Pump & System Fundamentals Course -Part 1: Wednesday, July 17, 2024| Live Course

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Pump & System Fundamentals Course - Part 1 

Pumps, Systems, Couplings, Bearings, Seals, Drivers & Drives, Pump & System Curves, Power Consumption, Operation & Control & Energy Optimization

Date: July 17, 2024|Time: 10:00am - 6.00 pm EST

PDH Credits: 7.0


Course Overview: 

Part 1 of the Pump System Fundamentals course is designed to provide the core information on pump types, their construction, motors and variable frequency drives, performance curves, system design curves, and how to operate the pump system to meet variable flow and head demand. This is all the information that someone working in the pump and fluid handling industry needs to master.
By providing immersive coverage of the pump system, components, performance and applicable calculations, this course is applicable to newer technical professionals or veterans of the industry that want a grounding in the fundamentals. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify and discuss the various pump types
  • Understand their unique design and application considerations
  • Discuss general design and purpose of bearings, couplings, seals, motors and variable frequency drives.
  • Determine and calculate power requirements of the pump system
  • Utilize the pump curve and all listed information
  • Calculate system curves, pump total head, and Net Positive Suction Head Available
  • Understand strategies for meeting variable system demand

It is recommended to complete this course prior to attending Pump & System Fundamentals - Part 2 Course, which dives into Installation, Maintenance, Reliability, Common Operating Issues, Pump Selection, and Pumps System Assessment and Optimization.

Who Should Attend:

This training is designed to educate and train pump engineers, technical sales, pump system owners, designers, and operators throughout the fluid handling and pumping industry. 

Course Materials Included:

  • Slide Deck (PDF)
  • Pump System Optimization: A Guide for Improved Energy Efficiency, Reliability, and Profitability (* $225 Value)

Continuing Education Credit(s):

Upon the successful completion of this On-Demand Training bundle you will receive a Certificate of Completion. 7 PDHs | 0.7 CEUs | 7 CONTACT HOURs

* Note 1.0 PDHs is equivalent to 0.10 CEUs or 1.0 Contact Hours

Additional Educational Resources:

*Click links below for additional information.



Sections 1: Pump and Pump System Overview

  • Pump system description & Types
  • Pump performance
  • System requirements
  • Pump classifications (General)
  • Function of pumps & markets
  • Pump components and function
  • Pump sub-classifications (General)

Section 2: Pump component parts (Bearings, Couplings, Seals)

  • Bearings
  • Mechanical seals
  • Compression packing
  • Couplings

Section 3: Electric motor basics

  • Purpose and basic considerations
  • Ratings: Voltage, frequency, and amperage
  • Speed and poles
  • Motor curves and starting considerations.

Section 4: Variable frequency drive (VFD) basics

  • Purpose and basic considerations
  • Basic architecture
  • Installation considerations

Section 5: Fluid properties

  • Density
  • Specific gravity
  • Pressure/head
  • Vapor pressure
  • Viscosity
  • Specific heat

Section 6: Pump Types, Performance Curves and Application Overview

  • Pump type overview and Performance curves
  • Preferred and allowable operating region definitions
  • Specific speed and relation to pump types
  • Fluid effects on the pump performance
  • Modifying the pump curve to meet performance
  • Performance & application considerations for positive displacement and rotodynamic pumps

Section 7: Rotodynamic pumps

  • Operating theory
  • Classifications
  • Types and construction
  • Hydraulic components
  • Subclassification

Section 8: Positive displacement pumps

  • Operating theory
  • Classifications
  • Types and construction

Section 9: Pump life cycle cost, power, energy and efficiency

  • LCC
  • Power, efficiency and energy
  • Power calculations
  • Measuring pump input power
  • Efficiency calculations

Section 10: System Curves, Pump Total Head & Net Positive Suction Head Available

  • Bernoulli’s equation and system energy balance
  • Components of system head
  • Calculating system head and pump total head
  • Calculating NPSHA & Cavitation

Section 11: Methods to vary the operating point and control

  • On/off cyclic control
  • throttling
  • bypass
  • Variable speed
  • Parallel
  • Serie

Section 12: Variable speed control energy optimization example

 

Registration Fees

HI Member TypeFee
Member$525.00
Associate Member$525.00
Standards Partner$525.00
Training Partner$525.00
Industry Partner$665.00
Academic Partner$665.00
Non-Member/Partner$700.00


Members, Associate Members, Standards Partners, and Training Partners of the Hydraulic Institute (HI) receive 25% discount on all available PSM training. Employees of Members, Associate Members, Standards Partner, and Training Partner organizations must log-in with their company email address in order for the discounted registration fee to apply. Industry Partners and Academic Partners receive 5% discount on all PSM training. Click here to learn more about HI membership.

Membership Question?  Call us at 973-267-9700, email us, or view the HI website for more information.

Refunds & Cancellations

All refund requests must be made in writing to training@pumps.org. Full refunds will be issued for any live course or webinar that has been cancelled.

Webinar Instructions

  1. Click the Contents tab and select "View Live Course".  After the live webinar is completed, return to the Contents tab.
  2. Click "Complete Quiz for Live Course" to answer quiz questions. You will have 10 attempts and must get at least 80% correct to proceed. After completing the quiz, return to the Contents tab.
  3. For webinar series, continue this process until you complete all the course sessions.
  4. Click "Complete Course Evaluation" to provide your feedback on the course to PSM. Scroll down to view all feedback questions, there are questions that expand past the size of the window. 
  5. Click the button “View/Print Your Certificate” in the box titled “Claim Credits & Certificate to save or print your certificate of completion. If you ever lose your certificate, you can come back to the PSM website and view it on your transcript (found in the Dashboard).

Need Assistance?

If you are experiencing any log in issues, cannot access a course, need assistance claiming credit, or have other questions or concerns, please e-mail training@pumps.org for assistance.

Rafiq Qutub

M.Eng., P.Eng., PSAP

GEI Consultants

Rafiq is a senior project manager and environmental engineer with GEI Consultants with 17 years of experience in the design and construction of municipal water and wastewater pumping systems. He has been active with the Hydraulic Institute since 2015 and has served on the Application Guideline for Variable Speed Pumping and ANSI/HI 9.6.6 Pump Piping committees. Rafiq is a certified Pump System Assessment Professional and an Authorized Training Instructor with the Hydraulic Institute and delivers regular training courses on pump systems fundamentals and optimization. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering and an Advanced Certificate in Environmental Management from the University of Toronto.

PDH Credits

Seven (7) PDH credit will be issued upon completion of this live webinar series. 

The acceptance of continuing education as it applies to fulfillment of the state licensing requirements for professional designations is at the pleasure of the individual state licensing boards. It is the responsibility of the individual participants to be knowledgeable about their state requirements.

Licensed Professional Engineers

Continuing professional development is a vital component to the engineering licensure process. Most state licensing boards require continuing professional development as a condition for licensure and renewal of the license to practice engineering. Pre-approval of training providers and courses are not required by most state licensing boards, except for the following:

Florida Board of Professional Engineers

Pump Systems Matter is a board-approved continuing education provider for the Florida Board of Professional Engineers: License # CEA361.

North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors

Pump Systems Matter is an approved continuing professional competency sponsor for the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors: Sponsor # S-0523.

New York State Board for Engineering, Land Surveying, and Geology

Pump Systems Matter is approved as a sponsor of continuing education for professional engineers in New York State: NYS Sponsor # 241.

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