BPMA to offer training courses in pump systems
The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) has begun to offer a one-day course dealing with the subject of pump systems, as part of its programme of Pump Fundamentals training courses.
The course examines the factors that have to be considered when designing a pump systems, and using a combination of presentations and exercises the course takes a practical approach to what is a complex subject.
The aim is to enable individuals to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the key aspects that have to be taken into account when developing the most effective and energy efficient pump installation.
Common types of pump systems
•The energy equation
•Origins of pressure losses
Determination of system head
•Friction head in fittings
•An example of the use of loss co-efficients
•Special considerations for positive displacement Pumps
Interaction of pump and systems
•Allowing for system head estimation errors
•Pump performance curves
•Centrifugal pump performance characteristics
•Pump performance with variable speed
Pump operating limitations
•Partial flow operation of rotodynamic pumps
•Pump and system component inlet conditions
•Net positive suction head
•The management of flow system design
•Pipe work and fittings system design review
•Key operating considerations
•Pump flow control
•Systems using pump discharge valve control
•Systems with pumps in parallel and inlet sump
•Systems with discharge pipe siphons
•Pump starting and stopping
The next course will be held on Tuesday, 11 October, at the BPMA offices in West Bromwich, UK.