Pump & Systems Presents the Next Installment of Its Live Webinar Series

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Pump Technology Advancements: Meeting the Requirements of Modern Applications Facilitated by Dr. David Japikse, CEO and founder of Concepts NREC.

Pumps & Systems Live Webinar Series
Veteran pump industry expert Dr. David Japikse, will help bring attendees up-to-date on methodologies for cost effective pump design to meet high performance over a wide operating range.

Pumps & Systems, the magazine for pump users worldwide, presents the next edition of its Live Webinar Series on May 13, 2010 at 1 p.m. Eastern. To register for the FREE Webinar on Pump Technology Advancements: Meeting the Requirements of Modern Applications, please visit http://www.pump-zone.com.

The Webinar—sponsored by Concepts NREC—will significantly help pump manufacturers and designers to address important design considerations in the highly competitive pump industry, which requires constant technological improvements to both pump design and performance.

Pump design is tied to its intended use and the design criteria may include reduced noise level/power consumption, ability to fit into a restricted space, and/or improved efficiency and reliability. Veteran pump industry expert Dr. David Japikse, will help bring attendees up-to-date on methodologies for cost effective pump design to meet high performance over a wide operating range.

Traditionally, companies may make modifications to the pump design without fully considering the ramifications. For example, just redesigning the impeller with an existing housing may not lead to achieving optimum performance for that pump.

Webinar attendees will learn how pump performance improvements can be achieved by utilizing various techniques including:

  •     Creating full-featured pump designs
  •     Improving inlets and/or blade shapes
  •     Utilizing diffusers
  •     Reducing losses in the return channel/continuous crossover
  •     Increasing design stability via vane shapes and/or diffuser/volute design
  •     Working with a better motor design

The one-hour event will include a 15-min live question-and-answer segment.

About The Facilitator
Dr. David Japikse is CEO, owner and founder of Concepts NREC. Dr. Japikse received his B.S. in Engineering from Case Institute of Technology, his M.A. and Ph.D. Degrees in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University and conducted post-doctoral research as a Fulbright Scholar/NSF Fellow at Technische Hochschule in Aachen, Germany. He has received extensive recognition for his work in the design of pumps, compressors and turbines, as well as the development of design tools. A recipient of the ASME’s Potter Gold Medal in Thermodynamics and the SAE 2008 Cliff Garrett Turbomachinery Engineering Award, he is also an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering and the Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering. Dr. Japikse is also an author/editor of ten books and has written/presented more than 300 reports on turbomachinery design and development.

About Pumps & Systems magazine:
Pumps & Systems is the voice of the pump and rotating equipment industry. We deliver relevant industry news coverage and powerful technical information to more than 40,000 BPA-qualified managers, engineers, operators and maintenance professionals around the world. Pumps & Systems is published monthly and available free to qualified subscribers

About Concepts NREC
Concepts NREC is the world’s leading full-service turbomachinery design and development organization, based in Wilder, Vt.

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