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Centrifugal Pump Analysis

COURSE NO: M06-027
COURSE PROVIDER: Shashi Menon, Ph.D., P.E.
Centrifugal Pump Analysis
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents the types and applications of pumps used in pipelines transporting liquids.


Centrifugal pumps are used to increase pressure in a liquid for the purpose of transporting the liquid through piping and other devices for use in an industrial process.  With the higher pressure, the liquid can be transported in short or long pipelines for delivery to an ultimate destination.  Examples include water pipelines, refined petroleum and crude oil pipelines.


This 6 PDH online course is intended for civil, mechanical and process engineers and technicians dealing with centrifugal pumps in the water, petroleum, oil, chemical and process industries. Familiarity with engineering codes and standards such as API 610/620 and Hydraulic Institute Standards is recommended.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Learning the different types of pumps and their applications
  • Learning about pump characteristics such as capacity, head, efficiency, BHP, and NPSH
  • Calculating the required NPSH based on liquid vapor pressure, temperature and piping configuration
  • Correcting Hydraulic Institute pump performance for liquid viscosity
  • Knowing the advantages of constant speed versus variable speed pumps
  • Predicting pump performance at different pump impeller sizes and speeds
  • Understanding affinity laws and their limitations
  • Knowing the advantages of series and parallel pump configurations including energy savings
  • Correcting pump performance for different liquid specific gravity and viscosity
  • Understanding heating of liquid due to efficiency of pump at different flow rates.
  • Understanding the impact of vapor pressure on liquid
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled "Centrifugal Pump Analysis".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Centrifugal Pump Analysis (2.8 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 6 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
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

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