Industrial Pump Operation

Approved for 7 Hours – Renewal Training Credit (RTC)

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This seminar provides a simple, straight-forward overview of pump purposes, types and operation. If you need a basic understanding of how pumps work but are not a maintenance mechanic who actually installs and repairs pumps, you need Joliet Junior College’s How Pumps Work.

You will learn

  1. What the terms “suction head,” “suction lift” and “net positive suction head” mean.
  2. How centrifugal pumps work.
  3. What each component of a centrifugal pump does.
  4. How positive displacement pumps work.
  5. What each component of a positive displacement pump does.
  6. How to properly start and stop industrial pumps.

Who will benefit

  • Supervisors of maintenance personnel who repair pumps
  • Maintenance managers
  • Sellers of industrial equipment or supplies
  • Process operators
  • Anyone needing a basic understanding of pump purposes, types and operation

Topics

  1. Pump Hydraulics
    • Terminology
    • Calculating total head
    • Suction head
    • Suction lift
    • Net positive suction head
  2. Centrifugal Pump Components/Characteristics
    • End-suction pumps
    • Split-case pumps
    • Pump parts
    • Casing
    • Shaft
    • Shaft sleeve
    • Impeller
    • Wearing rings
    • Seals
    • Mechanical packing
    • Mechanical seals
    • Bearings
  3. Centrifugal Pump Operation
    • Starting
    • Troubleshooting
    • Symptoms
    • Causes
    • Shutdown
  4. Positive Displacement Pump Components/Characteristics
    • Reciprocating pumps
    • Rotary pumps
    • Internal gear
    • External gear
    • Screw
    • Lobe
    • Pump parts
    • Casing
    • Shaft
    • Shaft sleeve
    • Impeller
    • Wearing rings
    • Seals
    • Mechanical packing
    • Mechanical seals
    • Bearings
  5. Centrifugal Pump Operation
    • Starting
    • Troubleshooting
    • Symptoms
    • Causes
    • Shutdown

In-House Training Available

For additional information about in-house training, please call Amy Murphy at (815) 280-1418 or email amurphy@jjc.edu