Reciprocating Positive Displacement Pumps

Learning objectives

  • Describe the operating characteristics of piston and plunger reciprocating pumps
  • Identify the difference between single-acting and double-acting reciprocating positive displacement pumps
  • Discuss the operation of each of the following types of reciprocating pump configurations:
    • Simplex
    • Duplex
    • Multiplex
  • Describe the basic operating characteristics of a reciprocating diaphragm pump

Course overview

Positive displacement pumps move fluid from one system process or location to another. The Reciprocating Positive Displacement Pumps training course focuses on the design and operation of these pumps, with an emphasis on safe and reliable operation. This course describes the design and function of reciprocating positive displacement pumps.

Building on the information learned in Introductive to Positive Displacement Pumps, this online training course discusses pump applications and classifications. It covers two types of pumps: piston and plunger reciprocating pumps and diaphragm reciprocating positive displacement pumps.

This course is part of the Positive Displacement Pumps series.

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