Course Number: FLD-005
Course Field: Fluid Flow
PDH Credits: 2

Course Overview

Centrifugal pumps are one of the most common components found in fluid systems. In order to understand how a fluid system containing a centrifugal pump operates, it is necessary to understand the head and flow relationships for a centrifugal pump.

This course discusses:

  • Energy conversion in a centrifugal pump
  • Operating characteristics of a centrifugal pump
  • Cavitation
  • Net positive suction head
  • Pump laws
  • System characteristic curve
  • System operating point
  • System use of multiple centrifugal pumps
  • Centrifugal pumps in parallel
  • Centrifugal pumps in series

Course Content

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