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Introduction to Landscape Irrigation Pumps

Class Code 3303 - 8 hours

Students attending this one day class will be able to identify, select, operate and troubleshoot irrigation pumps commonly used in residential and small commercial landscape irrigation. Presentation includes: pump operational theory, reading and applying pump curve information; pump component installation.  This class is orientated towards students that are new and/or to students wanting to gain additional skills in working with residential and small commercial landscape irrigation pumps.  Students will observe the following: pump installation; disassembly/assembly; troubleshooting and pump control installation/adjustment

Course Overview

Upon completion of day one of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify key components of an irrigation pump system
  2. Identify the three main types of pumps typically used in irrigation
  3. Explain how water moves through a pump system
  4. Define common pump terminology
  5. Read and understand a pump curve
  6. Select pump and filtration equipment for an irrigation system
  7. Safely operate a pump system
  8. Identify issues that can create cavitation

Prerequisites

none

Course Outline

Unit 1 Overview of Pumps
Unit 2  How Pumps Operate
Unit 3 Pump Performance Curves
Unit 4 Pump Types and Components
Unit 5 Selecting the Pump
Unit 6 Drivers
Unit 7 VFD and Constant Speed Pumping Systems
Unit 8 Tanks
Unit 9 Filters and Intakes
Unit 10 Pump System Monitoring/Controls
Unit 11 Pump System Installation and Cavitation
Unit 12 Preparing the Pump System for Operation
Unit 13 Monitoring Pump and Adjusting Pumping System
Unit 14 Trouble Shooting Pump Systems

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