Pumps: Operation, Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Cost Savings

Pumps are one of the most common pieces of process equipment. They are relatively cheap to buy and simple to use, but their ongoing costs can dwarf their initial cost, and the cost of unavailability is often greater than the pump itself. Pumps are common, but it is not common for pumps to be specified, installed, and used exceptionally well.

We have observed that many organisations have not invested the time into optimising their pumps and have merely accepted what is current as “good enough”. In today’s economic climate, every organisation should be looking for and utilising every competitive advantage available to them.

This Salvo Global’s workshop on ‘Pumps: Operation, maintenance, Troubleshooting and Cost Savings’, examines some of the reasons that pumps do not meet their intended objectives. This course will cover theoretical knowledge supported by practical application and activities.

This workshop examines how to ensure your fluids are a good match for your pumps, and to better understand how any mismatch can impact your bottom line.

Top Learning Objectives

  • Understand cavitation and why it occurs and how to avoid it
  • Learn how to use pump curves thoroughly
  • Discover how positive displacement pumps move fluid
  • Understand how packing and mechanical seals simultaneously minimize but not eliminate both friction and leakage
  • Understand surge and stall, and why they are important
  • Understand how to reconcile what your equipment should be doing and what it is doing
  • Avoid operational problems that lead to pump failures
  • Discover how flow affects pump reliability
  • Determine the best reliable operating range

Who Should Attend?

Professionals involved in designing, selecting, sizing, specifying, installing, testing, operating and maintaining pumps:

  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Installation and Maintenance
  • Technicians
  • Piping Engineers
  • Rotating Equipment Engineers
  • Mechanical Fitters Technicians
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • Operations Engineers
  • Process Engineers
  • Process Operators
  • Production Managers
  • Project Managers

Trainer's Background

The Trainer has over 40 years of experience in operations support and design. He has experiences in hazard evaluation, custody transfer, process simulation, design, debottlenecking, troubleshooting, start-up, project conception, training and mentoring. Additionally, it includes operations involving distillation, energy transfer, pumps and compressors, electrical generation, filtration, storage, absorption, adsorption, cryogenic operations, reactors and utilities management.


Face-to-Face Masterclass
Date: 11th – 13th September 2024
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam