Designers of pump packages and associated piping systems are generally familiar with centrifugal pump best practices that ensure a safe and reliable installation. Reciprocating pump installations, however, require special design considerations. An incomplete design basis can lead to costly remedial actions after commissioning, significant downtime or more serious problems which, if undetected, can lead to failures of pump components, requiring a major redesign of the pump installation. This short course will provide insights into the design considerations and best practices for reciprocating pump installations. Attendees will learn how to maximize system integrity and avoid costly redesigns and repairs.