PUMP AND VALVE OPERATION ANDMAINTENANCE COURSE

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DAY 1

Pumping Systems

  • Introduction
    • Pump Types and Terminology
    • Pump Performance (Centrifugal and Positive Displacement)
  • Understanding Head
    • Types of Head: Friction, Pressure, Static & Velocity
    • Friction in Valves, Piping & Fittings
    • Calculating Actual Head in a System
  • Cavitation in Pumps and Valves
    • Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH)
    • Vapour and Gas Cavitation
    • Flashing vs. Cavitation

DAY 2

Pump Types

  • Positive Displacement Pumps
    • Reciprocating Pumps
    • Reciprocating Pump Valves
    • Rotary Pumps – scroll and gear types
    • Failure Mechanisms – identification and monitoring
  • Centrifugal Pumps
    • Centrifugal Pump Theory
    • Pump Components
    • Matching Pumps with Drivers
    • Performance Analysis
    • Failure Mechanisms – identification and monitoring

DAY 3

Achieving Pump Reliability

  • Sealing Systems
    • Conventional Packing Glands, Mechanical Seals & Flush Plans
    • Seal Failure Mechanisms
    • Maintenance and Repair of Mechanical Seals
  • Bearings – failure modes and how to extend life
    • Lubrication
    • Plain Bearings
    • Anti-Friction Bearings
  • Couplings & Alignment
    • Couplings
    • Alignment & Balancing
    • Foundations & Bedplates

DAY 4

Valves Technology

  • Types of Valves (globe, gate, ball, plug, check)
  • Flow Characteristics
    • Flow through Valves
    • Valve Flow Characteristics
    • Linear, Quick Opening & Equal %
  • Valve Sizing
    • Calculating the Correct Cv Value
    • Selecting Valve Size Using Valve Coefficient
    • Calculations for Correct Valve Selection
  • Sealing Performance
    • Leakage Classifications
    • Sealing Mechanisms
    • Valve Stem Seals

DAY 5

Valves Troubleshooting & Maintenance

  • High Pressure Drop
    • Pressure Recovery Characteristics
    • Flow Choking
    • High Velocities
  • Water Hammer
    • What causes water hammer?
    • Solutions for Water Hammer
  • Troubleshooting the Control & Isolation Valves
    • Review of Common Faults
    • Developing a Preventive Maintenance Plan
  • Review of the Week & Wrap-Up

 

 

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