• Pump Systems Training and PSAP Certification Exam Preparation Course  | San Antonio, TX | October 13-15, 2020

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Date: October 13-15, 2020
Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton, San Antonio Airport │San Antonio, TX
PDHs: 16.00

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 sytem 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 offers 2½ days of in-person 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.

Students Will Learn About the Following:
  • 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.

On the last day of this course there is an option to take the PSAP Certification Exam. Please note that professionals must meet certain eligibility requirements. Click here for more information on applying for the PSAP Certification.

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

Course Instructor
Rafiq Qutub, M.Eng., P.Eng., PSAP
Project Manager, GM BluePlan Engineering Limited

Rafiq is a process engineer and project manager with GM BluePlan Engineering in Guelph, Ontario, with over 12 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.

Course Outline

Day 1

  • PSAP Task and Knowledge Requirement Review
  • Why Pump System Optimization is Important
  • System Hydraulics, Pump Curves, Energy Consumption and Control
  • Pump Fundamentals
  • Driver Fundamentals
  • Seal and bearing fundamentals


Day 2

  • DOE Energy Conservation Standards – HI Energy Rating Program
  • New Pump Selection, Specification, and Acceptance
  • New Pump System Optimization
  • Hydraulic Modeling to Support Optimization
  • Exiting Pump System Optimization
  • Life Cycle Cost
  • Pump System Assessment


Day 3

  • PSAP Certification Preparation Review
  • PSAP  Certification Exam

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