This course is intended for engineers who work with pump application, selection, sizing, system design, testing, reliability, etc.


Follow these steps to purchase a 30-day individual access to the course:

  1. Purchase the Book, Pump Characteristics and Applications, 3rd ed.
    The book is optional for the video courses, and highly recommended by Volk and past participants. Purchasing information can be found here.
  2. Download Course Handouts (We advise printing handouts A and B, if possible.)
    1. Volk_Video_Pump_Course_Outline.pdf
    2. Problem_Set.pdf
    3. Problem_Set_Solution.pdf
    4. Recirculation_and_Minimum_Flow_Annotated_Bibliography.pdf (optional)
    5. Slides_not_in_book.pdf
  3. With Book and Handouts Acquired, Pay for the Course and Start Viewing
    Click here to go to the course on our video-on-demand provider. You’ll see the cover of the Volk pump book and a button labeled “Buy”. Click “Buy”, then choose “Sign Up” and enter your email and a password to create an account. On the next screen, add your payment info and complete the payment. If you have a discount code, click “Add Voucher” and enter it here. You should now have access to the videos!

Email mikewvolk@gmail.com for help registering, paying, or accessing the videos.


Click here to return to the course on our video-on-demand provider.

You are viewing this video series on your own schedule. View the material at a pace that works for you, and pause the video for breaks as needed, even mid-session. Use the Course Outline to determine when a new topic is introduced, a good time for a break.

When taking a break, if you close the video, note the session number and time on the video where you left off. To return to the video from the same or a different device during your 30-day viewing period, return to the video link above, select the appropriate session, and drag the video to the time where you left off. If viewing from a second device, you will need to click “Buy” and then login with the details you setup when getting started.


This video series contains copyrighted material and images from Michael Volk and from Pump Characteristics and Applications, 3rd ed., published by CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group. Viewer agrees to not copy or share any parts of these videos or the images contained in them without express written approval of Michael Volk.

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