A one-day course focused on optimizing pumping systems lifecycle performance will be held in conjunction with WQA Aquatech USA, an exhibition and educational conference on water treatment technology to be held March 17-21, near Chicago.

"Pumping Systems Optimization: Opportunities to Improve Life Cycle Performance" is co-sponsored by Parsippany, N.J.-based Pump Systems Matter (PSM) and the Hydraulic Institute (HI). The one-day course will be held on March 19 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. The course is intended to help companies increase profitability and improve lifecycle costs by optimizing existing and new pumping system practices.

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.
  • Methods for improving pump performance and building better pumping systems.
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 will be described. Course participants will receive a copy of the PSM and HI guide, "Optimizing Pumping Systems: A Guide for Improved Energy Efficiency, Reliability & Profitability."

For more information or to register, visit www.pumpsystemsmatter.org or www.wqa-aquatech.org.