Pump Sizing and How to Prevent Oversizing

Pump Sizing and How to Prevent Oversizing
  • Date From 10th June 2019
  • Date To 10th June 2019
  • Price Free
  • Location Online


It is estimated that as many as 75% of industrial pumps are oversized and as a result pump systems are operated at far from optimal conditions. Oversizing pumps leads to significant increases in costs in initial capital expenditure, energy and maintenance costs. This webinar will first review the basics of pump sizing and highlight the reasons why so many pumps are oversized with the resulting increases in costs. Examples will be used to illustrate the increase cost associated with oversizing pumps and ways to avoid common mistakes in pump sizing.


08:30—09:30 GMT


Martin Atkins, School of Engineering, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Dr Martin Atkins is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. His general field of research is in energy systems engineering with a particular focus on developing and using Process Integration methodologies for optimising industrial energy systems and emissions reduction. He has taught several short courses on pumping systems to industrial useres. He has collaborated in large research programmes examining energy and emission reduction potential in the diary and pulp and paper industries. He has close linkages with large industrial energy users and government agencies. He has published extensively in high impact journals.


A one-hour online session: 40 minutes' presentation + 20 minutes' Q&A.
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