Pump System Assessment Professional (PSAP) Training and Certification Preparation Course Including Exam | June 11-12 & June 19-20, 2024

  • Register
    • Non-member - $2,530
    • Member - $1,900
    • Associate Member - $1,900
    • Academic Partner - $2,405
    • PSAP Industry Partner - $2,405
    • Pump Industry Partner - $2,405
    • Pump Industry Partner Retiree - $2,405
    • Standards Partner - Consultant - $1,900
    • Standards Partner - End User - $1,900
    • Standards Partner - End User & Basic Training - $1,900
    • Training Partner - $1,900
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Pump System Assessment Professional (PSAP) Training and Certification Preparation Course Including Exam

June 11-12 and June 19-20 | 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (EDT)

Overview

With energy efficiency and system optimization leading a shift in the pump industry, there is a growing need for pump system professionals with the knowledge and experience to perform high quality assessments to benchmark current systems and recommend system upgrades. This course covers the knowledge requirements to perform system assessments and prepare candidates for the Pump Systems Assessment Professional (PSAP) Certification, which provides third-party validation of an individual’s knowledge and experience.

This course offers four (4) days of virtual instruction and includes the PSAP certification exam fee.

  1. Pump & System Fundamentals - Part 1: Tuesday, June 11, 2024 (Day 1)
  2. Pump & System Fundamentals - Part 2: Wednesday, June 12, 2024 (Day 2)
  3. Pump System Optimization and Assessment: Wednesday, June 19, 2024 (Day 3)
  4. PSAP Certification Exam Prep: Thursday, June 20, 2024 (Day 4)
  5. PSAP Certification Exam (Application required. Schedule at your convenience)

Upon completion of the entire course, a total of 28 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be issued. Interested in only attending a specific day or not able to attend all four days? Please contact us at training@pumps.org for more information.

Registration for this course also includes the PSAP certification exam at a discounted fee. The certification exam can be scheduled within a 6-month period after an application is submitted and accepted. Click here for more information on the PSAP certification and the certification process. Click here if you do not want to include the certification exam in the course.

This course is designed to educate and train pump engineers, technical sales, pump system owners, designers, and operators on the fundamentals of pump and system design, including system hydraulics and calculations, pump and system curves, system components, factors affecting reliably and energy consumption, and control. The course will cover the knowledge areas for conducting pump system assessment and prepares you to take the PSAP certification exam. Registration for this course includes a digital copy of the Pump System Optimization Guidebook and the Pump Systems Assessment Professional Certification Exam Study Guide.

Who Should Attend

Engineers, sales professionals, energy efficiency professionals, reliability and maintenance personnel, engineering consultants, and technical service professionals.

Course Materials

Participants will receive the following course materials:

  • Student slide decks in electronic format (PDF)
  • Pump System Optimization Guidebook (PDF) Retail Value - $225
  • Pump System Assessment Professional Certification Study Guide (PDF)

Questions?

For more information or questions about this training course, contact us via email at training@pumps.org or call 862-242-5338.

For more information or questions on taking the certification exam or certification process, contact us at certifications@pumps.org.

Registration Fees

This course bundle with exam provides you with additional savings as shown below.

Member TypeIf Purchased IndividuallyBundle FeeYou Save
Member$2,531.25$1,900.00$631.25
Associate Member$2,531.25$1,900.00$631.25
Standards Partner$2,531.25$1,900.00$631.25
Training Partner$2,531.25$1,900.00$631.25
Industry Partner$3,206.25$2405.00$801.25
Academic Partner$3,206.25$2405.00$801.25
Non-Member/Partner$3,375.00$2,530.00$845.00


Members, Associate Members, Standards Partners, and Training Partners of the Hydraulic Institute (HI) receive 25% discount on all available PSM training. Employees of Members, Associate Members, Standards Partner, and Training Partner organizations must log-in with their company email address in order for the discounted registration fee to apply. Industry Partners and Academic Partners receive 5% discount on all PSM training. Click here to learn more about HI membership.

Membership Question?  Call us at 973-267-9700, email us, or view the HI website for more information.

Refunds & Cancellations

All refund requests must be made in writing and submitted to our Customer Support Center. Full refunds will be issued for any live course or webinar that has been cancelled.

DAY 1: Pump System Fundamentals - Part 1

Date: June 11, 2024 | Time: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Pump and pump system overview
  • Pump component parts (bearings, couplings, seals) 
  • Electric motor basics
  • Variable frequency drive (VFD) basics
  • Fluid properties
  • Pump types, performance curves and application overview
  • Rotodynamic pumps
  • Positive displacement pumps
  • Pump life cycle cost, power, energy and efficiency
  • System curves, pump total head & net positive suction head available
  • Methods to vary the operating point and control
  • Variable speed control energy optimization example

DAY 2: Pump System Fundamentals - Part 2

Date: June 12, 2024 | Time: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The following topics will be covered:

  • System drawings and control
  • The pump operating point and reliability
  • Measuring pump performance
  • Net positive suction head available and cavitation
  • Pump selection methodology
  • Pump installation
  • Pump maintenance
  • Common system and operating problems
  • Troubleshooting using the pump curve
  • Vibration basics and troubleshooting methodology
  • Analysis tools with examples

DAY 3: Pump System Optimization and Assessment

Date: June 19, 2024 | Time: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Benefits of pump system optimization and assessment
  • Pump system economics
  • Pump system optimization
  • Optimization examples and studies
  • Pump system assessment
  • Prescreening systems
  • Assessment team, scope, and boundary
  • Collecting data and analysis
  • Pump system assessment report and presentation
  • Pump system assessment report

DAY 4: PSAP Certification Exam Prep

Date: June 20, 2024 | Time: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The following topics will be covered:

  • PSAP certification application requirements, domains, tasks, and body of knowledge
  • Examination scheduling and test taking requirements
  • Administration of a sample test
  • Review of sample test questions in detail

There will be a 1-hour break at approximately 2:00 p.m. (EDT) as well as several 5-to-10-minute intermittent breaks throughout the day for each day of the course.

Note that registering for this course includes the PSAP certification exam fee. Submittal and acceptance of a complete application is required prior to scheduling the certification exam. Candidates will be able to schedule the exam within a 6-month period after an application is accepted.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/19/2024 at 10:00 AM (EDT)

    The Pump System Optimization & Assessment (PSOA) course builds on fundamental principles to examine the economics of pumping systems and the strategies to assess and optimize these systems. This course covers a critical skill set that is required to analyze pumping systems, and help improve the sustainability of pump system owners, enabling them to be more profitable.

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    Pump System Optimization and Assessment

    June 19, 2024 | 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (EDT)

    PDH Credits: 7

    Overview

    The Pump System Optimization & Assessment (PSOA) course builds on fundamental principles to examine the economics of pumping systems and the strategies to assess and optimize these systems. This course covers a critical skill set that is required to analyze pumping systems, and help improve the sustainability of pump system owners, enabling them to be more profitable.    

    By providing immersive coverage of pump system economics, optimization based on life cycle cost, and standardized process to assess pumping systems, this course is perfect for technical professionals looking to expand their knowledge on how to improve the operation and energy efficiency of pumping systems. This course is also recommended for candidates interested in getting their Pump System Assessment Professional (PSAP) certification. 

    Prerequisite knowledge: It is intended that participants in this course have taken Pump & System Fundamentals Parts 1 and 2 courses or have knowledge of the topics covered in the courses.  

    Learning Objectives

    • Benefits of pump system optimization and assessment
    • Pump system costs & financial analysis
    • Review of Pump system fundamentals
    • Pump system optimization methods
    • Pump system assessment process
    • Basic pump maintenance practices, and reliability metrics
    • Field measurements, system drawings, schematics, flow diagrams and control schemes
    • Tools and software to support pump system optimization
    • Recommendations for cost effective optimization
    • Pump system assessment report
    Section 1: Benefits of pump system optimization 
    • Definition  
    • Opportunity 
    • Areas of focus (Red flags) 
    • System optimization examples 
    Section 2: Pump system economics 
    • Life Cycle Cost 
    • Estimating power & energy cost 
    • Beyond energy 
    • Financial Analysis 
    Section 3: Pump System Optimization 
    • Pump system hydraulics (review) 
    • Optimization of new designs 
    • Optimization of existing designs 
    • Energy optimization (Specific energy) 
    Section 4: Optimization Examples and Studies 
    • Lift station specific energy example 
    • VSP water booster pump station 
    • Friction head versus pipe size example 
    • Existing system with maintenance issues 
    Section 5: Pump System Assessment 
    • ISO/ASME 14414 Pump System Energy Assessment 
    • Levels of assessment 
    • Core functions of assessments by level 
    • Pump System Assessment Professional (PSAP) Certification 
    • Tasks and knowledge requirements 
    • Six step assessment action plans 
    Section 6: Prescreening systems  
    • Required system information. 
    • Determining best opportunity. 
    Section 7: Assessment Team, Scope and Boundary 
    • Assessment team and roles. 
    • Defining scope, objective, and system boundary. 
    • Determining what needs to be analyzed. 
    Section 8: Collecting Data and Analysis 
    • Pump testing overview. 
    • Instrumentation 
    • Measuring input power and efficiency. 
    • Cross validation of data. 
    Section 9: Pump System Assessment Report & Presentation 
    • Standard sections 
    • Developing recommendations. 
    • Example report 
    • Presentation and audience considerations. 


    Alex Moser

    Senior Engineer of Standards and Training

    Hydraulic Institute

    Alex Moser is the Senior Engineer of Standards and Training at the Hydraulic Institute with technical responsibility for standards, guidebooks, training, and technical programs as well as assisting the governmental regulations committees with technical expertise. Prior to joining the Hydraulic Institute, he held new product development and engineering management positions with a major pump manufacturer, with a focus on new pump design, system analysis, and testing. Mr. Moser obtained his B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Alabama.

     

    Peter Gaydon

    Deputy Executive Director

    Hydraulic Institute

    Peter Gaydon is the Deputy Executive Director at the Hydraulic Institute. Mr. Gaydon held design, development, and test engineering positions with major pump manufacturers. He currently serves as member on several pump related standards committees for AWWA, CSA, ASME and serves as the Chair for the AWWA E103 Vertical and Horizontal Line-Shaft Pumps. With the Hydraulic Institute, Mr. Gaydon has technical responsibility for standards, guidebooks, technical regulatory affairs and certification programs. Mr. Gaydon obtained his B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alfred.

  • Contains 7 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/20/2024 at 10:00 AM (EDT)

    The day will cover the knowledge areas for conducting any pump system assessment and prepare you to take the PSAP Certification Exam by offering a practice exam and sample questions covering the knowledge requirements outlined in the PSAP body of knowledge.

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    PSAP Certification Prep Course

    Thursday, June 20th ,2024 | 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (EDT)

    PDH Credits: 7

    Overview

    With energy efficiency and system optimization leading a shift in the pump industry, there is a growing need for pump system professionals with the knowledge and experience to perform high quality assessments to benchmark current systems and recommend system upgrades. Pump system training provides professionals with the knowledge and tools to perform system assessments and the Pump Systems Assessment Professional (PSAP) Certification provides third-party validation of an individual’s proficiency in pump fundamentals, pump system optimization techniques, and implementation of pump system assessments.

    This course is designed to prepare an individual to take the PSAP Certification Exam. HI is now offering remote online-proctored exams via ProctorU as a safe, secure, and easy way to take the PSAP Certification Exam. ProctorU is a live online proctoring service that allows you to take your exam from the comfort of your home. For more information or questions on taking the examination, contact Edgar Suarez.

    The exam preparation session provides attendees the resources and tools to be comfortable with the certification exam process, virtual exam platform and realistic questions covering all the knowledge areas.

    The instructor will guide the attendees through the application requirements, exam platform and scheduling and what to expect on the day of the exam.  Following the overview, the attendees have the opportunity to take a realistic practice exam via the same electronic platform, and the instructor the spends explaining each practice exam question.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Review PSAP certification application requirements, domains, tasks, and body of knowledge outlined by the Hydraulic Institute.
    2. Review examination scheduling and test taking requirements
    3. You will have a chance to a sample test that should give you a realistic test taking experience
    4. The instructor will review each sample test question in detail following you allotted time limit to take the sample test
    5. The instructor will also provide you the opportunity to work through additional sample questions, and the instructor will review the answer to each in detail

    Course Materials

    Participants will also receive the following course materials:

    • Pump System Assessment Professional Certification Study Guide
    • Course Slide Deck
    This course offers one day of live virtual instructor-led PSAP certification exam preparation that covers all of the PSAP knowledge area. The course will cover the following:
    • The exam preparation session provides attendees the resources and tools to be comfortable with the certification exam process, virtual exam platform and realistic questions covering all the knowledge areas.
    • The instructor will guide the attendees through the application requirements, exam platform and scheduling and what to expect on the day of the exam.  Following the overview, the attendees have the opportunity to take a realistic practice exam via the same electronic platform, and the instructor explains each practice exam question.
    • An overview of the eligibility requirements, certification process, and how to schedule the exam 
    • What to expect on the day of the exam
    • Live practice exam & review of practice exam and results
    • Detailed review of additional practice exam questions

    Alex Moser

    Senior Engineer of Standards and Training

    Hydraulic Institute

    Alex Moser is the Senior Engineer of Standards and Training at the Hydraulic Institute with technical responsibility for standards, guidebooks, training, and technical programs as well as assisting the governmental regulations committees with technical expertise. Prior to joining the Hydraulic Institute, he held new product development and engineering management positions with a major pump manufacturer, with a focus on new pump design, system analysis, and testing. Mr. Moser obtained his B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Alabama.

     

    Peter Gaydon

    Deputy Executive Director

    Hydraulic Institute

    Peter Gaydon is the Deputy Executive Director at the Hydraulic Institute. Mr. Gaydon held design, development, and test engineering positions with major pump manufacturers. He currently serves as member on several pump related standards committees for AWWA, CSA, ASME and serves as the Chair for the AWWA E103 Vertical and Horizontal Line-Shaft Pumps. With the Hydraulic Institute, Mr. Gaydon has technical responsibility for standards, guidebooks, technical regulatory affairs and certification programs. Mr. Gaydon obtained his B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alfred.

  • Contains 7 Component(s)

    Pump Systems Assessment Professional (PSAP) certification validates the knowledge and experience of industry experts. PSAPs meet the standard of excellence required to collect, review and analyze the data needed to fully assess pumping systems and recommend strategies for optimization, efficiency, reliability and overall system improvement.

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    This examination is for the certification of Pump Systems Assessment Professionals (PSAP) developed by the Hydraulic Institute. PSAP certification provides confidence to pump end-users and other stakeholders that pump system assessors have the knowledge and experience to perform high-quality assessments which will lead to energy-efficient and reliable pumping systems. The exam is composed of 100 multiple-choice questions. Candidates have three and one-half (3½) hours to complete the exam. Carefully read the questions and choose the best answer. A formula sheet has been provided as a reference.

    For more information on the PSAP certification process and the exam, please go to www.pumps.org/psap.