Introduction to Pumping Technology

Introduction to Pumping Technology (equivalent to QCF Level Two)

Course Time Limit - 6 weeks.  Final Test time limit - 2 hours. Be prepared for this commitment before registering for the course.


  • Learn why a pump is important
  • Gain an appreciation of the wide range of pump types
  • Find out how pumps are driven
  • Gain some of the language of the pump industry
  • Learn about the pump industry


01 Introduction
02 What is a pump?
03 Units and Dimensions
04 Pump Family
05 Rotodynamic Pumps
06 Rotary Positive Displacement Pumps
07 Reciprocating Positive Displacement Pumps
08 The Family Tree
09 Pumping Issues
10 Pumping Systems
11 Legal Issues
12 The Pump Industry
13 Dictionary
14 Conversion Factors
15 Suggested Reading
16 Final Test Instructions

Each chapter concludes with a short test and at and the end of the course there is a final assessment. A pass rate of 60% must be achieved in the final assessment in order to gain OCN certification.

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Price £180 + VAT per person

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I have found this course to be helpful in my role as a Design engineer. I would recommend it to anyone just starting in the pump industry. A very Well organized and structured course with short crisp material
Client: Yazi Vummiti | 2019-09-03 | Introduction to Pumping Technology

The British Pump Manufacturers Association Ltd
National Metalforming Centre, 47 Birmingham Road, West Bromwich, B70 6PY.
0121 601 6691 |