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This course is aimed at technical professionals who need a broad-based introduction to basic pump selection, application and operation. This course starts with the basics and builds to provide a full understanding of centrifugal, rotary and reciprocating pumps. The course will include the following topics: centrifugal, rotary and reciprocating pump similarities/differences; centrifugal, rotary and reciprocating pump configurations; nine fundamental principles for reliable pump operation; understanding pump curves; developing system curves; choosing a type of pump for a specific application. The course will answer the question What are the things I need to worry about when selecting, specifying and operating pumps? At the completion of the course, the attendees will hold a strong understanding of basic concepts. This knowledge will act as a springboard to further growth understanding of more complex pump concepts. An emphasis is placed on providing useful information with minimal theory and thus, comprehension of the information presented requires little to no mathematical skills in hydraulic or mechanical design.
Wood, Daniel; Hodgson, Judy (2018). Pumps 101. Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station. Available electronically from