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  1. 1. CENTRIFUGAL PUMP MAINTENANCE & TECHNOLOGY Presented by Larry Bachus of Bachus Inc. COURSE DURATION: Four (4) days DATES: April 28th – May 1st 2008 TIME: 8:00am to 4:00pm COURSE LOCATION: Cara Suites, Claxton Bay, Trinidad & Tobago INTENDED FOR: Craftsmen Mechanics Engineers Operators Technicians Designers Maintenance Personnel Reliability Engineers COURSE FEE: $7,200 TTD (All course material will be provided by Technology Support Ltd.) DEADLINES: Registration & Payment – April 15th & April 21st, 2008 (Respectively) Foreign attendees please contact Josie-Ann Carrington, jcarrington@tsl-tt.com or at 868-657-1037 for payment and accommodation details. Cheques must be made payable to Technology Support Limited Fax the completed Registration Form to us at 868-657-0000
  2. 2. CENTRIFUGAL PUMP MAINTENANCE & TECHNOLOGY Registration Form (Please fill out in BLOCK LETTERS) Company's Name: _________________________________ Attendee's Name: Job Title: 1. __________________ ______________________ 2. __________________ ______________________ 3. __________________ ______________________ 4. __________________ ______________________ Authorized By: Job Title: ____________________ ___________________________________________ Date:_______________ Total Payment:______________ Please make cheques payable to Technology Support Limited
  3. 3. CENTRIFUGAL PUMP MAINTENANCE & TECHNOLOGY Course Content 1. Basic Pump Principles 6. Pump Classification •How Pumps Work PD Types •Head vs. Pressure Centrifugal Types •Pressure Measurement Impellers •Absolute Pressure ANSI / API •Guage Pressure Specific Speed •Vacuum Suction Specific Speed 2. NPSH 7. Pump Classification •NPSH required •H-Q •NPSH available •Eff. & BHp •PSHr 3. Cavitation •Family Curves •Vapor Pressure •Types of Cavitation 8. System Curves •Effects & Prevention •TDH •Elevation, Pressure & Losses 4. Affinity Laws •Pumps in Series & Parallel •The Laws •Speed & Diameter 9. Shaft Deflection •Practical Application •Interpreting the Evidence •Maintenance Operation & Design 5. Work & Efficiency •Flow & Head 10. Pump- Motor Alignment •Efficiency •Types of Misalignment •Horsepower •Alignment Techniques Continued……
  4. 4. CENTRIFUGAL PUMP MAINTENANCE & TECHNOLOGY Course Content 11. Bearings 17. Pump Piping •Types and Services •Draining Tanks •Lubrication •Suction Pipe Arrangement •Maintenance & Seals •Discharge pipe Arrangement •Basic Pump Principles 12. Pump Packing •NPSH (Net Positive Suction Head) •Components •Cavitations •Single & Double •Affinity Laws •Support Systems •Useful work & Pump Efficiency •Pump Classification 13. Mechanical Seals •Understanding Pump Curves •Components •The System Curve •Single & Double •Shaft Deflection •Support Systems •Pump and Motor Alignment •Bearings 14. Seal Failure Analysis •Pump Shaft Packing •Causes & Prevention •Mechanical Seals •Environmental Controls •Failure Analysis of Mechanical Seals •Common Sense Failure Analysis 15. Practical Maintenance •Avoiding Wear in Centrifugal Pumps •Pumps Piping 16. Avoiding Wear
  5. 5. CENTRIFUGAL PUMP MAINTENANCE & TECHNOLOGY The Aim of this Program is to Enable the Engineers and Technicians to: •Identify the real problem areas •Save wasted effort and time on unnecessary pump and/or motor repairs •Quickly determine and a pump's hydraulic performance. •Quickly determine if the problem is pump related or system related •Correlate mechanical reliability & hydraulic performance •Visually assess bearing & seal failures •Properly install a pump •Identify critical mechanical seal concerns •Understand the essentials of bearings and lubrication •Effect start-up and commissioning •Know what to consider in variable speed drive applications •Troubleshoot pump problems •Know which pump records should be maintained for troubleshooting •Identify symptoms and causes of pump failure. The Program is Geared Towards: Operators in any discipline, i.e. petrochemical, refining, public utilities, manufacturing, process, packing, boiler, etc Maintenance personnel Quality Control Specialists Technical Services Craftsmen
  6. 6. FACILITATOR PROFILE Larry Bachus Larry Bachus is the founder of Bachus Inc. Larry has more than 30-years of experience in the industrial pump arena. His areas of expertise include diagnosing pump problems and seal failure. Larry was first exposed to pumps as a teenager, when he took a job as a mechanic apprentice in a steel mill. In 1986, Larry went into the Navy and continued working with pumps. After the military, he graduated from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. For a number of years, Larry sold and repaired pumps and pump parts while designing his own products and solutions to pump problems. Today, Larry travels the United States and the World lecturing on pumps. He speaks fluent English and Spanish, and can conduct his courses and consultations in both languages and has authored books and technical papers on pumps. The book is a practical guide to understanding pumps. Larry has earned the reputation of quot;THE PUMP GUYquot;. Larry writes the quot;PUMP GUYquot; column in Energy Tech Magazine and World Pump Magazine and their respective websites. The Pump Guy articles are available at these sites. He is also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, (ASME), and most of his products find application in civil and mechanical engineering. A number of years ago, while working in a petro-chemical plant, Larry encountered some premature mechanical seal failure, linked to the o-rings installed in the mechanical seals. In collaboration with some intelligent associates, trips to the library, and a chance witnessing of his young daughter bouncing a rubber ball in the house, Larry hit upon the seeds of the tool that broke the code on O-Ring identification. Today that tool is called the ORID*. ORID* is an acronym meaning O-Ring Identifying Device. The ORID* performs a non-destructive field test of an O-Ring seal to indicate its rubber compound and compatibility with a fluid, gas, or solid. This tool, sold around the world, is instrumental in preventing leaks in process leaks in process equipment, and protecting leaks in process equipment, and protecting the environment.