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The Institute for Industry-Education Collaboration at McNeese State University is proud to be the Gulf Coast Flowserve Satellite training site. At this training facility, practicing engineers and technicians will receive specialized hands-on training in pumps, valves and seals. 

Current course offerings:

Pump and Mechanical Seal Principles
May 24- 26, 2016, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$1,250, 2.4 CEU

This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to understand the basics of pumps, pumping systems and mechanical seals. The course curriculum is centered on pump and mechanical seal design, operation and maintenance, and is made up of approximately 60% classroom and 40% laboratory time. Concepts and theory are taught in a classroom setting and then reinforced with hands-on exercises in the laboratories. Participants utilize the laboratories (static displays and operational pumps) to perform pump and seal settings through learning experiments. Working in teams, attendees will be involved in interactive discussions while they assemble, disassemble, test, and document a variety of operational pumps and mechanical seals. To register for this course:


Centrifugal Pump Fundamentals
April 19- 21, 2016, 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$1,250, 2.4 CEU

This course provides an in-depth understanding of Centrifugal Pump Fundamentals. The course is designed to provide a detailed explanation of how a centrifugal pump is constructed and operated to achieve maximum reliability. Selecting the right pump for a specific application and identification of problems associated with pump operation are determined through the use of pump curves and hydraulic calculations.  To register for this course:

Vibration, Alignment & Balancing Basics
August 2- 4, 2016
$1350 2.4 CEU
This course is used to impart knowledge and increase understanding about rotating equipment health and how vibration analysis is used to determine condition of rotating machinery. It will prepare personnel to more effectively interface with customers and consultants who may be confused by industry terms and

Overview of Mechanically Sealed Pumps
August 30- 31, 2016
$450 1.6 CEU
Discussions on centrifugal pump components and their failure modes; A review of mechanical seal principles and their functions; An overview of operating practices to ensure safe and reliable operation; Demonstrations using a Flowserve unique clear acrylic pump to view cavitation and the effects of off-peak operation; Discussions on pump and seal failures with hands-on review of failed components.