Basic Hydraulic Principles

This refreshed course is a must do for anyone new to the pump industry, covering the foundation knowledge of pumps, the basics of water and pump installations.

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Course overview

Modules: 8
Completion time
Completion time: 40 minutes
Difficulty level
Difficulty level: Basic

Course overview

Water - A scarce resource

Learn the basics of the water cycle, the average water consumption levels around the world, as well as the main properties of water.


Considerations in Pump Selection

Choosing a pump can seem confusing, this updated topic will guide you through what to consider when selecting a pump.


Friction Loss

Learn how to calculate friction loss with this updated topic task, to ensure you select the right pump for the right application.


Hot to establish total head

This module will teach you how to calculate and establish head for your next pump selection.


Sizing a pump

Discover why it is necessary to size a pump before installation and the steps you can take to ensure it is the right fit.


Pump curves

Are you confused by pump curves and why they are necessary for pump selection? This topic will teach you how to read and understand pump curves for pump selection.


Pump controls

This module will highlight the advantages and disadvantages of different pump controls and why they might be necessary for your next pump application.


Installation basics

Learn what to look out for when installing a pump, as well as some simple steps you can take to prolong its longevity.

Test your knowledge

Answer a few questions to test what you've learned