Pumps - Centrifugal ConfugurationPumps - Centrifugal Pump Cavitation and NPSHPumps - Centrifugal Pump System DesignPumps - Motive PowerPumps - Positive Displacement Pumps

Someone with these skills can:

Explain the operating principle of dynamic pumps
and its use in centrifugal pumps (CPs)
Identify the main parts of centrifugal pumps
Identify the following CP details
Different impeller designs
Single, double volute and diffuser vanes
Radial, axial and mixed flows
Double suction
Mechanical seal
Identify the main categories of API (American
Petroleum Institute) pump classifications
Someone with these skills can:

Define Cavitation and its effects
Define NPSH (net positive suction
head) available and required
List changes that might reduce or
eliminate cavitation in pumps
Someone with these skills can:

Explain how the operating point is
List pump extreme conditions of a pumps
operating curve
Explain how affinity laws extrapolate better
designs and operating points
Explain the effect of placing two pumps in:
Someone with these skills can:

Name the parts of a typical pump-motor
List drivers used for pump motive power
Define the purpose of coupling
Explain shaft alignment
Someone with these skills can:

Define operating principle of Positive Displacement
Pumps (PDPs)
For reciprocating PDPs define:
direct-acting or indirect-acting
simplex or duplex
single-acting or double-acting
power pumps
List and explain the principle of rotary PDPs
Explain the Characteristic Curve of a constant speed
PDP (one flow rate with any head to drive limits)