Mechanical Engineering

Centrifugal Pump Maintenance and Troubleshooting: SCQF Level 6

Duration:  2 days
Per Delegate:  £690.00

Practical Content


Theoretical Content


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge of centrifugal pump maintenance & troubleshooting.
  • Gain the skills and technical knowledge for precision measurement taking and to ensure proper maintenance and efficient troubleshooting

Course Content

  • Introduction to dynamic and positive displacement pumps
  • Soft packings and mechanical seal gland closures
  • Selection criteria for soft packing
  • Pump construction and design configurations (single/multistage, centre hung/overhung impellers), highlighting wear points and failure modes
  • Bearing arrangements; mounting and dismounting
  • Measuring, recording and judging critical fits and clearances
  • Seal installation procedures
  • Practical work comprising: dismantling, inspection and measurement, rebuilding of a single stage end suction pump
  • Routine maintenance requirements


Delegates will undertake a multiple-choice examination paper to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes detailed above.

PPE Requirements

Safety footwear, coveralls, safety glasses and gloves.

Target Audience
Target Audience

Technicians or engineers who service and/or operate and maintain centrifugal pumps, both single and multistage.


SCQF Credit Rated Certificate.

Recognised within the SCQF framework and contributes to an individuals Continued Professional Development (CPD). This course equates to 1 SCQF credit point. 

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