M-009 Centrifugal and Positive Displacement Pumps

M-009 Centrifugal and Positive Displacement Pumps

Centrifugal and Positive Displacement Pumps

The Centrifugal and Positive Displacement Pumps online 3 PDH course is a part of the Mechanical Engineering category of courses.

This online course explains the differences between centrifugal pumps and positive displacement pumps. The various types of each pump along with their components are described in detail. The student will be able to identify the major internal components and their purpose. The operating characteristics for each type of pump is discussed. Each type of pump has limitations in their operation. The student will understand what can make a pump fail and how to avoid these situations.

This course is based on Department of Energy publication DOE-HDBK-1018/1-93, “DOE Fundamentals Handbook, Mechanical Science”.

This course is intended for mechanical, civil, oil & gas engineers who design fluid distribution systems such as HVAC heating and cooling systems, fuel oil distribution, chemical feed systems, and other similar applications.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this PDH online continuing education course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the difference in construction between a centrifugal and positive displacement pump
  • Explain the various sub-types of each style of pump
  • Identify the major components of each pump and their function/use
  • Understand the operation of each type of pump and the basics of a pump characteristic curve
  • Explain how each type of pump can fail and how to avoid those situations
  • Understand when to use each type of pump

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