This course covers how to identify components and correct procedures, describe functions and purpose, and troubleshoot as it relates to operating characteristics and identification of parts of centrifugal pumps; flow-through pumps; mechanical and packing seals; seal flush; parts of an impeller, identification of impellers; discharge pressure versus flow; power requirement versus flow; effect of specific gravity on power requirements; multistage operation; methods of priming centrifugal pumps; operating characteristics of self-priming centrifugal pumps; types of oil lubrication; grease-lubricated pumps; types of oil lubrication; grease-lubricated bearings; bearing housing temperatures; and cavitation and gassing of centrifugal pumps.
At the completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify operating characteristics and parts of centrifugal and flow-through pumps
- Choose correct mechanical and packing seals
- Identify impellers
- Differentiate between discharge press, flow, and power requirements
- Define methods of priming and operating characteristics of self-priming centrifugal pumps
- Demonstrate this knowledge on a fill-in-the blank final exam
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