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Centrifugal and Positive Displacement Pumps

COURSE NO: M03-002
PDH CREDIT: 3
COURSE PROVIDER: Elie Tawil, P.E., LEED AP
Centrifugal and Positive Displacement Pumps
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course explains the operation of centrifugal and positive displacement pumps. In general a pump is a mechanical device that is used to raise the flow of a fluid from one elevation to the other by increasing the pressure of the fluid.

 

Centrifugal pumps use a centripetal force, which is defined as the action that causes the fluid to move away from its center of rotation. Where as positive displacement pumps physically entrap a quantity of liquid at the suction of the pump and push that quantity out the discharge of the pump.

 

This 3 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical engineers, plant operators, maintenance personnel, and technical staff who are interested in gaining a better understanding centrifugal and displacement pump design and operation.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learning the principle of operation of centrifugal and positive displacement pumps
  • Learning the types and components of centrifugal and positive displacement pumps
  • Understanding cavitation and cavitation prevention measures
  • Performing Net Positive Suction Head calculations
  • Understanding the characteristic curves of centrifugal and positive displacement pumps
  • Understanding the protection methods of centrifugal and positive displacement pumps
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review DOE-HDBK-1018/1-93, Volume 1, Module 3 of Mechanical Science" published by the Department of Energy.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Centrifugal and Positive Displacement Pumps (836 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Module 3 of this DOE publication.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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