Pump Groups Team up for Aquatech Course

Pump Systems Matter (PSM) and the Hydraulic Institute (HI), organizations dedicated to the advancement of pump knowledge and pumping systems optimization, will co-sponsor a one-day course titled “Pumping Systems Optimization: Opportunities to Improve Life Cycle Performance” on March 19, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago (Rosemont), Ill.

Held in conjunction with WQA Aquatech USA 2009, an international exhibition and educational conference on water treatment technology (March 17-21), the course is specifically designed to help companies increase profitability and life cycle costs through the optimization of existing and new pumping system practices.

During the instructional seminar, presenters William C. Livoti, Baldor Electric Co., and Trey Walters, Applied Flow Technology, will focus on pump and system interactions, pump system optimization opportunities, cost-of-ownership calculations, and methods for improving pump performances and building better pumping systems.

Also discussed will be the availability of current pump system modeling tools such as the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pump System Assessment Tool (PSAT) and the Pump Systems Improvement Modeling (PSIM) tool offered by HI. PSIM is a free educational tool that enables users to assess the hydraulic behavior of pumping systems based on field measurements such as flow rate, head, and motor power or current to perform the assessment.

Course participants will also receive a copy of the PSM and HI guide ($195 value), “Optimizing Pumping Systems: A Guide For Improved Energy Efficiency, Reliability & Profitability.” Compiled by 22 industry experts, this comprehensive resource explores numerous practices for identifying and reducing pump system energy loss.

For more information, visit www.PumpSystemsMatter.org or www.wqa-aquatech.org.