We look forward to 2014 with great anticipation. We continue to hear positive feedback from industry experts about the State of the Pump Industry and will report about this in more detail in our January issue.
One big industry focus in 2014 will be training and education. Expect Pumps & Systems to be heavily involved.
We are working closely with Motion Industries to bring you the first installment of the Energy Efficiency Plant Productivity (EEPP) Symposium on Jan. 7, 2014, in Birmingham, Ala. This training opportunity will provide insightful information on increasing energy efficiency while reducing operating costs and plant downtime. Energy experts from Baldor, SKF, Sain Engineering and Motion Industries Energy Services will lead the sessions. It will be held at the world-famous Barber Motorsports Museum and is free to attendees.
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Sessions on preventative and predictive maintenance techniques will be offered. The series will include similar opportunities in other metropolitan U.S. cities throughout the year.
Pumps & Systems will also co-sponsor a live, free webinar series with the Submersible Wastewater Pump Association (SWPA). It will cover topics such as the “Systems Approach” to lift station design, operation and maintenance, grinder pumps in pressure sewers, cavitation, safety, VFDs in pump applications and more. This educational series will include expert insight from Environment One Corp., Flygt, MPE, Pentair, Primex, Schneider Electric, Sulzer ABS, Zoeller, Crane Pumps & Systems, Flomatic Valves and other SWPA member companies.
Look for us this month at NGWA Expo in Nashville and Chem Show in New York. Have a happy and safe holiday season, and please let us know what you want to read about in Pumps & Systems in 2014!