Pump Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Centrifugal pump training programme designed to enhance workforce competency by providing engineers, plant operators, maintenance personnel, and anyone else who is involved in the design, selection, installation and maintenance of pumping systems, with a fundamental understanding of the different types of centrifugal pumps and systems available, as well their applications.

We are passionate about advancing knowledge through educational support that provides measurable benefits for our clients as well as their customers. One of the problems that the industry faces today is that younger engineers are expected to know everything concerning pumps and pumping problems, however, this generally only comes with years of experience. In our training programme, our trainers work with delegates to share their accumulated experience using both theoretical and practical training methods.


South Africa

Training Dates:

Each course starts every Monday of each week. Please book your training on a date that is a Monday.

Course Duration:

Unit Standard:

NQF Level:

Number of Credits:

Course Fees

Note: Please fill in the online application form on the left or bottom if this page to receive a quotation with detailed pricing from AATICD.

How to Apply:

To Apply Simply Fill in the Online Enquiries / Applications form on the Right Sidebar or Bottom of this website https://www.aaticd.co.za


When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.

Course Outline

  • Understanding the basic units of measurement used
  • Basic fundamentals
    • Head
    • Capacity
    • Power and efficiency
    • Basic impeller types
    • Simple NPSH
  • Reading a pump curve
  • Basic rules for pump selection (including examples)
  • Generating and understanding a system curve
  • System curve variables
  • Options to change pump performance to meet the system requirements
    • Throttling
    • Bypass line
    • Speed control
    • Effects of trimming the impeller
    • Underfiling of the impeller
  • Pump set installation
  • Alignment
  • Piping design
  • Understanding cavitation / air entrainment / NPSH
  • Basic sealing options
    • Packing
    • Dynamic seals
    • Mechanical seals
  • Self-priming system guidelines
  • Troubleshooting a pump problem
  • Understanding the basic pump selection programs