Centrifugal Pumps: Design, Selection, Applications and Performance Analysis

Centrifugal Pumps: Design, Selection, Applications and Performance Analysis
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Jul 23, 2012 09:00 AM to
Jul 24, 2012 05:00 PM



As the process of industrialization and modernization gathers momentum in the environment of liberalization or globalization, the demand for pumps and its connecting parts is expected to be enhanced, hence extra care is to be taken at the selection of right type of pump for desired pumping service for obtaining reliability as well as profitability in the present competitive industrial market.

There are three types of problems mostly encountered with centrifugal pumps: 
• Design errors 
• Poor operation 
• Poor maintenance practices


Who Should Attend
These programs have been prepared for people who have some exposure to centrifugal pumps and are seeking a greater understanding of the design variables, selection process, operation and maintenance of these machines so that they can apply the knowledge in their work environment. The programs will most benefit those who are involved in some aspect of pumping system design, pump application, or operation of centrifugal pumps. Engineering/Technical educational background coupled with some experience in pump related fields will allow you to derive full benefit from these programs.

In particular, the following groups may find the programs of direct benefit:

  • Operations and maintenance engineers in the mining, power, process and general industries;
  • Pump manufacturers and distributors of engineered centrifugal pumps;
  • Rotating equipment engineer in the process industries;
  • Engineers working for consultancies and involved in the selection of centrifugal pumps;
  • Engineers involved in urban water supply and sewage disposal scheme;
  • HVAC & Fire System engineers in the building services industries.


Key Takeaways

  • Decide how to operate the pump within the intended service condition envelop.
  • Carry out mechanical, hydraulic and installation review of your existing pumping plants.
  • Understand and evaluate hydraulic performance of your existing centrifugal pumps.
  • Determine whether the pumps are performing optimally.
  • Avoid common operator errors and improve MTBF.
  • Estimate cost of spares and the best ways of procuring them.
  • Change materials of construction of pump components based on field experience.
  • Use most energy-efficient way of controlling flow through your existing pumps and decide when to use a variable-speed driver.
  • Understand critical pump parameters you need to review when evaluating the offers for pumps for new projects.
  • Decide on specific energy efficient and environment friendly construction features for your application.
  • Understand and quantify environmental impact of your pump specification.

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