Fundamentals of Pumps
This program is presented in partnership between Gorman-Rupp Pumps and BCWWA.
This vendor-neutral course introduces the key concepts and troubleshooting associated with centrifugal pumps, including self-priming and submersible pumps. Equipment and demonstration tools will be used to reinforce learning. Examples will be taken from both water and wastewater.
You should take this course if you are:
- a water or wastewater operator responsible for centrifugal pumps
- want to earn CEU credits that can be applied to water or wastewater systems continuing education requirements
Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the basic mechanics of centrifugal pumps
- Calculate Total Dynamic Head (TDH)
- Understand key concepts of system hydraulics and recognize issues from data
- Describe and compare different approaches to multiple pump operations
- Describe issues associated with Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH)
- Describe key considerations regarding pump safety
- Troubleshoot common pump issues such as low performance, priming, noisy operation, shaft failures and corrosion
- Understanding Cavitation and the implications for both Suction and Discharge Cavitation
- Understanding the Curve Submersibles, Self -primers and others.
- Identify and address signs of pump inefficiency
This course provides:
- 0.6 core CEUs for small wastewater systems, small water systems, wastewater collection, wastewater treatment, water treatment, and water distribution EOCP certifications.