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Pump Reliability

Course length: 
Two days
Repair tips/procedures
Theory & design
Course description

The most common machine to be driven by an electric motor is a pump. Centrifugal pumps are by far the most common devices for moving industrial liquids of all types. A thorough understanding of the design, implementation and maintenance of centrifugal pumps is essential for those working in the electric motor repair industry. This seminar provides the practical knowledge service center personnel need to address customers’ pump-related motor issues, and the broader opportunities for pump maintenance, system optimization and energy savings.

Seminar highlights include:

Understanding Pumps and Systems

  • Centrifugal and positive displacement pump types
  • Easy fluid mechanics
  • Basics of pump and system curves
  • Cavitation explained
  • How to improve pump efficiency


  • Disassembly, inspection and repair
  • Pump seals function and repair
  • Pump testing


  • Piping concerns
  • Foundations and alignment
  • Startup procedures


  • Startup testing
  • Low pressure, low flow – causes
  • Failure analysis
  • High noise and vibration 
Instructor(s) available to teach the course: 
Gene Vogel, EASA Pump & Vibration Specialist
Chapter/Region fee (+expenses): 
$3000 + $25/student
Member company fee (+expenses): 
$4000 + $25/student
Nonmember fee (+expenses): 
$7000 + $25/student
Maximum number of students: 
(Additional fees may apply if travel time exceeds 5 hours. Contact EASA for details.)
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