Overview

Pump and piping network are widely used in process industries and many other workplaces to transport liquid between different equipment and locations. It is critical to have reliable pumps and piping network to ensure smooth operations. In the meantime, pump system contributes very big part to the utility cost. It is important to design and operate an optimal pump and piping network to run at their best efficiency points. Principle-based design, sizing and selection process will ensure an efficient, lower cost, and more reliable pump and piping system which requires less maintenance. This intensive course is targeted to energy professionals who have pre-requisite knowledge and work experience in energy efficiency technologies and aspire to upskill their competency in pump and piping systems.

The main objectives of this 40-hour training programme are to enable participants:
(a) To gain in-depth knowledge of the theory and working principles of the pump and piping systems for various applications;
(b) To gain an enhanced understanding of a systems vs component approach to optimise the energy efficiency of pumping systems
(c) To be familiar with current and emerging energy-efficient pump and piping systems;
(d) To design energy efficient pump and piping systems through theory-based calculations, and the appropriate sizing and selection process;
(e) To identify baseline energy performance of pump and piping systems, gain practical experience and self-confidence in performance evaluation and energy audit of pump and piping system, through hands-on authentic pump and piping systems;
(f) To recommend and implement energy efficiency improvement measures after conducting energy audits

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

Flow mechanics and piping network
  • Liquid properties and transport; Fluid statics and kinematics; Pressure meters; Level meters; Energy equation in flow system; Flow meters; Valves and fittings; Friction loss factors; Friction loss calculation in pipe and fittings; Pipe materials and economical diameter; Pipe system curve and calculation; Complex piping network: series flow, parallel flow, circulation flow; Pipe network design; Pipe and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID)

Pump types, performance, design and control
  • Positive displacement pumps; Centrifugal pumps; Pump performance curves; Pump power calculation; Pump efficiency; NPSH and pump cavitation; Pump and piping system design; Pump selection; Pump sizing; Pump and piping system installation; System operation point;
  • System flowrate control and energy saving opportunities: control valves; bypass control; variable speed control;
  • Using commercial software for pump and piping system


Pump and piping system installation and operation
  • Installation work of pump systems; Commissioning and testing; System cleaning and pretreatment, Pump installation mistakes; System leaks; Common pump system problems; Operation and maintenance issues; System corrosion and fouling; Electrical requirements for pump system; Electric motors; Pump drive coupling options; Understanding the effects of power system harmonics from inverter-controlled variable speed pump systems; Pump and piping network monitoring, monitoring the pressure and flowrate; monitoring the drive motor; vibration monitoring; monitoring of filter


Measurement and Verification of Pump and Piping Systems
  • Measurement and Verification to be conducted on authentic pump and piping systems using relevant instrument, with understanding of its capabilities and limitations:
  • Suitable measurement locations in the piping system
  • Valves, fittings
  • Pump specs and performance curves
  • Flowrate
  • Pressure
  • Power measurement
  • Inspection and assessment of pump and piping system
  • Control system/control room


Data Analysis and Preparation of Assessment Report
  • Calculate system curve
  • Calculate operation point
  • Pump power and efficiency
  • Evaluation, conclusion and recommendation
  • Assessment report (comprising baseline energy performance and energy efficiency improvement measures)

Who Should Attend

  • Energy Engineers and Managers, Facilities Engineers and Managers
  • Engineers and Managers who are required to understand piping networks in the following industries:
    • process industries such as chemicals and energy, pharmaceutical engineering, food manufacturing;
    • air-conditioning supply;
    • transport engineering (marine and offshore) subsector

Prerequisites

Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Engineering Diploma with two years of relevant working experience


SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

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Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend at least 75% of the course
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment during the course

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the assessments like?

  • The assessment will be a written assessment (reports)

What coding skills do I need for this programme?

  • No programming skills are required for this programme. Software such as Axure will be provided.

Schedule

Schedule  Topic Description
Day 1 (Mon, 25 Jan 2021) Flow mechanics and piping network Liquid properties and transport; Fluid statics and kinematics; Pressure meters; Level meters; Energy equation in flow system; Flow meters; Valves and fittings; Friction loss factors; Friction loss calculation in pipe and fittings; Pipe materials and economical diameter; Pipe system curve and calculation;  Complex piping network: series flow, parallel flow, circulation flow;  Pipe network design; Pipe and Instrumentation Diagram
Day 2 (Tue, 26 Jan 2021) Pump types, performance, design and control Positive displacement pumps; Centrifugal pumps; Pump performance curves; Pump power calculation; Pump efficiency; NPSH and pump cavitation; Pump and piping system design; Pump selection; Pump sizing; Pump and piping system installation; System operation point;
System flowrate control and energy saving opportunities:  control valves; bypass control; Variable speed control;
System flowrate control and energy saving opportunities:  control valves; bypass control; Variable speed control;
Day 3 (Wed, 27 Jan 2021) Pump and piping system installation and operation Pump and piping system installation and operation Installation work of pump systems; Commissioning and testing; System cleaning and pretreatment, Pump installation mistakes; System leaks; Common pump system problems; Operation and maintenance issues; System corrosion and fouling; Electrical requirements for pump system; Electric motors; Pump drive coupling options; Understanding the effects of power system harmonics from inverter-controlled variable speed pump systems; Pump and piping network monitoring, monitoring the pressure and flowrate; monitoring the drive motor; vibration monitoring; monitoring of filter;
Day 4 (Mon, 22 Feb 2021) Measurement and Verification to be conducted on authentic pump and piping systems using relevant instrument, with understanding of its capabilities and limitations:
  • Suitable measurement locations in the piping system
  • Valves, fittings
  • Pump specs and performance curves
  • Flowrate
  • Pressure
  • Power measurement
  • Inspection and assessment of pump and piping system
  • Control system/control room
Day 5 (Tue, 23 Feb 2021) Data Analysis and Preparation of Assessment Report
  • Calculate system curve
  • Calculate operation point
  • Pump power and efficiency
  • Evaluation, conclusion and recommendation
  • Assessment report (comprising baseline energy performance and energy efficiency improvement measures)

Fees

 
Category Full Fee After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) / Singapore PR $5,350.00 $1,605.00*
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $5,350.00 $605.00*
Non-Singaporeans $5,350.00 Not Eligible

* This course is pending SSG approval for SkillsFuture Funding
Note:
  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SF Series Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

» Learn more about funding types available

Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Funding


In order to be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded by SkillsFuture, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2. Be at least 40 years old
  3. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive, Singapore 138683
Time 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Date 25 Jan 2021 (Mon) to
23 Feb 2021 (Tue)
Registration is Closed.

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