Head versus pressure. Proper application of the affinity laws. Standard volumes versus hot volumes for flow rates. Absolute units versus gauge units. Suction energy, suction specific speed, specific speed. Different modes of cavitation and how to prevent them. API standards. API flush plans. Determining and evaluating thrust loads. Precision alignment. Precision balance. Bearing selection and application. Lubrication selection and application. Foundations, base-plates and grout. Piping and pipe strain. Vibration analysis. Material selection. Corrosion mechanisms. Cracking mechanisms. Repair methods (welding, coating, sleeving). Precision measurements.