RFMCO Is Hosting Its Final Centrifugal Pump Training Class for 2022

Centrifugal Pump Training

RFMCO offers pump training for commercial and industrial systems to mechanical engineers, HVAC contractors and facilities maintenance personnel

Our in-house training courses are led by Bob Sygiel, Jacob Ferriera and John Madruga who all have 20+ years of industry experience. This is a one-day lecture packed with basic training for hydronic designers and installers. RFMCO’s training courses are written for real world, real job situations.

This one-day class is designed for maintenance and operator personnel responsible for operating, repairing and troubleshooting centrifugal pumps and mechanical seals. Topics include basic pump types, hydraulics, operation tips, proper installation/startup, operating procedures and routine maintenance. Field examples with photos and videos are used with actual pumps and seals to enhance comprehension.


• Pumping System
• Capacity (Flow Rate)
• Total Dynamic Head
• Static Head
• Dynamic Head
• Suction Head
• Suction Lift
• System Curves
• Pump Curves
• Brake Horsepower
• Vapor Pressure
• Selecting a Pump
• Baseplate selection
• Baseplate installation
• Leveling and Grouting
• Suction piping
• Discharge piping
• Valves, strainers
• Lubrication
• Alignment
• Start-up
• Seal installation
• NEW Technology
• End Suction
• Horizontal Split Case
• Single and Multi-stage
• Vertical In-Line
• Double Suction
• Diffuser Style
• Submersible
• Column Style
• Self Priming
• Recessed Impeller
• Screw Centrifugal

• Mech. Seal Types
• Seal Arrangements
• Seal Applications
• Seal Flush Plans

You’ll be recognized for your training accomplishments with a certificate from R.F. MacDonald Co., which can be used toward recertification for already held certificates that need to be renewed through career experience and training. We also advise using it as evidence of your professional knowledge when selling your services.


Centrifugal Pump InstructorLos Angeles Office
“I am very thankful to you for doing the training for us yesterday. I really appreciate and admire how you delivered every topic with the utmost clarity. I will suggest your training as review for the licensure exam to my coworkers. It was a good refresher course.”
– Boiler & Pump Operator at Hospital in Rancho Mirage, CA

Centrifugal Pump InstructorBay Area Office
“Thank you for hosting today’s pump training. Jacob incorporated content specific to our needs and questions prior to the class and gave us a very in-depth training session in regard to safety, pump protocols and procedures.”
– Chief Engineer at Contracting Company in South San Francisco, CA

Centrifugal Pump InstructorModesto Office
“This training was very good! The team really appreciated R.F.’s effort to customize the training with material about our equipment.”
– Facilities Manager at Food & Bev Manufacturer in Tracy, CA


Centrifugal Pump Class – October 12
Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Day 1)
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Centrifugal Pump Class – October 13
Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Day 2)
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4912 W. Jacquelyn Ave.
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 498-6949