BPMA Pump Technology Training
Pump Industry Australia through its affiliation with the BPMA is now offering E-Learning Courses
The British Pump Manufacturers Association Ltd (BPMA) has launched a new initiative in e-learning for the pump industry. The organisation believes that it is the first to have developed such a pump technology training package, independently accredited and quality controlled by a third party.
We can now offer a suite of two industrially and nationally recognised courses to raise the knowledge and awareness of technical pumping issues. To address the wider issues covered by the courses, the BPMA award a graded certificate to successful candidates
- comprehensive grounding in all aspects associated with pumping
- Each page of each course offers a unique insight into a specific topic
- Gain complete pump knowledge
- Continued professional development
- Industry recognised
- Two individual courses to choose from
- Entirely PC based – easy registration and secure payment
Course 1 – Introduction to Pumping Technology:
This course provides standardised terminology, and a basic approach to the various pump types. It is targeted at all students who need to know the language of the pump industry. This qualification recognises basic knowledge, and the ability to apply learning with guidance or supervision. Learning at this level can be linked to job competence.
- What is a pump
- Units and dimensions
- Pump family
- Rotodynamic pumps
- Rotary positive displacement (Reciprocating PD pumps)
The family tree
- Pumping issues
- Pumping systems
- Legal issues
- The pump industry
- Conversion factors
- Suggested reading
- Final test instructions.
The course is broken down into chapters, each concluding with a short test that constitutes the coursework. Subject to satisfactory coursework, a final assessment is authorised. The course will take up to 20 hours to complete. A pass rate of 60% must be achieved in the final assessment in order to gain a BPMA Certificate which is graded on a Pass, Credit or Distinction basis.
Course 1- in detail:
This course is suitable for all personnel who need a grounding or refresher in the basics of pumping. These may be the staff manning your reception desk, newcomers to your organisation, less experienced staff or even non engineering management. The course has been set at a basic level but will still test the student to ensure they have fully understood its contents.
The first chapters of the course outline some of the physical properties used in pumping and look at the units and dimensions commonly used in pumping and subsequently explain in more detail how and when they are used.
Chapter 4 looks at pump families, their diversity and the different types and groups. The next three chapters covers the basic principles of each type and through video and animation you will learn how they operate.
Later chapters cover the basics of selecting the different types, also where and when each type is appropriate and chapter 10 discusses the significance of a pumping systems and the complexity of the principle components. The final chapter covers the legal issues surrounding the pump industry and why they are so important.
The course covers 16 separate chapters. Chapters 2 to 11 each have individual tests, drawn at random from a pool of questions, to ensure the student has fully understood the contents. These form the students’ course work. A final test is taken from the large pool of questions covered in the course content
Course 2 – Essentials of Pumping Technology:
For those students who have day-to-day involvement with pumps and pumping systems, this course aims to provide the knowledge needed to cover normal situations. Likely students are all personnel who manage, or are involved in, designing, specifying, selling, sourcing, installing, servicing and maintaining pumping equipment.
Course 2 qualification recognises the ability to gain and – where relevant – apply a range of knowledge and understanding. Learning at this level involves building knowledge and is appropriate for the many job roles.
- Pump basics
- Maths refresher
- Physics refresher
- Liquid flow (including cavitation)
- Inlet features
- Outlet features
- Rotodynamic pumps
- PD pumps (general)
- Rotary PD pumps
- Reciprocating PD pumps
- Drives and seals
- Pumps systems
- Pump seclection
- Satutory requirements
- Glossary and credits
The course is arranged in chapters, each concluding with a short test that constitutes the coursework. Subject to satisfactory6 coursework, a final assessment is authorised. A pass rate of 60% must be achieved in the final assessment in order to gain a BPMA certificate which will show a grading of Pass, Credit or Distinction. The course will take up to 90 hours to complete.
Course 2 – in detail:
Each student will initially go through approximately 50 pages of physics and mathematics tuition in chapters 3 and 4 as a refresher to ensure they will understand all of the information covered.
The next three chapters cover all the main features you would expect to find when researching liquid flow, pump inlet and outlet conditions. Chapters 8, 9, 10 & 11 are the main chapters of the course and offer a wealth of information on Rotodynamic, General PD, Rotary and Reciprocating pumps with over 230 separate topics covered – making this the most comprehensive piece of pump training available.
To operate pumps you generally need to seal them to prevent leakage and rotate them at a suitable speed – chapter 12 covers the current options available.
As pumps are one of the largest users of motive electricity, chapters 13 and 14 discusses energy and energy reduction. The system and how a pump reacts to different issues that can occur is reviewed.
One particular area that is rarely identified in pump training, because of its complexity, is metallurgy and chapter 15 includes the eight forms of corrosion amongst other useful information which should assist the student in making the correct material choice.
Finally Section 16 covers information on all types of pumps to ensure the correct pump will be selected.
Individual tests follows each chapter to ensure the student has fully understood the contents.
The final test is taken from a large pool of questions covered in the course content.
For further information and to register: http://www.bpma-elearning.co.uk