Basic Hydraulics Seminar- Chicago (In-Person)

Presented by Bob Jennings, Basic Hydraulics is a 1-day course on hydraulic principles of operation for centrifugal pumps with a focus on the correlation between the centrifugal pump performance and the system head curve.

This course is designed for maintenance supervisors, maintenance foreman, consulting engineers, system engineers, process design engineers, and anyone else who is involved with the selection, operation or maintenance of pumping equipment and systems.

Please note that this course is in-person at our Chicago 40th Street service center.

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Taming the Bad Actors Seminar- Chicago (In-Person)

Presented by Bob Jennings, Taming the Bad Actors is a 1-day course designed to help you identify the root causes of failures and improve the performance of your pump and pumping systems.

Attendees to the one-day course will gain valuable new skills, including:
  • The principles of operation of centrifugal pumps
  • How the centrifugal pump interacts with the pumping system
  • How to identify system problems that occur when operating pumps off BEP, including cavitation, suction recirculation, discharge recirculation
  • How to identify root cause failures
  • How to identify and implement basic performance improvement opportunities, including the methods and means available for increasing pump reliability and efficiency

Please note that this course is in-person at our Chicago 40th Street service center.

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Submersible Seminar- Chicago (In-Person)

Presented by Bob Jennings, our Submersible Pump seminar is a 1-day course on typical lift stations, fit, and function, affinity laws, VFDs and system curves, and troubleshooting.

This course includes a shop tour and demonstration showing various stages of disassembly and inspection.

Please note that this course is in-person at our Chicago 40th Street service center.

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Basic Hydraulics Seminar- Chicago (In-Person)

Presented by Bob Jennings, Basic Hydraulics is a 1-day course on hydraulic principles of operation for centrifugal pumps with a focus on the correlation between the centrifugal pump performance and the system head curve.

This course is designed for maintenance supervisors, maintenance foreman, consulting engineers, system engineers, process design engineers, and anyone else who is involved with the selection, operation or maintenance of pumping equipment and systems.

Please note that this course is in-person at our Chicago 40th Street service center.

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3-Day Hands-On Pump Training (Denver)

Join Hydro Rocky Mountain for a 3-day hands-on pump training tailored to both maintenance and engineering professionals to increase their pump knowledge.

Tuesday, November 15 (8am-5pm)

Wednesday, November 16 (8am-5pm)

Thursday, November 17 (8am – 3pm)

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Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day of the training. This course will provide 21 professional development hours and certificate will be issued upon completion.

Course Instructors:

Sergio Ramos, Mechanical Engineer

John Neely, General Manager- Field Service

Brad Hutchison, Goulds Product Manager

Course Curriculum:

Classroom Module: An Introduction to Basic Hydraulics and Pump Types

  • Basic Hydraulics – Terminology & concepts – and a review of basic pump types
  • Pump Performance Curve and interactions with the System Head Curve
  • Effect of operating away from the pump’s BEP, Cavitation, and NPSHR considerations • How wear affects flow and pressure

Hands-on Workshop Module: Inspect and Rebuild Between Bearings (BB) and End Suction (OH) pumps with an IMPEL overview

  • Overview of design and construction of between bearings (BB) and end suction (OH) pumps
  • Hands-on disassembly and assembly of common Balance of Plant (BoP) pumps
  • Utilizing a representative BoP training pump, Goulds 3405, we review in depth the design and assembly of simple pumps. This class also acts as a steppingstone to acquaint the learners with the foundation for the high energy pump modules to follow later in the course.

Classroom Module: Pump Inspection and Rebuilding Guidelines and Techniques

  • An overview of inspection procedures and practical advice for rebuilding your BoP pumps

Hands-on Workshop Module: High Energy Pumps (IR Model HMTA – BB3)

  • Detailed review of components and their functions
  • Centering of the rotor. Set and verify rotor running position, axial thrust, balance disk gap
  • Review best practices and proper repair techniques with “tricks of the trade” information
  • Basic pump operations best practices
  • Q&A discussions encouraged throughout the segment

Shop Module: “Pump Failure Modes and Case Studies”

  • Broad review of typical failure modes and areas of concentration during equipment health review
  • Slide presentation of component failures geared to generate classroom participation and discussion of known issues and concerns relative to specific site “bad actors” and current plant projects
  • Sharing of experience and “war stories” with focus on as-found conditions and what was or can be learned from these events
  • Open forum to discuss learners’ prepared or spontaneous questions

Cost: $2,899 per person.

For questions or more information, please contact Catherine Miles at cmiles@hydroinc.com or 773-590-6736.