Pump Fundamentals

A Training Seminar by KASA Redberg.



    Offline (In-Person) schedules for Brisbane and Perth, Australia.

    In-House sessions are available upon request.



    Pumps are found in all industries and come in all shapes and sizes. Decision makers operating in areas such as water treatment, minerals processing, oil and gas, utilities, metals processing, food and beverage and many more employ billions of dollars worth of pumping equipment to help achieve their objectives.

    To ensure that you are achieving maximum performance from your pumping equipment, it is essential that you know the fundamentals. “Pump Fundamentals” is an intensive, practical and interactive two day seminar which focuses on the common types of pumps and how to select, install, troubleshoot and maintain them.


    Who Should Attend:

    Process, Design, Project and Consulting Engineers; Line Managers and Supervisors; Maintenance Technicians; Pump Sales Representatives; or anyone who needs to select, specify, commission, install and/or maintain pumping equipment.



    Delegate Pre-Requisites:

    It is a requirement that each delegate has an understanding of mechanical components. A basic understanding (trade level or higher) engineering maths would also be a necessity. Ideally, each delegate should have a degree or diploma in a relevant technical field or a higher level mechanical trade qualification.


    Seminar Objectives:

    At the completion of this seminar, each delegate should be able to:

    • Identify common pump types and their components
    • Understand pump, associated component, hydraulics and slurry terminology
    • Select the most appropriate pump type, make and model for an application
    • Be competent in reading and using pump performance curves
    • Understand cavitation and how to prevent it from occurring
    • Specify the correct installation configuration for a particular pump type
    • Install, commission, operate and maintain common pump types
    • Troubleshoot pump problems


    Training Seminar Materials:

    All delegates receive:

    • The “Pump Fundamentals” Training Manual – a reference manual comprising theory, worked example problems, tables , charts and illustrations etc based on the seminar outline. This manual has been designed to be a valuable future resource for the office, workshop, factory or plant.
    • Certificate of Attendance – which states the number of hours of training and serves as documentary proof of attendance.


    Complementary Training:

    “Pump Fundamentals” is the first in a series of three pump and piping training seminars pitched at a “fundamentals level”. It provides a practical introduction to the world of pumps and their applications.

    The two companion seminars to “Pump Fundamentals” deal with liquid and gas piping systems.

    Plant Engineers, Project Managers and Process Engineers should consider undertaking all three of KASA’s “fundamentals level” training seminars to help aid their knowledge of pumping and piping systems.

    It is also recommended that “Pump Fundamentals” is attended prior to attending KASA’s “Advanced Slurry Pumping & Piping” training seminar.


    You can download KASA Redberg Course Information kit here LESS

    Course Curriculum

    Day 1:
    Background Information:
    Terms and Definitions 00:15:00
    Fluid Properties (Viscosity, Density, Temperature etc) 00:15:00
    Pressure-Head Relationships 00:15:00
    Cavitation 00:15:00
    Basic Hydraulics Theory and Calculations 00:15:00
    Friction Losses in Pipes and Fittings 00:15:00
    Pump Classifications and Examples 00:15:00
    Pump Selection Guidelines 00:15:00
    Worked Example Problems 00:15:00
    Centrifugal Pumps:
    Components, Types and Examples 00:14:00
    Affinity Laws and Characteristic Curves 00:14:00
    Matching the System to the Pump 00:14:00
    System Curve Calculations 00:14:00
    Viscosity Effects 00:14:00
    Parallel and Series Pumping Circuits 00:14:00
    Cavitation – Causes, Remedies and Calculations 00:14:00
    Troubleshooting 00:14:00
    Worked Example Problems 00:14:00
    Introduction to Centrifugal Slurry Pumps:
    Slurry Classifications and Rheology 00:14:00
    Slurry Characteristics – Abrasion, Erosion and Corrosion 00:14:00
    Effects of Slurry Solids Content and Settling Velocities 00:14:00
    Typical Pump Components and Assemblies 00:14:00
    Characteristic Curves 00:14:00
    Pump Selection Criteria 00:14:00
    Worked Example Problems 00:14:00
    Day 2:
    Positive Displacement (PD) Pumps:
    PD Pump Theory 00:18:00
    Typical System Curves 00:18:00
    Comparison to Centrifugal Pumps 00:18:00
    A Detailed Analysis of Common PD Pumps (Gear, Lobe, Progressive Cavity, Piston, Diaphragm, Peristaltic) 00:18:00
    Troubleshooting 00:17:00
    Worked Example Problems 00:17:00
    Educators (Jet Pumps):
    Principle of Operation 00:17:00
    Applications 00:17:00
    Seals and Packing:
    General Overview 00:17:00
    Components and Types 00:17:00
    Applications and Selection 00:17:00
    Installation, Maintenance and Troubleshooting 00:17:00
    Pump Drives:
    General Overview 00:17:00
    Close Coupled, Direct Driven, Canned and Magnetic Setups 00:17:00
    Belt Drives, Gearboxes, Variators 00:17:00
    Electric Motors and Inverters 00:17:00
    Engines and Hydraulic Motors 00:17:00
    Installation and Maintenance:
    Foundations and Bases:
    Alignment 00:17:00
    Process Connections 00:17:00
    Recommended Piping Configurations 00:17:00
    Condition Monitoring and Preventative Maintenance 00:17:00

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    • SGD 1,545
    • 2 days
    • 46 Units
    • 720 Minutes
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    Karl Danenbergsons is one of the founding Directors of KASA. He has been well known to KASA seminar attendees since January 2004 and he has successfully presented various seminars in public and private venues since that time. Karl’s experience with pump and piping systems spans more than twenty years. He has applied his knowledge of fluid storage, pumping and piping systems for major organisations such as ADI, BHP, James Hardie, Nalco and URS. He has held various positions in these organisations such as Design Engineer, Project Engineer, Process Engineer and Senior Project Engineer amongst others. Karl held the position of Engineering Division Manager for Nalco (1999–2005) and his group was responsible for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of chemicals handling and water treatment plants with a geographical coverage spanning China, Japan, Thailand, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia. He also held the position of Director – NSW Process, Mechanical & Electrical for URS (2011–2014). His group was responsible for the design of municipal pumping stations, mine water supply systems, mine dewatering systems, managed aquifer recharge systems as well as in-plant piping, process and electrical design work. Karl has lived and worked in the US whilst operating as a Design/Process Engineer specialising in slurry-based processes. He has also completed on-site commissioning and troubleshooting of chemicals and water treatment plants in countries such as Fiji, New Caledonia, USA, Italy, China and the UK. A transfer to KASA Redberg (UK) in 2007/08 resulted in specialist consulting activities in the areas of red mud disposal as well as sand/gravel operations.
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