Introduction to PCP System Failure Analysis


Failure analysis is a critical part of evaluating and improving PCP system performance. This course presents an overview of failure analysis and the proper systems that should be put in place.

This module is typically covered in one day. It can be offered as a one day course or in conjunction with the advanced failure analysis module as a two day course.


This course is intended for individuals who have limited experience with PCP systems failure analysis.


Covered topics include:

  • PCP System Configurations
  • Well Applications
  • Failure Terminology
  • Description and Identification of Common Failure Mechanisms
  • Hands-on Observation of Failed Components
  • Identification of Main Root Cause and Contributing Factors
  • Failure Diagnostics
  • Discussion of Possible Root Causes and Remedial Actions
  • Design Considerations and Operational Practices to Avoid Failures
  • Monitoring and Control Systems
  • Pump Inspection Practices
  • Failure Tracking and Benchmarking
  • Data Analysis

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