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Centrifugal Pump Operation

Learning objectives

  • Identify basic pre-start checks and inspections to complete prior to starting a centrifugal pump
  • Discuss additional checks required for large, multi-stage centrifugal pumps
  • Describe what is meant by the phrase “priming a pump”
  • State the inspections conducted on an operating centrifugal pump
  • Define the term “air bound pump” in reference to a centrifugal pump

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will be able describe the basic start-up and shutdown procedures used on single and multi-stage centrifugal pumps. In addition, you will be able to explain the basic inspections that should be completed on operating centrifugal pumps during each shift.

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