Pumping Systems and Controls Training

Pumping Systems and Controls Training

SWPA Pump Training April 2017


Pumping Systems & Controls Training

April 19 & 20, 2017
Doubletree Rosemont – O’Hare, Chicago, IL


SWPA is hosting a 2-day training session that combines their two highly successful training programs into one comprehensive course. Day 1 will be a general session for all attendees, and Day 2 will break out into two separate tracks: Pumping Systems Training and Controls Training. The Pumping Systems Training seminar teaches “the systems approach” to lift station design, operation and maintenance, while the Controls Training seminar guides participants through the rapidly changing world of pump station controls and control considerations.

The Keynote Presentation

The Keynote presentation will be focused on “The Systems Approach to Lift Station Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance” and will describe in detail how taking a systems approach can benefit design engineers, specifiers, manufacturers, distributors, sales reps, contractors, and end users. The session will also explain Life Cycle Costing (LCC), energy conservation, and related topics as they impact “The Systems Approach.”

Our Keynote Speaker will be Ernest C. Sturtz, P.E., BCEE, Associate, CDMSmith, and industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in the design, implementation, and troubleshooting of
water and wastewater pumping station products.

Day 1 Sessions include:

  • Design of submersible pumps including impeller types & applications. Speaker: Steve Doolittle, Zoeller Company
  • AC electric motors for submersible pumps. Speaker: Walt Erndt, Crane Pumps & Systems.
  • Special presentation by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Chicago
  • Electrical starting methods for submersible pump systems. Speaker: Kelvin J. Hurdle, Rockwell Automation / Allen Bradley
  • Pumps in VFD applications. Speaker: Sulzer/ABS
  • SWPA 201: Cavitation & air entrainment in wastewater pumps. Speakers: Wes Haskell, Ebara Fluid Handling
  • Counterfeiting trends. Speaker: Jack Creamer, Schneider Electric / Square D

Day 2 Sessions include:

Pumping System seminar track

  • Grinder pumps in pressure sewers. Speaker: Clark Henry, Environment One Corporation
  • Pump station valving. Speakers: Bo Andersson, Flomatic Valves, and Jim Gower, Val-matic
  • Pump testing and acceptance standards. Speaker: Barry Jongsma, Pentair
  • Design of small circular wet wells. Speaker: Lisa Riles, Goulds Pumps, a Xylem brand
  • Converting conventional dry pit solids handling pumps to electric submersible pumps. Speaker: Flygt, a Xylem brand

Controls seminar track

  • Controls 101. Speaker: John Evans, Motor Protection Electronics
  • Schematic diagrams /dedicated pump controls. Speaker: SJE Rhombus
  • Universal enclosures, thermal management solutions & safety. Speakers: Jack Creamer, Schneider Electric / Square D, Wes Haskell, Ebara Fluid Handling
  • PLC controls. SpeakerJack Creamer, Schneider Electric / Square D
  • Control systems…bringing it all together. Speakers: SJE Rhombus & Schneider Electric
  • “Flushable” consumer products & effective methods to eliminate clogging of pumps. Speakers: Wes Haskell, Ebara Fluid Handling; and Lisa Riles, Goulds Pumps, a Xylem brand
  • SWPA 201: Introduction to SCADA. Speaker: Schneider Electric
  • Pump station start up & tuning. Speakers: SJE Rhombus and SULZER/ABS


SWPA will be issuing Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) / Certificates of Completion for either one- or two-day attendance to this seminar. Attendees will receive a companion text with session summaries, speaker bios and PowerPoint presentations, a CD with the Submersible Sewage Pumping Systems (SWPA) Handbook, the Start-Up and Field Check Out Procedures Manual for Submersible Sewage Lift Stations (a $49.45 value), and SWPA’s Grinder Pump in Pressure Sewers Publication (A $14.95 value).




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