Course NumberME-02-281
PDH Hours3
Centrifugal and Positive Displacement Pump Basics

Centrifugal and Positive Displacement Pump Basics

The pumps that are used in industry and in service in commercial buildings and municipalities can be classified as either centrifugal pumps or positive displacement pumps. This course provides a review of the primary components and operating characteristics of these pumps, along with a discussion of corrective and preventive measures for various pumping problems. This course is intended for mechanical, industrial, civil, chemical, environmental, and other engineers interested in learning about centrifugal and positive displacement pumps.

In this 3-hour online course, an attendee will gain basic knowledge about centrifugal and positive displacement pumps.

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credit.

Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Centrifugal pump components such as impeller, volute, diffuser, packing, lantern ring, and wearing ring.
  • Causes, symptoms and corrective measures for cavitation in a centrifugal pump
  • Definition and measures to prevent gas binding, deadheading, and pump runout
  • Understanding of the differences in operating characteristics between centrifugal and positive displacement pumps
  • Operating curves for centrifugal and positive displacement pumps
  • Various types of positive displacement pumps
  • Protection against over-pressurization of displacement pumps

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We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This course is guaranteed to be accepted in AK, AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY. Before purchasing this course, please confirm that your state Board is listed above.