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WTRM104:  MOTORS AND PUMPS/O AND M


Course Description

Theory of pumps and motors, identification of problems encountered, causes of problems, corrective solutions and repair procedures. Implementation of maintenance programs including scheduling and record keeping. ADVISORY: WTRM 101 Introduction to Water-Wastewater Technology; and WTRM 102 Beginning Water-Wastewater Mathematics.


Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss basic fluid principles as related to pumps.
  • Outline the key principles of basic hydraulics.
  • State the key parameters and issues associated with centrifugal pumps.
  • Rotary pumps
  • Discuss the key elements and operational issues associated with reciprocating and displacement.
  • Outline the key operational issues for special service pumps.
  • Describe and explain pump curves, including horsepower and energy mathematics.
  • Explain the concepts of cavitation and positive suction pressure.
  • Outline the basic components of AC motors.
  • Outline the concept of motor controls.


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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