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Pump System Energy Efficiency Training

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 07:30 - 16:00
Training Overview:

The Pumping System Assessment Tool (PSAT) helps pump users assess the efficiency of pumping system operations. PSAT uses achievable pump performance data from Hydraulic Institute standards and motor performance data from the MotorMaster+ database to calculate potential energy and associated cost savings.  PSAT was developed for the U.S. Department of Energy and relies on field measurements of flow rate, head, and either motor power or current to perform the assessment.  PSAT quickly estimates existing pump and motor efficiency and calculates potential savings.

An overview of pump, motor, adjustable speed drive, and fluid system performance characteristics
Practical issues involved in-field measurements of fluid and electrical data
Use of the PSAT software, including application to real-world situations (case studies)
Energy management references and software for pump systems.
nalytical tools for conducting self-led pump system assessments and optimization programs
Contacts for technical and financial assistance.
Qualified for 7 TCH by the MA Board of Certifications for Drinking Water Supply Facilities
8 TCHs for Massachusetts Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
Qualifies for 0.7 CEUs from the University of MAssachusetts Department of Continuing Education
Plant and Facility Managers
Energy and Mechanical Engineering staff, Operation and Maintenance staff, and Energy Professionals
Wastewater and Drinking Water Treatment Operators Needing TCH
PEs and CEMs needing CEUs
7:30-8:00 am    Registration and Breakfast
8:00 am-4:00pm    Welcome and Introduction
                                    Motor system asset management
                                    Overview of fluid systems - Fundamental fluid relationships, Static/dynamic head, friction
                                    Overview of pump performance characteristics - Head, power, efficiency vs. flow rate, etc.
                                    Overview of motor performance
                                    Overview of ASD performance
                                    Developing a system performance curve
                                    Exercises – calculating system and pump heads Pressure, flow rate, and speed measurements
                                    Electrical measurements
                                    Safety Data estimating when measurements unavailable
                                    Distinguishing measurements and requirements
                                    Using the PSAT software
                                    Application of the software to specific examples

Class Materials

Gunnar Hovstedius

Registration must be done before Wed, 2013-03-06 17:11
Advance registration is required!
Cancelations made LESS than 5 days in advance are not refundable.
Payment can be made by credit online or by check.
Checks will be accepted at the door.
Make checks payable to: University of Massachusetts-Amherst and send payment to: