Hydro Innovations opens new training centre for centrifugal pumps

Hydro Innovations has opened a new training centre designed to assist
their customers with the selection, troubleshooting and maintenance of
centrifugal pumps.

An innovative customer-friendly initiative, the Hydro Innovations Pump
Institute houses a variety of training assets over two floors including a full-size
functioning pump station, a glass faced pump and a full-size ‘tear-down’ pump.
Though the focus will mostly be on self priming pumps, the curricula will also
cover standard centrifugal and submersible pumps.

The full-size functioning pump station on the first floor has suction
lines going down into a clear wet well system on the ground floor,
demonstrating the self priming process through clear acrylic suction lines.

The glass faced pump is a full-size pump with a glass front, allowing
observers to see the inner workings of a centrifugal pump. The pump can also
demonstrate various troubleshooting scenarios, including air binding and pipe
blockages among many more.

Operators and fitters can use the ‘tear-down’ pump to train themselves on
disassembly and reassembly of centrifugal pumps, as well as receive tips on
seal and bearing installation, setting pump clearances, and other key elements
in repair and maintenance procedures.

By providing operator training, along with gauge reading and
troubleshooting skills, the Hydro Innovations Pump Institute aims to maximise
the efficiency, lifespan and trouble-free functioning of their customers’ pumping

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