CDR Pumps are bringing our centrifugal pump ‘reliability focussed’ training programme to your area with courses at CATCH UK in Grimsby in May.  The course is aimed at end users who are looking to increase MTBPM (Mean Time Between Planned Maintenance) of their plants as well as understanding energy saving opportunities to maximise plant profitability.

The training sessions are structured for Project Engineers, Maintenance Engineers and Purchasing professionals who are users of pumps and involved in the operation of pumps, plant problem solving, reliability or plant improvements and is ideal for those who would benefit from pump training in Grimsby, Sheffield, Leeds, Stallingborough, Doncaster, Ferry Bridge and the surrounding areas.

Who Should Attend

Pump Specifiers, Design Engineers, Process Engineers, Rotating Equipment Engineers, Reliability Engineers, Plant Operators and anyone else who works with pumps.

Course Dates

Next course:  2019 dates have yet to be set, if you would like to see pump training courses take place in your area please email us at

Training Agenda

The ‘hands on’ practical approach is designed to give opportunity for improving plant reliability. The course will cover the following key topics:

Pumping fundamentals

Giving an understanding of how pumps operate and understanding fully a pump performance curve, the ‘system’ curve and the effects pumping systems have to rotating equipment. This section will also identify the effects of system changes, operational intervention and the consequences to energy usage pump reliability and performance characteristics.

Pump design

Looking at the key design features of centrifugal pumps, the important ‘bits’ and principal of how they work reliably and efficiently. Pump strip – stripping down pumps with ‘hands on’ experience for participants and also rebuilding, highlighting the key critical aspects.

Problem solving

Troubleshooting looking at vibration, power consumption, vibration, duty variations and how pump performance is linked to the process plant

Failure analysis

Looking at modes of failure, the causes, the indicative signs of wear, but more importantly the remedy and cost effective protection to eliminate failure, potential loss of containment, production and plant down time.


Including lunch

per person

(*payment required upon booking))

Redwood Park Estate, Stallingborough, Grimsby, DN41 8TH

Candidates will receive a Certificate of Attendance for inclusion in CPD portfolio’s. For further information, please feel free to discuss with any of the team at CDR Pumps (UK) Ltd.

Your Instructors

Ashley Fenn, Managing Director, CDR Pumps (UK) Ltd
Ashley Fenn

MD of CDR Pumps and Ashton Pumps, Ashley has been in the industry since leaving school for an apprenticeship with the LaBour Pumping Company and quickly rose through the ranks to product manager for magnetic drive pumps. In 1998 the opportunity arose to bring CDR Pompe to the UK and he jumped at the chance to bring these products to the UK and Ireland market before taking it global.


Kevin Pratt, Sales Manager, CDR Pumps (UK) Ltd
Kevin Pratt

Kev in joined the CDR team in 2014 having trained as a mechanical electrical technician. His first role in the industry saw him take responsibility for fault finding, commissioning and testing of pump systems which soon led to project management.

Book your place on to this course, or register an interest for future courses, by calling 01933 674777 or email Emily at