Pump Maintenance Training Program
Innovative Australian pressure cleaner manufacturer, Australian Pump Industries, now offer users and dealers a service
fundamentals training course in high pressure triplex pump technology and applications. The course is designed to improve aftermarket service and cut maintenance costs.
The “Triplex Pump Service Fundamentals” training course was developed as a flow on from the company’s “Safety
Awareness Training program”.
“We set out to train our own dealers first, then found out that end users wanted to have their operators and maintenance staff trained as well” said Aussie Pumps’ Ali Hamade. “Better understanding the triplex pump system, and the basic hydraulic circuitry involved in the high pressure water blaster, reduces operator error and consequently maintenance costs as well” he said.
Using Bertolini pumps as the standard, the training course highlights the function, design and application of pump, unloader valve, safety valve equipment and the general principles of how the system works.
“It’s very similar to hydraulics or pneumatics” said Hamade, “only water is the prime medium.”
Key causes of machine failure and maintenance parameters are an integral part of the training program, with particular emphasis on both contamination and cavitation.
“Called the twin cancers of pressure cleaning systems, the “2 c’s” can be easily prevented by effective user training” said Hamade.
Recent course inductees include staff from Axial, Australian Pump’s New Caledonian distributor, Australian end users and dealers.