"Positive-Displacement Pumps: Fundamentals, Design and Applications" are the focuses of an online course from the Hydraulic Institute (HI), Parsippany, N.J.

Created by positive-displacement pump experts associated with 12 HI member companies, the Internet-delivered educational program has been developed for pump users, manufacturers and distributors, mechanical engineers, contractors, engineering consulting firms, students and others who work with pumps and pumping systems. The HI Sponsor companies are ARO/Ingersoll Rand, ClydeUnion, Colfax-IMO/Warren Pump, Flowserve Pump Div., Grundfos Pumps Corp., Iwaki America Inc., Leistritz Corp., LEWA Inc., Milton Roy Americas, Moyno Inc., Roper Pump Co. and Siemens Water Technologies.

Content is based on HI/ANSI Standards. Each module is designed for a self-paced learning experience of approximately two hours and contains reference material. The first two modules focus on positive-displacement pumps markets and applications, as well as the background and terms needed for an understanding of positive-displacement pump hydraulics. Three other modules are devoted to specific positive-displacement pump technology, including rotary, reciprocating and metering pumps. Product details, performance characteristics, benefits, attributes, drawings, animations and photos of pump types within each particular technology family are discussed and explained.

Self tests throughout the module and a final open-book test at the end of each module provide opportunities to evaluate student's comprehension. A test score of at least 90 percent allows a student to print a personalized certificate of completion showing the number of professional development hours (PHDs) earned from completing each module.

Registration details can be found at www.pumplearning.org.