Upcoming Webcast: How to Read a Pump Curve

Jim Swetye

  Featured presenter: Jim Swetye, Senior Technical Trainer, Grundfos Pumps Corp.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

Attendees qualify for a Certificate of Completion


The most fundamental of all centrifugal pump documents – the performance curve – is packed with information that can be used as an aid in selection and specification of the right equipment. This webcast will teach you to read the pump curve, to know what information is there, and understand how it is formatted. Additionally, we will learn how to interpret the graphically provided information and what it means. Finally, you will learn how to use the pump curve to make decisions on the choice of pump and driver sizing, power consumption strategies, and many others.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the 19 key pieces of information found on a typical centrifugal pump curve
  • Explain various curve formats
  • Interpret the pump curve in order to explain what the information means
  • Identify the Preferred Operating Region and the Allowed Operating Region
  • Use the pump curve to make decisions on choice of pump, motor sizing, power consumption strategies, and others.

Featured Speaker: Jim Swetye, Senior Technical Trainer, Grundfos Pumps Corp.

Jim Swetye is the Senior Technical Trainer for Grundfos Pumps Corporation in Ohio. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Hiram College in Ohio and a Master of Science in Education and Curriculum Leadership from Emporia State University in Kansas. He has 39 years of experience in the industry, and his specialties include pumping systems for commercial HVAC, residential hydronics, industrial, and municipal systems. He is the former Vice President of Knowledge and Education at the Hydraulic Institute and currently is the certified trainer for Pump Systems Matter.

Moderator: Jack Smith, Content Manager, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, CFE Media

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