Types of Pumps
Types of Pumps

Types of Pumps

Areas of Study: Maintenance

This course covers the different types of pumps, their uses, their components, and their operating principles. Edumine and HumEng International are collaborating on the delivery of online courses for mechanical maintenance, electrical maintenance, and conditional monitoring for mining applications.

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  • Audience Level:
  • Technical
  • Enrollment:
  • Not Applicable
  • Course Fee:
  • Not Available
  • Duration:
  • 2 hours

Course Summary

Introduction

Pumps are defined by their flow rate. In some cases, pumps can be identified by their capacity.

In industry, pumps are largely used to move liquids (water, pulp, chemicals, etc.) from one place to another. When the pressure increases in a pump's circuit, the flow rate decreases. This reduction is due to the internal leaks in the pump between the inlet and the outlet.

According to the type of pump, this reduction in the flow rate is normal. It is for this reason that the flow rate of a pump is given for different working pressures.

This course covers the different types of pumps, their uses, their components, and their operating principles.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • volumetric pumps and their uses,
  • non-volumetric pumps and their uses, and
  • suggestions for practical exercises.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the different types of pumps, their applications, and operation principles.
  • Identify the components of a pump and analyze their working state.

Recommended Background

  • This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in mechanical maintenance, electrical maintenance, or conditional monitoring for mining applications.

HumEng International

HumEng provides online courses and assessments for mechanical maintenance, electrical maintenance, and condition monitoring for applications in mining.

The HumEng mission is to design, develop and implement training solutions that increase operational efficiency and productivity, and to sustain these improvements through training best practices.

The HumEng approach to training is based on skills management. Experience has proven that the acquisition of key skills, and the transfer of these skills to the shop floor, increases a company's competitiveness. This is even truer today, when operations must often rely on fewer employees, due to rationalization or to recruiting challenges.

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