A new training centre recently opened by Hydro Innovations aims to assist customers with the selection, troubleshooting and maintenance of centrifugal pumps. Covering two floors, the Hydro Innovations Pump Institute houses a variety of training assets and will focus on self priming pumps with some part of the curricula to also include standard centrifugal and submersible pumps.
A full-size pump station, a glass faced pump and a full-size ‘tear-down’ pump are some of the training assets at the centre.
The full-size functioning pump station on the first floor has suction lines going down into a clear wet well system on the ground floor, demonstrating the self priming process very clearly through transparent acrylic suction lines.
The glass faced pump is a full size pump with a glass front, allowing observers to see the inner workings of a centrifugal pump. This training asset can demonstrate a range of troubleshooting scenarios, including air binding and pipe blockages among many others.
The ‘tear-down’ pump allows operators and fitters to receive training on the disassembly and reassembly of centrifugal pumps, as well as tips on seal and bearing installation, setting pump clearances, and other key elements in repair and maintenance procedures.
The Hydro Innovations team is confident that the comprehensive training provided on pump operation, gauge reading and troubleshooting will help keep pumping assets at their efficient best for a long time.