Introduction to Centrifugal, Reciprocating and Rotary Pumps - Design, Application and Operation

Quick Facts for this Event
Date: Feb 22 - 23, 2018
Length: 2 days (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)
Location: Calgary, AB
Delivery Method: Classroom Training
CEU: 1.6 Continuing Education Units
PDH: 16 Professional Development Hours
Certificate: Certificate Issued Upon Completion
Fee: $ 1,695 CAD
 
All Dates for this Course
1-Nov-18 Calgary (2 days)$ 1,695 CAD
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Course Description
This two day course provides an introduction to the design, application and operation of centrifugal, reciprocating and rotary pumps. It emphasizes practical understanding, design guidelines and "rules of thumb" with a minimum of mathematics. It covers application and sizing, system design, basic theory and operation, different types of pumps, pump components, pump auxiliaries, pump selection and specification.  A course specific textbook is also provided.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • Basic Pump Theory
  • System Design
  • Types of Pumps
  • Pump Selection and Optimization
  • NPSH and Cavitation
  • Mechanical Seals
  • Pump Bearings, Pump Materials
  • Pump Drivers
  • Operation and Maintenance
  • Pump Specification

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Instructor

John Henderson is an independent Engineering consultant in Calgary, Alberta with 40 years of specialized experience. He is a Subject Matter Expert in the design, application, operation and troubleshooting of Rotating Equipment. He has worked for Owners, Engineering Contractors and Manufactures, has Operations and Maintenance experience in a world class petrochemical facility, is a founding member of the Calgary Pump Symposium, was an invited API 612 Committee member and enjoys the occasional round of golf.

Training Venue

To avoid potential course disruptions caused by the attendance of unconfirmed registrants, the training venue address will ONLY be provided to registrants upon receipt of payment (via an email confirmation note).

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Participant Evaluations
Average participant rating 4.5 out of 5 stars
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November 8, 2016, Engineer, Calgary
This course is a great introductory course to pumps but also lots to learn for someone who has been in industry. Lots of useful tips for operation and sizing! Would definitely recommend!
April 5, 2016, Intern Engineer, Calgary
This is a very good introductory course as it doesn't get into the actual math too much but gives you a really good foundation moving forward for all types of pumps.
October 24, 2014, Production Engineer, Calgary
Recommended course for engineering and operational staff in the entry/intermediate level. Great learning and valuable info.
October 21, 2014, Plant Engineer, Calgary
Great introductory course on pumps, applications and the engineers' job in pump selection.
October 20, 2014, Reliability Engineer, Calgary
John is very knowledgable and very experienced in rotating equipment. The course covered a lot of material and is an excellent introduction to pumps.
October 20, 2014, Senior Facilities Engineer, Calgary
This was a great course to refresh the understanding about pump design and how to select the right pump for our application. It also addressed various pump maintenance issues, troubleshooting and the mistakes we make while choosing the pump. I would recommend this course to anyone who is dealing with oil or water production facilities.
March 18, 2014, Facility Engineer, Houston
Very good explanation of the pump options available and their applications.
March 17, 2014, Process Engineer, Houston
Have the course in the middle of the week to eliminate late travels on Friday or the weekend.
March 17, 2014, Engineer, Houston
This was a very good two day course. Covered everything from conceptual basics to purchasing – design to operational considerations and troubleshooting. I found it extremely useful and very worthwhile. The instructor (J. Henderson) did a great job of making the material useful and understandable – he had clearly put in the work to make a valuable course. I would definitely recommend this course.
March 15, 2014, Fleet & Logistics Manager, Calgary
This course was very informative,there was a lot of information to absorb for sure but well worth the time to attend.
March 10, 2014, Project Engineer, Calgary
Overall, it is a really good training for people that size/select pumps, evaluate bids, and in general, people interested in having a good overview on pumps. 100% recommended.
March 10, 2014, Machinery Asset Specialist, Calgary
This was a great course for getting the basic understanding of how pumps work as well as how to start the process of choosing the right pump for your application. The overall course was very satisfying and I am glad I took it.
March 17, 2014, Process EIT, Calgary
Very well presented material. Very good use of physical and visual tools to help in explanation. Enjoyed the physical and visual break down (important for people not involved in the 'guts' like process engineers)