Centrifugal Pumps: Operation & Maintenance

Centrifugal Pumps: Operation & Maintenance is part three of the Centrifugal Pumps five-part training series.

The course identifies normal and abnormal start-up and operating conditions of centrifugal pumps as well as pump monitoring and shutdown procedures. By focusing on precautions, this course attempts to educate in order to prevent injury and equipment damage. Demonstrating pump and component maintenance helps students identify potential causes of pump failure.

Course objectives include:

  • Explain the basics of operation and maintenance of centrifugal pumps
  • Describe the proper start-up procedure for a centrifugal pump
  • Identify the system components that require monitoring and adjusting during operation
  • Recognize abnormal operating conditions and their probable causes
  • Describe proper shutdown procedures.

Course menu:


  • Staring a Pump
  • Start-up Procedures

Monitoring a Pump

  • Parameters to Check
  • Securing a Centrifugal Pump

Maintenance of Centrifugal Pumps

  • Periodic Maintenance
  • Maintenance of Packing Material
  • Mechanical Seals
  • Coupling Alignment and Vibration Monitoring

To learn more about our interactive online courseware, visit our DSS eLearning Suite homepage or schedule a free online demonstration.

This workbook reinforces the purpose and objectives of the accompanying Centrifugal Pumps: Operation & Maintenance training program.

Workbooks contain lesson introductions, a practice and application area, and lesson progress checks to measure students' learning.

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