The British Pump Manufacturers Association is offering a one-day course on pump systems…

The British Pump Manufacturers Association is offering a one-day course on pump systems
The British Pump Manufacturers Association is offering a one-day course on pump systems
The British Pump Manufacturers Association is offering a one-day course on pump systems
The British Pump Manufacturers Association is offering a one-day course on pump systems

As part of its programme of ‘Pump Fundamentals’ training courses, the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) is offering a one-day course on pump systems.

The course examines the factors that have to be considered when designing a pump system, and using a combination of presentations and exercises, the course takes a practical approach to this subject.

The aim of the course is to enable individuals to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the key aspects which have to be taken into account when developing the most effective and energy efficient pump installation.

Course contents:

Common Types of Pump Systems

  • The energy equation
  • Continuity
  • Flow regimes
  • Origins of pressure losses
  • Turbulence
  • Pressure losses

Determination of System Head

  • Friction head in fittings
  • An example of the use of loss co-efficients
  • Special considerations for positive displacement Pumps
  • Acceleration head

Interaction of Pump and Systems

  • System curves
  • Allowing for system head estimation errors
  • Pump performance curves
  • Centrifugal pump performance characteristics
  • Pump performance with variable speed

Pump Operating Limitations

  • Partial flow operation of rotodynamic pumps
  • Pump and system component inlet conditions
  • Cavitation
  • Net positive suction head

System Design

  • The management of flow system design
  • Pipe work and fittings system design review
  • Sump design

System Operation

  • Key operating considerations
  • Pump flow control
  • Systems using pump discharge valve control
  • Systems with pumps in parallel and inlet sump
  • Level control
  • Systems with discharge pipe siphons
  • Pump starting and stopping

The next course will be held on October 11, at the BPMA Offices in West Bromwich. For further information and to book you place contact Steve Smith on: 0121 601 6691.