Centrifugal Pump Analysis for Petroleum Applications

Course Number: O-5003
Credit: 5 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: E. Shashi Menon, P.E.
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Overview

In Centrifugal Pump Analysis for Petroleum Applications , you'll learn ...

  • Different types of pumps commercially available
  • Properties of petroleum liquids
  • Characteristics of a centrifugal pump
  • H-Q, E-Q and BHP versus Q curves

Overview

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Credit: 5 PDH

Length: 70 pages

Centrifugal pumps are used extensively in the oil and gas and petrochemical industries. From LACT charge pumps on production platforms to booster pumps used in oil pipelines, centrifugal pumps are the workhorse of the industry.

This online course will cover the basics of centrifugal pumps, with particular emphasis given to petroleum applications. Pump types will be discussed, as well as liquid properties related to petroleum pumping applications. We will cover pump curves, system curves, NPSH, specific speed, suction specific speed and the pump affinity laws. The effects on pump performance of high viscosity fluids, common in petroleum applications, will be covered. Finally, we will discuss in some depth series and parallel pumping configurations.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Different types of pumps commercially available
  • Properties of petroleum liquids
  • Characteristics of a centrifugal pump
  • H-Q, E-Q and BHP versus Q curves
  • Specific speed and suction specific speed
  • The effects of changes in pump speed and impeller diameter
  • Using the pump affinity laws
  • Pump drives and calculation of brake horsepower
  • The effect of high viscosity on pump curves
  • Calculating flow and head for parallel and series pumping applications

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 26 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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