Centrifugal Pumps: Operation, Maintenance, Troubleshooting, Inspection and Repair

Course Objectives

After completion of this course attendees will be able to:         

  • Properly select the right pump & motor for the job
  • Understand and apply basic pump principles
  • Install, start-up,priming and commission a pump
  • Correctly align a pump and motor
  • Properly maintain pumps and pump systems
  • Properly operate a pump system
  • Read and understand what pump gauges are saying
  • Read and apply pump curve charts
  • Identify and distinguish a “pump” problem from a “system” problem
  • Identify, correct and avoid cavitations problems
  • Prevent mechanical seal failure.


Course language

  • will be Bilingual (English/Arabic)

Who Should Attend

The course intended for the maintenance and operation engineers and other technical staff.

Course Duration:

5 days Public outdoor course (7:30 am _ 2:30 pm)


Course Outlines :

Centrifugal Pumps:

Section 1: Pump classification. Section 2: Basic hydraulic & Pump concepts & Definitions. Section 3: How centrifugal pumps work and induce flow. Section4: Horse power of pumps and efficiency and losses. Section 5: pump system curves and how Read these curves. Section 6: calculating system heads. Section 7: Determining a pump’s operating points in the field. Section 8: effect of pump operation on mechanical reliability. Section 9: effect of pump seed on pump life. Section 10: pump troubleshooting and maintenance. Course Program:

  • The following program is planned for this course. However, the course instructor(s) may modify this program during the course for technical reasons or participants feedback with no prior notice to participants. Nevertheless, the course objectives will always be met:
 The training course will be limited to Three (03) Days full time (From 08:00 am to 13:00am).

Day 1               

8:00 –Centrifugal pumps introduction
 Different types and configurations of   Centrifugal pumps
 Centrifugal pumps constructions
-13:00Centrifugal pumps performance and system curves

Day 2

8:00 –Centrifugal pumps sizing and selection
 Centrifugal pumps operation and control
 Centrifugal pumps failure  modes and analysis
-13:00Centrifugal pumps with energy efficiency ( VFDs )

Day 3

8:00 –Centrifugal pumps preventive maintenance
 Centrifugal pumps proactive maintenance
 Centrifugal pumps troubleshooting
-13:00Centrifugal pumps troubleshooting


Code Total DatesVenue
ME400 30 Hrs 2015-01-01 Istanbul