Pump System Fundamentals (PSF) 1 Day Course - October 5, 2022

Includes a Live Web Event on 10/05/2022 at 10:00 AM (EDT)

  • Register
    • Non-member - $700
    • Member - $525
    • Associate Member - $525
    • Academic Partner - $665
    • PSAP Industry Partner - $665
    • Pump Industry Partner - $665
    • Pump Industry Partner Retiree - $665
    • Standards Partner - Consultant - $525
    • Standards Partner - End User - $525
    • Standards Partner - End User & Basic Training - $525
    • Training Partner - $525


Pump System Fundamentals (PSF) Course

October 5, 2022


Pump System Fundamentals (PSF) Live Virtual Course offers participants the same instructors, training systems, course materials, personal support, and face-to-face engagement with instructors and other participants that they would expect to find in a conventional classroom. The PSF course brings participants together in a virtual classroom, where they receive training from the experts via a live video link.  The Participants are inter-connected via audio and video, enabling them to interact both with the the instructor and their classmates.  learners can speak to their instructor at any time to ask questions, request assistance, and the instructors can provide hands-on support. 

Course Objectives

  • Importance of focusing on the pump system and optimization 
  • Energy Consumption 
  • System Hydraulics and System Curves 
  • Pump Curves 
  • Pump and System Curve Interaction and Control 
  • Total Head Net Positive Suction Head
  • Preferred and Allowable Operating Regions
  • Common operating problems & troubleshooting
  • Rotodynamic & Positive Displacement Pump Fundamentals
  • Driver & VFD Fundamentals
Course Materials

Participants will also receive the following course materials:

  • Pump System Optimization and Assessment Course Manual in Electronic Format
  • Pump System Optimization Guidebook in Electronic Format – Retail Value $205
  • Pump System Assessment Pre-screening Checklist
  • Follow-up activities such as webinars and surveys 
Features and Benefits
  • No travel costs, no time away from your company: Join from your office or from home
  • Attend classes held by the same expert instructors who deliver courses at our live courses
  • Cover the same content as in our traditional classroom courses. Participants will receive course materials electronically
  • Participants can see each other, talk to each other, and speak to their instructor via microphone and camera. One-on-one conversations can be set up if required
Technical Requirements
  • Computer, monitor, and Internet connection
  • Webcam
  • Option of computer audio or a dial-in number
  • WEBEX video conference platform
PSF 1-Day Course Outline
  • Introduction to Pump systems
  • Introduction to pump Types
  • Pump system energy consumption
    • Pump output power exercise
    • Pump input power exercise
    • Motor input power exercise
  • System Curves
    • Measuring the system curve exercise
  • Pump curves
  • Combining the pump and system curves
  • Pump Total Head
    • Total head calculation exercise
  • Net Positive Suction Head Available (NPSHA)
    • Net Positive Suction Head exercise 1
    • Net Positive Suction Head exercise 2
  • Varying the operating point
    • Hydraulic loss due to throttling exercise
  • Parallel and series pumping 
  • Factors that impact efficiency and reliability
    • Suction specific speed exercise
  • Common operating problems
  • Rotodynamic pump fundamentals
    • Specific speed and attainable efficiency exercise
  • Positive displacement pump fundamentals
  • Introduction to valves, motors and variable speed drives
    • Pump efficiency calculation exercise

Peter Gaydon

Director of Technical Affairs

Hydraulic Institute

Peter Gaydon is the Director of Technical Affairs at the Hydraulic Institute. Peter has technical responsibility for all standards, guidebooks, and program guides published by the Hydraulic Institute, as well as management of government affairs committees responsible for technically reviewing regulations related to pumps. He is currently a member of the Appliance Standards Federal Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ASRAC) working group for circulator pumps. Prior to joining HI, Peter held design, development, and test engineering positions with major pump manufacturers and holds a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alfred.


PSF 1 Day Course
10/05/2022 at 10:00 AM (EDT)   |  480 minutes
10/05/2022 at 10:00 AM (EDT)   |  480 minutes Educate and train new 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. To access the course please use "Click here to Join" button
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7.00 PDH credits  |  No certificate available
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Post-Course Assessment-PSF
16 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  13/16 points to pass
16 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  13/16 points to pass This assessment has 16 questions and requires at least 80% correct answers to pass. You must pass this assessment in order to earn your certificate of completion.