Design Considerations for Hydronic Pumping Systems

Course Number: HV-5003
Credit: 5 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: A. Bhatia, Mechanical Engineer
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Overview

In Design Considerations for Hydronic Pumping Systems, you'll learn ...

  • Pump system terminology
  • Pump system characteristics and relationship between flow and head
  • Methods to achieve minimum recirculation
  • How to vary pump performance

Overview

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Credit: 5 PDH

Length: 77 pages

Although pumps are typically purchased as individual items, they provide service only when operating as part of a system. Procurement costs of the pumps in general amount to less than 1% of the total investment of a plant, yet the operational quality of a pump may be the decisive factor in the overall running costs. According to the Hydraulic Institute:

  • 5% of industrial energy goes to pumps
  • Pumping systems account for nearly 20% of the world's electrical energy demand and range from 20% to 25% of the energy usage in certain industrial plant operations
  • Energy consumption is 90% of the total cost of owning a pump
  • It is important to note that an efficient system design is established more by those concerned with system design, installation, balance and operation than by the pump engineer.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Pump system terminology
  • Pump system characteristics and relationship between flow and head
  • Methods to achieve minimum recirculation
  • How to vary pump performance
  • The effect of throttling, impeller trim and speed change on pump performance
  • The effect of increasing chiller temperature range on pumping flow rates
  • Various pump system design configurations – series v/s parallel schemes
  • The concepts, myths and realities of primary-secondary pumping
  • The application of 2-way and 3-way valves
  • Pump system design general recommendations

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 30 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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