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Overview, Installation and Maintenance of Pumps, Valves and Piping

COURSE NO: M07-004
Overview, Installation and Maintenance of Pumps, Valves and Piping
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course covers the basic operating principles of pumps, discusses their different types, and explains their installation and maintenance methodologies. This course also presents the auxiliary components such as the different types of valves, piping and other accessories typically used in pump systems.


A pump is a device that uses an external source of power to force the fluid to move from one place to another. A pump develops no energy of its own; it merely transforms energy from the external source, such as a gasoline or electric motor, into mechanical kinetic energy, which is manifested by the motion of the fluid.


A valve is any device used to control fluids in a closed system, and is typed or classified according to its use in a system. This course will discuss valve construction and the most common types of valves used in the industry.


The control and application of fluid power would be impossible without a suitable means of conveying the fluid from the power source to the point of application. Fluid lines used for this purpose are called piping. They must be designed and installed with the same care applicable to other components of the system. To obtain this desired result, attention must be given to the various types, materials, and sizes of lines available for the fluid power system.


This 7 PDH online course is intended for mechanical engineers as well as others who are interested in gaining general knowledge of pumps, valves, and pipes in fluid systems.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding the principles of pump operation
  • Familiarizing with the different types of pumps
  • Learning about the basic types and functions of valves, steam traps, and strainers
  • Knowing the different types of filters
  • Familiarizing with piping,  tubing and their associated fittings
  • Familiarizing with the different types of packing and gasket material
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document “Overview, Installation and Maintenance of Pumps, Valves and Piping” which is based on chapter 9 "Pumps, Valves, and Piping" of the NAVEDTRA (NAVY) Fireman publication 14104A.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty-five (35) questions to earn 7 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

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

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