SAICHE-369: Design of Pumps

Provider: Engineers for Africa (John Broli)

Credits: 2

Valid from: 01/09/2020 - 31/08/2023 

Hours: 20

Type: Course

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About the course:

This course first overviews the range of pumps available and then addresses all the technical points of pump design such as piping hydraulics, pump sizing, pump curves, NPSH and how a pump’s operation is reflected in the curves. A solid presentation of all pump design parameters including seals is presented.
Special pump types are then addressed and reviewed, covering plastic pumps, chemical service steel shrouded pumps, chemical service sump pumps, diaphragm pumps and other services, such as magnetic driven pumps.
The assessment of pipe layouts and the conditions of the pump operation (such as water hammer, pump sparing and others) are followed through to a detailed selection of the pump for the relevant service.
There are also some sub-courses that are always added such as bellows design and corrosion as materials selection parameters - to broaden the course and provide the full pump system design considerations.
The pump designs and thus selection are analysed through advanced systems, scoping, information and risk analytical methods. The final scope is prepared with control checklists and Interesting and unusual case studies are also presented.
A range of competencies are enhanced including use of engineering and contextual judgement, developing knowledge-based engineering problem-solving, as well as managing the impacts, benefits and consequences of advanced engineering practices.

The lead objective is to study each of the main pump types used in a range of industries and applications, which will provide attendees with a sound assessment basis for pump design (selection) in industrial applications and will limit or eliminate post installation failures and misapplications.
E4A focuses on key approaches to pump design, points of critical importance and prior recorded failures, and thus serves to make the attendees aware of the wider but important considerations of pump types and design of complete pumping systems.

VENUE: All of SADC, as the Course is digital and on-line. Live-course and run at office or at home workshops provides the ideal mix of course contents.