Seminar Overview

Available in both virtual and in-person, instructor-led formats, this two-day hands-on Pump Repair & Maintenance course is designed to bring students up to speed in their knowledge of field pump repair, maintenance and servicing as quickly and efficiently as possible. This course is suitable both for novice technicians seeking the fundamentals of pump repair as well as experienced technicians seeking skills improvement or a refresher. The course covers pump design, types, parts, common causes of pump failure, repair techniques, and predictive maintenance for pumps. The goal of the course is to ensure that students understand the causes of pump failure, how to bring pumps back to life when they fail, what they should learn from those incidents, and how to reduce the risk of future failures.

This 2-day seminar is just $1,195

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What is Virtual Instructor-led Training (VILT)?

Pump maintenance training often takes place in an online setting. Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) provides all the advantages of a live classroom experience through a face-to-face audio and video environment, featuring 100% interaction with an instructor from the comfort of your home or workplace. All you need for virtual pump repair training is a computer, an internet connection, a microphone, and a webcam. Full audiovisual capabilities bring the classroom to you.

VILT pump maintenance training can be supplemented with simulation training, which creates an immersive environment in which you can practice the essentials of pump repair. Simulated hands-on training helps you visualize how pump repair processes work while increasing learning retention.

Visit our Virtual Instructor-Led Training page to learn more about the benefits of VILT.

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Day One - Discussion Topics

Centrifugal Pump Design

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

Pump Parts and Identification – Hands-On Activities

  • Wetted End Parts
  • Dry End Part
  • Pump Tree
  • Drivers
  • How to Read a Cross-Sectional View

Bearing Removal and Installation

  • Bearing Types and Identification
  •  Expected Life Based on Bearing Loads and Speeds
  • Proper Installation of Pump Bearings
  • How to Use Micrometers – Hands-on Exercise
  • 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
  • Troubleshooting Using a Vibration Meter

Acoustical Measurement of Pump Bearing Condition

  • Introduction to Acoustical MeasurementsSpalling and How to Determine When It Occurs
  • Pump Bearings Condition Guide

Split Case Pump Rebuilding Techniques 

  • Techniques for Rebuilding a Spit Case Horizontal Pump
  • Techniques for Rebuilding an ANSI Frame Back Pull-Out Pump

Pump Foundations

  • Anchoring, Shimming & Grouting

Pump Shafting Inspection and Repair

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



Day Two - Discussion Topics

Suction and Discharge

  • Piping
  • “Dos and Don’ts” of Pump Piping Installation

Pump Coupling and Shaft Alignment

  • Soft Foot Inspection & Correction
  • Coupling Installation Techniques
  • Shaft Alignment Techniques
  • Laser Alginment

V-Belt Drives for Pumps

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

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 – Hands-On Activity
  • Seal Installation 
  • Seal Troubleshooting

Bolted Sealing Values for Wet End Assembly

  • Sequence Diagrams
  • Torque Chart

Developing a PM Program for Pumps

  • The Need to Identify Critical Equipment
  • Check Sheets
  • Predictive Maintenance Tools (Vibration Measurement, Oil Analysis, Infrared, and Ultrasound)
  • Pressure Testing
  • Dead Heading
  • Flow Testing
  • Pump Purchases & Acceptance
  • Advantages of Computer-Based Maintenance Management Software (CMMS)


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Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Upon completion of this seminar, the student will receive a certification of completion with 8 classroom hours (.8 TPC Training CEUs) per day attended. Visit our continuing education units page to determine if this class is accepted by  your state licensing agency.

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Optional Certification Exam

A certification exam is available for this course; students may order it at any time after the training is over. Please visit the Testing and Certification page for more information.