E-3 Centrifugal Pumps

E-3 Centrifugal Pumps


CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS (48 pages and 37 drawings, photographs, and graphs) This manual covers the principles and operation of centrifugal pumps. Both Metric and English units of measurement are used so students can work in units with which they are familiar.

Covered Subjects:

  • Various types of centrifugal pumps and their components
  • Principles of centrifugal pumps: pressure rise vs.  velocity
  • Seals and sealing systems
  • Pump flow cycle
  • Cavitation and vapor lock with procedures for clearing a vapor locked pump
  • Pump performance graphs
  • Relation of capacity to head pressure, efficiency, power, and NPSH
  • Procedure to convert liquid head pressure to gauge pressure
  • Determining pump capacity from motor power
  • Procedures for starting, stopping and controlling capacity
  • The effect on capacity via pressure and speed
  • Procedures to troubleshoot the pump

Questions and problems are included throughout the text with answers in the back that allow students to check their understanding of the subject.

Estimated self-study time: 9 hours

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E-3 Centrifugal Pumps - Instructor Kit

The E-3 Instructor Kit, in addition to the E-3 training manual, includes a CD disc that has all of the photographs, diagrams, illustrations and examples printed in the training manual. Answers to all the test questions in the manual are included.

With a few hours of familiarization with the material a knowledgeable supervisor or other individual with group speaking skills may act as the classroom instructor. Using the Instructor Kit CD the training material can be displayed on a computer connected monitor or screen with a video projector.

Alternatively, an experienced PLP instructor can travel to your site to lead the classroom training program. Contact PLP for more information.

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