Hydraulic Performance Testing of pumps as per API610 – 12ed.

Basic requirements and stipulation of API 610 standard regarding hydraulic performance testing of rotodynamic pumps

This course comprehensively covers centrifugal pumps performance testing requirements and procedures according to the API standard 610 12th edition. The API standard 610 includes all requirements for the performance testing of centrifugal pumps given in “ISO 9906 – Rotodynamic pumps — Hydraulic performance acceptance tests — Grades 1, 2 and 3 ” and “ANSI/HI 14.6 – Rotodynamic pumps, Hydraulic performance acceptance tests – Grade 1, 2 and 3”. Over and above these requirements API standard 610 has several additional requirements. These additional requirements are discussed and explained in detail in this course.

What you’ll learn

  • The participants will have a complete understanding of pump performance test requirements according to API standard 610 – 12th edition.
  • Will be able to design a suitable performance test protocol according to specific application requirements.
  • Will be able to supervise the factory performance test,.
  • Will be able to approve or otherwise the performance test results,.
  • Will be able to adjudicate the exceptions if these arise..

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 10 lectures • 1hr 19min.

Hydraulic Performance Testing of pumps as per API610 - 12ed.

Requirements

  • Engineering back ground.
  • Basic knowledge of pumps and pumping systems.
  • Industry exposure or field experience.
  • Knowledge of measurement principles.

This course comprehensively covers centrifugal pumps performance testing requirements and procedures according to the API standard 610 12th edition. The API standard 610 includes all requirements for the performance testing of centrifugal pumps given in “ISO 9906 – Rotodynamic pumps — Hydraulic performance acceptance tests — Grades 1, 2 and 3 ” and “ANSI/HI 14.6 – Rotodynamic pumps, Hydraulic performance acceptance tests – Grade 1, 2 and 3”. Over and above these requirements API standard 610 has several additional requirements. These additional requirements are discussed and explained in detail in this course.

Moreover, there are several special conditions that the customer and supplier can agree on, which than become the part of the performance testing protocol and these requirements override the stipulations of the standard. Such cases are also explained in this course.

Overall, the API standard 610 asks for tighter tolerances and stringent requirements for hydraulic performance testing of pumps. In addition to the hydraulic performance testing the customer can include the following optional tests as well:

1. Mechanical run test

2. NPSH required test

3. Complete unit test

4. Sound level test

5. Auxiliary equipment test

6. Bearing-housing resonance test

7. Spares parts test

An introduction to these optional tests is included in this course. However, detailed course on several of these tests are available separately as some of these test (like sound level tests) require complete understanding of the standards and procedures ab initio.

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