Lawrence J. Marchetti, P.E.
This 3-hour course
utilizes US Department of Energy training materials (DOE-HDBK-1018/1-93, Mechanical
Science, Vol. 1, Module 3) to describe the purpose, construction, and principals
of operation for centrifugal and positive displacement pumps.
This course includes
a True-False quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding
of the course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will:
In almost any nuclear, chemical, or mechanical system, fluid must be transported from one place to another. Centrifugal and positive displacement type pumps are used to transfer fluid from one place to another. A basic understanding of the theory, characteristics, and mechanical components of centrifugal and positive displacement pumps are essential to understanding how they function and operate.
The course content
is generic in nature. Specific information on a particular heat exchanger should
be obtained directly from the manufacturer.
The the course content is in a PDF file DOE-HDBK-1018/1-93, Mechanical Science, Vol. 1, Module 3. You are required to study Module-3.
Module-3 Pumps contains three (3) sections:
a. Centrifugal Pumps
b. Centrifugal Pump Operation
c. Positive Displacement Pumps
You need to open or download this document to study this course.
Pumps are utilized
as a primary means of fluid transport between two or more locations and are
employed in numerous applications including nuclear, chemical, and mechanical
systems and processes. Engineers involved in the application, and selection
of centrifugal and positive displacement pumps require a basic understanding
of pump theory, operational characteristics, and components. The following course
will provide the fundamental framework for this knowledge.
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Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.