Sep 11, 2009

2009 New Chem Show Announces Inaugural Pumping Optimization Course

Pump Systems Matters, Hydraulic Institute to cosponsor course

According to studies by the U.S. Department of Energy, nearly 25% of electricity demand comes from industrial motor systems, more than 50% of pump life cycle costs result from energy and maintenance expense and energy savings of 20% or more are possible with systems optimization. With the goal of helping CPI professionals improve energy efficiency, The 2009 NEW CHEM SHOW will introduce a course titled Pumping Systems Optimization: Opportunities to Improve Life Cycle Performance on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, during The New Chem Show, Nov. 17 to 19 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Pump Systems Matter (PSM) and the Hydraulic Institute (HI), organizations dedicated to the advancement of pump knowledge and pumping systems optimization, have teamed up to conduct this one-day Pumping System Optimization course that provides attendees with the information needed to conduct basic assessments of their pumping systems.

Pumping System Optimization is a course for design engineers, facility managers, engineering operations and maintenance personnel that are involved with the design, selection, installation, maintenance, operation and optimization of pumping systems. The course is intended to help pump professionals better understand how optimizing existing and new pumping systems can improve product quality and increase profitability.

"I recommend this course to CPI professionals because it is focused on real opportunities presented by industry experts,” said Peter Greene, from NSI-Horwitz Mechanical. “The bottom line is the financial benefits were invaluable,” Greene said.

During the instructional seminar, presenters 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. As the result of this course, participants will better understand:

  • The benefits of improving the performance of pumping systems;
  • System optimization and basic pump system interaction;
  • How to screen pumping systems to find good systems improvement candidates;
  • How to identify and implement basic performance improvement opportunities;
  • Basic life-cycle cost analysis; and
  • How to plan and propose an Action Plan to management.

Case studies will be discussed and hands-on group exercises will be an integral part of this course. Course participants will also receive a copy of the PSM and HI guide, “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. Other resources included are a Pump System Basic Assessment Guide, Course Participant Guidebook with copies of PowerPoint slides and key takeaways, completion certificate with 7 PDH credits from the Hydraulic Institute and other documents.

For registration information visit or call 203.221.9232.