Vertical Pump Maintenance & Troubleshooting

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Vertical Pump Maintenance & Troubleshooting

We currently have no scheduled session for this Course. If you are interested in running this course, please contact our Training Department at

Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Course?

The course will present vertical turbine pumps of various designs that are encountered in various industrial applications, such us deep wells, underground storage (caverns) and others.

The course is intended to familiarize engineers, technicians and operators with the guidelines and best practices for operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of vertical turbine pumps.

The course will feature:

  • Practical issues related to trouble-free operation and functioning of vertical pumps
  • Guidelines for maintenance of vital elements of the pump
  • Best practices for efficient problem solving and troubleshooting

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand technical features of vertical pumps
  • Select optimal type and size of pump for a given industrial application
  • Apply best practices for finding the root cause of problems in operation
  • Choose the most efficient remedies and troubleshooting techniques

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this be Presented?

This course will be conducted along workshop principles, which will combine lectures with active delegate participation including discussions and workshops. Several practical examples will be presented, and the focus will be on physical principles and clear technical reasoning.

Workshops will include case studies related to vertical pump applications, and will be presented with explanation on operational problem solving methodology. Various examples from real-life technical practice will be included in several workshops and will help to gain confidence in making right decision regarding efficient maintenance and long operational life.

Daily Agenda

Day One

  • Principle of Operation of Vertical Pumps
  • Application of Submersible Pumps
  • Calculation of Pumping Power and Piping System Pressure Losses
  • Pump performance (Q – H) characteristics
  • Workshop: Examples and Solutions


Day Two

  • Multi-staging and thrust balancing
  • Design of Pump Suction Bell and Pump Bowl
  • Design of Impeller, Diffuser and Shaft
  • Pump Discharge Column and Head
  • Workshop: Examples and Solutions


Day Three

  • Pump capacity control
  • Cavitation problems in operation (NPSH)
  • Packing and Mechanical Seals: Limits on Performance
  • Bearings monitoring and inspection
  • Workshop: Examples and Solutions


Day Four

  • Lubrication system control
  • Used oil analysis
  • Vibration monitoring and analysis
  • Pump testing and performance evaluation
  • Workshop: Exercises and Solutions


Day Five

  • Installation and Commissioning
  • Preventive maintenance and repair recommendations
  • Problem solving and troubleshooting
  • Course summary and overview



  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • 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

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • 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.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

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.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to

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