Design Aspects for Dynamic and Positive displacement Pumps

Fundamentals of Machinery Equipment in Oil and Gas Part#2
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Pumps (Applications, types, map, performance, mechanical parts and function).


  • Fundamentals of Machinery Equipment in Oil and Gas Part#1(Pumps, Compressors, Gas turbines engineering)


Course goals:

  • To have an overview of all kinds of rotating equipment and their applications.

  • A complete understanding of construction details, functioning, and performance of pumps/compressors for successful plant operation

  • To know and study the different types of pumps/compressors, centrifugal, screw, and reciprocating. Their mechanical parts and hydrodynamic performance.

  • To know how to Selects and specify the type and model of pumps for a specific service according to international standards with CAPEX and OPEX optimization.

  • To Understand pump working principles for the successful operation of your plant and piping systems.

  • To learn how to read and interpret your pump compressor curves and system curves

  • To Optimize the operation efficiency of your pumping systems.

  • To Understand centrifugal pumps/compressors' construction details (impeller, volute, shaft, bearings, packing, mechanical seals, etc.

  • Learn How to read and fill pumps datasheets, e.g. centrifugal, diaphragm, reciprocating, screw…etc.

  • To learn how to survey the market and identify market lead manufactures and their facilities worldwide.

  • To learn How to successfully witness the equipment testing and approve test results.

  • To discuss and clarify some installation and start-up activities' important aspects according to international standards.

  • To know and select the different types of engines, power limitations, and applications.

Full Course contents:

1-Rotating equipment classifications. Part#1

General overview and discussion for machinery equipment in the oil and gas industry.

2-Pumps applications and technology.Part#2

-Pump Fundamentals.

- Pumps types and hydraulic coverage chart.

-Pumps applications and services.

3-API Centrifugal pumps design and applications. Part#3

-Pump Classifications.

-Pumps mechanical construction and material selection.

-Mechanical seal system.

-Lube oil system.

-Pumps skids installation.

4-Positive displacement pumps- Rotary type-Reciprocating type.Part#4

-Reciprocating pumps mechanical construction.

-Reciprocating pumps applications and services.

-Reciprocating pumps design and performance.

-Screw pumps mechanical construction.

-Screw pumps applications and services.

-Screw pumps design and performance.

5-Compressors applications and technology.Part#5

-Compressor Fundamentals.

-Compressor types and hydraulic coverage Map.

-Compressor applications and services.

6-Centrifugal compressors design and application.Part#6

-Compressor Nomenclature

-Definition and Historical Developments

-Application Map and Arrangements

-Compressor Models and Nomenclature

-Main Components.

-Rotor Dynamics and Materials.

-Thermodynamics Fundamentals.

-Non-dimensional Parameters

-Compressor Stage Design

-Multi-stage Performance

7-Reciprocating compressors design and application.Part#7

-Reciprocating compressor applications

-Gas Compression fundamentals

-Mechanics theory: forces and loads

-Component of reciprocating compressors

-Auxiliary Systems

-Main drivers


8-Air compressor package/firewater pumps package.Part#8

Who this course is for:

  • All engineers, technicians, engineering undergraduates, industrial sectors project control and mangement
  • all mechanical engineering students

Course content

1 section5 lectures1h 55m total length
  • lecture 1
  • Lecture 2
  • lecture 3
  • lecture 4
  • lecture 5


Senior machinery engineer
Abobakrelsedik Mohamed
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 35 Reviews
  • 745 Students
  • 4 Courses

Name: AboBAkrElsedik Mohamed Sayed

Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer- Machinery Department


2008: BSc. in Aeronautics and Aerospace Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University. Graduation grade: very good with the honour degree Ranked the fourth of his class.

2009: completing pre-master courses in GUC for mechatronics Master of science program.

2015: completing diploma for Oil and Gas industry Process, Equipment, Energy and leadership familiarization and skills. GE OIL and GAS University Program Florence – Italy.

2015: MBA degree from Arab Academy for Science Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT).

Work Experience & History

1. 2008-2010: work as teaching assistant – Mechatronic Department-Faculty of Engineering & Material Science – German University in Cairo (GUC).

2-2010- till now:working as Senior Machinery Engineer – Mechanical Department - Engineering for the Petroleum & Process Industries Company ENPPI - EPC CONTRACTOR.