Variable Speed Pumping

Course Outline

Pumping systems account for nearly 20% of the world’s energy used by electric motors and 25% to 50% of the total electrical energy usage in certain industrial facilities. Variable speed pumping offers several benefits, from energy savings to the improved process control and system reliability. This course is based primarily on the publication Variable Speed Pumping — A Guide to Successful Applications, Executive Summary, which has been developed by the Hydraulic Institute, Europump, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Industrial Technologies Program as a primer and tool to assist plant owners and designers as well as pump, motor, and drive manufacturers and distributors. In addition, pump chart basics are explained along with pump types and operation as well as variable frequency drives.

At the end of this course, there will be a multiple-choice, open-book quiz, which is designed to enhance your understanding of the course material.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the student will: