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Pumping Systems 15 PDH Discount Package

PACKAGE NO: DP15M-20
PACKAGE PDH: 15
PACKAGE PRICE: $216
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COURSE TITLE: Centrifugal and Positive Displacement Pumps
COURSE NO: M03-002
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 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.

COURSE TITLE: 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 (613 KB)
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

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.

COURSE TITLE: Variable Speed Pumping
COURSE NO: M03-003
Variable Speed Pumping
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes the basics of pump types, selection procedures, variable speed drives for pumps, capital cost savings, and system analysis.

 

Significant opportunities exist to reduce pumping system energy consumption through smart design, retrofitting, and operating practices. In particular, the many pumping applications with variable-duty requirements offer great potential for savings. The savings often go well beyond energy, and may include improved performance, improved reliability, and reduced life cycle costs.

 

This 3 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical engineers, design and construction personnel, technical staff and facility personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding of variable speed pumping.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Pump types
  • Pumping systems
  • Retrofitting of pumping systems
  • Benefits of variable speed drives
  • Potential drawbacks of variable speed drives
  • Capital cost savings
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the material contained in Variable Speed Pumping - A Guide to Successful Applications, DOE/GO-102004-1913, May 2004.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Variable Speed Pumping (1.16 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on 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 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.

COURSE TITLE: An Introduction to Water System Pump Operation & Maintenance
COURSE NO: M03-032
An Introduction to Water System Pump Operation & Maintenance
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course covers the operation and maintenance of pumps used in water supply and treatment facilities. It also covers the motors, engines, and accessories (together called pump drivers) that provide the mechanical source of energy to pumps.

 

This 3 PDH online course is intended for mechanical, civil and electrical engineers and other infrastructure design and construction professionals seeking to learn about the operation and maintenance of water system pumps and drivers.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Learning how to operate and maintain centrifugal pumps
  • Understanding the causes of pump cavitation
  • Learning how to mitigate and eliminate cavitation problems
  • Familiarizing with the routine operations check list for centrifugal pumps
  • Familiarizing with the troubleshooting check list for centrifugal pumps
  • Learn the basic operating instructions for ejector (jet) pumps
  • Knowing how to avoid problems when operating progressive cavity pumps
  • Familiarizing with the troubleshooting checklist for progressive cavity pumps
  • Learning how to maintain pump packings
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "An Introduction to Water System Pumps Operation & Maintenance".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
An Introduction to Water System Pump Operation and Maintenance (1.44 MB)
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 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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