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Centrifugal Pumps and its principles

Credit: 3 PDH
Course Fee: $45.00
17 pages

Course Summary:

This course provides an overview for Centrifugal pumps. It explains the operation of centrifugal and positive displacement pumps. Topics include net positive suction head, cavitations, gas binding, and pump characteristic curves. Centrifugal pumps are the most common type of pumps found in DOE facilities. It enjoys widespread application partly due to their ability to operate over a wide range of flow rates and pump heads.

Learning Objective:

Defines the purpose, construction, and principles of operation for centrifugal pumps.

    • Introduction
    • Diffuser
    • Impeller Classification
    • Centrifugal Pump Classification by Flow
    • Multi-Stage Centrifugal Pumps
    • Centrifugal Pump Components
    • Summary
    • Introduction
    • Cavitation
    • Net Positive Suction Head
    • Preventing Cavitation
    • Centrifugal Pump Characteristic Curves
    • Centrifugal Pump Protection
    • Gas Binding
    • Priming Centrifugal Pumps
    • Summary

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Course Content

Course Author: U.S. Department of Energy

Course 1

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