Course Summary
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2.5 days (20 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 1 Water Treatment Methods, Water Pumping Systems, Pumps and Motor Maintenance, or Water and Wastewater Maintenance


The course objective is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to be able to apply proven maintenance techniques to properly maintain water utility pumps and motors.This course utilizes the TEEX Mobil Pump and Motor Maintenance trailer to provide students with hands-on training opportunities designed to help each learn more about planning, scheduling and budgeting maintenance for pump and motor equipment. Additionally, subject matter experts will provide instruction on the installation pumps, pump and motor types, lubricants, and related pump and motor safety practices. The successful completion of this course qualifies the student to receive 20 hours of TCEQ water operators licensing credit, and 20 hours of wastewater operators licensing credit.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize the importance of a maintenance program
  • Recognize the design features and components of a centrifugal pump
  • Analyze centrifugal pump hydraulics
  • Recognize various positive displacement pumps and their applications
  • Discuss the application of bearings in a centrifugal pump
  • Discuss various motor operations in conjunction with a centrifugal pump
  • Recognize various specialty pumps and their applications
  • Recognize the need for packing in a centrifugal pump
  • Discuss the use of mechanical seals in a centrifugal pump
  • Discuss operational installation and maintenance of various motors
  • Solve mathematical problems pertaining to pumps and motors
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary for pump and motor maintenance

General Course Topics:

  • Pump and motor maintenance introduction
  • Centrifugal pumps
  • Centrifugal pump hydraulics
  • Positive displacement
  • Specialty pumps
  • Packing
  • Mechanical seals
  • Bearings
  • Motors
  • Motor maintenance
  • Calculations
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials