Dynamic Pumps

This course will provide the trainee with the knowledge necessary to understand and enhance their mechanical aptitude in the area of Dynamic Pumps.

The purpose of this course is to develop a working knowledge of the different types of Dynamic Pumps which are a specific design of pump that are used in a high flow low pressure style system as well as many other forms of low pressure high flow applications and different procedures associated with operation and installation of these pumps in the Gas and Petroleum Industry. With the completion of this course the participants are equipped with the basic knowledge required to install and repair Dynamic pumps

Technicians are required to have a good technical comprehension with regards to Dynamic pumps, understanding the different types as well as the applications of these pumps.  The technicians that participate in this training will be better equipped to repair and maintain as well as install and commission dynamic pumps and their related systems within their responsibilities as well as increasing the knowledge of the maintenance team.  This in turn will increase the safe and efficient productivity of the systems.  With further on-job training and experience the technician will be able to attend more advanced training in this area therefore enhancing the maintenance team’s capabilities and knowledge.

  • Agenda
  • Audience
  • Technical Information

The following Topics will be covered allowing the Technicians a much stronger understanding of the Operation and Maintenance of Machinery and Equipment in the Petroleum Industry
The course will begin with a review of the course outline as well as and required activities scheduled for the day.

The specifications and installation requirements of Dynamic pumps regardless of the type vary depending on the application, the technician must be aware of the correct and safe procedure with each application as well as the care in handling or assembly/disassembly of these types of positive displacement pumps.  For the technician to properly maintain, troubleshoot, installation and correct operation they must have a good baseline knowledge of positive displacement pumps prior to this course so they can relate the operation to the different types.

Day 1 – Identification

  • Identify the different types of dynamic pumps used in the Gas and Petroleum Industry
    • Piston
    • Vane
    • Diaphragm
  • Identify Components and Construction
    • Define terminology associated with dynamic pumps.
    • Identify hazards and describe safe work practices associated with dynamic pumps.
    • Identify components and describe their applications and operation.

Day 2 – Pumping Theory

  • Identify the following Theories related to Pumping
    • Pressure Head
    • Dynamic Suction Lift
    • Dynamic Suction Head
    • Dynamic Discharge Head
    • Total Dynamic Head

Day 3 – Pumping Theory (cont’d)

    • Total Static Head
    • Volumetric efficiency
    • Friction Head  
    • Viscosity
    • Velocity Head
    • Static Suction Lift
    • Static Suction Head
    • Net positive suction head
    • Static Discharge Head

Day 4 – Pumping Theory (cont’d)

    • Cavitation
    • Aeration
    • Vapor pressure
    • Slip (slippage)        
    • Hydraulic efficiency


Day 5 – Maintenance and Diagnostics

    • Describe the procedures used to repair dynamic pumps.
    • Describe the procedures used to troubleshoot dynamic pumps.
    • Identify considerations for determining if dynamic pump repair or replacement is required.

This course is mainly targeted to Mechanical Technicians in Oil and Gas industry working in the field as an introduction or refresher.

The course can also be applicable to employees working with equipment purchasing, procurement, storage, and job planning as well as immediate supervisors to the working technicians.

Discipline: Mechanical Technician Course

Delivery type: Classroom

Provider: TPL

Possible Instructors:   Fully qualified and certified TPL instructor with a minimum of 15 years instructor experience to international delegates in client or offsite locations.

Level: Foundation

Course Version: 0

Length: 5 Days

Skills Needed to Take
Course (pre-requisites):
Trainees taking this training should have taken some form of Technical or Mechanical Awareness Course. It is important that trainees attend this course prior to attending Positive Displacement Pumps, Compressors and Dynamic Compressors.  The theories learned in this module will assist the trainee in further understanding pumps and compressor theory.