Pump Maintenance & Overhaul

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Organisation profile

ILDÁNA  provides an array of mainly technical / engineering training courses and consultancy services to the public and private sectors throughout the island of Ireland. 

The various members of the ILDÁNA team are recognised as subject-matter-experts in their respective fields. ILDANÁ's trainers have years of practical experience and ensure that each course is up-to-date technically, well managed and consistently well-presented with clearly identified aims and learning opportunities.

Training aim

The aim of this course is to assist you to maintain and overhaul pumps efficiently and speedily in order to avoid costly downtime and possible costly damage to the pump.

Learning objectives

You will become more familiar with the definitions and terms relating to pumps and pumping along with gaining a good understanding of the types of pumps most commonly used in industry and a detailed analysis of Pump Failure Causes is covered.   You will be clear on the main factors taken in to account in the selection of a pump for a specific application along with the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of pumps and pump specification for specific / special services.

Course outline

Session 1 (Morning)
Safety and Competency
Reliability Classifications
Pump Types
Suction Conditions
Affinity Laws
Conventional seals
Session 2 (Afternoon)
Pipework design and installation
Maintenance Philosophy
Cavitation  ( causes / resolving )
Diagnostics and Analysis

Condition Based Maintenance

Trainer's profile

Eamonn McDonagh Nat Cert Eng Nat Dip Tech Dip Tech Cert MIEI MIBD MIIE, Trainer with ILDANA TRAINING & CONSULTANCY, was Engineering Manager for the Concentrate Plant at Guinness Ireland where he was in charge of Utilities and Asset Care for the Roast Plant, Grain Handling, Maturation, Fermentation, Evaporation and Racking Plants for Guinness concentrate. He has an in depth knowledge of pumps and pumping and has been delivering Pump training over a number of years, both within Guinness and as an independent tutor.

Course duration

1 day

Assessment & certification

Certificate of Achievement plus 1 Day CPD Credit

Who should attend

People interested in a  structured approach to pump fault finding and a better understanding of how to avoid common causes of pump failure and a look at  modern maintenance philosophy.