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PD679 - Selection of Pumps and Valves for Optimum System Performance

PD679 - Selection of Pumps and Valves for Optimum System Performance

Date & Location   Member Price List Price Qty

Bellevue, WA, USA
Apr 9, 2018 - Apr 12, 2018




Length: 4 days    CEUs: 3.00    PDHs: 30.00

This course provides you with an understanding of the nature of pumps and valves and how they interact for optimum system performance. 

The course discusses the requirements necessary for the selection of pumps and valves. It is structured in a sequence, starting from basics to detailed discussion of various aspects of both pumps and valves. It is designed to help you develop a full understanding of how pumps and valves work, covering selection, installation, operation, maintenance, and trouble shooting.

This course covers topics, such as the flow of fluids (e.g., calculating the flow of fluids and pressure drop), the selection of centrifugal pumps, and the selection of positive displacement pumps. It also discusses types of valves, flow characteristics of valves, and the best practices in installation, measurement of flow rate in closed conduits; calibration methods for Venturi, Orifice, and elbow meters; and operation and maintenance.

During the course you will receive guidance in making cost-effective decisions and tips for avoiding poor system operation.  It also discusses how pumps and valves are used in different industries.

You Will Learn To
 - Calculate the pressure loss in a pipeline due to friction for circular and noncircular ducts
 - Determine the pipe diameter that minimizes first plus operating costs of a piping system
 - Generate a system curve for a pipeline
 - Identify the testing methods used to obtain a performance map for a centrifugal pump
 - Employ the system curve to select an efficient centrifugal pump
 - Explain how to predict when cavitation will occur and identify the necessary steps to avoid it
 - Explain how to use dimensional analysis to correlate experimental data for a pump
 - Explain how the specific speed is determined
 - Apply affinity laws to predict off-design behavior for a pump
 - Identify types of positive displacement pumps
 - Examine common methods of measuring flow rate in a pipeline
 - Identify the types of meters available for flow rate measurement
 - Generate calibration curves for venturi, orifice, and elbow meters
 - Describe the different types of valves that are commercially available
 - Explain how to select the correct valve for a piping system
 - Identify and avoid problems by selecting the correct valve
 - Explain how to install, operate and maintain valves
 - Describe the process of diagnosing and troubleshooting valve problems

Click HERE to review the course outline.

Each student will receive a copy of Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, 4th Edition, by Dr. William S. Janna.

Course Requirements
Students are required to bring calculators, French or Flex curves, and dividers to class. The instructor requests that they bring flash drives as well.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for design engineers, process selection engineers, procurement personnel, project engineers, quality personnel, operation & maintenance engineers, and inspection engineers.

For venue information, please click HERE.

  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD679
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Dr. William S. Janna is a Professor of Mechanical Engineer at the University of Memphis. He earned his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Toledo. He has taught at the University of Memphis for 25 years. Previously, Dr. Janna worked at the University of New Orleans for 11 years; serving four years as Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department.

Dr. Janna has written three textbooks: "Introduction to Fluid Mechanics," "Engineering Heat Transfer," and "Design of Fluid Thermal Systems." He has been a contributing editor to several handbooks, and has written numerous research papers. Dr. Janna served as a textbook reviewer for Applied Mechanical Reviews, and has taught the Economics of Pipe Size Selection in the ASME Professional Development Program.
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