Introduction to Landscape Irrigation Pumps

Students attending this one day class will be able to identify, select, operate and troubleshoot irrigation pumps commonly used in residential and small commercial landscape irrigation. Presentation includes: pump operational theory, reading and applying pump curve information; pump component installation. This class is orientated towards students that are new and/or to students wanting to gain additional skills in working with residential and small commercial landscape irrigation pumps. Students will observe the following: pump installation; disassembly/assembly; troubleshooting and pump control installation/adjustment

Course Outline

Unit Topic & Time

Unit 1 Overview of a Pump Systems

Unit 2 How Pumps Operate

Unit 3 Pump Curves

Unit 4 Pump Types and Components

Unit 5 Selecting the Pumping System

Unit 6 Drivers

Unit 7 VFD and Pump Stations

Unit 8 Tanks

Unit 9 Filters and Intakes

Unit 10 Pump Controls

Unit 11 Pump System Installation and Cavitation

Unit 12 Preparing the Pumps System for Operation

Unit 13 Monitoring Pump and Adjusting Pump System

Unit 14 Trouble Shooting Pump Systems

Unit 15 Landscape Irrigation Pump System Glossary

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Identify key components of an irrigation pump system

2. Identify the three main types of pumps typically used in irrigation

3. Explain how water moves through a pump system

4. Define common pump terminology

5. Read and understand a pump curve

6. Select pump and filtration equipment for an irrigation system

7. Safely operate a pump system

8. Identify issues that can create cavitation

Suggested Prerequisites