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WTM 221
Pump Applications


Credits: 3
Clock Hours per Quarter: 40

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:20    Lab Hours:20


Description
Pump types and characteristic of different classes of pumps. Pump types will include positive and non-positive displacement pumps, with the focus of the course on non-positive styles of pumps. Piston, gear, and diaphragm positive displacement pump will be studied. Non-positive styles will include centrifugal classes, including end suction centrifugal, submersible, turbine and jet pumps. The selection and application of pumps will be analyzed. Installation practices will also be studied with a special emphasis on suction side design criteria for end suction centrifugal pump applications. Prerequisite: WTM 112 or WTM 215 or instructor permission. Formerly WGMT 221.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Identify pump classes and types and piping materials and fittings.
  • Select pumps based on piping system dynamics, process fluid density, and affinity laws.
  • Perform pump maintenance exercises including naming components, replacing packing, and assembling pumps.
  • Use and interpret pump and system curves.
  • Evaluate net posituve suction head (NPSH) characteristics.
  • Interpret NPSH criteria and apply them to suction side design.
  • Analyze series and parallel pumping applications.
  • Assemble pipe sections together with appropriate fittings.

  • Course Topics
  • Pump types and classes.
  • Pump hydraulics.
  • Pump curves.
  • Net positive suction head (NPSH).
  • Suction side characteristics.
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Suction side design.
  • Series and parallel pumping.
  • Affinity laws of centrifugal pumps.
  • Piping systems.
  • Pump controls.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    WTM 221
    Winter 2017
    1322
    Charles Miller
    WTM 221
    Winter 2017
    6970
    Robert Brewer
    WTM 221
    Winter 2017
    5110
    Gwen Stahnke
    WTM 221
    Winter 2016
    1322
    Charles Miller
    WTM 221
    Winter 2015
    1322
    Charles Miller


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.