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Introduction to Pumps and Pumping Systems

  • Date(s)
    Tuesday, 20 February 2018
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Members: €345
    Non-Members: €395

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.

  • CPD Credit
    7 hours   C1

Learning Objectives

This course will provide an insight to pump application, selection, operation and maintenance. It is an introductory course that will focus on hydraulic system behaviour, pumps and components within the pumping system and how these are interconnected.

Delegates will gain knowledge in understanding pump performance characteristics and how it relates to the overall system. The effects of system and/or changes to energy usage and pump reliability will also be highlighted.


The primary objective is to give each delegate a fundamental knowledge of the basic principles of pumps. It will focus on the definitions of various pumps such as positive displacement and rotodynamic pumps and explanation of the important technical concepts relating to pumps.

These are the different types of pumps, pump selection criteria, pump performance curves, system curves, cavitation and pump operation.

The course will cover, but is not limited to;

  • Properties of Fluids
  • Introduction to pump types
  • Pump components
  • Pump operating principles
  • System curve
  • Pump curve
  • Suction conditions and Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH)
  • Selection and sizing
  • Pumping various liquids
  • Pump drivers
  • Installation and operation of pumping equipment

Who should attend?

This course is focused to the needs of chemical, instrumentation, maintenance, and mechanical engineers and technicians working with pumps across the biopharma, food, water and waste water, chemical and power generation sectors.

Other CPD courses in this series


There are no prerequisites necessary for this course.

Trainer's Profile

Gerard Nagle has previously worked for Emerson Process Management with extensive experience with Fisher control valves. He also has extensive experience with Farris pressure relief valves. Currently, Gerard is a lecturer in DIT Bolton Street in the department of Mechanical Engineering. He lecturers modules on Fluid Mechanics and Unit Operations. Gerard has a M.Sc. in Process Systems Engineering from Cranfield University.


Make a Booking

20 February 2018


Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.