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Training: Pumping Systems

April 16, 2014 - 6:33pm


Learn about the diverse training sessions offered. The courses are taught by highly qualified instructors who have met rigorous standards. View additional pumping system resources.

Pumping Systems Assessment Tool Training – 2-hour webcast

Availability: Online webcast

In addition to full-day training sessions, AMO now offers a convenient, introductory, two-hour webcast on the use of the Pumping Systems Assessment Tool (PSAT). This session introduces the tool and presents the basics—and the benefits—of using it to target opportunities for energy savings in your plant.

Pumping Systems Assessment – 1-day workshop

Availability: Onsite instructor-led and online self-paced workshop

Learn more about pump system performance characteristics. This course discusses performance problems encountered in everyday applications. The workshop covers practical issues involved in field measurements of fluid and electrical data and presents the PSAT software used to assess the performance of pump systems. Learn how the software functions, what data are required, how to use the software when measured data are not available, and what the assessment results mean.

If you are interested in attending an instructor-led workshop, see the Training Calendar for upcoming sessions in your area. Visit the National Training & Education Resource to access this self-paced workshop. New users are required to create an account to access trainings.

Become a Qualified PSAT Specialist – 2½-day workshop

Availability: Onsite instructor-led

Earn recognition as a qualified specialist in the use of DOE's PSAT software by attending a qualification workshop. PSAT helps users assess energy savings opportunities in pumping systems, relying on field measurements of flow rate, head, and either motor power or current to perform the assessment. Using algorithms from Hydraulic Institute standards and motor performance characteristics from DOE's MotorMaster+ database, PSAT quickly estimates existing pump and motor efficiency and calculates the potential energy and cost savings of a system optimized to work at peak efficiency.

Demand is high for the software and training, and continues to grow. To meet the demand, and increase the number of Qualified PSAT Specialists to assist end users, DOE is working with the pumping industry and the Hydraulic Institute to train and qualify experts in the use of PSAT. The qualifying workshops prepare professionals with extensive experience in pumping systems to use PSAT in their system assessments. Participants learn:

  • How to accurately acquire input data for PSAT
  • How to prescreen pumping systems to select the "vital" systems for further review
  • How to use the PSAT software
  • The difference between measurements and requirements
  • The importance of a system perspective

If you are a pump system professional interested in the PSAT qualification process, please contact the Training Coordinator. Check the Training Calendar for announcements of upcoming PSAT qualification workshops.

Locate a DOE-trained Qualified Specialist in your area to help optimize industrial plant efficiency for pumping systems.

Course Instructors

The courses are taught by highly qualified instructors who have met rigorous standards.

Name Email Phone Location
Ahlgren, Roy 847-966-3700 IL
Angle, Thomas L. 801-530-7808 UT
Bolles, Steve 603-537-1286 NH
Casada, Don 865-938-0965 TN
Case, Greg 916-686-0180 CA
Claxton, Jack 706-297-2824 GA
Cox, Daryl 865-576-6639 TN
Haider, Jim 406-461-8543 MT
Hovstadius, Gunnar 203-227-4503 CT
Kostrzewa, Michael 970-491-7709 CO
Sdano, Arnie 913-748-4152 KS
Wood, Dan 302-999-2792 DE
Yates, Alex +44 (0)117 9788700 UNITED KINGDOM