Efficient Pump Operation

4.0 3 Reviews SKU: HR01800CENDuration: 60 Minutes

This course is designed to teach participants how pumps in generating units can be operated efficiently. After completing this course, participants should be familiar with pump operating characteristics such as capacity, head, power, efficiency, and minimum net positive suction head. They should understand how these characteristics can be plotted and read on pump curves, and how pump curves can be used. In addition, they should be able to describe the effects of multiple pump operation and low flow on pump efficiency.

Course Details


Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Pump Efficiency
  • Describe some uses of pump curves.
  • Identify pump characteristics that can be represented by pump curves.
  • Describe how to read pump curves.
  • Pump Operation, Part 1
  • Describe a typical pump curve for minimum net positive suction head.
  • Describe how the minimum net positive suction head is provided for condensate pumps, boiler feed pumps, and condenser circulating water pumps.
  • Describe the effects of cavitation on pump operation.
  • Describe how a decrease in pump efficiency can be determined.
  • Pump Operation, Part 2
  • Describe how multiple pumps are used efficiently in generating units.
  • Describe why low flow is an undesirable situation for pump operation.

Customer Reviews




Manny L. Verified Customer


Good Course!

“Good Course!”

Mark F. Verified Customer


Generation Units Only

“It covers a specific pump operation scenario for generation units only. But it was a good info.”

Ankit A. Verified Customer

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