Pump Systems Training and PSAP Exam Prep Course Bundle| September 6-8, 2022

  • Register
    • Non-member - $1,600
    • Member - $1,200
    • Associate Member - $1,200
    • Academic Partner - $1,520
    • PSAP Industry Partner - $1,520
    • Pump Industry Partner - $1,520
    • Pump Industry Partner Retiree - $1,520
    • Standards Partner - Consultant - $1,200
    • Standards Partner - End User - $1,200
    • Standards Partner - End User & Basic Training - $1,200
    • Training Partner - $1,200

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Pump Systems Training and PSAP Exam Prep Course Bundle

Virtual Instructor-Led Course

September 6-8, 2022

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 bundle offers 3 days of virtual instruction on pump and pump system fundamentals, system optimization and assessment, and preparation for the PSAP certification exam. 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.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants will learn to:

  • Explain the benefits of assessing pumping systems for optimization and the impacts of energy consumption
  • Understand the interaction between pump behavior and system behavior, effectively use pump and system curves to guide pump selection and control, and understand pump system power consumption
  • Understand how the system is controlled and how to vary the operating point
  • Identify common operating issues in pump systems and how to resolve it
  • Explain the function of different pump system components, such as drivers, bearings, seals, piping, valves, and instrumentation
  • Explain the U.S. DOE regulations for certain clean water pumps and industry efforts to promote energy efficient pumps and pump systems
  • Utilize the 13 step process for pump selection, specification, and acceptance
  • Describe the different preventive and predictive maintenances practices
  • Understand piping and instrumentation diagrams, isometrics, process flow diagrams, and engineering drawings
  • Identify optimization opportunities in existing systems and new designs
  • Implement optimization solutions
  • Implement the 13 steps of a pump system assessment
  • Prepare for the PSAP Certification Exam with work exercises and explanation of solutions

Who Should Attend

Engineers, Sales Professionals, Energy Efficiency Professionals, Reliability and Maintenance Personnel, Engineering Consultants, and Technical Service Professionals.

This course bundle 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.

For inquires regarding the Pump Systems Training Course, please contact Matt Derner at mderner@pumps.org or call 862-242-5338. For inquires regarding the PSAP Certification Exam contact Edgar Suarez at esuarez@pumps.org or call 862-217-2441.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 09/06/2022 at 10:00 AM (EDT)

    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.

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    Pump System Fundamentals (PSF) Course

    September 6, 2022

    Description

    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

    Rafiq Qutub

    Process Engineer & Project Manager

    GM BluePlan Engineering

    Rafiq is a process engineer and project manager with GM BluePlan Engineering in Guelph, Ontario, with 13 years of experience in the design and construction of municipal water and wastewater infrastructure with particular expertise in pumping systems. He is experienced in developing PFDs, P&IDs, and PCNs as well as hydraulic modelling in AFT Fathom. Rafiq has been active with the Hydraulic Institute for over 4 years and has served on several committees including the Standards committee for ANSI/HI 9.6.6 –Pump Piping. Rafiq is a certified Pump System Assessment Professional and a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering and an Advanced Certificate in Environmental Management from the University of Toronto.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 09/07/2022 at 11:00 AM (EDT)

    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, pump system optimization, pump system assessment, tools and resources.

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    Pump System Optimization and Assessment Course

    September 7, 2022

    Overview

    Pump System Optimization(PSO) and Assessment (PSA) 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 PSO/PSA 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

    • 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

    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
    • Follow-up activities such as webinars and surveys 
    Pump System Optimization & Assessment 1-Day Course Outline
    • Introduction to and benefits of pump system optimization and assessment
      • Optimization Example
    • Pump system costs
      • Life cycle costs & financial analysis
      • Estimating pump system energy costs
    • Pump system fundamentals
      • Pump & system curve review
      • Modifying the operating point example
      • Pump selection best practices
    • Pump system optimization process
      • Optimization exercise
      • Optimization case studies
    • Pump System Assessment
      • 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
      • Pump system assessment process
      • Pump system assessment report
  • Contains 7 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 09/08/2022 at 11:00 AM (EDT)

    The course 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 Exam Prep Course

    September 8, 2022

    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.

    Course 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
    6. At the end of the course you should have a good feeling about your preparedness to take the PSAP certification exam 

    Course Materials

    Participants will also receive the following course materials:

    • Pump System Assessment Professional Certification Study Guide
    • Course Slide Deck
    • Follow-up activities such as webinars and surveys 

    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

    Rafiq Qutub

    Process Engineer & Project Manager

    GM BluePlan Engineering

    Rafiq is a process engineer and project manager with GM BluePlan Engineering in Guelph, Ontario, with 13 years of experience in the design and construction of municipal water and wastewater infrastructure with particular expertise in pumping systems. He is experienced in developing PFDs, P&IDs, and PCNs as well as hydraulic modelling in AFT Fathom. Rafiq has been active with the Hydraulic Institute for over 4 years and has served on several committees including the Standards committee for ANSI/HI 9.6.6 –Pump Piping. Rafiq is a certified Pump System Assessment Professional and a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering and an Advanced Certificate in Environmental Management from the University of Toronto.