RedVector RV-11047AW

Centrifugal Pumps

Centrifugal Pumps

3 hrs. Online Course

Level: Fundamental

Item#: RV-11047AW

SME: Jim Taube

Average Rating

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Centrifugal Pumps aren't exactly something you chat about over coffee, but there are important things you need to know about their operation and selection. This interactive online course on Centrifugal Pumps is essential for Industrial, Facility and Commercial Building personnel, including Engineers, Operations and Maintenance Managers. Safe operation of pumping equipment is covered, as well as tips on how to maximize efficiency as part of Energy Management programs. Key fundamentals are covered with respect to pump performance and characteristics of centrifugal pumps, as well as requirements in sizing and selection.
Course Objectives
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize the types of centrifugal pumps and how they adhere to national and local safety codes and regulations
  • Identify the mechanical components that make up a centrifugal pump in order to operate safely and maintain energy efficiency
  • Explain the proper steps in pump selection to ensure maximum efficiency, resulting in improved energy management
  • Define the safety steps involved to ensure proper equipment guarding and mechanical design elements related to centrifugal pumps
  • Discuss the various appropriate, safe uses for centrifugal pumps
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 (46)
Instructor provided good pictures and explanation of the pump components and pumping operation
By (Engineer) on Dec, 02, 2018
Instructor provided good pictures and explanation of the pump components and pumping operation.
Excellent presentation
By (Engineer) on Oct, 01, 2019
Excellent presentation. Kudos to instructor!
The audio really helped and the instructor explained things simply and practically
By (Contractor / Trades, Engineer, Professional Organization) on Sep, 10, 2019
The audio really helped and the instructor explained things simply and practically. I learned a lot from this course.
very useful information
By on Nov, 07, 2019
very useful information
Good
By on Mar, 06, 2019
Good
Very Informative
By (Engineer) on Jan, 02, 2019
Very Informative
Very informative for those looking for fundamental or intermediate centrifugal pump selection knowledge
By (Engineer) on Dec, 28, 2018
Very informative for those looking for fundamental or intermediate centrifugal pump selection knowledge. Excellent talking speed and informative graphics, diagrams and photos.
Very informative
By (Engineer) on Dec, 27, 2018
Very informative
n/a
By on Mar, 17, 2019
n/a
Great comprehensive course on Pumps!
By (Engineer) on Dec, 20, 2018
Great comprehensive course on Pumps!
No complaints
By on Dec, 18, 2018
No complaints. Gave information efficiently and really started from the ground up.
Excellent course
By (Engineer) on Dec, 13, 2018
Excellent course
Content was good
By (Engineer) on Nov, 09, 2019
Content was good. Reduced rating by one because some slides were out of order (questions came before topic was discussed, transcript didn't match current slide, etc.)
was hard to fallow at times but had good points
By on Apr, 05, 2019
was hard to fallow at times but had good points
Enjoyed the course
By (Engineer) on Dec, 19, 2018
Enjoyed the course. Would like to see additional material regarding pump baseplate mounting, filling based with grout, etc.
The information was in the lesson, but it read as though the instructor just typed up, word for word, their webinar or recorded class
By (Contractor / Trades, Landscape Architect) on May, 27, 2019
The information was in the lesson, but it read as though the instructor just typed up, word for word, their webinar or recorded class. There was a lot of content that was repetitive and should have been condensed.
Good explanations and graphics
By (Engineer) on Feb, 07, 2019
Good explanations and graphics
Towards the end, the oral questions did not match up with the written questions
By (Engineer) on Aug, 12, 2019
Towards the end, the oral questions did not match up with the written questions.
complicated subject presented well-really gorgeous equipment!!
By (Landscape Architect) on Dec, 12, 2018
complicated subject presented well-really gorgeous equipment!!
ok
By (Engineer) on Oct, 28, 2019
ok.
Listening to the speaker was difficult because of the number of times he said, "uh" and "so
By on Dec, 27, 2018
Listening to the speaker was difficult because of the number of times he said, "uh" and "so." Often his voice drifted off and it sounded like he was finished speaking and then he would add another comment. He sounds very knowledgeable, but it was still hard to listen to for more than 2 1/2 hours.
Lost audio halfway through the webinar
By (Engineer) on Jul, 21, 2019
Lost audio halfway through the webinar. Also a couple of the answers to the questions said "incorrect" but displayed the right answer.
soooo long, it has several distinct parts, why not make them separate courses
By on Jun, 27, 2019
soooo long, it has several distinct parts, why not make them separate courses.
Course doesn't provide enough information to determine total dynamic head or BHP
By on Oct, 04, 2019
Course doesn't provide enough information to determine total dynamic head or BHP. Please provide distinct formulas to calculate total dynamic head and an example of that calculation. For example, Total head = total discharge head - total suction head (where each total head - suction and discharge - includes pressure head + velocity head + static head). Show diagrams of a pump with its suction side liquid elevation and its discharge side liquid elevation, etc.. Also show basic equations for calculating BHP from motor's rated HP and efficiency. Bringing up "energy divided by mass" was odd and not used anywhere I can recall. Also, many of the questions had incorrect responses - I answered a few correctly, as clearly shown in pop-up box, but was told they were incorrect ! Also, the wording of some questions and potential answers are hard to make out exactly what you mean.
There are several errors in the webinar
By on Oct, 28, 2019
There are several errors in the webinar. There are two progress questions that are incorrect. When you select the correct answer, the system response says, "incorrect," then informs you the of the correct answer is the same one you selected.
Would have liked to see more applications
By (Engineer) on Jun, 24, 2019
Would have liked to see more applications.
More detailed lecture on NPSH Aand NPSHR and different examples on both closed circuit and open loop systems would be helpful
By on Jun, 17, 2019
More detailed lecture on NPSH Aand NPSHR and different examples on both closed circuit and open loop systems would be helpful.
i did not like the advertising for companies
By (Contractor / Trades, Engineer) on Sep, 06, 2019
i did not like the advertising for companies.
Hard to follow illustrations and narrations
By on May, 17, 2019
Hard to follow illustrations and narrations.
there were a few typos in the notes and the questions
By (Engineer) on Apr, 03, 2019
there were a few typos in the notes and the questions
The only real downside/confusing part is the questions (checkpoints) within the webinar presentation don't line up with that is discussed, especially in the first 2 sections
By (Engineer) on Jan, 02, 2019
The only real downside/confusing part is the questions (checkpoints) within the webinar presentation don't line up with that is discussed, especially in the first 2 sections.
More labels indicating parts of the pump on the diagrams would be helpful
By (Engineer) on Jan, 03, 2019
More labels indicating parts of the pump on the diagrams would be helpful.
some of the questions during the course were before that specific section
By on Jan, 09, 2019
some of the questions during the course were before that specific section.
Further in depth analysis would be helpful
By on Jan, 15, 2019
Further in depth analysis would be helpful. Examples of how to size pumps with calculations shown using Bernoulli equation would be wonderful.
needs better visuals
By (Landscape Architect) on Apr, 13, 2019
needs better visuals........a little bland.
Would be helpful if there was some animation showing the flow and direction of fluid
By on Jan, 31, 2019
Would be helpful if there was some animation showing the flow and direction of fluid.
The lecture slides had questions throughout, however the correct answer was usually not revealed to help with studying before the exam
By on Mar, 05, 2019
The lecture slides had questions throughout, however the correct answer was usually not revealed to help with studying before the exam.
Multiple in lesson questions were marked incorrect even though the correct response was selected, and even re-stated in the incorrect answer
By on Mar, 06, 2019
Multiple in lesson questions were marked incorrect even though the correct response was selected, and even re-stated in the incorrect answer.
very Basic
By (Engineer) on Dec, 26, 2018
very Basic
There was no audio on approximately 25% of the slides
By (Engineer) on Aug, 04, 2019
There was no audio on approximately 25% of the slides. The audio on slides 98 & 99 was transposed.
Check point questions didn't correspond with material
By (Engineer) on Sep, 16, 2019
Check point questions didn't correspond with material. Was asked a checkpoint question about pump seals prior to the section about pump seals.
The written lesson was very hard to read and follow
By (Engineer) on Sep, 27, 2019
The written lesson was very hard to read and follow. Very scatter brained. I liked the topic and learned from the information, it just wasn't presented very well. It seamed as thought he written lesson was a transcript of a lecture.
Some of the things written are opposite of what is being and the last quiz said incorrect answer and then states the same answer as correct
By on Jul, 11, 2019
Some of the things written are opposite of what is being and the last quiz said incorrect answer and then states the same answer as correct.
Content was good but the web interface was poor
By (Engineer) on Mar, 25, 2019
Content was good but the web interface was poor. Pages frequently needed to be reloaded to display all of the material.
No transcript, no smart notes
By (Engineer) on Feb, 24, 2019
No transcript, no smart notes. Not recommended.
Some of the review questions were asked before the topic was covered
By (Engineer) on Feb, 23, 2019
Some of the review questions were asked before the topic was covered. Many of the slides did not load correctly. There were typos and incorrect wording that did not match what the presenter said. The discussion on priming is a perfect example.