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Code Date Venue Fee($)
ME140 09 - 13 Dec 2018 Dubai - UAE $4,750

Why Choose this Training Course?

 Pumps of various designs and applications are encountered nowadays throughout petrochemical and process industries as well as in power generation and environmental engineering. Pumping systems have to provide efficient transport of various liquids, sometimes complex and difficult two-phase fluids. Although there has been great progress in pump design in recent years, there are still many issues related to the mechanical and hydraulic problems to be considered that are associated with efficient operation of the whole pumping system. There is always need for optimization of the pumping system in operation with the goal of reducing the overall costs of production.

This intensive training course will provide an overview of important technical aspects of pumps and pumping systems as encountered in industrial applications. Of special interest will be centrifugal pumps as well as other types of positive displacement pumps. This PetroKnowledge course will also concentrate on the thorough understanding of technical principles of fluid flow in pumping systems as a prerequisite for successful pump operation. The focus will be on the elimination of potential problems as well as on pump inspection and condition monitoring. The training course will include several real-life case studies that will be solved in the form of workshops in order to illustrate the methods of efficient operation and maintenance of pumping systems

The training course will highlight:

  • Importance of proper selection of pumping system for the given application
  • Principles of efficient operation of pumping equipment
  • Steps in optimization of pumping system for the given operation
  • Explanation of the root causes of problems in pumping systems
  • Condition monitoring procedures
  • Methods of maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of the pumping system

Training Objectives click here

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will learn to:

  • Make the adequate selection of various types of pumps based on the application
  • Optimize the efficiency of operation of pumping systems
  • Analyze the problems in operation related to seals, bearings and flow control
  • Use the root cause analysis in detecting problems of pumping system & piping
  • Apply the best practices for maintenance, problem solving & troubleshooting

Target Audience click here

Who is this Training Course For?

 This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Mechanical & Process engineers working in petrochemical and process industry
  • Technologists in Power Generation, Water Supply & Environmental Engineering
  • Technical personnel who deal with piping and flow control systems
  • Operators & Maintenance personnel
  • Technical personnel in charge of inspection of pumping system 

Training Methods click here

How will this Training Course be Presented?

The PetroKnowledge training course will be conducted along the workshop principles with formal lectures and interactive examples and problem solving. This will result in the active participation of all participants in the teamwork and class discussions. The course will also include the real life problem solving with case studies, calculations and pump operation simulations, as well as relevant videos. Examples will be selected so as to provide physical understanding of the problems in operation and to illustrate the methods and tools of problem solving and troubleshooting. There will be ample opportunities for active, open discussions and sharing professional experiences on various industrial applications. All course materials will be provided.

Daily Agenda click here

Day One: Overview of Pumps and Pump Design Elements

Competency Description: Familiarization with elements of pumps and pumping systems

Key points

  • Main design elements of pumps and pumping systems
  • Details of centrifugal and other types of pumps and piping systems
  • Significance of properties of fluids being pumped

 Topics to be covered

  • Overview of Centrifugal Pumps Based on Design and Application
  • Reciprocating and rotary positive displacement pumps
  • Main elements of centrifugal pump construction
  • Critical Pump Elements: Seals & Bearings:
  • Pumps for special applications
  • Workshop: Examples and Problem Solutions

Day Two: Centrifugal Pump Q-H Characteristics

Competency Description: Explanation of Centrifugal Pump Flow Characteristics

Key points

  • Pump Q-H curve and Best Efficiency Point (BEP)
  • Importance of correct NPSH with respect to cavitation problems
  • Flow capacity control methods

 Topics to be covered

  • Pump Characteristic Curve (Q-H) and selection of BEP
  • Calculation of Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH)
  • Cavitation Prevention and Suction Piping Design
  • Parallel & Series of Pumps in Operation
  • Pump Capacity Control Methods: Throttling, Speed Variation, etc.
  • Workshop: Examples and Problem Solutions

Day Three: Pumping System Layout and Hydraulic Calculations

Competency Description: Pump and piping layout and pressure drop calculation

Key points

  • Pressure drop evaluation in pumping system 
  • Calculation of pumping power
  • Pump vibration & piping system support selection

Topics to be covered

  • Principles of Piping Layout & Safety Requirements
  • Calculation of Friction Losses & Pressure Drop in piping systems
  • Pipe sizing based on Pumping Power requirements
  • Piping Load estimates: Stresses and Thermal movements
  • Pipe Vibrations and Support Systems Selection
  • Workshop: Examples and Problem Solutions

 Day Four: Pumping System Optimization

 Competency Description: Pumping systems optimization methods

 Key points

  • Best efficiency point consideration
  • Improvement of efficiency
  • Pump inspection & root cause analysis

Topics to be covered

  • Pumping System Efficiency Analysis
  • Reasons for Inefficiency of Pumping Systems
  • Steps in Successful Pumping System Optimization
  • Pump Inspection, Control & Performance Testing
  • Condition Monitoring and Vibration Analysis
  • Workshop: Examples and Problem Solutions

Day Five: Pump Installation, Maintenance & Troubleshooting

Competency Description: Installation, Commissioning & Start Up

Key points

  • Pump & driver alignment techniques
  • Root cause analysis of pump problems in operation
  • Maintenance & troubleshooting

Topics to be covered

  • Installation, Commissioning and Start-Up of Pumping Systems
  • Importance of Proper Pump Alignment
  • Root Cause Analysis of Typical Pump Problems in Operation
  • Optimization of Maintenance Procedure of Pumping Systems
  • Troubleshooting of Problems in Operation
  • Summary & Conclusions

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Pumps & Pumping Systems Optimization


Code Date Venue Fees
ME140 09 - 13 Dec 2018 Dubai - UAE $4,750



Why Choose this Training Course?

 Pumps of various designs and applications are encountered nowadays throughout petrochemical and process industries as well as in power generation and environmental engineering. Pumping systems have to provide efficient transport of various liquids, sometimes complex and difficult two-phase fluids. Although there has been great progress in pump design in recent years, there are still many issues related to the mechanical and hydraulic problems to be considered that are associated with efficient operation of the whole pumping system. There is always need for optimization of the pumping system in operation with the goal of reducing the overall costs of production.

This intensive training course will provide an overview of important technical aspects of pumps and pumping systems as encountered in industrial applications. Of special interest will be centrifugal pumps as well as other types of positive displacement pumps. This PetroKnowledge course will also concentrate on the thorough understanding of technical principles of fluid flow in pumping systems as a prerequisite for successful pump operation. The focus will be on the elimination of potential problems as well as on pump inspection and condition monitoring. The training course will include several real-life case studies that will be solved in the form of workshops in order to illustrate the methods of efficient operation and maintenance of pumping systems

The training course will highlight:


Training Objectives

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will learn to:

Target Audience

Who is this Training Course For?

 This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

Training Methods

How will this Training Course be Presented?

The PetroKnowledge training course will be conducted along the workshop principles with formal lectures and interactive examples and problem solving. This will result in the active participation of all participants in the teamwork and class discussions. The course will also include the real life problem solving with case studies, calculations and pump operation simulations, as well as relevant videos. Examples will be selected so as to provide physical understanding of the problems in operation and to illustrate the methods and tools of problem solving and troubleshooting. There will be ample opportunities for active, open discussions and sharing professional experiences on various industrial applications. All course materials will be provided.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Overview of Pumps and Pump Design Elements

Competency Description: Familiarization with elements of pumps and pumping systems

Key points

 Topics to be covered

Day Two: Centrifugal Pump Q-H Characteristics

Competency Description: Explanation of Centrifugal Pump Flow Characteristics

Key points

 Topics to be covered

Day Three: Pumping System Layout and Hydraulic Calculations

Competency Description: Pump and piping layout and pressure drop calculation

Key points

Topics to be covered

 Day Four: Pumping System Optimization

 Competency Description: Pumping systems optimization methods

 Key points

Topics to be covered

Day Five: Pump Installation, Maintenance & Troubleshooting

Competency Description: Installation, Commissioning & Start Up

Key points

Topics to be covered

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