Understanding and Optimising Centrifugal Pumps Training Perth

Site Skills

Standard Course 1 Day

Perth Understanding and Optimising Centrifugal Pumps Training Availability

Standard Course

1 Day

Group, Corporate and/or On-Site training bookings can be scheduled to suit your time table. Please contact our office for a quote on course cost.
Standard Course

1 Day

Group, Corporate and/or On-Site training bookings can be scheduled to suit your time table. Please contact our office for a quote on course cost.

Understanding and Optimising Centrifugal Pumps is delivered in partnership with Wild Geese International who are an Integrated Training, Operations and Service Provider to the oil and gas industry.

Course Overview

Engineers learn theory and operators learn from experience, but how do we ensure both theory and experience are combined to full advantage?

Both groups need to understand the fundamental principles, the interaction with the driver limitations, be able to understand the application of process control and be able to spot problems. This course has been prepared to give a practical understanding of centrifugal pumps in the real world, combined with modern control systems and the pursuit of optimum performance.

It is an intensive day which relies heavily on the use of many computer simulation practical examples to explore pump operation, its control and optimisation.

Payment Options

Full payment for courses up to $1,500 must be made before the commencement of the course unless the Payment Plan option is selected. For courses that cost over $1,500, Site Skills Training will hold an initial deposit of $1,500. The balance of fees payable will be charged at a point in the course that is proportionate to the amount of the deposit paid, e.g. a 10-day course costing $3,000, the remaining $1,500 will be charged at the end of day 5 (upon completion of 50% of the course).

A Payment Plan option is available for this course, please visit the Payment Plans Page for more information.

Payment for this course can be made via eftpos, cash, cheque or the Payment Plan option above. For billing information including who to write a cheque to, please email payment@site.edu.au or call
1300 700 080.

Refund Policy

Please refer to our Refund Policy

Course Outcomes

At the end of the course delegates will be able to explain the common fundamental aspects of a centrifugal pump, but also highlight the differences between, and the application of, the most common types of pumps.

Most importantly the participants will understand the physics of fluid flow and hence what a pump can and cannot do. They will also understand how control regulates the performance of a pump and its driver, and how the driver and pump interact.

From an understanding of the physics, delegates will understand the cause of cavitation, how to prevent cavitation in operation, the problems of low flow and through the use of control techniques to provide protection.

This thorough understanding will then equip the delegate to appreciate common operating problems, their causes and their solutions.

Finally, delegates will be familiar with multi-stage and multi-string configurations commonly encountered in the real world and their operation and optimisation.

Course Delivery

Understanding and Optimising Centrifugal Pumps training and assessment is conducted at the Site Skills Training 72-80 Belgravia St, Belmont, Perth 6104. Upon arrangement, training and courses can be conducted on-site at the premises of industry clients providing there a suitable infrastructure and industry training facilities.

Key Competencies


  • The Pump Family
  • Physics 101

Demystifying Theory:

  • Performance Monitoring
  • Process Control


  • Single Speed Pump
  • Variable Speed Pump


  • Pump Configuration

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