Course Overview

  • 2.5 Hours

  • All Levels

  • All Devices

  • 12 Months Access

  • Quiz

  • Handbook

  • Certificate

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What will you learn in this course?


The centrifugal pump is the most common and widely used pump today. Its simple construction, low maintenance and low cost, have made it an ideal pump for widespread commercial application.

 In this course, you will learn:

  • How a centrifugal pump works.
  • All of the centrifugal pumps main components.
  • Different impeller and centrifugal pump designs.
  • How to read a pump performance curve.
  • How to identify pump faults.
  • And a lot more!

The course is designed to take you from zero to hero concerning centrifugal pump knowledge. Even if you already have some background knowledge, this course will serve as an efficient refresher. Whatever your level of understanding, or engineering background (HVAC, fire safety, oil and gas, mechanical engineering, refrigeration, chemical engineering, power engineering etc.), we can guarantee you will have never taken an engineering course like this one (unless you have taken one of our other courses...).

Interactive 3D models are used extensively to show you each individual pump component and how these components work together to complete useful work.

The course is packed with images, 2D animations, 3D animations and high-quality written content. Written content has been read aloud so that you can 'learn on the go' without needing to watch the screen constantly.  

Enjoy the course!


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  • 2
  • 3
    Classification By Impeller Type
  • 4
    Pump Classifications
  • 5
    Centrifugal Pump Components
    • Centrifugal Pump Components
    • Diffuser
    • Wear Rings
    • Stuffing Box
    • Lantern Ring
    • Mechanical Seal
    • Centrifugal Pumps Summary
  • 6
    Centrifugal Pump Operation
    • Centrifugal Pump Operation
    • Introduction to Centrifugal Pump Operation
    • Cavitation
    • Net Positive Suction Head
    • Preventing Cavitation
    • Centrifugal Pump Characteristic Curve
    • Centrifugal Pump Protection
    • Gas Binding
    • Priming Centrifugal Pumps
    • Centrifugal Pump Operation Summary
  • 7
    Final Thoughts
    • Final Thoughts
    • Final Quiz
  • 8
    • Interactive 3D Models
    • Offline Quiz Booklet
    • Course Handbook
    • Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH) and Cavitation
    • Centrifugal Pump
    • Centrifugal Pump Cross Section
    • Gear Pump
  • 9
    Bonus Lecture: How Multistage Centrifugal Pumps Work
    • Detailed: How Multistage Centrifugal Pumps Work