RedVector AMPC100CEN

Centrifugal Pumps Basics, Part 1

Centrifugal Pumps Basics, Part 1

1 hr. Online Course

Level: Intermediate

Item#: AMPC100CEN

SME: Jim Taube

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The purpose of this course is to provide participants with a basic understanding of centrifugal pumps. Centrifugal pumps are commonly used to move fluids in industrial facilities. Mechanics who are responsible for keeping these pumps operating efficiently must know how the pumps operate and how to troubleshoot problems when they occur.
Course Objectives
Pump Basics
  • Name the two most common types of pumps and describe the differences between them.
  • Describe the basic operation of a centrifugal pump.
  • Identify and describe characteristics that are used to classify centrifugal pumps.
  • List advantages and applications of various types of centrifugal pumps. Pump Parts
  • Identify the main external parts of a centrifugal pump and describe the function of each part.
  • Identify the main internal parts of a centrifugal pump and describe the function of each part. Troubleshooting
  • State general considerations associated with troubleshooting a centrifugal pump.
  • Identify symptoms of a centrifugal pump problem that can be heard, and list the probable causes of those symptoms.
  • List the causes and effects of cavitation, and explain how cavitation can be eliminated.
  • Describe symptoms of a centrifugal pump problem that can be seen, and list the probable causes of those symptoms.
  • Describe symptoms of a centrifugal pump problem that can be felt, and list the probable causes of those symptoms.
  • List some general preparations for working on a pump.
  • Identify some problems that can be detected by inspecting the internal parts of a centrifugal pump.
  • SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Jim Taube
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    Jim possesses degrees in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University in New York and Electrical Power Technology from Bismarck State College.
     
    He has extensive industrial experience with 23 years in the pulp and paper industry and 12 years in institutional and pharmaceutical facility management.
     
    His responsibilities have included engineering design, electrical and mechanical maintenance, and power plant utilities management.
     
    Areas of expertise include HVAC design, commissioning and qualification, construction administration, and energy cost savings initiatives.
     
    Jim’s credentials include being registered as a Professional Engineer and the Certified Energy Manager and Auditor certifications.
     
    Jim is married and lives in Middletown, OH and has 4 married children.
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    Course Reviews (27)
    good
    By on Dec, 17, 2018
    good
    very good content
    By (Engineer) on Aug, 20, 2019
    very good content
    great
    By on Aug, 16, 2019
    great
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    By on Jun, 27, 2019
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    nice course
    By on Jun, 03, 2019
    nice course
    good
    By on May, 17, 2019
    good
    The is very complete
    By (Professional Organization) on Mar, 14, 2019
    The is very complete.
    The course was very informative and discussed lots of information that I had not originally known in depth
    By on Jan, 21, 2019
    The course was very informative and discussed lots of information that I had not originally known in depth.
    i like the material
    By on Mar, 15, 2019
    i like the material
    Very informative
    By on Dec, 24, 2018
    Very informative
    Some pictures are too close for me to get the whole idea
    By on Dec, 17, 2018
    Some pictures are too close for me to get the whole idea. Side by side pictures up close and far away would be great for seeing internal components more clearly.
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    By on Dec, 17, 2018
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    Fantastic, in depth, introduction to centrifugal pumps
    By on Dec, 18, 2018
    Fantastic, in depth, introduction to centrifugal pumps. Excellent organization and delivery. Great for maintenance technicians.
    Very informative
    By on Jan, 18, 2019
    Very informative
    nice information, very useful
    By on Nov, 11, 2019
    nice information, very useful
    Audio recordings of cavitation, whining, rattling etc
    By on Nov, 07, 2019
    Audio recordings of cavitation, whining, rattling etc. would have been helpful. Otherwise, great course.
    Great course with good approach to giving basic and pertinent information regarding pumps
    By on Jan, 14, 2019
    Great course with good approach to giving basic and pertinent information regarding pumps
    Very good introduction to centrifugal pumps
    By (Engineer) on Feb, 21, 2019
    Very good introduction to centrifugal pumps.
    Good course some names had me confused to what I was previously taught in the field "names"
    By on Feb, 15, 2019
    Good course some names had me confused to what I was previously taught in the field "names"
    good
    By on Mar, 21, 2019
    good
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    By (Contractor / Trades) on May, 10, 2019
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    Noted a few qyestions that could be multiple that were not
    By on Dec, 17, 2018
    Noted a few qyestions that could be multiple that were not. Like warn or bad bearings causing noise, It can and will.
    Many problems with loading page items(videos)
    By on Sep, 17, 2019
    Many problems with loading page items(videos). Watched course lesson and hit Mark Complete button and then it would not allow me to take exam, had to watch a 2nd time and with course loading errors before I could take exam.
    A lot of info in a short period of time
    By on Jan, 23, 2019
    A lot of info in a short period of time.
    Half of the lesson did not work
    By on Jul, 25, 2019
    Half of the lesson did not work.
    I wasn't able to hear the video commentary
    By on Apr, 24, 2019
    I wasn't able to hear the video commentary. I've had this problem all day. The only difference, is that I could read along with the commentary even though I couldn't hear it. But this particular module, I couldn't hear anything and could only read the headings of each section.
    Wrong info given in test
    By on Jun, 21, 2019
    Wrong info given in test. Very poor.