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The following topic describes the installation, monitoring, troubleshooting and failure analysis of the Progressive Cavity Pumping systems (PCP) used in the oil and gas industry. Adherence to proper installation procedures for both downhole and surface equipment is key to the successful operation and performance of a PCP system. Given the many different types of equipment available and the number of system configuration alternatives, it is advisable to review the product manuals provided by PCP equipment vendors to obtain detailed installation instructions and system operating information for specific installations. The well-servicing guide books available from some service companies also provide useful information. Well monitoring typically refers to the periodic or continuous measurement of production parameters and evaluation of the pumping system operating conditions.