Pumps are at the heart of industry and consume 15% of the world’s electricity output, rising to 30% if we include their effect on the overall system. Due to neglect and inefficiencies, much of this electricity is wasted – turned into heat, vibration and noise rather than producing throughput. Well managed and maintained pumps can drastically reduce overall process energy consumption, but instead they continue to be overlooked, leading to continuous breakdowns and compromising overall system reliability. This course will help engineers and technicians to better understand how optimising bothexisting and new pumping systems will lead to reduced life cycle costs, major reductions in energy usage and improved reliability.


  • Improve pump efficiency levels by 10-20%
  • Optimise the entire pumping system and achieve overall efficiency savings of 30%-50%
  • Reduce pump MPTBF and improve overall system reliability.


  • Overview of Centrifugal Pump Operation Overview of Life Cycle Costing
  • Pre screening guide and pump audit sheets
  • System imbalance calculations
  • Performance audits: Instrumentation, Condition monitoring, Pump Performance Monitoring
  • Pipeline Analysis and Design: Theoretical analysis
  • Pipeline analysis software
  • Understanding NPSH and Cavitation
  • Pump Selection Considerations: Selecting energy efficient pumps
  • Life cycle costing analysis
  • Electric Motor Selection Considerations
  • Understanding Pump System Requirements: Match the pump to the system
  • Affinity laws and trimming impellers
  • Variable Flow Requirements
  • Parallel pumping
  • VSD applications
  • Mechanical seals
  • Maintain Pump System Efficiency