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Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development
Competency Management system SLB NEXT

Centrifugal Pumps

This course will provide participants with the knowledge necessary to understand and enhance their mechanical aptitude in the area of dynamic pumps.

The purpose of this course will be to develop in participants a working knowledge of the different types of dynamic pumps.  These pumps are a specific design of pump that are used in a low pressure high flow style system, as well as many other forms of low pressure high flow applications and different procedures associated with operation and installation of these pumps.  With the completion of this course, participants will be equipped with the basic knowledge required to install and repair dynamic pumps

Technicians are required to have a firm technical comprehension in regard to dynamic pumps, understanding the different types, as well as the applications of these pumps.  The technicians that participate in this course will be better equipped to repair, maintain, install, and commission dynamic pumps and their related systems.  This in turn will promote safe and efficient productivity of the systems.  With further on-job training and experience these technicians will be able to attend more advanced training in their area and therefore enhance the maintenance team’s capabilities and knowledge. 

Day 1

Identification

  • Types of dynamic pumps
  • Components
  • Construction

The focus of day one will be the identification of dynamic pumps.  Types of pumps that will be covered include piston, vane, and diaphragm.  Participants will learn about dynamic pump terminology, hazards, safe work practices, and the components and their applications.

Day 2

Pumping Theory

  • Pressure Head Theory
  • Dynamic Suction Lift Theory
  • Dynamic Discharge Head
  • Total Dynamic Head Theory

Day two will start discussions on the many different pumping theories.  The specific theories that will be covered on this day will be pressure head, dynamic suction lift, dynamic suction head, and dynamic discharge head.  The total dynamic head theory will also be discussed on this day.

Day 3

Pumping Theory (Cont.)

  • Total Static Head
  • Friction Head  
  • Static Suction Lift and Head
  • Static Discharge Head 

On day three participants will continue learning about pumping theories.  The theories that will be covered on this day will include total static head, volumetric efficiency, friction head, viscosity, and velocity head.  Static suction lift, static suction head, net positive suction head, and static discharge head will also be discussed.   

Day 4

Pumping Theory (Cont.)

  • Cavitation
  • Aeration
  • Vapor pressure
  • Slip (slippage)        
  • Hydraulic efficiency

The discussion of pumping theories will continue on day four.  Participants will learn about cavitation, aeration, and vapor pressure.  Other theories that will be discussed will include slip (slippage) and hydraulic efficiency.

Day 5

Maintenance and Diagnostics

  • Repairing dynamic pumps
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repair and replacement

Day five will cover the maintenance and diagnostics of dynamic pumps.  Repairing and troubleshooting pumps will be discussed on this day.  Participants will also learn about evaluating pumps and determining if a pump can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced.

Learning activity mix

This course is mainly targeted to mechanical technicians working in the field as an introduction or refresher. The course can also be applicable to employees working with equipment purchasing, procurement, storage, and job planning, as well as immediate supervisors to the working technicians.

Participants taking this course should have taken some form of technical or mechanical awareness course. It is important that trainees attend this course prior to attending Positive Displacement Pumps, Compressors and Dynamic Compressors.  The theories learned in this module will assist the trainee in further understanding pumps and compressor theory.

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