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  Fluid mechanics, pressure, flow and pump components Download Course Brochure
  • Introduction and background to pumps
  • Review of the different properties of fluids, pressure, flow
  • Vapour pressure
  • Overview of various pump types and classification of pumps
  • The operating principles of pumps
  • Pump components
  Positive displacement pumps
  • Their classification
  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages
  • Types of positive displacement pumps
  • Suction head
  • Delivery pressure
  Centrifugal pumps
  • Impellor construction
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Theoretical pressure head
  • Pump losses and actual pressure head
  • Cavitation and net positive suction head
  Pump selection procedures
  • Flow properties
  • Fluid properties
  • Drives
  • Criticality, maintainability and reliability

Case examples

  Pump and pipe systems
  • Pump curves
  • General system curves
  • Matching a pump and a system

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