SMUD - Pumps: Design, Performance, and Commissioning Issues
This class, taught by David Sellers P.E. of Facility Dynamics Engineering, will cover centrifugal pump application and optimization, and pump system troubleshooting from a field perspective. The class will start by exploring pump theory and construction and then move to motor theory and the interactions that occur between a pump and its motor as the loads on the pump change. From this foundation, the remainder of the class will focus on pump and system interactions, with an emphasis on parallel pump applications and how pump tests can be used to assess performance, troubleshoot operating problems, and identify optimization opportunities.