Preferred and Allowable Operating Regions for Rotodynamic Pumps to Maximize Reliability: 1-Part Live Webinar

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Preferred and Allowable Operating Regions for Rotodynamic Pumps to Maximize Reliability

1-Part Live Webinar

August 10, 2022 at 1:00 PM (EST)


Learn how the Preferred Operating Region (POR) and Allowable Operating Region (AOR) are defined for centrifugal, mixed and axial flow pumps and their impact on efficiency and reliably.  Curve shape, hydraulic loading, temperature rise, vibration/noise, suction recirculation, priming, NPSH margin and more will be discussed related to a pumps AOR as well as methods to ensure operating in the AOR will be presented.  This webinar is a must for pump end users, application engineers, pump system designers, specifying engineers and pump service providers.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, learners should be able to:

  1. Understand Best Efficiency Point (BEP) and Preferred Operating Region (POR)
  2. Factors impacting Allowable Operating Region (AOR)
  3. Standards impacted using POR and AOR
  4. Methods to ensure operating within the AOR

Registration Fees

HI Member TypeFee
Associate Member$89.25
Standards Partner$89.25
Training Partner$89.25
Industry Partner$113.05
Academic Partner$113.05

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  2. Click "Complete Quiz for Live Webinar" to answer quiz questions. You will have 10 attempts and must get at least 80% correct to proceed to the next session. After completing the quiz, return to the Contents tab.
  3. Continue this process until you view and complete all the parts for this Webinar Series.
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  5. Click the button “View/Print Your Certificate” in the box titled “Claim Credits & Certificate to save or print your certificate of completion. If you ever lose your certificate, you can come back to the PSM website and view it on your transcript (found in the Dashboard).

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Bryce Wells

Senior R&D Engineer - Industrial and Commercial Products

Flowserve Corporation

Mr. Wells has held positions in Application, Project, and Product Engineering in a variety of industries. In his current role as a Product Engineer at Flowserve Corporation, Mr. Wells provides design governance over a variety of centrifugal pump product lines.  He has been a member of the Hydraulic Institute since 2019 and is the Chair for the ANSI/HI 9.6.3 Committee - Rotodynamic Pumps – Guideline for Operating Regions.  Mr. Wells obtained his B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2010. 

PDH Credits

One (1) PDH credit will be issued upon completion of this live webinar series. 

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Florida Board of Professional Engineers

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Pump Systems Matter is approved as a sponsor of continuing education for professional engineers in New York State: NYS Sponsor # 241.

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