Pumps and Pipe Systems - Features and Technology

Online /
Nov 17 - 20, 2020 /
Course Code: 1124-ONL20

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Please Note:
This course is held online over 4 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):
Nov 17-19: 10:30 am to 4:30 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)
Nov 20: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Familiarize with performance characteristics of centrifugal pumps
  • Apply pipe system standards and codes for design safety of operation
  • Perform calculation of pipe flow, pressure drop and pumping power
  • Understand procedure for inspection of piping systems
  • Follow the best practices for maintenance and repair of piping systems


The reliable operation of pumps and mechanical integrity of piping systems is essential to the cost-effective operation of industrial facilities. This course will present the technical characteristics and functioning of all types of pumps with the focus on centrifugal pumps. Calculation of fluid flow and pressure drop in piping system will be explained in detail, as well as selection of the right pump for the given application. Best practices for efficient operation and maintenance of pumps and piping systems will be discussed.

This course will have several class workshops that will include case studies and selected practical real-world examples to be solved in teamwork.

Course Outline:

  • Fluid Flow in Pipes and Pumps
  • Positive Displacement Pumps
  • Centrifugal Pumps
  • Cavitation Prevention Methods
  • Pump Selection and Installation
  • Pipe Connections and Systems
  • Pump and Pipe Condition Monitoring
  • Maintenance of Pumps and Pipe Systems

Who Should Attend

Plant and Facilities managers • Engineers • Technicians and Supervisors who need to be familiar with the fundamentals associated with pumps and pipe systems • Plant and facilities operations personnel• Managers • engineers • Technicians and Supervisors responsible for plants and facilities• Stationary Engineers • Consultants and Contractors • Personnel in the food, chemical, petrochemical, pulp and paper, pharmaceutical, water utility and energy industries will find this course of particular interest.

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Please Note:
This course is held online over 4 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):
Nov 17-19: 10:30 am to 4:30 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)
Nov 20: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

DAY-1: Pumps: Overview and General Design Characteristics

  • Overview of Pumps and Pumping Systems
  • Fluid Flow in Pumps and Pipes
  • Standards and Codes
  • Positive Displacement Pumps: Reciprocating and Rotary
  • Centrifugal Pumps: System Curves, H-Q, NPSH and BHP
  • Cavitation Prevention by Design of Suction Piping
  • Pumps Operating in Parallel and in Series
  • Workshop: Case study, Examples and Solutions

DAY-2: Pump Operation and Maintenance

  • Pump Design Elements: Impellers, Shafts, Seals, Bearings
  • Operating Practices: Flow Control, Efficiency and Power Usage
  • Operating Considerations: Efficiency and Power Consumption
  • Pump Condition Monitoring
  • Preventive Maintenance Program: Organization and Costs
  • Guidelines for Pump Installation and Commissioning
  • Pump Selection for Special Applications
  • Workshop: Case study, Examples and Solutions

DAY-3: Piping Systems and Structures

  • Overview of Industrial Piping
  • Characteristics of Fluids and Flow in Pipes
  • Pipe Sizes and Flow Diagrams (P&ID and PFD)
  • Pipe Standards and Codes
  • Selection of Pipe Materials and Pipe Connections
  • Pipe Stresses Reduction
  • Workshop: Case study, Examples and Solutions

DAY-4: Piping Systems Operation, Inspection & Maintenance

  • Piping System Accessories: Valves, Filters, Strainers
  • Pipe Supports and Optimization
  • Piping System Insulation and Protection
  • Problems in Operation: Transients
  • Inspection, Maintenance and Repairs
  • Workshop: Case study, Examples and Solutions
  • Summary and Concluding remarks


Mike Ivanovic, Ph.D.

Dr. Mike Ivanovic is President of UBAMIP Consulting, and also a former Adjunct Associate Professor at U of Toronto.

After working in the consulting group of ANSYS Canada Ltd., he now runs the private consulting company UBAMIP Consulting in Waterloo.

Mike has been very active in providing training courses of various levels of complexity for professionals in industry in Canada, USA and overseas.

His area of professional expertise has been the analysis and problem solving in operation of pressure systems, specifically of stationary components such as pressure vessels, storage tanks and piping systems, together with rotating machinery, such as pumps, compressors and turbines, in the process and petrochemical industry.

Technical consulting projects also included design, operation and maintenance of various thermal engineering components, such as heat exchangers and industrial heaters.

The focus in most of the projects has been on the equipment optimization, combined with the risk assessment and failure prevention technologies based on fitness for service studies and remaining life analysis.


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Fee & Credits

$1995 + taxes

  • 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 21 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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