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When: Monday, June 13, 2016
11:30 AM
Where: GAWP Headquarters
1655 Enterprise Way
Marietta, Georgia  30067
United States
Contact: David Ehrhardt

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GWEF Pumps & Pump Systems Committee Meeting
Meeting Agenda
Location:  GAWP Headquarters
Date: June 13, 2016
Time:  11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.



      1.            Introductions

      2.            Program Committee Update

      3.            GAWP District Meetings

      4.            Conference Update

a.      2016 Annual Conference:
Variable Speed Pumping

                                                              i.      Tentative – Introduction to VFDs for Pumping Applications by John Bash, Tech Top

                                                            ii.      “Pump and VFDs…the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” by Scott Hall & Ravi Ravisangar, Brown and Caldwell

                                                          iii.      “VFD Usage Within Pumping Systems – Is It Always a Good Idea?” by Daniel Manny , Douglasville-Douglas County WSA

b.      2016 Fall Conference:
Positive Displacement Pumps

                                                              i.      Introduction to Positive Displacement Pumps, Anthony Karalis, Prominent Pumps

                                                            ii.      PD Pumps – Case Study 1

                                                          iii.      PD Pumps – Case Study 2


      5.            Future Topics Review

      6.            Other Business & Meeting Summary

      7.            Open Discussion of a Pump Topic

      8.            Schedule for Next Meeting – Monday, August 8, 2016 


See reverse for running list of future conference presentation topics.

1)     Energy Management

2)     Asset Management

3)     Sensor Technologies (Level – Floats, Transducer, Ultrasonic, Bubbler, Pressure, Temp, Vibration, SCADA, thermal, bearing RTD, Leak detection etc.)

4)     Field Investigation Methods, Pump Forensics, Pump Testing (Drawdown testing, etc.)

5)     Pumping System Optimization (What is it? Potential cost savings? This topic could pull in items from the topic above as well to show how systems are evaluated and then optimized based on field data)

6)     Pump Rodeo

7)     Pump Myths

8)     Pumping System Modeling: Applicability of CFD, When a more detailed analyses
(ex. rotordynamic) might be warranted, etc.)

9)     Importance of O&M manuals

10)  Pump Lubrication