Positive Displacement Pumps

Course Location The Holiday Inn, Runcorn, Cheshire
Cost £350
Type of course in situ
Course provider Pump Centre - ESR Technology Ltd
Available dates for this course

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A one-day course that highlights the various characteristics of PD pumps which affect their selection, specification, installation, problem solving and maintenance.

The difference between PD pumps and rotodynamic pumps are explained together with the effects on the process system. Special attention is given to efficiency and energy costs, and how pump specification influences reliability. PD pumps are capable of handling a wide range of liquids, solids and two-phase mixtures and selection guidelines are given for each pump type.


The course will:

• Provide an understanding of the basic differences between PD and rotodynamic pumps
• Show the effects of system operating variations on PD Pumps performance
• Indicate the range of PD Pump types available with guidance on the advantages of each type
• Explain NPIP and cavitation and highlight the problems of two-phase flow
• Describe some typical pump applications
Subjects will include:

• Introduction to PD pumps
• Rotary PD pumps
• NPIP and cavitation
• Process system design considerations
• PD pump selection guide
• Reciprocating PD pumps
• Typical PD pump applications
• Operation, maintenance & problem solving

This course is for mechanical engineers, process engineers, technologists and individuals involved in process liquid handling, plant design, equipment selection, equipment plant operation and maintenance

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