Pump systems play a critical role in keeping our world in motion. However, opportunities to improve pump system reliability and efficiency often go unnoticed when current demands are not verified or new demands are not considered prior to selecting a new pump.
The pump industry is essential and growing. With water challenges on the rise, increased commitments to water infrastructure investment and the US pump market projected to grow at around 3.4% over the next five years, the need for qualified and motivated talent has never been higher.
Two leading Pump Associations, the Hydraulic Institute and SWPA, joined forces to present a pump Technical Training Seminar specifically designed for pump system end-users and operators in the water and wastewater sector. This is advantageous as water and wastewater utilities are often challenged by knowledge gaps on pumps.
A newly redesigned website is going to make it easier for pump professionals to keep their skills up to date, earn Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits, and master new topics. Developed by Hydraulic Institute’s educational foundation, Pump Systems Matters (PSM), the website offers everything from introductory classes for newbies to in-depth focused webinars, e-learning courses, and preparation for Pump System Assessment Professional (PSAP) certification.
When it comes to energy use, pumps are low-hanging fruit. They account for 25 percent of all energy consumed by industrial electric motors, and the figure is much higher for pumping intensive applications like municipal water, wastewater, and process plants.