Pumping and Piping Systems Webinar Series
Introduction to Pumps: Operations, Principles and Calculations
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 12:00 – 2:00 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
Design Standards and Codes
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 2:30 – 3:30 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, January 27, 2017, 12:00 – 2:00 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
Handling Pump and Piping System Problems
Friday, January 27, 2017, 2:30 – 3:30 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 will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the date of the conclusion of the series.
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 system requirements:
Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) – 10.11 (El Capitan)
Chrome v34+, Firefox v34+, Internet Explorer 8+, Microsoft Edge, Safari v6+
Internet connection: Hardware:
Minimum of 1Mbps 2GB RAM or more
Continuing Education Credit Information
HalfMoon Education is an American Institute of Architects-approved continuing education sponsor (No. J885), is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida, and is deemed an approved sponsor for architects in New York. Check each webinar for the number of contact hours available. HalfMoon Education is an approved engineer continuing education provider in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. These webinars offer engineer continuing education credit in all states. Check each course listing for the number of PDHs available. Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events, certificates of completion will be provided, and LUs will be reported to the AIA.
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.