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Intermediate Pumps and Pumping Systems

  • Date(s)
    Tuesday, 28 April 2020
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Members:  €345
    Non-Members: €425

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.

  • CPD Credit
    7 hours   C1

Learning Objectives

This course will provide a review of pump fundamentals and then lead onto how the pump and system interact and their impact on energy efficiency. It is an intermediate course that will focus on hydraulic system behaviour for parallel and series operation, pump drivers and approaches to ensure the highest possible efficiency of the entire pump and motor driven fluid system.

Delegates will gain knowledge in understanding pump and driver performance characteristics and how they relate to the overall system effective operation. Consideration will be given to ISO 14414 and ASME EA-2 2009 and how they provide guidelines for conducting and reporting the results of a pumping system assessment.


The primary objective is to give each delegate a fundamental knowledge of the principles of the pump system. It will focus on a systems approach to pump operation and how this impacts on performance and energy use. By doing so, the systems approach potentially offers not only the most energy savings within motor driven systems, but also the greatest improvements in equipment reliability and reduced maintenance. This will lead to a lower Life Cycle Costs (LCC) for the pump system.

The course will cover, but is not limited to;

  • Review of pump fundamentals
  • Pump seals and systems
  • Couplings and alignment
  • Sump design and Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH)
  • Parallel and Series pump operation
  • Pump specific speeds and Affinity Laws
  • Systems curves for in line and branch systems
  • Pump selection and sizing
  • Pump drivers and variable spend drives (VSDs)
  • Vibration and Condition monitoring
  • Pumping of non-water liquids
  • Optimisation of the pump system
  • ISO 14414 and ASME EA-2 2009
  • Analysis tools for pump systems
  • Installation and operation of pumping equipment

Who should attend?

This course is focused to the needs of chemical, instrumentation, maintenance, energy managers and mechanical engineers and technicians involved in the selection, sizing, specification, installation, operation and maintenance of pumps. The industries that this course would be relevant to are the biopharma, food, water and waste water, building, transportation chemical and power generation.

Other CPD courses in this series

  • Introduction to Pumps and Pumping Systems
  • Fundamentals of Valves & Actuators for Process Control Systems
  • Essentials of Pressure Safety Relief Valves
  • Process Control Valves; Sizing, Selection & Application
  • Introduction to the Industrial Steam and Condensate System 
  • Intermediate Pumps and Pumping Systems
  • Introduction to Process Measurement
  • Compressed Air
  • Advanced Pumps and Pumping Systems


It would be useful to be familiar with pump systems and/or have attended Introduction to Pumps & Pumping Technology or a similar course. Delegates should also be comfortable with some calculator use.

Trainer's Profile

Gerard Nagle is a lecturer in DIT Bolton Street in the department of Mechanical Engineering. He currently is a lecturer in Fluid Mechanics and Unit Operations. Gerard has a M.Sc. in Process Systems Engineering from Cranfield University.


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28 April 2020


"Very competent and interesting instructor."

"Enjoyed the course - very good insight into pump sizing and setup."

"Very good instructor - very knowledgeable."

"Very well presented"


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