Seminar Overview

The title of this seminar says it all - this Pump Repair and Maintenance training seminar helps students understand what to do when a pump stops working and how to repair it. Broken pumps can have drastic consequences at your facility. Overall, this training program is designed to teach technicians how to bring pumps back to life when they fail, what they should learn from those failures, and then what to do to make sure they never happen again.

This 2-day seminar is just $1100

Can't make it to a seminar location? This course is also available in our new Live Online format.  

Day One - Discussion Topics

This pumps training seminar starts on Day One with the fundamentals of pump design including the types of pumps and their parts.

Centrifugal Pump Design

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

Pump Parts and Identification

  • Wetted End Parts
  • Dry End Part
  • Pump Tree
  • Drivers

Bearing Removal and Installation

  • Bearing Types & Life
  • Proper Installation of Pump Bearings
  • 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

  • Creation of a Pothole Index
  • Spalling and How to Determine When It Occurs
  • Pump Bearings Condition Guide

Split Case Pump Rebuilding Techniques 

Pump Foundations

  • Anchoring, Shimming & Grouting

Pump Shafting Inspection and Repair

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

Day Two - Discussion Topics

In Day Two, we go even deeper into the world of pump repair by tackling even more complex pump repair issues.  Finally, we discuss how to set up your own predictive maintenance program.

Pump Case Repair

  • Spray Metalizing
  • Epoxy Repair
  • MIG & TIG Repair

Suction and Discharge

• Piping
• End Suction Pump Rebuilding Techniques

Pump Coupling and Shaft Alignment

• Soft Foot Inspection & Correction
• Shaft Alignment Techniques
• Taper Gauge and Caliper
• Laser Alignment

V-Belt Drives for Pumps

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

Dynamic Balancing

  • When is Balancing Required?
  • How Balancing is done
  • Effects of Balancing on Bearing & Seal Life

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
  • Seal Installation 
  • Seal Troubleshooting

Bolted Sealing Values for Wet End Assembly

  • Sequence Diagrams
  • Torque Chart

Developing a PM Program for Pumps

  • Check Sheets
  • Pressure Testing
  • Dead Heading
  • Vibration Measurement
  • Flow Testing
  • Pump Purchases & Acceptance

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

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


Optional ATMT® Certification Exam

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

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