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Introduction to the Selection of Pumps

Introduction to pumps – the way they work, different types, and some basic applications

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This self-study course is designed to be taken at your convenience, and on your own schedule. You have 90 days to finish the course from the time of purchase.

This course provides an introduction to pumps – the way they work, different types, and some basic applications. It discusses the flow of fluids through pipes, as well as the variables that affect the flow, and it takes a close look at centrifugal and positive displacement pumps.  

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify different types of pumps, including centrifugal and positive displacement pumps
  • Recognize the advantages and the limitations of each type of pump
  • Calculate the flow of liquid through piping systems
  • Calculate the pressure drop in pipes, valves, and fittings
  • Select the appropriate type of pump for a specific application

Who should attend
This course is designed for anyone who wants an introduction to and a basic understanding of the types of pumps and their applications.


Module 1 – The Flow of Fluids
Module 2 – Centrifugal Pumps
Module 3 – Positive Displacement Pumps


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