Pump Suction Characteristics

Course Number: M-1008
Credit: 1 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Edward P. Brunet, Jr., P.E.
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Overview

In Pump Suction Characteristics , you'll learn ...

  • Be familiar with pumping concepts, terminology, and pump selection
  • Understand the concept and application of NPSH, TDH, vapor pressure of a liquid, velocity head, specific speed, and other terms
  • Understand the effects and significance of varying the temperature, specific gravity, vapor pressure, viscosity, and elevation of a liquid on its ability to be pumped
  • Be able to discuss specific speed with pump vendors and operating personnel

Overview

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Credit: 1 PDH

Length: 11 pages

This 1-hour online course describes the significance and importance of the net positive suction head (NPSH) in designing a pumping system, specifying a pump, and diagnosing pumping problems. It is basic mechanical engineering, but truly understanding and correctly applying knowledge such as this tends to slip away from us unless we use it frequently. The tendency for engineers who grew up using computer calculations may be to automatically use a commercial program to click out the answers without fully understanding all of the implications and variations to a particular problem. Also important is the ability to think through a problem and be able to spot unreasonable answers that sometimes pop out of a computer solution. The "intuition" that experienced engineers seem to possess comes from thoroughly understanding a problem and different approaches to a solution.

Although this course is primarily intended for mechanical engineers, it should be of interest to others, and written for their understanding.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Be familiar with pumping concepts, terminology, and pump selection
  • Understand the concept and application of NPSH, TDH, vapor pressure of a liquid, velocity head, specific speed, and other terms
  • Understand the effects and significance of varying the temperature, specific gravity, vapor pressure, viscosity, and elevation of a liquid on its ability to be pumped
  • Be able to discuss specific speed with pump vendors and operating personnel
  • Be able to discuss cavitation, what may be causing it, and probable consequences

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 20 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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