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E-592 - Pumps Maintenance

E-592 - Pumps Maintenance

5 days
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?


    • Engineers and technicians involved in centrifugal and positive displacement pump operation, maintenance or engineering.
    • Employees in charge of maintenance running of the pumping systems.


  • Proficiency
  • This course provides a better understanding of centrifugal and displacement volumetric pump technology and practical maintenance principles.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • describe the behavior and the technology of pumps,
  • provide the maintaining solutions applied in their pumping units,
  • establish a diagnosis of the incidents and participate in the troubleshooting meetings.
Course Content


2 days

  • Centrifugal pumps - Functional approach:
  • Different types of centrifugal pumps and integration in the process.
  • Study step by step of the main functions:
  • Process: impeller, wear rings, balancing, pump body shape…
  • Sealing: mechanical sealing, typical arrangements (single, dual, dry seal). Selection according API 382 standard, materials, type.
  • Friction face heating.
  • Support: axial and radial, thrust and journal bearings.
  • Lubrication: oil and grease…
  • Monitoring: rotor displacement, vibrations, temperature, pressure…
  • Building step by step a monocellular centrifugal pump.
  • Volumetric pumps:
  • Different types of pumps: rotary and reciprocating pumps.
  • Operating principle and utilization of the different types of pumps.
  • Influence of clearance, internal leaks, nature of product on flow rate and pressure.
  • Flow rate control.
  • Installation guidelines: position of tanks, line diameters, metering drums, pulsation dampeners, pressure valves.
  • Particular choices:
  • Coupling and driven machines.
  • ATEX: material consequences.

MAINTENANCE (preventive, conditional, corrective)

2 days

  • Preventive maintenance: systematic actions, routine, alignment.
  • Conditional maintenance: vibrations measurement, oil lubrication analysis, thermography…
  • Corrective maintenance: mounting, expertise, dismounting, metrology, repairing technics.


0.5 day

  • Data sheet.
  • Technologic choices.
  • P&ID reading.


0.5 day

  • Failure and incidents: studying the most frequent cases (cavitation, priming situation, low flowrate…).
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Ways & Means
  • Functional approach for a better understanding.
  • Numerous examples and cases studies from the Oil & Gas production industry and analysis of manufacturer file.
  • Using of equipped workshop.