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Pump Repair & Maintenance

Establish PM for Your Pumps and Learn the Fundamentals of On Site
Repair to Save Money
A 2-Day Seminar

Both Days - $990

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"Simple, down-to-earth explanations for everyday problems."

"In just two days I was able to learn everything I needed to know about maintaining our pump systems."

Purpose of Training:

This course was created to bring students up to speed in their knowledge of field pump repair, maintenance and servicing as quickly and efficiently as possible. It includes discussions on skills improvement and is specifically designed for field technicians who are responsible for repairing pumps and keeping them up and running. It provides a practical, real world education taught by instructors who have actually spent time in the field doing this type of work. Novice technicians receive a comprehensive education in troubleshooting, repair and maintenance best-practices, and experienced technicians use it for continuing education or to just refresh their minds and sharpen their skills. Students’ specific needs and concerns are also addressed during the class so that they can go back to their workplace and immediately apply what they’ve learned.

After attending this course, students will know exactly what to do when a pump stops working and they’ll be able to fix problems they’ve never been able to fix before. Overall, this training program is designed to teach technicians how to bring pumps back to life when they fail, what they should learn from those failures, and then what to do to make sure they never happen again.

Training Outcomes

After completion of this course attendees will be able to present a training certificate indicating he or she has learned to:

  • Identify different types of pumps and their parts
  • Identify different pump drivers and their use
  • Assemble & disassemble an ANSI pump
  • Troubleshoot, install and lubricate bearings
  • Understand vibration measurements
  • Understand acoustical measurements
  • Repair a shaft & pump case
  • Understand shaft alignment techniques
  • Identify, inspect and repair V-belt drives
  • Troubleshoot wetted end pumps
  • Pack a shaft and a pump
  • Troubleshoot and install mechanical seals
  • Understand pump case repair methods
  • Develop a pump maintenance program

Discussion Topics

Centrifugal Pump Design

  • A Short History
  • Bernoulli’s Principle & the Venturi Effect
  • Centrifugal Pump Design

Pump Parts and Identification

  • Wetted End Parts
  • Dry End Part
  • Pump Tree
  • Drivers

Bearing Removal and Installation

  • Bearing Types & Life
  • Proper Installation of Pump Bearings
  • Press Fitting
  • Thermal Installation
  • Lubrication of Pump Bearings

Bearing Failure Analysis

  • Disassembling a Bearing for Inspection
  • Troubleshooting Bearing Failures

Simple Vibration Measurement

  • History of Vibration as a Condition Testing Tool
  • How to Read a Vibration Meter
  • Measurement of Vibration Velocity - A Check of Forces on the Pump
  • Troubleshooting of Common Pump Problems Using a Vibration Meter

Acoustical Measurement of Pump Bearing Condition

  • Creation of a Pothole Index
  • Spalling and How to Determine When It Occurs
  • Pump Bearings Condition Guide

Split Case Pump Rebuilding Techniques

Pump Foundations

  • Anchoring, Shimming & Grouting

Pump Shafting Inspection and Repair

  • Shaft Condition & Drawings
  • Stub Shaft Techniques
  • Bowed Shafts
  • Diameter Corrections

Pump Case Repair

  • Spray Metalizing
  • Epoxy Repair
  • MIG & TIG Repair

Suction and Discharge Ends Repair

  • Piping
  • End Suction Pump Rebuilding Procedures & Techniques

Pump Coupling and Shaft Alignment

  • Soft Foot Inspection & Correction
  • Shaft Alignment Techniques
  • Taper Gauge and Caliper
  • Laser Alignment

V-Belt Drives for Pumps

  • Types of Belts
  • Sheave Groove Inspection
  • Belt Inspection
  • Force Deflection Method of Belt Tensioning

Dynamic Balancing

  • When is Balancing Required?
  • How Balancing is Done
  • Affects of Balancing on Bearing & Seal Life

Wetted End Pump Troubleshooting

  • Cavitation
  • Unbalance of Impellers
  • Volute Wear
  • Piping Strain
  • Air Entrainment
  • Seal Failure
  • Flange Leaks


  • Types of Shaft Packing
  • Tools for Repacking a Pump
  • How to Pack a Pump

Mechanical Seals

  • Types of Mechanical Seals
  • Seal Installation
  • Seal Troubleshooting

Bolted Sealing Values for Wet End Assembly

  • Sequence Diagrams
  • Torque Chart

Developing a PM Program for Pumps

  • Check Sheets
  • Pressure Testing
  • Dead Heading
  • Vibration Measurement
  • Flow Testing
  • Developing a Standard for Pump Purchase & Acceptance

What You Will Take Home

• American Trainco Pump Repair & Maintenance Seminar Manual - detailing all presentation material covered in the class

• Personalized Pump & Pump Systems Training Certificate with 1.6 American Trainco Continuing Education Units for attendance of both days

• All the information you need from asking our instructors specific questions about your own centrifugal pump, pump system or equipment.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

All students attending our seminars receive a personalized Certificate of Completion and .8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) per day of training. Over 40,000 employers and government agencies who have sent their employees to our classes accept American Trainco CEUs for continuing education requirements. Our administration and record keeping practices meet or exceed the standards of ACE (American Council on Education) and we are able to provide transcripts of all classes attended and tests taken by individual students. Please contact us if our CEUs are not yet accepted by your authority. We will initiate an application to get the approval process started.

In House Training

You can bring this or any American Trainco seminar directly to your plant or facility. We offer dozens of courses covering a broad range of maintenance and maintenance management topics. Our expert instructors are among the most experienced in the industry and can modify or customize training programs to meet your specific needs - whether you need a short refresher course or an in depth program that focuses on your equipment and processes. In house training reduces the training cost per employee and limits the time required away from work. There are several other advantages of in house training as well.

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If you're not yet sure you'll be able to attend a seminar, you can still make a reservation to hold your space in class. However, payment for international and overseas students must be made prior to the start of the seminar (in Dollars U.S.), and all seminar fees are non-refundable. Student substitutions can be freely made at any time prior to the start of the seminar. American Trainco’s Money-Back Guarantee does not apply for international and overseas registrations.

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