Centrifugal and Positive Displacement Pumps
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.
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
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.
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