Practical Pump Technology: Selection, Applications, Operation, Troubleshooting, and Maintenance (1.2 CEUs)

Daily Schedule:
8:00am - Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30am - Session begins
4:30pm - Adjournment
Breakfast, two refreshment breaks and lunch are provided daily.

Description

This programme provides a comprehensive understanding of the various types of reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps.  This includes piston pumps, plunger pumps, rotary pumps, screw pumps, two- and three-lobe pumps, cam pumps, vane pumps, bellows-type metering pumps, diaphragm pumps, canned motor pumps, and centrifugal pumps.  The characteristics, selection criteria, sizing calculations, sealing arrangements, common problems, repair techniques, as well as the   preventive and predictive maintenance of these pumps are covered in detail.

This programme is a MUST for those who use this equipment. It covers how pumps operate and provides the guidelines and rules that must be followed for their successful application.  This programme provides the following for all types of pumps and bearings:

  • Basic Design
  • Specification
  • Selection Criteria
  • Sizing Calculations
  • Sealing Arrangements
  • Common Operational Problems
  • All Diagnostics, Troubleshooting, and Maintenance Required for this Equipment 
  • Pump Drivers

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals

Objectives

  • Maximize the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of all types of pumps
  • Size and select out of the various types of dynamic and positive displacement pumps using the performance characteristics and the selection criteria that you learn in this programme
  • Carry out diagnostic testing and inspection of critical components with the knowledge of common failure modes of pumps by applying advanced fault detection techniques.
  • Select bearings and lubrication, pump sealing arrangements, meet commissioning requirements, troubleshoot, provide predictive and preventive maintenance, enhance reliability, and reduce cost.
  • Determine the maintenance required to minimize pump downtime and operating cost and maximize its efficiency, reliability, and useful life.
  • Gain a thorough understanding of pump characteristics.
  • Understand all the causes of failures in pumps.
  • Determine all the design features that improve the efficiency and reliability of all pumps.
  • Design different types of pumping systems.
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the various types of sealing arrangements used in compressors.

Training Methodology

The instructor relies on a highly interactive training method to enhance the learning process.  This method ensures that all the delegates gain a complete understanding of all the topics covered.  The training environment is highly stimulating, challenging, and effective.  The participants will learn by case studies.  They will be able to apply all the concepts to their own organization.

Programme Summary

This programme provides indepth understanding of the operation, selection, sizing, applications, sealing arrangements, troubleshooting, and maintenance of all types of pumps.  All the methods used to enhance the performance, reliability, troubleshooting, and maintenance of this equipment are discussed in detail.  This programme includes also detailed coverage of mechanical seals, and pump drivers.

Philip Kiameh

Philip Kiameh, M.A.Sc., B.Eng., D.Eng., P.Eng. (Canada) has been a teacher at University of Toronto and Dalhousie University, Canada for more than 24 years. In addition, Prof Kiameh has taught courses and seminars to more than four thousand working engineers and professionals around the world, specifically Europe and North America. Prof Kiameh has been consistently ranked as "Excellent" or "Very Good" by the delegates who attended his seminars and lectures.
Prof Kiameh wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York. Below is a list of the books authored by Prof Kiameh:
  1. Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, October 2011.
  2. Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, March 2003.
  3. Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, January 2012.
  4. Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
  5. Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
Prof. Kiameh has received the following awards:
  1. The first "Excellence in Teaching" award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  2. The "Excellence in Teaching Award" in April 2007 offered by TUV Akademie (TUV Akademie is one of the largest Professional Development centre in world, it is based in Germany and the United Arab Emirates, and provides engineering training to engineers and managers across Europe and the Middle East).
  3. Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).
  4. Entrance Scholarship to University of Ottawa (1984).
  5. Natural Science and Engineering Research Counsel (NSERC) scholarship towards graduate studies – Master of Applied Science in Engineering (1984 – 1985).
Prof. Kiameh performed research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories. He also has more than 30 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (formerly, Ontario Hydro - the largest electric utility in North America).
While working at Ontario Hydro, Prof. Kiameh acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time that Prof Kiameh worked as a Field Engineer and Design Engineer, he was responsible for the operation, maintenance, diagnostics, and testing of gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, motors, transformers, inverters, valves, pumps, compressors, instrumentation and control systems. Further, his responsibilities included designing, engineering, diagnosing equipment problems and recommending solutions to repair deficiencies and improve system performance, supervising engineers, setting up preventive maintenance programs, writing Operating and Design Manuals, and commissioning new equipment.
Later, Prof Kiameh worked as the manager of a section dedicated to providing training for the staff at the power stations. The training provided by Prof Kiameh covered in detail the various equipment and systems used in power stations.
Professor Philip Kiameh was awarded his Bachelor of Engineering Degree "with distinction" from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He also received a Master of Applied Science in Engineering (M.A.Sc.) from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers in the province of Ontario, Canada.
Day 1
Pump Categories, Centrifugal Pumps, and Mechanical Seals
  • Pump Categories: Dynamic (Centrifugal) and Positive Displacement (Reciprocating and Rotary)
  • Centrifugal Pumps: Operation, Casings and Diffusers, Hydrostatic Pressure Tests, Impellers, Hydraulic Balancing Devices, Mechanical Seals, Minimum Flow Requirement, Performance
  • Characteristics, Cavitation, and Net positive Suction Head
  • Centrifugal Pump Mechanical Seals, Components, Temperature Control, Seal Lubrication/Leakage, Applications, Types of Mechanical Seals, Common Failure Modes of Seals, Seal Refurbishment
  • Maintenance Recommended for Centrifugal Pumps
  • Vibration Analysis and Predictive Maintenance
Day 2
Positive Displacement Pumps, Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Selection of Pumps
  • Reciprocating Pumps, Piston Pumps, Plunger Pumps, Rotary Pumps, Screw Pumps, Two- and Three-Lobe Pumps
  • Cam Pumps, Vane Pumps, Bellows-Type Metering Pumps
  • Diaphragm Pumps
  • Canned Motor Pumps, Seal-less Pump Motors
  • Pump Maintenance, Inspection, Overhaul, Diagnoses of Pump Troubles
  • Troubleshooting of Centrifugal Pumps
  • Troubleshooting of Rotary Pumps
  • Troubleshooting of Reciprocating Pumps
  • Water Hammer
  • Smart Instrumentation
  • Pump Selection
  • Pumping System Calculations
  • Workshop: Design and selection of Different Pumping Systems for the Oil and Gas Industry, and the Power Generation Industry
  • Vibration Analysis and Predictive Maintenance
  • Diagnostics of Pumping Systems
  • Pump Drivers

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Course Materials

Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.

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