The Pumps Training Systems Lab familiarizes students with pump operation principles and associated maintenance tasks such as pump installation, lubrication, shaft alignment, inspection, and component replacement. Students also learn how to start up, operate, and troubleshoot industrial pumps in different configurations.
Furthermore, during these hands-on activities, students discover the impact of valve restriction, air injection, and Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH) on pump efficiency by using a cavitation valve, a load valve, and two different water reservoirs.
The modularity of the systems allows the selection of models required to meet customized training objectives. A wide variety of pumps are also offered as individual options. The pumps that can be added to the Pumps Training Systems correspond to the most common types found in industry. Students are introduced to the use, characteristics and maintenance of each pump by disassembling the pump, and by measuring operating parameters.
- Pump installation
iii. Shaft alignment
- Component replacement
- Valve restriction
The Piping Training Systems Lab is based on hands-on training program
designed to train students for careers as pipe fitters and piping
The main learning objectives are the reading of piping schematics,
calculation of pipe lengths, fabrication, installation and testing of piping
circuits made of galvanized steel pipes, hoses, PVC pipes, and copper
tubes. The systems can also be used to teach students how to enforce
the safety rules to be followed when working at industrial sites.
i. Motor Operators
ii. Pipes and Pipe Fittings
iii. Valve Types and Operation
iv. Safety Valves
vi. Valve Maintenance
vii. Fabrication, Assembly, and Installation
viii. Measurement and Layout
ix. System Testing
x. Safety Rules and Procedures
The Piping Training System faithfully reproduces an industrial
environment where students can develop their skills in the fabrication,
installation and testing of industrial piping systems, including pipes,
tubing, and hoses. The training program is designed to train students for
careers as pipe fitters and piping maintenance technicians.
The system can be used to teach how to perform maintenance on
industrial piping systems, as well as enforce the safety rules followed at
industrial sites. Due to its modular design, the Piping Training System
can be configured to fit various training needs. A versatile mobile
workstation is the basis of the system. All components and tools are
industrial grade for realistic training and durability.