E-4 Reciprocating Pumps

E-4 Reciprocating Pumps


RECIPROCATING PUMPS (40 pages with 38 drawings, photographs and illustrations) This manual describes reciprocating pumps and the procedures to operate and troubleshoot them. Both Metric and English units of measurement are used so students can work in units with which they are familiar.

Covered Subjects:

  • Principles of reciprocating pumping
  • Description of fluid, power driven piston type pumps and plunger type pumps and their components
  • Pulsation and pulsation dampeners
  • The pump cycle and determining pump capacity
  • Procedure for determining the pressure rise developed by a gas driven pump
  • Vapor lock and cavitation
  • Operating procedures; start-up, shutdown, routine operating checks
  • Capacity control of motor driven and fluid driven pumps
  • Procedures for troubleshooting of reciprocating pumps

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: 8 hours

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E-4 Reciprocating Pumps - Knowledge Validation Test CD

The E-4 Knowledge Validation Test CD, is a CD disc that has all of the photographs, diagrams, illustrations and examples as printed in the FE-4training manual combined in a .pdf file.

Answers to both SI and USCS unit validation test questions in the manual are included along with scoring information. Multiple Knowledge Validation Test CD orders will be combined onto a single disc.

An experienced PLP instructor can travel to your site to lead a classroom training program. Contact PLP for more information.

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