Pumping and Piping Systems Webinar Series
Introduction to Pumps: Operation, Principles and Calculations
Thursday, February 6, 2020, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CST
Operation of Centrifugal Pumps
• Intro, terms, definitions
• Centrifugal pump construction, components, impeller, motor, volute
• Incompressible fluid, pumping equations
• Closed system, open system, parallel and series pumping applications
Reviewing Hydraulic Principles and Calculations
• Fixture units & GPM
• Friction losses/allowable pressure drop
• Static pressure vs. dynamic pressure
• Equivalent lengths
Pumping and Piping Design Standards and Codes
Thursday, February 6, 2020, 1:30 – 2:30 PM CST
IPC – International Plumbing Code – state amendments
UFC – Unified Facilities Criteria (military requirements)
WBDG – Whole Building Design Guide
AHJ – Authority Having Jurisdiction.
The interpreter of the Code, Plumbing Inspector, Fire Marshall
LEED – Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design
Piping System Components, Materials and Calculations
Friday, February 7, 2020, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CST
Piping System Components and Materials
• Copper vs. plastics, galvanized steel and stainless steel
– When, where, why
• BFP, PRV, meters
• Valves, ball valves, gate valves, butterfly valves, flow balancing valves
Making Basic System Calculations
• Pipe sizing
• Friction loss calculation
• Pump sizing
Handling Pump and Piping System Problems
Friday, February 7, 2020, 1:30 – 2:30 PM CST
Circulating pumps, chilled water, hydronic heating, domestic hot water
All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.
Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.
Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.
GoToWebinar App requirements:
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) – 10.14 (Mojave)
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled
Internet connection: Minimum of 1Mbps Hardware: 2GB RAM or more
Continuing Education Credit Information
These live, interactive webinars are designed to qualify for engineer and architect continuing education credit in most states. Course participants need to be aware of any state continuing education restrictions/limitations on online learning. See each webinar listing for offered credits.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §69.6(i)(2)).
Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events. Certificates of completion will be provided upon successful completion of the quiz following the end ofeach webinar, and earned LUs (AIA/CES) and PDHs (LA/CES) will be reported by HalfMoon Education Inc.
George Walters III. PE. CPD
Mechanical Engineer at BMH Engineering LLC
Mr. Walters is a professional engineer and is certified in plumbing design through the American Society of Plumbing Engineers. His responsibilities overlap into the professional engineering areas of civil engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, fire protection engineering, and process engineering. He performs calculations, sizes equipment, and prepares plumbing design and construction documents. Mr. Walters is a member of the Atlanta Chapter of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE). He earned his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech.