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PD763 - Centrifugal Pumps: Testing, Design, and Analysis

PD763 - Centrifugal Pumps: Testing, Design, and Analysis

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Chicago, IL, USA
May 15, 2017 - May 17, 2017




Length: 3 days    CEUs: 2.30    PDHs: 23.00

This course focuses on the hydraulic principles of centrifugal pumps, as well as the interaction between a pump and a pipeline.  This course covers a brief review of fluid mechanics, the modified Bernoulli equation applied to piping systems, the energy equation applied to pumps and piping systems, energy loss in a pipeline and in fittings, the pump selection process, pump performance measurements, the specific speed-efficiency relationship, affinity laws, the effect of pipeline diameter on required pump size, and net positive suction head.

Participants will learn to use one dimensional flow theory to design an impeller, to design a volute, and to predict how pumps behave in series and in parallel. Also covered is a prediction of critical rotational speed of a pump shaft, shaft stresses, disk stresses, keyway stresses, and more.

You Will Learn To
 - Explain how to calculate radial and axial forces on impeller
 - Calculate shaft deflection and bearing loads, shaft and key stresses
 - Describe approximate head, capacity and efficiency values even before you have made a final pump selection
 - Calculate the effects on pump performance of viscous liquids
 - Identify the pumps to select for operation in series or parallel

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

Special Requirements
Participants are required to bring a calculator, a flex or French curve, a divider and a flash drive to each class session.

Click HERE to review the course outline

Who Should Attend
This course is tailored to people who have some pump knowledge and are seeking a deeper understanding of how centrifugal pumps work, and when and how to apply this knowledge. This course benefits those who are involved in some facet of pump design or application, or those who are interested in pursuing a career in these areas. You should have a degree in engineering and some work-related experience with pumps or equivalent experience in the pump field.

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  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD763
  • 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 serves 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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