Practical Pump & Valve Technology

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Practical Pump & Valve Technology

Types, Applications and Selection

Practical Pump & Valve Technology

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21 - 25 Oct 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
20 - 24 Jan 2025 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT

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Why Choose this Training Course?

This PetroKnowledge Practical Pump & Valve Technology training course will introduce delegates to the different types of pumps and valves and their associated terminology. Centrifugal and positive-displacement pumps, packing, mechanical seals and sealing systems, bearings and couplings will all be discussed. Valves for isolation and valves for control will be addressed.

The application of the different types of pumps and valves will be discussed along with their suitability for different operational duties. Operation, troubleshooting and maintenance will be dealt with in depth.

The knowledge gained in this PetroKnowledge training course will:

  • Enable the delegate to optimise the operation and maintenance of different types of pumps
  • Give the delegate confidence to carry out failure analyses on pumps thereby avoiding repetitive failures
  • Allow tighter control of maintenance budgets by the avoidance of unplanned equipment failures in service

What are the Goals?

At the end of this PetroKnowledge training course, participants will:

  • Have an understanding of the different types of pumps and their associated terminology
  • Have an understanding of Centrifugal and positive displacement pumps, packing, mechanical seals and sealing systems, bearings and couplings
  • Have an understanding of different parameters affecting the operation of valves
  • Have the ability to select the right valve for the particular application and to perform the necessary calculation for valve sizing
  • Have the ability to perform troubleshooting of systems involving valves
  • Have the ability to decide on the right maintenance plan concerning different types of valves

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is directed towards:

  • Supervisors
  • Team Leaders
  • Technicians

This PetroKnowledge Practical Pump & Valve Technology training course will also benefit anyone who wishes to update themselves on pump and valve technology, judge the suitability of different types of pumps and valves for their needs, and learn how to operate and maintain them for the benefit of their organisations.

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge Practical Pump & Valve Technology training course will be conducted along workshop principles with formal lectures, case studies and interactive worked examples. Relevant case studies will be provided to illustrate the application of each tool in an operations environment. Each learning point will be re-enforced with practical exercises. There will be ample opportunities for discussion and sharing experiences.

Organisational Impact

On completion of this Practical Pump & Valve Technology training course, the delegate will be able to critically analyse the methodologies employed within the organisation and instigate improvements where required.

Personal Impact

Technical knowledge is key to effective control and peer respect within any maintenance organisation, when this is achieved personal satisfaction follows. This Practical Pump & Valve Technology training seminar will give the delegate the required level of technical knowledge and skill to achieve that personal satisfaction.

Daily Agenda

Day One: 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 Two: 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 Three: 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 Four: 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 Five: 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


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

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GLOMACS Training

Our collaboration with GLOMACS aims to provide the best training services and benefits for our valued clients

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

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