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Thursday, February 23, 2023 | 11:00 am – 2:15 pm CST (including a 15-min. break)
Friday, February 24, 2023 | 11:00 am – 2:15 pm CST (including a 15-min. break)

Presented by:
George Walters III, PE, CPD Mechanical

Agenda Day One: Thursday, February 23, 2023
11:00 am – 2:15 pm CST (including a 15-min. break)

Introduction to Pumps:
Operations, Principles and Calculations
Operation of centrifugal dumps
• 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
IPC – International Plumbing Code – state amendments NFPA
UFC – Unified Facilities Criteria (military requirements)
WBDG – Whole Building Design Guide
AHJ – Authority having jurisdiction
The interpreter of the code, plumbing inspector, fire marshal
LEED – Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design


Agenda Day Two: Friday, February 24, 2023
11:00 am – 2:15 pm CST (including a 15-min. break)

Piping System Components, Materials and Calculations
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
Booster pumps
Circulating pumps, chilled water, hydronic heating, domestic hot water
Fire pumps


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Professional Engineers:
6.0 PDHs

6.0 HSW CE Hours

International Code Council:
.6 CEUs (Building)


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing
education hours for licensed architects in all states.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647),
Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130).
HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its
registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i) (2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No.
J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .6 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider
No. 1232).

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire
course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).


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.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Pumping and Piping Systems

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines applications for various pumping and piping systems and components in the built environment. Topics include pump construction and applications, hydraulic principles and calculations, design standards and codes, piping system components and materials, and pump and piping system troubleshooting.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain how centrifugal pumps are used in closed systems, open systems, series and parallel pumping applications.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify key design standards and codes including the IPC, NFPA and the USGBC.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to distinguish when and where to use copper vs. plastic piping system components.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to perform basic system calculations related to pipe sizing, friction loss, and pump sizing.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to recognize pump and piping system problems and know how to handle them.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Basic familiarity with pump system applications

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 11/11/2024

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.