MODULE DETAILS

 

Pumps, Compressors and Turbines DMEPCT606

 

Nominal duration: 72 hours total time commitment

This time commitment includes the structured activities, preparation reading, and attendance at each webinar, completing exercises, practical assessments and proctored assessments.

 

It is also expected that students spend additional time on readings, personal study, independent research and learning, practicing on remote labs and required software and working on any projects and assignments.

 

This module covers the fundamentals of pump, compressor and turbine construction, design applications, operations, maintenance and management issues.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of the module is for participants to develop knowledge and ability to recognize and solve simple pump, compressor and turbine problems in a structured and confident manner.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Original module approved in 2010 (52243); 2013 (52606WA); 2016 (52810WA).  This version: V4.0

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO‑REQUISITE MODULES

 

Modules that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

 

Mechanical Drive Systems DMEMDS604

 

Modules that must be delivered concurrently with this module:

 

None

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

1.    Explain the key characteristics of centrifugal pumps

2.    Outline the operational parameters of pumps

3.    Apply methods for the selection of appropriate pumps

4.    Explain pump control, commissioning and performance measurement

5.    Outline the construction and operation of reciprocating compressors

6.    Outline the construction and operation of centrifugal compressors

7.      Explain the types and working principles of hydraulic turbines.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Learning outcomes specify what students will be able to do as a result of the learning.

Assessment criteria provide the criteria by which achievement of the learning outcomes will be judged.

1

Explain the key characteristics of centrifugal pumps

1.1

Describe centrifugal pump construction

1.2

Outline the axial and radial forces acting on a pump

1.3

Identify and explain pump-related hardware

2

Outline the operational parameters of pumps

2.1

Outline the hydraulic properties of pumps

2.2

Explain the applications of QH and PQ curves

2.3

Identify and analyse the effect of speed changes on the pump curves

3

Apply methods for the selection of appropriate pumps

3.1

Outline the procedure for performing a system analysis

3.2

Interpret pump data sheets

3.3

Outline the steps involved in bid requests, reviews and analysis

3.4

List and apply general pump selection criteria

3.5

Explain pump material selection as determined by process fluid parameters

3.6

Analyse the procedure for selection of an appropriate pump drive

4

Explain pump control, commissioning and performance measurement

4.1

Explain pump controls and instruments, including safety and volume controls

4.2

Outline common issues related to pump installation

4.3

Outline suitable procedures for pump testing and commissioning

4.4

Explain how condition monitoring is performed

4.5

Explain the optimisation of pump performance

5

Outline the construction and operation of reciprocating compressors

5.1

Define key compressor terminology

5.2

Outline the principles and mechanics of reciprocating compressor operation

5.3

Identify the fundamental parts of a reciprocating compressor

5.4

Evaluate the mechanical forces involved in a reciprocating compressor

5.5

Compare best practice for maintenance and optimum performance of reciprocating compressors

6

Outline the construction and operation of centrifugal compressors

6.1

Outline the principles of operation of centrifugal compressors

6.2

Evaluate centrifugal compressors in terms of

a)    construction

b)    characteristics

c)    controls

d)    optimum performance

7

Explain the types and working principles of hydraulic turbines.

7.1

Outline the types of hydraulics turbines

7.2

Compare the working principles of hydraulic turbines.

7.3

Identify and explain industrial applications of hydraulic turbines.

DELIVERY MODE

 

Online and/or face-to-face

SPECIALISED RESOURCES

N/A

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

 

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including direct observation, supervisor's reports, project work, structured assessments, samples and questioning. This will include short answer questions on the knowledge content, the use of remote and virtual labs, and writing tasks to apply the learning to academic tasks.

 

CONDITIONS OF ASSESSMENT

 

Questioning techniques should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this module. The candidate must have access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required.

 

The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications, codes, standards, manuals and reference materials.

 

Assessments will be open book assessment and may be completed off-campus. Invigilation software will be used for some assessments to ensure authenticity of work completed.

 

Model answers must be provided for all knowledge-based assessments to ensure reliability of assessment judgements when marking is undertaken by different assessors.

 

 

 



Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • FluidSim 3.6

Hardware

  • Remote Lab