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Event Calendar for Facilities Professionals

Check out the latest and greatest northwest events for facility professionals. While this event calendar includes much more than simply Consortium-hosted events, we'd like to encourage you to mark your calendar for the 9th Annual Energy/Facilities Connections Conference occuring May 7-9, 2013.

If you have an event to add, please send details to with "Please add to event calendar" in the subject.

Pumping System Optimization
Start Date/Time: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 7:30 AM
End Date/Time: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 4:30 PM
Recurring Event: One time event
Importance: Normal Priority
Did you know that the average pumping system efficiency is 40% or less? When pumping systems are not optimized for best efficiency, they will drain your company’s profitably with higher energy and maintenance costs, shorter mean time between repairs, more CO2 emissions and a less reliable system overall. The typical medium-sized plant spends over $1.4 million a year on energy to run their pumping systems. Better system design and optimized pumping systems may result in savings that will average $350K per year on energy alone. In addition, 4,436 tons of CO2 emissions may be avoided by implementing the systems optimization concepts discussed during this course. For irrigation users, the class can show how to lower header pressures without throttle valves and explore ways to modify pumps by trimming the impeller. The course will show how the variable speed drive can save additional power by slowing down the pump speed, which will save energy and reduce cost in the process. With the system running more efficiently, maintenance and operating costs will go down and the mean time between repairs will improve. With these savings opportunities, isn’t it time to find out how much your pumping systems are costing you? This training is coordinated by NEEA Industrial Training Project and sponsored by Cowlitz County PUD, Clark Public Utilities, Columbia River PUD, Pacific Power, Portland General Electric, Bonneville Power Administration, Washington State University Energy Program, and Northwest Food Processors Association.

Cowlitz County PUD - Auditorium
961 12th Ave
Longview, WA 98632

Fee:  $139

Register online.
Owned by Phil Partington On Thursday, June 27, 2013