Hands on Pump Workshop
Rohnert Park, CA
DATE & TIME
November 8-9, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Both Days
R.F. MacDonald Co.
642 Martin Ave., Suite B
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
$1,200 - Includes continental
breakfast and lunch both days and training materials
This two-day course is designed for Maintenance and Operator Personnel
who are responsible for repair and troubleshooting of Centrifugal Pumps
and Mechanical Seals, also Engineers that want to have Hands-On experience
for installation and repair. Attendees will be given a completion certificate
approved by the CWEA (California Water Environment Association) and the
AFE (Association for Facilities Engineering), which can be applied towards
the continuing education requirement for recertification
Total time for the course is (16) hours. There will be a (1) hour overview
on the basic components of a centrifugal pump and its function. The course
is conducted in a classroom / shop environment. There will be (8) pump
stations with (2) students assigned to each station for maximum hands-on
learning. Class will therefore be limited to no more than (20) students.
John Peacock, Pump Service Manager, R.F. MacDonald Co.
• Expanded version of our Basic Pump
& Mechanical Seal Training.
• More one on one attention
and opportunity to experience and learn.
• Complete disassemble
and reassemble an ANSI Process Pump.
• Identify proper settings
of mechanical seals, bearings, impellers, shafts, sleeves.
Identify mechanical seal failure and conduct a root cause analysis.
• Experience the maintenance pros and cons of cartridge versus
• Disassemble a used cartridge seal and
inspect for damage and wear.
• Discuss different stuffing
box designs and their advantages / disadvantages.
packing, style, benefits and installation tips.
impeller and casing wear patterns and provide likely causes.
Troubleshoot causes of premature bearing failure.
different bearing wear patterns and their root cause.
Learn the importance of proper lubrication types and amounts.
• Know the differences and benefits of labyrinth, magnetic and
lip seal designs.
• Learn precision checks for run out of
stuffing box and impeller, bearing fits, shaft run outs
• Shaft straightening techniques.
• Learn the do’s and don’t of dial indicators and
the advantage of laser alignment.
• Review proper pump installation
and start-up techniques.
• Demonstrate an actual base plate
install with proper mounting and leveling.
• Learn cost
saving repair techniques and predictive maintenance.