Geared towards chemical, civil/sanitary, and mechanical engineers, this course offers an overview of diverse positive displacement pump types, encompassing rotary and reciprocating pumps, guiding students through the pump selection process and providing fundamental knowledge and skills for effective pump selection, including understanding pump design steps, criteria, flow diagrams, suction design, and lift considerations.
The course “Positive Displacement Pumps: Types, Selection, and Design” presents a diverse array of rotary and reciprocating pumps, spanning various applications from handheld chemical metering pumps to towering Archimedes screw pumps. This module delivers a comprehensive introduction to positive displacement pump categories, enriched by numerous illustrative figures. The curriculum delves into the intricacies of the pump selection process through multiple illustrative problems. By completing this course, participants will attain fundamental proficiency in positive displacement pump selection.
This continuing education course will cover the following modules:
- Identification of positive displacement pump types
- Insight into the steps of pump design
- Design criteria
- Process flow diagrams
- Assessment of suction design and lift
- Pump selection methodologies
Author: Mark N. Ludwigson, PE, PMP
Course Number: 448
Course Hours: 5 PDH