Course 5 - Pump Selection

Rotating Equipment Training at the Calgary Pump Symposium

Among the five engineering training courses being offered this year at the Calgary Pump Symposium, we have designed a Pump Selection training course. For this particular course, participants are expected to know Pump Fundamentals 101 with knowledge of pump curves and fundamental theory of how different pumps work. All engineering training opportunities offered this year will be taking place on the very first day of the event, and all presentations on the second day. Check out the presentations we have this year.


Rotating Equipment Training in Calgary

Our one-day course on Pump Selection will be taught by Johnny Van Der Linden who is the Global Product Manager in the Marketing & Technology group at Flowserve Corporation. Learn more about Johnny and the course here.


Pump Selection Course Outline

Picking the correct pump type for specific applications:

  • What type of pump to pick for light hydrocarbon (ethane, propane, etc.)​

  • Viscous applications (bitumen, cold crude, etc.)

  • Light abrasive services (ore preparation area in oil sands mining, sump tanks, light slurry like lime or Magox)

  • Low NPSHa applications (API Type VS6, when is a larger slow model applicable, what model has tolerance to run dry or better handle cavitation issues)

  • Self-priming versus sump pumps (are modifications necessary)

  • Low shear applications (positive displacement pumps)

  • Run dry applications (multiphase, pad pumps, AODD, hydraulic diaphragm, sliding vane, lobe pumps)

  • Low flow, high head applications

Course covers:

  • Horizontal centrifugal​

  • Vertical centrifugal

  • Inline pumps

  • Regenerative turbines and side channels

  • All types of reciprocating pumps

  • All types of rotary positive displacement pumps

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