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Industrial Pump Repair
Length: 32 Hours

Course Number: MEC-202
Maximum Participants: 12 Students

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Course Description: This course offers intensive insight into industrial pump troubleshooting and repair. The student will, through hands-on labs and exercises, learn about pump maintenance, alignment and disassembly as well as predictive and preventative maintenance.
Prerequisites: None
Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Troubleshoot failed pumps and identify methods to prevent future failures
  • Demonstrate an understanding of predictive and preventative failures
  • Identify and select the proper type of packing or mechanical seals best suited for a particular application
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the lubrication needs of pump bearings
  • Be able to set up a pump for maximum efficiency
  • Demonstrate an understanding of impeller relationship to pump head pressure
  • Be able to align a pump and correct pump misalignment
  • Outline:
  • Positive displacement pumps
  • Non-Positive displacement pumps
  • Gear pump basics - pressure and suction, pressure regulation, sizing (HP & GPM), disassembly
  • Lobe pumps - pressure and suction, pressure regulation, sizing (HP & GPM), disassembly
  • Piston pumps - reciprocating pump basics and operation, single and multiple stage pistons, disassembly
  • Vane pumps - uses, operation, troubleshooting
  • Diaphragm pumps - uses, operation, troubleshooting
  • Screw pumps - uses, operation, troubleshooting
  • Centrifugal pumps - laws of operation, head pressure, sizing, troubleshooting, disassembly, types, repair
  • Pump alignment - effects of misalignment, causes of misalignment, correcting misalignment
  • Pump bearings - roller, sleeve
  • Pump terminology
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