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Organisation Description

Established in 1941, and incorporated as a company limited by guarantee in 2009 the British Pump manufacturers’ Association Limited (BPMA) is a not for profit trade association representing the interests of UK and Irish suppliers of liquid pumps and pumping equipment. Our aim is to increase sector awareness by providing technical support and pump technology training to members, operators and purchasers of pumping equipment.

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • Pumping Fundamentals

    Training Course | British Pump Manufacturers' Association

    This course is primarily for delegates to achieve an understanding of the fundamentals of pumps; how they work; their performance characteristics and the influence of key design parameters and liquid properties on pump behaviour. BPMA recommends that delegates should complete this course before progressing on to take any one of the more in depth focused pump modules.

  • Pump Selection

    Training Course | British Pump Manufacturers' Association

    This one-day course is designed to enable individuals with general engineering or commercial backgrounds to gain an understanding of the principles associated with the selection of pumping equipment. It provides a foundation of understanding the issues that need to be considered when selecting a pump and follows on from Pumping Fundamentals. A series of presentations and exercises will be used to illustrate the principles underlying the process in the most practical way possible.

  • Pump Testing

    Training Course | British Pump Manufacturers' Association

    This one-day course is designed to enable individuals to enhance their knowledge and skills in the practice of pump testing. Using presentations and exercises the course takes a practical approach to what is a complex subject. Delegates will have the opportunity to complete a straightforward assessment dealing with the principles covered during the day.

  • Pump Systems

    Training Course | British Pump Manufacturers' Association

    This one-day course is designed to enable individuals to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the factors that have to be considered in the design of pump systems. Using presentations and exercises the course takes a practical approach to what is a complex subject. Delegates will have the opportunity to complete a straightforward assessment dealing with the principles covered during the day.

  • Hydraulic Design of Centrifugal Pumps

    Training Course | British Pump Manufacturers' Association

    This course is designed to introduce the subject of centrifugal pump hydraulic design to individuals who have a general technical background in pump engineering and for whom increased knowledge of the basis of pump hydraulic design and performance achievement would improve their contribution to pump engineering. Trainee hydraulic design engineers may also benefit.

  • Introduction to Pumping Technology: Level Two (QCF)

    Online Course | British Pump Manufacturers' Association

    This course provides standardised terminology; and a basic approach to the various pump types. It is targeted at all those who need to know the language of the pump industry. This qualification recognises basic knowledge and the ability to apply learning with guidance or supervision.

  • Essentials of Pumping Technology: Level Four (QCF)

    Online Course | British Pump Manufacturers' Association

    This course is suitable for anyone who manages or is involved with any of the following: designing; specifying; selling; sourcing; installing; servicing and maintaining pumping equipment. The following topics will; among others; be covered: Maths & Physics Refreshers; Liquid Flow; Inlet & Outlet Features; Rotodynamic Pumps.

  • Certified Pump System Auditor (CPSA)

    Training Course | British Pump Manufacturers' Association

    Pumps are the largest consumer of global motive power and pumping system improvements can deliver up to 40% reduction in energy costs. The CPSA scheme is an industry specific professional qualification developed by the BPMA. The object of the scheme is to help improve the levels of professionalism in the sector by creating a universally recognised and respected industry “standard” for individuals assessing the performance of a pumping system.