
  • Specific Speed, Suction Specific Speed
  • Performance Curves and Variable Operation
  • Viscosity
  • Centrifugal Pump Classification and Types
  • Bearings and Lubrication
  • Basic Types of Drivers

Audience

This course is intended for those individuals starting their careers in the following fields: applications engineering, reliability engineering and rotating equipment engineering. Other personnel requiring knowledge or a refresher on the fundamentals of centrifugal pumps design and operation will find this course helpful.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand how a centrifugal pump works
  • Understand the term "head" and how to calculate total system head
  • Be able to identify various pump types and components
  • Understand pump curves and generate a pump curve from data collected at the pump
  • Understand the hydraulic loads created by a pump
  • Become familiar with affinity laws and how to apply them correctly
  • Become familiar with NPSH calculations and the effect suction conditions have on pump performance
  • Be able to conduct the following calculations:
    • Total system head and Affinity Laws
    • NPSH available (NPSHA) for the system
    • Brake horsepower requirement
    • Viscosity corrections
    • Suction speed and suction specific speed
  • Become familiar with viscosity, specific gravity and temperature and their effect on pump performance and selection
  • Review basic drivers used on centrifugal pumps
  • Become familiar with basic vibration and how it relates to pump performance

Prerequisites

It is recommended that participants have a basic math background.

Course Length

Four days (32 hours)

Course Registration

Mechanical Seal Fundamentals (MSF) - Dallas, Texas

Dates available for this course...

 Course Availability
M/D/Y Flowserve Customer Flowserve Distributor Flowserve Employee
11/11/2014 to 11/14/2014 test test test
03/03/2015 to 03/06/2015 test test test
04/14/2015 to 04/17/2015 test test test
06/09/2015 to 06/12/2015 test test test
07/21/2015 to 07/24/2015 test test test
09/01/2015 to 09/04/2015 test test test
10/20/2015 to 10/23/2015 test test test
12/15/2015 to 12/18/2015 test test test

Course Description

This course explains the basic need for mechanical seal systems and the theory behind how they work. Emphasis is placed not only of the operation of mechanical seals, but also the environment that they operate in (pump or other equipment), and the support systems that help them survive. Additional topics include materials of construction, fluid properties that affect seal selection, seal specifications, and reading seal drawings. Class time accounts for approximately 60% of the total, with the remainder spent in laboratories exercises. Students will assemble and disassemble pumps and seals as well as operate pumps and monitor performance. Both team and individual hands-on exercises are included.

Audience

This course is intended for maintenance and engineering personnel that require a detailed explanation of mechanical seal design, operation and maintenance. Engineers and other reliability staff will find this to be a foundational class for understanding complex problems relating to mechanical seals and sealing systems.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe basic construction of a pump and its purpose
  • Describe the function of a seal within a pump
  • Discuss construction and design of various mechanical seals and outline performance factors
  • Describe fluid principles and concepts relating to seal operations
  • Differentiate between various seal designs and configuration and describe operation and appropriate application
  • Understand various API/ANSI Piping Plans and select appropriate plans based upon application and seal design
  • Discuss benefits and limitations of seal construction materials according to application
  • Utilize a seal assembly drawing to locate key components and measurements
  • Perform equipment condition checks and install a mechanical seal
  • Perform tests to verify integrity of seals

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Length

Four days (32 hours)

This class was previously titled Seal Fundamentals.

Course Registration

Pump and Mechanical Seal Principles (PMSP) - Dallas, Texas

Dates available for this course...

 Course Availability
M/D/Y Flowserve Customer Flowserve Distributor Flowserve Employee
12/2/2014 to 12/5/2014 test test test
02/10/2015 to 02/13/2015 test test test
03/24/2015 to 03/27/2015 test test test
05/19/2015 to 05/22/2015 test test test
07/07/2015 to 07/10/2015 test test test
08/18/2015 to 08/21/2015 test test test
10/06/2015 to 10/09/2015 test test test
11/17/2015 to 11/20/2015 test test test

Course Description

This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to understand the basics of pumps, pumping systems and mechanical seals. The course curriculum is centered on pump and mechanical seal design, operation and maintenance, and is made up of approximately 60% classroom and 40% laboratory time. Concepts and theory are taught in a classroom setting and then reinforced with hands-on exercises in the laboratories. Participants utilize the laboratories (static displays and operational pumps) to perform pump and seal settings through learning experiments. Working in teams, attendees will be involved in interactive discussions while they assemble, disassemble, test, and document a variety of operational pumps and mechanical seals.

Audience

Facility personnel who require basic understanding of centrifugal pumps, pumping systems hydraulics and mechanical seals are encouraged to attend this class. Specifically, millwrights, mechanics, machinery technicians and maintenance supervisors, as well as experienced operators, will benefit from this training.Participants should have direct involvement or responsibility for pump and mechanical seal installation, operation, troubleshooting or maintenance.

Participants should have direct involvement or responsibility for pump and mechanical seal, installation, operation, troubleshooting or maintenance.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Identify and describe basic centrifugal pump design
  • Identify and describe the basics of pumping system hydraulics
  • Identify classic cavitation, recirculation and Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH)
  • Describe acceptable and preferred regions of pump operation, including minimum flow
  • Describe impeller design as it relates to specific speed and suction specific speed
  • Describe pump and system interaction
  • Identify and describe centrifugal pump types and designs
  • Identify and describe basic seal configurations
  • Describe how a mechanical seal operates
  • Describe the limitations of single mechanical seals
  • Identify and describe common mechanical seal piping plans

Prerequisites

Basic hands-on skills and some experience with rotating equipment. Basic math skills are helpful.

Course Length

Four days (32 hours)

Course Registration

Pump and Mechanical Seal Reliability (PMSR) - Dallas, Texas

Dates available for this course...

 Course Availability
M/D/Y Flowserve Customer Flowserve Distributor Flowserve Employee
12/9/2014 to 12/12/2014 test test test
02/24/2015 to 02/27/2015 test test test
04/28/2015 to 05/01/2015 test test test
06/23/2015 to 06/26/2015 test test test
08/11/2015 to 08/14/2015 test test test
10/27/2015 to 10/30/2015 test test test

Course Description

This course gives participants a better understanding of the interrelated functions of the centrifugal pump, mechanical seal and complete pumping system. Participants learn how to find and address causes of poor pump and seal reliability. After a brief review of pump and mechanical seal basics, course curriculum centers on pump and seal troubleshooting and solutions. Concepts and theory are taught in a classroom setting and then reinforced with hands-on exercises in our laboratories. This course is approximately 60% classroom and 40% laboratory time. Participants use our dynamic power laboratories' fully operational pumps to perform exercises that demonstrate the principles presented in the classroom. Working in teams, all are involved in interactive discussions while they analyze and document findings from the operation of laboratory equipment.

Audience

This course builds upon information presented in Pump and Mechanical Seal Principles. The target audiences are experienced operations and maintenance personnel and entry level engineering staff with one to three years of plant experience. All industries utilizing mechanically sealed centrifugal pumps will benefit from this training

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Explain how the interrelationship of centrifugal pumps, mechanical seals and process systems affect equipment reliability
  • Evaluate symptoms to determine causes of failures associated with centrifugal pumps and mechanical seals
  • Identify practical corrective procedures that can improve centrifugal pump and mechanical seal reliability

Prerequisites

Pump and Mechanical Seal Principles is a suggested prerequisite for this course for maintenance and operations personnel. Centrifugal Pump Fundamentals and Mechanical Seal Fundamentals are suggested prerequisites for Reliability and Engineering personnel.

Course Length

Four days (32 hours)

Course Registration

Pump System Analysis (PSA) - Dallas, Texas

Dates available for this course...

 Course Availability
M/D/Y Flowserve Customer Flowserve Distributor Flowserve Employee
12/2/2014 to 12/5/2014 test test test
02/03/2015 to 02/06/2015 test test test
05/05/2014 to 05/08/2015 test test test
07/28/2015 to 07/31/2015 test test test
09/22/2015 to 09/25/2015 test test test
12/01/2015 to 12/04/2015 test test test

Course Description

This course provides an in-depth understanding of pump system analysis. The course is designed to provide a detailed comprehension of how to perform system evaluation and calculation to achieve optimum system reliability.

Specific topics include:

  • Total Energy in an Incompressible Liquid
  • Pump Total Head
  • Energy and Hydraulic Gradient
  • System Head Curves
  • System Head Curves for Branch-line Systems
  • Friction Head Losses Through Valves and Fittings
  • Pump Selection Criteria
  • Controlling Centrifugal Pumps
  • Measurements Using Controlling Systems
  • Machine Protection
  • Seal Flushing and Cooling
  • Parallel Operation and Series Operation
  • Variable Speed vs. Valve Control
  • Pump Nozzle Loads
  • Calculation of NPSHa
  • Driver Selection and Pump Critical Speeds
  • Suction and Discharge Piping

Audience

This course is intended for senior maintenance personnel, reliability engineers, rotating equipment engineers/specialists and management personnel requiring knowledge of how to analyze centrifugal pumping systems.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand system curves
  • Calculate Total System Head
  • Be able to select the right pump for an application
  • Understand how the pump is controlled by flow control systems
  • Understand the influence of nozzle loads on system reliability
  • Assess suction conditions and be able to calculate the NPSHA of a system
  • Define and understand the power requirement for a system
  • Understand critical speeds of pumps
  • Evaluate and analyze suction and discharge piping issues

Prerequisites

It is recommended that participants have already completed Centrifugal Pump Fundamentals (CPF) and have a minimum of three years of experiencein pumps and mechanical seals.

Course Length

Four days (32 hours)

Course Registration

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) - Dallas, Texas

Dates available for this course...

 Course Availability
M/D/Y Flowserve Customer Flowserve Distributor Flowserve Employee
12/16/2014 to 12/19/2014 test test test
02/10/2015 to 02/13/2015 test test test
04/14/2015 to 04/17/2015 test test test
06/16/2015 to 06/19/2015 test test test
08/18/2015 to 08/21/2015 test test test
10/20/2015 to 10/23/2015 test test test
12/15/2015 to 12/18/2015 test test test

Course Description

This course provides an in-depth understanding of Root Cause-mapping techniques. The course is designed to provide detailed comprehension of how to perform RCA to achieve the maximum bottom-line results, the resolution of identified causes.

Specific topics include:

  • Introduction to and Purpose of Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • Elements of Root Cause Analysis
  • Define the Problem
  • Investigate Causes
  • Execute the Solution
  • Centrifugal Pump Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting
  • Mechanical Seal Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting
  • Case Studies ?used to exercise the skill and knowledge of troubleshooting and RCA

Audience

This course is intended for senior maintenance personnel, reliability engineers, rotating equipment engineers/specialists and management personnel requiring knowledge of identifying the causes of centrifugal pump and mechanical seal failures.

Course Objectives

The objective of this course is to teach the participant how to identify, analyze and eliminate a problem. Participants will have the requisite skills and knowledge necessary to correctly select, accurately analyze and obtain resolution to undesirable events. They will understand how to perform all the facets of a complete and accurate Root Cause Analysis using cause-mapping techniques.

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Recognize, identify and describe a "problem"
  • Gather relevant and discard non-relevant information
  • Evaluate and analyze the problem symptoms and information to arrive at the root cause of a problem
  • Define solutions to correct the problem

Prerequisites

It is recommended that participants have already completed Pump and Mechanical Seal Fundamentals and have a minimum of three years of experience in pumps and mechanical seals.

Course Length

Four days (32 hours)

Course Registration

Single-Stage Pump Repair (SSPR) - Dallas, Texas

Dates available for this course...

 Course Availability
M/D/Y Flowserve Customer Flowserve Distributor Flowserve Employee
11/11/2014 to 11/13/2014 test test test
03/10/2015 to 03/12/2015 test test test
05/05/2015 to 05/07/2015 test test test
07/28/2015 to 07/30/2015 test test test
11/03/2015 to 11/05/2015 test test test

Course Description

This course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to understand the basics of pumps, pumping systems, and mechanical seal design, operation and maintenance. The course is comprised of approximately 50 percent classroom and 50 percent laboratory time. Concepts and theory are taught in a classroom setting and then reinforced with hands-on exercises. Participants will use static displays and operational pumps to perform pump and seal settings. Working in a team, they will assemble, disassemble, and document a variety of operational pumps and mechanical seals. Seminar texts and demonstrations are generic to all vendors hardware.

Audience

This course is for mechanics, millwrights and technicians in facilities with single-stage centrifugal pumps. Attendees should have direct involvement or supervisory responsibilities for pump maintenance.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe centrifugal pump operation and why they fail
  • Describe basic hydraulics and its impact on pump performance
  • Describe pump and system interaction
  • Explain basic functions of mechanical seals, how they work and why they fail
  • Demonstrate accurate reading of precision measurement tools
  • Accurately interpret mechanical seal assembly drawings
  • Properly disassemble and inspect a centrifugal pump
  • Accurately measure critical pump dimensions using precision instruments
  • Demonstrate proper bearing removal and installation

Prerequisites

It is recommended that participants have basic math skills and have knowledge of safe work practices. The ability to read mechanical drawings and use hand, measurement and power tools are a plus.

Course Length

Three days (24 hours)

This course was previously titled Pump Repair Technician's Course.

Course Registration

Multistage Pump Repair (MSPR) - Dallas, Texas

Dates available for this course...

 Course Availability
M/D/Y Flowserve Customer Flowserve Distributor Flowserve Employee
11/4/2014 to 11/7/2014 test test test
02/24/2015 to 02/27/2015 test test test
04/28/2015 to 05/01/2015 test test test
07/07/2015 to 07/10/2015 test test test
09/15/2015 to 09/18/2015 test test test
12/01/2015 to 12/04/2015 test test test

Course Description

This course instructs participants on the proper procedures for the preparation, rigging, disassembly, inspection and reassembly of multistage centrifugal pumps equivalent to those used in most industries. The pumps addressed include both horizontally split and radially split pumps. Participants will be introduced to maintenance and troubleshooting techniques that will enable them to diagnose, predict and prevent common problems associated with these pumps. They also will be instructed in the proper installation of mechanical seal assemblies and the mechanical seal piping plans that apply to multistage pumps. Additional topics covered include: design, installation and effective operation of multistage centrifugal pumps, as well as the use of associated tools and measuring equipment. Class time is divided into 40% classroom-based lecture and 60% hands-on lab activities where students take part in the disassembly and reassembly of actual pumps.

Audience

Service, maintenance, machine repair, or engineering staff of an industrial plant, institution or public utility which use multistage pumps and related equipment. Individuals should have direct involvement or responsibility for multistage pump installation, performance and maintenance.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Identify typical multistage pump designs and associated applications
  • Demonstrate in logical order the major tasks for the disassembly/assembly of a multistage centrifugal pump
  • Demonstrate routine maintenance and overhaul procedures
  • Inspect and determine when to replace and/or repair pump components
  • Describe various troubleshooting procedures

Prerequisites

It is recommended that participants complete the Single-stage Pump Repair course or have equivalent field experience before attending this class.

Course Length

Four days (32 hours)

This course was previously titled High Energy Pump Repair.

Course Registration

Centrifugal Pump Fundamentals (CPF) - Lake Charles, Louisiana (McNeese State)

Dates available for this course...

 Course Availability
M/D/Y Flowserve Customer Flowserve Distributor Flowserve Employee
07/21/2015 to 07/23/2015 test test test

Course Description

This course provides an in-depth understanding of Centrifugal Pump Fundamentals. The course is designed to provide a detailed explanation of how a centrifugal pump is constructed and operated to achieve maximum reliability. Selecting the right pump for a specific application and identification of problems associated with pump operation are determined through the use of pump curves and hydraulic calculations.

Specific topics include:

  • Introduction to Pump Terms and Definitions
  • Basic Hydraulics
  • Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH), Recirculation, Cavitation and Suction Conditions
  • Specific Speed, Suction Specific Speed
  • Performance Curves and Variable Operation
  • Viscosity
  • Centrifugal Pump Classification and Types
  • Bearings and Lubrication
  • Basic Types of Drivers

Audience

This course is intended for those individuals starting their careers in the following fields: applications engineering, reliability engineering and rotating equipment engineering. Other personnel requiring knowledge or a refresher on the fundamentals of centrifugal pumps design and operation will find this course helpful.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand how a centrifugal pump works
  • Understand the term "head" and how to calculate total system head
  • Be able to identify various pump types and components
  • Understand pump curves and generate a pump curve from data collected at the pump
  • Understand the hydraulic loads created by a pump
  • Become familiar with affinity laws and how to apply them correctly
  • Become familiar with NPSH calculations and the effect suction conditions have on pump performance
  • Be able to conduct the following calculations:
    • Total system head and Affinity Laws
    • NPSH available (NPSHA) for the system
    • Brake horsepower requirement
    • Viscosity corrections
    • Suction speed and suction specific speed
  • Become familiar with viscosity, specific gravity and temperature and their effect on pump performance and selection
  • Review basic drivers used on centrifugal pumps
  • Become familiar with basic vibration and how it relates to pump performance

Prerequisites

It is recommended that participants have a basic math background.

Course Length

Three days (24 hours)

Course Registration

Mechanical Seal Fundamentals (MSF) - Lake Charles, Louisiana (McNeese State)

Dates available for this course...

 Course Availability
M/D/Y Flowserve Customer Flowserve Distributor Flowserve Employee
09/15/2015 to 09/17/2015 test test test

Course Description

This course explains the basic need for mechanical seal systems and the theory behind how they work. Emphasis is placed not only of the operation of mechanical seals, but also the environment that they operate in (pump or other equipment), and the support systems that help them survive. Additional topics include materials of construction, fluid properties that affect seal selection, seal specifications, and reading seal drawings. Class time accounts for approximately 60% of the total, with the remainder spent in laboratories exercises. Students will assemble and disassemble pumps and seals as well as operate pumps and monitor performance. Both team and individual hands-on exercises are included.

Audience

This course is intended for maintenance and engineering personnel that require a detailed explanation of mechanical seal design, operation and maintenance. Engineers and other reliability staff will find this to be a foundational class for understanding complex problems relating to mechanical seals and sealing systems.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe basic construction of a pump and its purpose
  • Describe the function of a seal within a pump
  • Discuss construction and design of various mechanical seals and outline performance factors
  • Describe fluid principles and concepts relating to seal operations
  • Differentiate between various seal designs and configuration and describe operation and appropriate application
  • Understand various API/ANSI Piping Plans and select appropriate plans based upon application and seal design
  • Discuss benefits and limitations of seal construction materials according to application
  • Utilize a seal assembly drawing to locate key components and measurements
  • Perform equipment condition checks and install a mechanical seal
  • Perform tests to verify integrity of seals

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Length

Three days (24 hours)

This class was previously titled Seal Fundamentals.

Course Registration

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) - Lake Charles, Louisiana (McNeese State)

Dates available for this course...

 Course Availability
M/D/Y Flowserve Customer Flowserve Distributor Flowserve Employee
01/13/2015 to 01/15/2015 test test test

Course Description

This course provides an in-depth understanding of Root Cause Mapping techniques. The course is designed to provide detailed comprehension of how to perform RCA to achieve the maximum bottom-line results, the resolution of identified causes. Participants will learn to write a report detailing the RCA results, present their findings to management and track the progress of the recommendations implemented for event resolution.

Specific topics include:

  • Introduction to and purpose of Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • Elements of Root Cause Analysis
  • Define the Problem
  • Investigate Causes
  • Execute the Solution
  • Centrifugal Pump Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting
  • Mechanical Seal Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting
  • Case Studies ?used to exercise the skill and the knowledge of troubleshooting and RCA

Audience

This course is intended for senior maintenance personnel, reliability engineers, rotating equipment engineers/specialists and management personnel requiring knowledge of identifying the cause of centrifugal pump and mechanical seal failures.

Course Objectives

The objective of this course is to teach the participant how to identify, analyze and eliminate a problem. Participants will have the requisite skills and knowledge necessary to correctly select, accurately analyze and obtain resolution to undesirable events. They will understand how to perform all the facets of a complete and accurate Root Cause Analysis using cause mapping techniques.

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Recognize, identify and describe a "problem"
  • Gather relevant information and discard non-relevant
  • Evaluate and analyze the problem symptoms and information to arrive at the root cause of a problem
  • Define solutions to correct the problem
  • Assess what else may have been affected by the same cause
  • Assess what other problems could be prevented by applying the same solution

Prerequisites

It is recommended that participants have already completed Pump and Mechanical Seal Fundamentals and have a minimum of three years experience in pumps and mechanical seals.

Course Length

Three days (24 hours)

Course Registration

Pump and Seal Operator Training (POT) - Lake Charles, Louisiana (McNeese State)

Dates available for this course...

 Course Availability
M/D/Y Flowserve Customer Flowserve Distributor Flowserve Employee
05/20/2015 test test test

Course Description

The purpose of this program is to teach principles and procedures that will optimize pump and seal life through proper operation. Participants will identify causes of rotating equipment failure through operation and discuss methods to make corrections.

Participants will interpret the sights and sounds of potential failure and identify corrective actions. They will review proper start-up and shutdown procedures and identify the purpose and function of critical pump and seal components.

Audience

All people or supervisors involved with the routine operation of mechanically sealed equipment. Others who would benefit include engineers responsible for the reliability of mechanical seals and pumps.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Explain how centrifugal pumps and mechanical seals operate
  • Identify causes of rotating equipment failure through improper operation
  • Describe the function and operation of auxiliary equipment
  • Describe proper start-up and shutdown of equipment
  • Describe troubleshooting procedures that identify and correct potential rotating equipment damage or failure

Prerequisites

It is recommended that participants have some experience with rotating equipment.

Course Length

One day (8 hours)

Also available in reduced version of ?day (4 hours)

Course Registration

Pump and Mechanical Seal Basics (PMSB) - Lake Charles, Louisiana (McNeese State)

Dates available for this course...

 Course Availability
M/D/Y Flowserve Customer Flowserve Distributor Flowserve Employee
05/19/2015 to 05/20/2015 test test test

Course Description

This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to understand the basics of pumps and mechanical seals. The course curriculum is designed to provide a basic explanation of the parts of the pump and mechanical seal and how they function together to achieve maximum reliability.

Concepts and theory are taught in a classroom setting and then reinforced with hands-on exercises using portable laboratories.

Specific topics include:

  • Introduction to Pump Terms and Definitions
  • Construction of the Pump and the Function of Each Part
  • Basic Hydraulics, Head and Flow
  • Performance Curves
  • Net Positive Suction Head and Cavitation
  • Single Mechanical Seals
  • Dual Mechanical Seals
  • Basic Systems
  • Basic Troubleshooting

Audience

This course is intended for those individuals starting their careers in the following fields: pump maintenance, applications engineering, reliability engineering and rotating equipment engineering. Other personnel requiring knowledge or a refresher on the basics of pumps and mechanical seals will benefit from this training. Participants should have direct involvement or responsibility for pump and mechanical seal installation, operation, troubleshooting or maintenance.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of how a centrifugal pump works
  • Explain pressures within a centrifugal pump and how mechanical seals are affected by pump operation
  • Identify mechanical seal piping plans, their purpose and when each is used
  • Review troubleshooting processes for determining mechanical seal failure causes

Prerequisites

It is recommended that participants have basic hands-on skills and some experience with rotating equipment.

Course Length

Two days (16 hours)

Course Registration

Pump and Mechanical Seal Principles (PMSP) - Lake Charles, Louisiana (McNeese State)

Dates available for this course...

 Course Availability
M/D/Y Flowserve Customer Flowserve Distributor Flowserve Employee
11/18/2014 to 11/20/2014 test test test
03/17/2015 to 03/19/2015 test test test

Course Description

This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to understand the basics of pumps, pumping systems and mechanical seals. The course curriculum is centered on pump and mechanical seal design, operation and maintenance, and is made up of approximately 60% classroom and 40% laboratory time. Concepts and theory are taught in a classroom setting and then reinforced with hands-on exercises in the laboratories. Participants utilize the laboratories (static displays and operational pumps) to perform pump and seal settings through learning experiments. Working in teams, attendees will be involved in interactive discussions while they assemble, disassemble, test, and document a variety of operational pumps and mechanical seals.

Audience

Facility personnel who require basic understanding of centrifugal pumps, pumping systems hydraulics and mechanical seals are encouraged to attend this class. Specifically, millwrights, mechanics, machinery technicians and maintenance supervisors, as well as experienced operators, will benefit from this training.Participants should have direct involvement or responsibility for pump and mechanical seal installation, operation, troubleshooting or maintenance.

Participants should have direct involvement or responsibility for pump and mechanical seal, installation, operation, troubleshooting or maintenance.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Identify and describe basic centrifugal pump design
  • Identify and describe the basics of pumping system hydraulics
  • Identify classic cavitation, recirculation and Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH)
  • Describe acceptable and preferred regions of pump operation, including minimum flow
  • Describe impeller design as it relates to specific speed and suction specific speed
  • Describe pump and system interaction
  • Identify and describe centrifugal pump types and designs
  • Identify and describe basic seal configurations
  • Describe how a mechanical seal operates
  • Describe the limitations of single mechanical seals
  • Identify and describe common mechanical seal piping plans

Prerequisites

Basic hands-on skills and some experience with rotating equipment. Basic math skills are helpful.

Course Length

Three days (24 hours)

Course Registration

Pump and Mechanical Seal Reliability (PMSR) - Lake Charles, Louisiana (McNeese State)

Dates available for this course...

 Course Availability
M/D/Y Flowserve Customer Flowserve Distributor Flowserve Employee
11/17/2015 to 11/19/2015 test test test

Course Description

This course gives participants a better understanding of the interrelated functions of the centrifugal pump, mechanical seal and complete pumping system. Participants learn how to find and address causes of poor pump and seal reliability. After a brief review of pump and mechanical seal basics, course curriculum centers on pump and seal troubleshooting and solutions. Concepts and theory are taught in a classroom setting and then reinforced with hands-on exercises in our laboratories. This course is approximately 60% classroom and 40% laboratory time. Participants use our dynamic power laboratories' fully operational pumps to perform exercises that demonstrate the principles presented in the classroom. Working in teams, all are involved in interactive discussions while they analyze and document findings from the operation of laboratory equipment.

Audience

This course builds upon information presented in Pump and Mechanical Seal Principles. The target audiences are experienced operations and maintenance personnel and entry level engineering staff with one to three years of plant experience. All industries utilizing mechanically sealed centrifugal pumps will benefit from this training

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Explain how the interrelationship of centrifugal pumps, mechanical seals and process systems affect equipment reliability
  • Evaluate symptoms to determine causes of failures associated with centrifugal pumps and mechanical seals
  • Identify practical corrective procedures that can improve centrifugal pump and mechanical seal reliability

Prerequisites

Pump and Mechanical Seal Principles is a suggested prerequisite for this course for maintenance and operations personnel. Centrifugal Pump Fundamentals and Mechanical Seal Fundamentals are suggested prerequisites for Reliability and Engineering personnel.

Course Length

Three days (24 hours)

Course Registration

Course Registration - Europe, Africa and the Middle East

Centrifugal Pump Fundamentals (CPF) - Desio, Italy

Dates available for this course...

 Course Availability
M/D/Y Flowserve Customer Flowserve Distributor Flowserve Employee
11/4/2014 to 11/7/2014 test test test
01/20/2015 to 01/23/2015 test test test
04/14/2015 to 04/17/2015 test test test
05/05/2015 to 05/08/2015 test test test
07/07/2015 to 07/10/2015 test test test
09/15/2015 to 09/18/2015 test test test
11/03/2015 to 11/06/2015 test test test

Course Description

This course provides an in-depth understanding of Centrifugal Pump Fundamentals. The course is designed to provide a detailed explanation of how a centrifugal pump is constructed and operated to achieve maximum reliability. Selecting the right pump for a specific application and identification of problems associated with pump operation are determined through the use of pump curves and hydraulic calculations.

Specific topics include:

  • Introduction to Pump Terms and Definitions
  • Basic Hydraulics
  • Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH), Recirculation, Cavitation and Suction Conditions
  • Specific Speed, Suction Specific Speed
  • Performance Curves and Variable Operation
  • Viscosity
  • Centrifugal Pump Classification and Types
  • Bearings and Lubrication
  • Basic Types of Drivers

Audience

This course is intended for those individuals starting their careers in the following fields: applications engineering, reliability engineering and rotating equipment engineering. Other personnel requiring knowledge or a refresher on the fundamentals of centrifugal pumps design and operation will find this course helpful.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand how a centrifugal pump works
  • Understand the term "head" and how to calculate total system head
  • Be able to identify various pump types and components
  • Understand pump curves and generate a pump curve from data collected at the pump
  • Understand the hydraulic loads created by a pump
  • Become familiar with affinity laws and how to apply them correctly
  • Become familiar with NPSH calculations and the effect suction conditions have on pump performance
  • Be able to conduct the following calculations:
    • Total system head and Affinity Laws
    • NPSH available (NPSHA) for the system
    • Brake horsepower requirement
    • Viscosity corrections
    • Suction speed and suction specific speed
  • Become familiar with viscosity, specific gravity and temperature and their effect on pump performance and selection
  • Review basic drivers used on centrifugal pumps
  • Become familiar with basic vibration and how it relates to pump performance

Prerequisites

It is recommended that participants have a basic math background.

Course Length

Four days (32 hours)

Course Registration

Mechanical Seal Fundamentals (MSF) - Desio, Italy

Dates available for this course...

 Course Availability
M/D/Y Flowserve Customer Flowserve Distributor Flowserve Employee
11/11/2014 to 11/14/2014 test test test
01/27/2015 to 01/30/2015 test test test
03/31/2015 to 04/03/2015 test test test
05/12/2015 to 05/15/2015 test test test
06/30/2015 to 07/03/2015 test test test
09/08/2015 to 09/11/2015 test test test
11/10/2015 to 11/13/2015 test test test

Course Description

This course explains the basic need for mechanical seal systems and the theory behind how they work. Emphasis is placed not only of the operation of mechanical seals, but also the environment that they operate in (pump or other equipment), and the support systems that help them survive. Additional topics include materials of construction, fluid properties that affect seal selection, seal specifications, and reading seal drawings. Class time accounts for approximately 60% of the total, with the remainder spent in laboratories exercises. Students will assemble and disassemble pumps and seals as well as operate pumps and monitor performance. Both team and individual hands-on exercises are included.

Audience

This course is intended for maintenance and engineering personnel that require a detailed explanation of mechanical seal design, operation and maintenance. Engineers and other reliability staff will find this to be a foundational class for understanding complex problems relating to mechanical seals and sealing systems.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe basic construction of a pump and its purpose
  • Describe the function of a seal within a pump
  • Discuss construction and design of various mechanical seals and outline performance factors
  • Describe fluid principles and concepts relating to seal operations
  • Differentiate between various seal designs and configuration and describe operation and appropriate application
  • Understand various API/ANSI Piping Plans and select appropriate plans based upon application and seal design
  • Discuss benefits and limitations of seal construction materials according to application
  • Utilize a seal assembly drawing to locate key components and measurements
  • Perform equipment condition checks and install a mechanical seal
  • Perform tests to verify integrity of seals

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Length

Four days (32 hours)

This class was previously titled Seal Fundamentals.

Course Registration

Pump System Analysis (PSA) - Desio, Italy

Dates available for this course...

 Course Availability
M/D/Y Flowserve Customer Flowserve Distributor Flowserve Employee
02/10/2015 to 02/13/2015 test test test
06/09/2015 to 06/12/2015 test test test
10/13/2015 to 10/16/2015 test test test

Course Description

This course provides an in-depth understanding of pump system analysis. The course is designed to provide a detailed comprehension of how to perform system evaluation and calculation to achieve optimum system reliability.

Specific topics include:

  • Total Energy in an Incompressible Liquid
  • Pump Total Head
  • Energy and Hydraulic Gradient
  • System Head Curves
  • System Head Curves for Branch-line Systems
  • Friction Head Losses Through Valves and Fittings
  • Pump Selection Criteria
  • Controlling Centrifugal Pumps
  • Measurements Using Controlling Systems
  • Machine Protection
  • Seal Flushing and Cooling
  • Parallel Operation and Series Operation
  • Variable Speed vs. Valve Control
  • Pump Nozzle Loads
  • Calculation of NPSHa
  • Driver Selection and Pump Critical Speeds
  • Suction and Discharge Piping

Audience

This course is intended for senior maintenance personnel, reliability engineers, rotating equipment engineers/specialists and management personnel requiring knowledge of how to analyze centrifugal pumping systems.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand system curves
  • Calculate Total System Head
  • Be able to select the right pump for an application
  • Understand how the pump is controlled by flow control systems
  • Understand the influence of nozzle loads on system reliability
  • Assess suction conditions and be able to calculate the NPSHA of a system
  • Define and understand the power requirement for a system
  • Understand critical speeds of pumps
  • Evaluate and analyze suction and discharge piping issues

Prerequisites

It is recommended that participants have already completed Centrifugal Pump Fundamentals (CPF) and have a minimum of three years of experiencein pumps and mechanical seals.

Course Length

Four days (32 hours)

Course Registration

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) - Desio, Italy

Dates available for this course...

 Course Availability
M/D/Y Flowserve Customer Flowserve Distributor Flowserve Employee
10/28/2014 to 10/31/2014 test test test
02/17/2015 to 02/20/2015 test test test
05/26/2015 to 05/29/2015 test test test
10/20/2015 to 10/23/2015 test test test

Course Description

This course provides an in-depth understanding of Root Cause-mapping techniques. The course is designed to provide detailed comprehension of how to perform RCA to achieve the maximum bottom-line results, the resolution of identified causes.

Specific topics include:

  • Introduction to and Purpose of Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • Elements of Root Cause Analysis
  • Define the Problem
  • Investigate Causes
  • Execute the Solution
  • Centrifugal Pump Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting
  • Mechanical Seal Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting
  • Case Studies ?used to exercise the skill and knowledge of troubleshooting and RCA

Audience

This course is intended for senior maintenance personnel, reliability engineers, rotating equipment engineers/specialists and management personnel requiring knowledge of identifying the causes of centrifugal pump and mechanical seal failures.

Course Objectives

The objective of this course is to teach the participant how to identify, analyze and eliminate a problem. Participants will have the requisite skills and knowledge necessary to correctly select, accurately analyze and obtain resolution to undesirable events. They will understand how to perform all the facets of a complete and accurate Root Cause Analysis using cause-mapping techniques.

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Recognize, identify and describe a "problem"
  • Gather relevant and discard non-relevant information
  • Evaluate and analyze the problem symptoms and information to arrive at the root cause of a problem
  • Define solutions to correct the problem

Prerequisites

It is recommended that participants have already completed Pump and Mechanical Seal Fundamentals and have a minimum of three years of experience in pumps and mechanical seals.

Course Length

Four days (32 hours)

Course Registration

Single-Stage Pump Repair (SSPR) - Desio, Italy

Dates available for this course...

 Course Availability
M/D/Y Flowserve Customer Flowserve Distributor Flowserve Employee
04/21/2015 to 04/23/2015 test test test
09/22/2015 to 09/24/2015 test test test

Course Description

This course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to understand the basics of pumps, pumping systems, and mechanical seal design, operation and maintenance. The course is comprised of approximately 50 percent classroom and 50 percent laboratory time. Concepts and theory are taught in a classroom setting and then reinforced with hands-on exercises. Participants will use static displays and operational pumps to perform pump and seal settings. Working in a team, they will assemble, disassemble, and document a variety of operational pumps and mechanical seals. Seminar texts and demonstrations are generic to all vendors hardware.

Audience

This course is for mechanics, millwrights and technicians in facilities with single-stage centrifugal pumps. Attendees should have direct involvement or supervisory responsibilities for pump maintenance.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe centrifugal pump operation and why they fail
  • Describe basic hydraulics and its impact on pump performance
  • Describe pump and system interaction
  • Explain basic functions of mechanical seals, how they work and why they fail
  • Demonstrate accurate reading of precision measurement tools
  • Accurately interpret mechanical seal assembly drawings
  • Properly disassemble and inspect a centrifugal pump
  • Accurately measure critical pump dimensions using precision instruments
  • Demonstrate proper bearing removal and installation

Prerequisites

It is recommended that participants have basic math skills and have knowledge of safe work practices. The ability to read mechanical drawings and use hand, measurement and power tools are a plus.

Course Length

Three days (24 hours)

This course was previously titled Pump Repair Technician's Course.

Course Registration

Multistage Pump Repair (MSPR) - Desio, Italy

Dates available for this course...

 Course Availability
M/D/Y Flowserve Customer Flowserve Distributor Flowserve Employee
04/27/2015 to 04/30/2015 test test test
09/29/2015 to 10/02/2015 test test test

Course Description

This course instructs participants on the proper procedures for the preparation, rigging, disassembly, inspection and reassembly of multistage centrifugal pumps equivalent to those used in most industries. The pumps addressed include both horizontally split and radially split pumps. Participants will be introduced to maintenance and troubleshooting techniques that will enable them to diagnose, predict and prevent common problems associated with these pumps. They also will be instructed in the proper installation of mechanical seal assemblies and the mechanical seal piping plans that apply to multistage pumps. Additional topics covered include: design, installation and effective operation of multistage centrifugal pumps, as well as the use of associated tools and measuring equipment. Class time is divided into 40% classroom-based lecture and 60% hands-on lab activities where students take part in the disassembly and reassembly of actual pumps.

Audience

Service, maintenance, machine repair, or engineering staff of an industrial plant, institution or public utility which use multistage pumps and related equipment. Individuals should have direct involvement or responsibility for multistage pump installation, performance and maintenance.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Identify typical multistage pump designs and associated applications
  • Demonstrate in logical order the major tasks for the disassembly/assembly of a multistage centrifugal pump
  • Demonstrate routine maintenance and overhaul procedures
  • Inspect and determine when to replace and/or repair pump components
  • Describe various troubleshooting procedures

Prerequisites

It is recommended that participants complete the Single-stage Pump Repair course or have equivalent field experience before attending this class.

Course Length

Four days (32 hours)

This course was previously titled High Energy Pump Repair.

Course Registration

Entry-Level Vibration Training - ISO Category 1 Certification (ELVT) - Desio, Italy

Dates available for this course...

 Course Availability
M/D/Y Flowserve Customer Flowserve Distributor Flowserve Employee
05/19/2015 to 05/22/2015 test test test

Course Description

The course focuses on periodic, single channel data collection and analysis for condition-based maintenance programs. A foundation is established for in-depth understanding of spectrum and waveform relationships.

Audience

This course is intended for personnel who are new to vibration monitoring and analysis, and for personnel who have limited vibration analysis experience.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will have an understanding of:

  • Maintenance practices
  • Condition monitoring
  • Principles of vibration
  • Data acquisition
  • Equipment knowledge
  • Basic vibration analysis
  • ISO standards

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Length

Four days (32 hours)
Half day (certification test)

Course Registration

Vibration, Alignment and Balancing Basics (VABB) - Desio, Italy

Dates available for this course...

 Course Availability
M/D/Y Flowserve Customer Flowserve Distributor Flowserve Employee
10/06/2015 to 10/09/2015 test test test

Course Description

This course is used to impart knowledge and increase understanding about rotating equipment health and how vibration analysis is used to determine condition of rotating machinery. It will prepare personnel to more effectively interface with customers and consultants who may be confused by industry terms and jargon.

Audience

This course intended for operating personnel, maintenance personnel, and for those whom wish to gain a general understanding of vibration, alignment and balancing.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will have an understanding of:

  • Maintenance practices
  • Vibration fundamentals
  • Vibration measurement
  • Spectrum analysis
  • Alignment and misalignment
  • Balancing of machines

Prerequisites

It is recommended that participants have already completed Centrifugal Pump Fundamentals and Mechanical Seal Fundamentals.

Course Length

Four days (32 hours)

Course Registration

Course Registration - Asia Pacific

Centrifugal Pump Fundamentals (CPF) - Asia Pacific

Dates available for this course...

 Course Availability
M/D/Y Flowserve Customer Flowserve Distributor Flowserve Employee
11/10/14 to 11/14/14 Suzhou (SZH) test test test
11/17/14 to 11/21/14 (CPTC) test test test
011/17/14 to 11/21/14 Castlemaine (CSM) test test test
01/05/2015 to 01/09/2015 (CPTC) test test test
02/23/2015 to 02/27/2015 Castlemaine (CSM) test test test
03/02/2015 to 03/06/2015 Suzhou (SZH) test test test
03/09/2015 to 03/13/2015 (CPTC) test test test
03/09/2015 to 03/13/2015 Coimbatore (CBT) test test test
04/20/2015 to 04/24/2015 Suzhou (SZH) test test test
05/11/2015 to 05/15/2015 (CPTC) test test test
06/08/2015 to 06/13/2015 Coimbatore (CBT) test test test
08/17/2015 to 08/21/2015 (CPTC) test test test
08/17/2015 to 08/21/2015 Suzhou (SZH) test test test
10/05/2015 to 10/09/2105 (CPTC) test test test
11/16/2015 to 11/20/2015 Suzhou (SZH) test test test
11/30/2015 to 12/04/2015 (CPTC) test test test

Course Description

This course provides an in-depth understanding of Centrifugal Pump Fundamentals. The course is designed to provide a detailed explanation of how a centrifugal pump is constructed and operated to achieve maximum reliability. Selecting the right pump for a specific application and identification of problems associated with pump operation are determined through the use of pump curves and hydraulic calculations.

Specific topics include:

  • Introduction to Pump Terms and Definitions
  • Basic Hydraulics
  • Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH), Recirculation, Cavitation and Suction Conditions
  • Specific Speed, Suction Specific Speed
  • Performance Curves and Variable Operation
  • Viscosity
  • Centrifugal Pump Classification and Types
  • Bearings and Lubrication
  • Basic Types of Drivers

Audience

This course is intended for those individuals starting their careers in the following fields: applications engineering, reliability engineering and rotating equipment engineering. Other personnel requiring knowledge or a refresher on the fundamentals of centrifugal pumps design and operation will find this course helpful.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand how a centrifugal pump works
  • Understand the term "head" and how to calculate total system head
  • Be able to identify various pump types and components
  • Understand pump curves and generate a pump curve from data collected at the pump
  • Understand the hydraulic loads created by a pump
  • Become familiar with affinity laws and how to apply them correctly
  • Become familiar with NPSH calculations and the effect suction conditions have on pump performance
  • Be able to conduct the following calculations:
    • Total system head and Affinity Laws
    • NPSH available (NPSHA) for the system
    • Brake horsepower requirement
    • Viscosity corrections
    • Suction speed and suction specific speed
  • Become familiar with viscosity, specific gravity and temperature and their effect on pump performance and selection
  • Review basic drivers used on centrifugal pumps
  • Become familiar with basic vibration and how it relates to pump performance

Prerequisites

It is recommended that participants have a basic math background.

Course Length

Five days (40 hours)

Course Registration

Mechanical Seal Fundamentals (MSF) - Asia Pacific

Dates available for this course...

 Course Availability
M/D/Y Flowserve Customer Flowserve Distributor Flowserve Employee
10/27/14 to 10/31/14 (CPTC) test test test
11/18/14 to 11/21/14 Castlemaine (CSM) test test test
01/12/2015 to 01/16/2015 (CPTC) test test test
03/02/2015 to 03/06/2015 Suzhou (SZH) test test test
03/16/2015 to 03/20/2015 Coimbatore (CBT) test test test
04/20/2015 to 04/24/2015 (CPTC) test test test
05/18/2015 to 05/22/2015 Suzhou (SZH) test test test
08/24/2015 to 08/28/2015 (CPTC) test test test
08/24/2015 to 08/28/2015 Suzhou (SZH) test test test
10/12/2015 to 10/16/2015 (CPTC) test test test
11/09/2015 to 11/12/2015 Castlemain (CSM) test test test
11/23/2015 to 11/27/2015 Suzhou (SZH) test test test
12/07/2015 to 12/11/2015 (CPTC) test test test

Course Description

This course explains the basic need for mechanical seal systems and the theory behind how they work. Emphasis is placed not only of the operation of mechanical seals, but also the environment that they operate in (pump or other equipment), and the support systems that help them survive. Additional topics include materials of construction, fluid properties that affect seal selection, seal specifications, and reading seal drawings. Class time accounts for approximately 60% of the total, with the remainder spent in laboratories exercises. Students will assemble and disassemble pumps and seals as well as operate pumps and monitor performance. Both team and individual hands-on exercises are included.

Audience

This course is intended for maintenance and engineering personnel that require a detailed explanation of mechanical seal design, operation and maintenance. Engineers and other reliability staff will find this to be a foundational class for understanding complex problems relating to mechanical seals and sealing systems.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe basic construction of a pump and its purpose
  • Describe the function of a seal within a pump
  • Discuss construction and design of various mechanical seals and outline performance factors
  • Describe fluid principles and concepts relating to seal operations
  • Differentiate between various seal designs and configuration and describe operation and appropriate application
  • Understand various API/ANSI Piping Plans and select appropriate plans based upon application and seal design
  • Discuss benefits and limitations of seal construction materials according to application
  • Utilize a seal assembly drawing to locate key components and measurements
  • Perform equipment condition checks and install a mechanical seal
  • Perform tests to verify integrity of seals

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Length

Five days (40 hours)

This class was previously titled Seal Fundamentals.

Course Registration

Pump System Analysis (PSA) - Asia Pacific

Dates available for this course...

 Course Availability
M/D/Y Flowserve Customer Flowserve Distributor Flowserve Employee
04/13/2015 to 04/17/2015 (CPTC) test test test
07/06/2015 to 07/10/2015 Suzhou (SZH) test test test
07/13/2015 to 07/17/2015 Coimbatore (CBT) test test test
08/03/2015 to 08/07/2015 (CPTC) test test test
11/23/2015 to 11/27/2015 (CPTC) test test test

Course Description

This course provides an in-depth understanding of pump system analysis. The course is designed to provide a detailed comprehension of how to perform system evaluation and calculation to achieve optimum system reliability.

Specific topics include:

  • Total Energy in an Incompressible Liquid
  • Pump Total Head
  • Energy and Hydraulic Gradient
  • System Head Curves
  • System Head Curves for Branch-line Systems
  • Friction Head Losses Through Valves and Fittings
  • Pump Selection Criteria
  • Controlling Centrifugal Pumps
  • Measurements Using Controlling Systems
  • Machine Protection
  • Seal Flushing and Cooling
  • Parallel Operation and Series Operation
  • Variable Speed vs. Valve Control
  • Pump Nozzle Loads
  • Calculation of NPSHa
  • Driver Selection and Pump Critical Speeds
  • Suction and Discharge Piping

Audience

This course is intended for senior maintenance personnel, reliability engineers, rotating equipment engineers/specialists and management personnel requiring knowledge of how to analyze centrifugal pumping systems.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand system curves
  • Calculate Total System Head
  • Be able to select the right pump for an application
  • Understand how the pump is controlled by flow control systems
  • Understand the influence of nozzle loads on system reliability
  • Assess suction conditions and be able to calculate the NPSHA of a system
  • Define and understand the power requirement for a system
  • Understand critical speeds of pumps
  • Evaluate and analyze suction and discharge piping issues

Prerequisites

It is recommended that participants have already completed Centrifugal Pump Fundamentals (CPF) and have a minimum of three years of experiencein pumps and mechanical seals.

Course Length

Five days (40 hours)

Course Registration

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) - Asia Pacific

Dates available for this course...

 Course Availability
M/D/Y Flowserve Customer Flowserve Distributor Flowserve Employee
03/02/2015 to 03/06/2015 Kawasaki (KWS) test test test
05/18/2015 to 05/22/2015 Singapore (SNG) test test test
06/15/2015 to 06/19/2015 Suzhou (SZH) test test test
09/07/2015 to 09/11/2015 Singapore (SNG) test test test
11/16/2015 to 11/20/2015 Coimbatore (CBT) test test test

Course Description

This course provides an in-depth understanding of Root Cause-mapping techniques. The course is designed to provide detailed comprehension of how to perform RCA to achieve the maximum bottom-line results, the resolution of identified causes.

Specific topics include:

  • Introduction to and Purpose of Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • Elements of Root Cause Analysis
  • Define the Problem
  • Investigate Causes
  • Execute the Solution
  • Centrifugal Pump Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting
  • Mechanical Seal Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting
  • Case Studies ?used to exercise the skill and knowledge of troubleshooting and RCA

Audience

This course is intended for senior maintenance personnel, reliability engineers, rotating equipment engineers/specialists and management personnel requiring knowledge of identifying the causes of centrifugal pump and mechanical seal failures.

Course Objectives

The objective of this course is to teach the participant how to identify, analyze and eliminate a problem. Participants will have the requisite skills and knowledge necessary to correctly select, accurately analyze and obtain resolution to undesirable events. They will understand how to perform all the facets of a complete and accurate Root Cause Analysis using cause-mapping techniques.

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Recognize, identify and describe a "problem"
  • Gather relevant and discard non-relevant information
  • Evaluate and analyze the problem symptoms and information to arrive at the root cause of a problem
  • Define solutions to correct the problem

Prerequisites

It is recommended that participants have already completed Pump and Mechanical Seal Fundamentals and have a minimum of three years of experience in pumps and mechanical seals.

Course Length

Five days (40 hours)

Course Registration

Single-Stage Pump Repair (SSPR) - Asia Pacific

Dates available for this course...

 Course Availability
M/D/Y Flowserve Customer Flowserve Distributor Flowserve Employee
11/11/2014 to 11/14/2014 Singapore (SNG) test test test
04/27/2015 to 04/30/2015 Singapore (SNG) test test test
08/11/2015 to 08/14/2015 Singapore (SNG) test test test

Course Description

This course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to understand the basics of pumps, pumping systems, and mechanical seal design, operation and maintenance. The course is comprised of approximately 50 percent classroom and 50 percent laboratory time. Concepts and theory are taught in a classroom setting and then reinforced with hands-on exercises. Participants will use static displays and operational pumps to perform pump and seal settings. Working in a team, they will assemble, disassemble, and document a variety of operational pumps and mechanical seals. Seminar texts and demonstrations are generic to all vendors hardware.

Audience

This course is for mechanics, millwrights and technicians in facilities with single-stage centrifugal pumps. Attendees should have direct involvement or supervisory responsibilities for pump maintenance.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe centrifugal pump operation and why they fail
  • Describe basic hydraulics and its impact on pump performance
  • Describe pump and system interaction
  • Explain basic functions of mechanical seals, how they work and why they fail
  • Demonstrate accurate reading of precision measurement tools
  • Accurately interpret mechanical seal assembly drawings
  • Properly disassemble and inspect a centrifugal pump
  • Accurately measure critical pump dimensions using precision instruments
  • Demonstrate proper bearing removal and installation

Prerequisites

It is recommended that participants have basic math skills and have knowledge of safe work practices. The ability to read mechanical drawings and use hand, measurement and power tools are a plus.

Course Length

Four days (32 hours)

This course was previously titled Pump Repair Technician's Course.

Course Registration

Pump and Mechanical Seal Reliability (PMSR) - Asia Pacific

Dates available for this course...

 Course Availability
M/D/Y Flowserve Customer Flowserve Distributor Flowserve Employee
11/24/14 to 11/28/2014 (CPTC) test test test
02/09/2015 to 02/13/2015 Coimbatore (CBT) test test test
03/23/2015 to 03/27/2015 (CPTC) test test test
04/06/2015 to 04/10/2015 Suzhou (SZH) test test test
05/04/2015 to 05/08/2015 Coimbatore (CBT) test test test
05/25/2015 to 05/29/2015 (CPTC) test test test
06/29/2015 to 07/03/2015 Suzhou (SZH) test test test
07/27/2015 to 07/31/2015 (CPTC) test test test
09/14/2015 to 09/18/2015 (CPTC) test test test
09/21/2015 to 09/25/2015 Suzhou (SZH) test test test
10/19/2015 to 10/23/2015 Coimbatore (CBT) test test test
11/02/2015 to 11/06/2015 (CPTC) test test test
12/14/2015 to 12/18/2015 (CPTC) test test test

Course Description

This course gives participants a better understanding of the interrelated functions of the centrifugal pump, mechanical seal and complete pumping system. Participants learn how to find and address causes of poor pump and seal reliability. After a brief review of pump and mechanical seal basics, course curriculum centers on pump and seal troubleshooting and solutions. Concepts and theory are taught in a classroom setting and then reinforced with hands-on exercises in our laboratories. This course is approximately 60% classroom and 40% laboratory time. Participants use our dynamic power laboratories' fully operational pumps to perform exercises that demonstrate the principles presented in the classroom. Working in teams, all are involved in interactive discussions while they analyze and document findings from the operation of laboratory equipment.

Audience

This course builds upon information presented in Pump and Mechanical Seal Principles. The target audiences are experienced operations and maintenance personnel and entry level engineering staff with one to three years of plant experience. All industries utilizing mechanically sealed centrifugal pumps will benefit from this training

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Explain how the interrelationship of centrifugal pumps, mechanical seals and process systems affect equipment reliability
  • Evaluate symptoms to determine causes of failures associated with centrifugal pumps and mechanical seals
  • Identify practical corrective procedures that can improve centrifugal pump and mechanical seal reliability

Prerequisites

Pump and Mechanical Seal Principles is a suggested prerequisite for this course for maintenance and operations personnel. Centrifugal Pump Fundamentals and Mechanical Seal Fundamentals are suggested prerequisites for Reliability and Engineering personnel.

Course Length

Five days (40 hours)

Course Registration

Multistage Pump Repair (MSPR) - Asia Pacific

Dates available for this course...

 Course Availability
M/D/Y Flowserve Customer Flowserve Distributor Flowserve Employee
07/13/2015 to 07/17/2015 Suzhou (SZH) test test test

Course Description

This course instructs participants on the proper procedures for the preparation, rigging, disassembly, inspection and reassembly of multistage centrifugal pumps equivalent to those used in most industries. The pumps addressed include both horizontally split and radially split pumps. Participants will be introduced to maintenance and troubleshooting techniques that will enable them to diagnose, predict and prevent common problems associated with these pumps. They also will be instructed in the proper installation of mechanical seal assemblies and the mechanical seal piping plans that apply to multistage pumps. Additional topics covered include: design, installation and effective operation of multistage centrifugal pumps, as well as the use of associated tools and measuring equipment. Class time is divided into 40% classroom-based lecture and 60% hands-on lab activities where students take part in the disassembly and reassembly of actual pumps.

Audience

Service, maintenance, machine repair, or engineering staff of an industrial plant, institution or public utility which use multistage pumps and related equipment. Individuals should have direct involvement or responsibility for multistage pump installation, performance and maintenance.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Identify typical multistage pump designs and associated applications
  • Demonstrate in logical order the major tasks for the disassembly/assembly of a multistage centrifugal pump
  • Demonstrate routine maintenance and overhaul procedures
  • Inspect and determine when to replace and/or repair pump components
  • Describe various troubleshooting procedures

Prerequisites

It is recommended that participants complete the Single-stage Pump Repair course or have equivalent field experience before attending this class.

Course Length

Five days (40 hours)

This course was previously titled High Energy Pump Repair.

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