PDH Online

Introduction to Centrifugal Pump Systems

Credit: 7 PDH
Course Fee: $84.00
72 pages

Course Summary:

This course is intended for anyone that has an interest in centrifugal pumps. There is no math, just simple explanations of how pump systems work and how to select a centrifugal pump.

Learning Objective:

By the end of this course the student will learn;

  • What are the important characteristics of a pump system?
  • What is head and how is it used in a pump system to make calculations easier?
  • What is static head and friction head and how do they affect the flow rate in a pump system?
  • How does a centrifugal pump produce pressure?
  • Why is total head and flow the two most important characteristics of a centrifugal pump?
  • What is meant by the pump rating? And what is the optimal operating point of a centrifugal pump?
  • How to do details calculations that will allow you to size and select a centrifugal pump?
  • How to verify that your centrifugal pump is providing the rated pressure or head?
  • What is density and specific gravity and how do they relate to pressure and head?

Review the quiz before studying the course.

Course Content

Course Author: Jacques Chaurette p. eng.

Course 1

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