Pumps and Pipe Systems - Features and Technology

Online /
Nov 12 - 14, 2024 /
Course Code: 15-1110-ONL24

The confirmation of this course depends on early registration; Register early to avoid the postponement or cancellation of a course.
  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 3 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

10:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern Time (Will include the usual breaks)

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

  • Gain an awareness of the technical characteristics of positive displacement and centrifugal pumps
  • Gain an awareness of pipe system codes, standards, design and operation
  • Become familiar with the fundamentals of pipe flow and pressure drop
  • Understand the inspection and maintenance practices associated with pumps and pipe systems

The reliable operation of pumps and the integrity of connected pipework is essential to the cost-effective operation of industrial facilities. This course will describe the function of all types of pumps in the industry, focusing on centrifugal pumps. Operational characteristics will be explained in detail and illustrated with several case studies and numerical examples.

Maintenance requirements and condition monitoring procedures will be presented. This course will also discuss the various aspects of fluid flow in pipes and the requirements for the reliable, safe design and operation of pipe systems

Course Outline

  • Positive Displacement and Centrifugal Pumps
  • Cavitation Prevention
  • Pump Components: Impellers, Seals, Bearings
  • Pump Installation and Stress Control
  • Pipe Connections and Systems 
  • Fluid Flow in Pipes
  • Pump and Pipe Condition Monitoring
  • Maintenance of Pumps and Pipe Systems

Who Should Attend
Mechanical and Process Engineers • Technicians and Plant Operations Personnel • Maintenance Engineers and Technicians • Contractors and Inspectors • Technical Personnel in Industries: Petrochemical, Power Generation, Waste Water Treatment, Water Utility, Pulp and paper and others

More Information

Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


Day 1

  • Overview of Pumps in Industry
  • Pump Standards: API, ISO and others
  • Positive Displacement Pumps: API 674, API 676
  • Centrifugal Pumps: API 610
  • Characteristic Operating Curves
  • Pump Selection Criteria and Procedure
  • Problems in Operation and Cavitation Prevention
  • Pumps Operating in Parallel and in Series
  • Workshop: Case Studies, Examples, Solutions

Day 2

  • Flow Control Optimization
  • Pump Structural Elements: Impeller, Bearing, Seal
  • Installation and Commissioning
  • Condition Monitoring Analysis
  • Inspection and Testing
  • Maintenance and Repair Program
  • Workshop: Case Studies, Examples, Solutions

Day 3

  • Overview of Industrial Piping
  • Pipe Standards: ASME B31.3, API 570
  • Pipe Material Selection and Connections
  • Fluid Flow in Pipes: Hydraulic Design
  • Piping Structural Analysis: Mechanical Design
  • Stress Analysis and Pipe Support Calculation
  • Inspection & Maintenance of Pipe Systems
  • Workshop: Case Studies, Examples, Solutions


Mike Ivanovic, Ph.D.

Dr. Mike Ivanovic is the President of UBAMIP Consulting and a former Adjunct Associate Professor with over 30 years of experience in thermal engineering. After working in the consulting group of ANSYS Canada Ltd., he now runs the private consulting company UBAMIP Consulting, dealing with analysis and problem-solving in the operation of vital stationary and rotating equipment in the process and petrochemical industry. Mike has also been active in providing training technical courses of various levels of complexity for professionals in the industry in Canada, the USA and overseas.

His expertise, among others, includes the design, operation and maintenance of various types of storage tanks, pressure vessels, piping systems, and pumps and compressors. The focus of the consulting projects has been on risk assessment during operation and maintenance activities, as well as equipment failure analysis and accident prevention technologies based on inspection results and fitness for service studies.

The Engineering Institute of Canada

We always want to improve the quality of our courses. Please select any reasons why you feel this course is inadequate (check all that apply).

Please check this box:
Course Rating
4.2 out of 5

Overall rating of this course by its previous attendees!

Fee & Credits

$1995 + taxes

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

Group Training
This course can be customized and delivered to your group of staff at your facility, saving time and money.
Sign-up for our newsletter
Canada Job Grant
The cost of this course could be covered by Canada Job Grant.

Your company may be eligible for funding! LEARN MORE