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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

IST 200 - Pumping Systems

This course provides students with basic skills and knowledge associated with the theory of industrial pumping systems, to include various pumps and system terminology, classification, specification, identification, installation, operation, troubleshooting and maintenance. Theoretical and laboratory instruction in this course provides students with a complete introduction to pumping system function, selection, sizes, dynamics and applications. Topics of coverage will emphasize flow, pressure, metering, valves, piping, single and multi-stage pumps, as well as inlet and discharge designs. A heavy emphasis will be placed on installation, routine and preventative maintenance, and troubleshooting of systems. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Define and describe the function of a pump, and give an application. List and define various categories and types of pumps and their applications. Utilize appropriate terminology associated with pumps and pumping systems. Explain the dynamics of a pumping system. Interpret and explain manufacturer's pump specifications and pump curves. Define pump efficiency and explain its significance to overall system operations. Describe the function, purpose, and applications of series and parallel pumping systems. Specify fluid properties relative to pump selection and operation. Describe the installation of a single stage pump, to include sizing specifications and measurements. Describe the purpose and proper use of a flow meter. Calculate flow velocity and describe the relationship between pressure and head. Explain cavitation in a pump system, as well as corrective actions. Identify and configure pump motors and drives. Determine and select measurement instruments, tools, anchors, shims, fittings, valves, piping, and gasket materials required to install a pumping system. Calculate pump efficiency and make proper adjustments (as applicable). Describe suction, discharge, and total head and demonstrate the use of pressure and vacuum gages. Install a centrifugal pump using manufacturer's specifications. Identify, specify, and replace packing and mechanical seals. Start-up, inspect, maintain and troubleshoot a pump.
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2

Course Prerequisites: (ENG 050 REA 050) or ENG 099 or REA 075 or test scores, TME115, MAT 110 or MAT 128, PHY 100 or PHY 107 Co-Req: IST 105,HVA 206