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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.


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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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