Pipeflow Expert

RCME offers a specialized PipeFlow Expert online training course, meticulously crafted for design and maintenance engineers tasked with the critical responsibilities of pump selection and maintenance. Utilizing PipeFlow Expert’s advanced simulation tools, participants can accurately model existing equipment, gaining invaluable insights into how pumps operate in relation to their performance curves. This comprehensive understanding enables engineers to make precise system adjustments or substantiate the need for replacing the pump with a more optimal solution, ensuring enhanced efficiency and performance in their operations.

Course objectives include:

  • Pump Types and Design
    • Pump types and classifications
    • Design differences between major pump types
    • Closed and open pumping systems
  • Pump Operation and Performance
    • Pump operation
    • Reading pump curves
    • Recirculation
    • Cavitation
    • Total Dynamic Head (TDH) requirements
    • Pump efficiency
    • Energy, work, and brake horsepower
    • Steep versus flat pump curves
    • Variable speed pumping
    • Speed governing pump designs
    • Specific speed and Net Positive Suction Head Required (NPSHR)
  • Installation and Maintenance
    • Start-up procedures
    • Troubleshooting
    • Pump installation
    • Proper foundations
    • Air entrainment