Power Generation > Thermal Power Plant Pumps: Design, Selection, O & M and Condition Monitoring

About this Training Course

This 5-day training course will focus on main circuit pumps for the Thermal and Combined Cycle Power plants which includes design, selection, operation and maintenance and condition monitoring. The pumps for thermal power plants include the boiler water circulation pumps, boiler feed water pumps, condensate handling pumps, and cooling water pumps.

This course will also cover the salient design features of each category of the pumps, their specifications, inspection, testing and approval criteria, including installation and operation, instrumentation and condition monitoring. This course includes case studies, exercises and practical information catered for everyday operations.


By participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand salient design features of each pump type
  • Examine boiler water pump designs and special design features
  • Prepare detailed specifications for various pumps
  • Differentiate the requirements, specifications and maintenance of thermal pumps
  • Carry out inspections and approvals
  • Troubleshoot failures and problems
  • Analyse pump operations and performance monitoring
  • Condition monitor and assess pump health
  • Conduct different types of testing for pumps and comprehend the need for each test

The course will greatly benefit the following groups but not limited to:

  • Process Engineers
  • Maintenance Engineers & Managers
  • Reliability Engineers
  • Operations Engineers & Managers
  • Facility & Plant Engineers
  • Technical Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Plant Supervisors & Managers
  • Asset Management
  • Intermediate

The training course is presented in an interactive workshop format that allows discussion. The course will be delivered through analysis of case studies and running examples of problems.

Course Duration: 5 days in total (35 hours).

The training instructor relies on a highly interactive training method to enhance the learning process. This method ensures that all participants gain a complete understanding of all the topics covered. The training environment is highly stimulating, challenging, and effective because the participants will learn by case studies which will allow them to apply the material taught in their own organization.

Training Schedule

0830 – Registration 0900 – Start of training 1030 – Morning Break 1045 – Training recommences 1230 – Lunch Break 1330 – Training recommences 1515 – Evening break 1530 – Training recommences 1700 – End of Training

Your expert course leader has more than 38 years of diversified industrial experience. He has worked and been extensively trained at one of the worlds’ leading pump manufacturing company – KSB Pumps. He has worked in design, quality assurance and manufacturing, including testing of pumps, and along with field installation and on-site troubleshooting. He has deep experience related to pumps and pumping systems includes design of pumping systems, operations and maintenance, inspections and testing, condition monitoring, vibration analysis, seals and sealing systems, and troubleshooting.

His expertise includes chemical process pumps, seal-less pumps, canned motor pumps, and pumps for water and wastewater application, pumps for fire-fighting applications, pumps for pumping for handling special liquids such as slurries, solids laden liquid, gasliquid mixtures etc. He has a master’s degree in engineering from Univ. of California Davis, USA, and is a Category II vibration analyst from Mobius Institute. For the last 5 years he has been providing on-site and online technical trainings worldwide.

Highlighted Projects:

  • Technical due diligence of pump manufacturing factory, Malaysia
  • Designed a greenfield factory in Cibitung, Indonesia
  • Project Leader and Team Manager for cross-cultural and international product development projects
  • Project Leader for technologically intensive and managerially complex, high priority initiatives for Globally Integrated Products

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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Learn what past participants have said about EnergyEdge training courses

Very interactive sessions and a useful training program with a lot of practical utility.

Facility manager, GE Saif Power Plant

I enjoyed the training and will refer it to the colleagues to attend that same in future.

Lead mechanical engineer, GE Gas Power

It is now easier to manage these pumps at the power plant after attending this course.

Maintenance supervisor, UCH power plant