Multistage Pump Systems for Operators and Maintenance Personnel
Technicians, Foremen, Maintenance Artisans and Senior Operators;
Multistage pumps, by their very nature, are complex and costly pieces of equipment that have an important role to play in plant processes. Optimising a pump set's Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) requires careful planning and universally accepted operating procedures. This will include, good pump selection, correct installation and operation and the ability to observe changes in performance over time using condition monitoring. This course is structured around multistage pumps although some basic principles of pump operation are also covered.
The program content comprises 12 Units:
- Unit 1: Which pump should I choose (briefly, is this the right pump for the job)?
- Unit 2: Pump components and performance data (what is expected of each part and the pump as a whole)
- Unit 3: What makes up a pump's duty point and how this affects system reliability (why tank full/empty, valve(s) open/closed etc is so important to MTBF)
- Unit 4: Measuring pump performance (the meaning of gauge/meter readings)
- Unit 5: Operating a pump correctly (there's more to it that pressing red & green buttons)
- Unit 6: Bearing types and their operational requirements (How to drastically improve pump bearing life spans)
- Unit 7: Pump shaft seals (the how's and why's of shaft seals and "O" rings)
- Unit 8: Multistage hydraulic balancing devices (balance pistons & discs and impeller arrangements)
- Unit 9: Stripping and assessment (a "crime scene approach")
- Unit 10: Re-assembly of multistage pumps
- Unit 11: Installation and commissioning procedures (confirmation of work well done)
- Unit 12: System trouble shooting and remedial procedures (ensuring it's unlikely to happen again)
ultimate Course objective:
Building a maintenance and operating team to maximise reliability and optimise Life cycle Costs (LCC) associated with the owning and operating of multistage pumps.