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Pump Efficiency and Reliability

Learning objectives

  • Describe the two major classifications of pumps and discuss their primary applications
  • Define the following terms associated with pump operation:
    • Capacity
    • Head
    • Power
    • Efficiency
  • Describe basic operating and maintenance techniques used to keep pumps operating efficiently and reliably
  • Define net positive suction head (NPSH) and describe the relationship between available and required NPSH
  • Given pump curves associated with a given pump, determine associated operating parameters for various pump operating capacities
  • List and explain the pump laws

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe commonly used pumps and discuss their maintenance.

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