16 December, 2019

Pump system design – the fundamentals

22 September, 2016

As part of its programme of ‘Pump Fundamentals’ training courses, the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) now offers a one-day course dealing with the subject of Pump Systems.

The course examines the factors that have to be considered when designing a Pump Systems, and using a combination of presentations and exercises the course takes a practical approach to what is a complex subject.

The aim is to enable individuals to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the key aspects which have to be taken into account when developing the most effective and energy efficient pump installation.

Course contents

Common types of pump systems:

• The energy equation.

• Continuity.

• Flow regimes.

• Origins of pressure losses.

• Turbulence.

• Pressure losses.

Determination of system head:

• Friction head in fittings.

• An example of the use of loss co-efficients.

• Special considerations for positive displacement pumps.

• Acceleration head.

Interaction of pump and systems:

• System curves.

• Allowing for system head estimation errors.

• Pump performance curves.

• Centrifugal pump performance characteristics.

• Pump performance with variable speed.

Pump operating limitations:

• Partial flow operation of rotodynamic pumps.

• Pump and system component inlet conditions.

• Cavitation.

• Net positive suction head.

System design

• The management of flow system design.

• Pipe work and fittings system design review.

• Sump design.

System Operation

•Key operating considerations

•Pump flow control

•Systems using pump discharge valve control

•Systems with pumps in parallel and inlet sump

•level control

•Systems with discharge pipe siphons

•Pump starting and stopping.

The next course will be held on Tuesday 11 October, at the BPMA Offices in West Bromwich. For further information and to book you place please contact Steve Smith on 0121 601 6691.


Buyers' Guide Search
Search for UK supplier by name
Browse by Product Group.
Latest Issue To view a digital copy of the latest issue of Hydraulics & Pneumatics Magazine, click here.

For a FREE subscription please click here

Previous IssueTo view a digital copy of the OCTOBER 2019 issue of Hydraulics & Pneumatics Magazine, click here.

Buyers Guide - July/August Issue 2019To view a digital copy of the Buyers' Guide 2019 issue of Hydraulics & Pneumatics Magazine, click here.

July/August 2019 Annual Buyers Guide Issue
BFPA YearbookTo read the latest BFPA Yearbook, click here
BFPA Training AcademyClick the image to go to the BFPA Training Academy website
Compressed Air & Vacuum Technology Guide 2018To read the official BCAS Compressed Air & Vacuum Technology Guide 2018 click here
Smart Machines & FactoriesSmart Machines & Factories Magazine - the UK's first dedicated journal focusing on the fourth industrial revolution and transforming to a smart manufacturing era.
Offshore Europe JournalOEE
Hy-Pro FiltrationWEB LOCATOR