Greg Case is a Concepts NREC support distributor and president of Pump Design, Development & Diagnostics, LLC. He consults on pump design and troubleshooting issues. He is a qualified instructor for both the U.S. Department of Energy
Free software programs are available for used to help companies evaluate pump systems, such as the Pump System Assessment Tool (PSAT) from the U.S. Department of Energy. Additionally, seminars are offered by the Hydraulic Institute/Pump Systems Matter (Pump System Optimization, http://www.pumpsystemsmatter.org/content_detail.aspx?id=2784) and the U.S. Department of Energy (Pump System Assessment, http://www1.eere.energy.gov/industry/bestpractices/pumping_systems.html).
Part Two of this article will look at taking the data and using software tools to help you successfully assess your pump systems.
Pumps & Systems, November 2010