Pump Briefs: Opryland hosts 4th Annual SWPA Pump Systems Training Program

In other news: 1) Hydraulic Institute event, Feb. 17-22, seeks to add value to pump industry; 2) Flowserve introduces Pump Insight, its revamped e-newsletter; 3) Watson-Marlow Bredel opens offices in Brazil, South Africa; 4) Goulds Pumps helps the Big Easy stay dry with flood control pumps; and 5) All About Pumps makes 'elearning' software free in region hit by tsunami

Also below, see:
-- Hydraulic Institute event, Feb. 17-22, seeks to add value to pump industry
-- Flowserve introduces Pump Insight, its revamped e-newsletter
-- Watson-Marlow Bredel opens offices in Brazil, South Africa
-- Goulds Pumps helps the Big Easy stay dry with flood control pumps
-- All About Pumps makes 'elearning' software free in region hit by tsunami

4th Annual SWPA Pump Systems Training Program set for March 14-15
HIGHLAND PARK, IL, Jan. 25, 2005 -- The Submersible Wastewater Pump Association (SWPA) will hold its Fourth Annual Pumping Systems Training Program on March 14-15 in Nashville, Tenn., at the Holiday Inn Select at Opryland.

Co-sponsored by WaterWorld and Industrial Water World magazines, this will be a one-of-a-kind program providing a comprehensive description of pumping system design and how the many components of a total submersible pumping lift station system influence and affect each other. Attendees will learn better system design through understanding the impact of each component on the other and on the total system.

Comprehensive sessions will be presented on:
* The Systems Approach to Lift Station Design
* Electric Motors -- Their Selection, Use and Application Considerations
* Application and Design of Submersible Pump VFD Systems and How to Use Them
* Seals and Seal Technology
* Case History Reports of Unusual and Challenging Station Design
* How to Design a Typical, Small, Round Wet Well Pump Station -- An Example

A printable version of the full schedule in PDF format can be found at: www.swpa.org/schedule/index.html

Following the program, SWPA will issue certificates to attendees for completion of the course for submission to their respective state agencies for CEU credits.

There will be a "Media Area" where SWPA member pump manufacturers as well as component parts and accessory manufacturers will provide complimentary product literature and other resource information.

For a complete prospectus on the program, visit the SWPA website at www.swpa.org or contact SWPA Headquarters, 1866 Sheridan Road, Suite 20, Highland Park, IL 60035-2545-- Tel: 847-681-1868, Fax: 847-681-1869 or Email: swpaexdir@tds.net

Hydraulic Institute event, Feb. 17-22, seeks to add value to pump industry
PARSIPPANY, NJ -- The 2005 Hydraulics Institute Annual Meeting at the JW Marriott Star Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, Ariz., Feb. 17-22, focuses on "Adding Value to our Businesses and Our Lives". Plan to be there to learn, let your voice be heard, and be on the cutting edge of what is happening in the pumping industry.

-- Market Transformation: Discover what Pump Systems MatterTM is all about. Hear from Committee co-chairs Bill Adams of Flowserve Corp. and Bill Taylor of ITT Industrial Pump Division to learn why your organization should become a Charter partner before the March 15, 2005 deadline.

-- Positive Displacement Pump Strategy Session: PD pump company CEOs, and senior managers, are invited to participate in a second discussion on strategies to increase the effectiveness of services for this sector of the industry within the ranks of HI membership. This meeting will be a follow up to the first PD Pump Strategy Session which was held during the 2004 Fall Meeting.

-- Associate Presentation: Join us for a luncheon update to learn about the innovative Electronic data Exchange project. Hear from Mark Palmer of NIST and Tryg Dahl of intelliquip, as they present an update on the activities of the newly formed Electronic Data Exchange Committee. Be there to gain a first hand look into the future of user/supplier information exchange.

Other highlights include, Collaboration Software Training Sessions, a CEO Roundtable & Discussion, Lunch with Updates from Europump and a presentation on "The U.S. & Global Economy: What's Ahead & Econometric Report Update." For more information, contact the Hydraulics Institute at 973-267-9700 or visit www.pumps.org

Flowserve introduces Pump Insight, its revamped e-newsletter
With headquarters in the Dallas area, Flowserve Pumps is pleased to introduce Pump Insight. Formerly known as InFlow, this newsletter has been expanded to include technical news, engineering advancements and market-oriented features from around the globe.

The new format and expanded editorial content found in Pump Insight provide readers with a global perspective regarding how Flowserve and its partners use their collective resources and experience to deliver advanced pump and system solutions.

We welcome your feedback on the new format and content of Pump Insight. Please send your comments to rwetten@flowserve.com. You can electronically subscribe to Pump Insight and other publications from Flowserve Pumps by registering at: www.fpdlit.com/technical_library/register.asp.

Flowserve Corp., of Irving, Texas, produces industrial and engineered pumps, precision mechanical seals, automated and manual quarter-turn valves, control valves and valve actuators, and provides a range of related flow management services for the process industries. Flowserve provides flow management products and services worldwide. Approximately half of the company's sales are outside the United States. With approximately 13,000 employees, operations in 56 countries and one of the most comprehensive arrays of flow control solutions, Flowserve is a leading provider of industrial flow management products and services.

For the latest issue of the newsletter, visit Flowserve's online technical library at Pump Insight.

Watson-Marlow Bredel opens offices in Brazil, South Africa
New England-based pump maker Watson-Marlow Bredel has set up a directly-controlled sales operation in Brazil, a fast-growing market for the company's tube and hose pumps, headed by Renata Campos. Renata is already experienced in the peristaltic pump market, and comments "We believe the time is now right to build on the strong foundations put down in Brazil for our peristaltic pump business." Click here to link to Watson-Marlow Bredel's Brazilian website.

Already a major supplier to the world's largest precious metals mining industry, Watson-Marlow Bredel has set up direct distribution in South Africa through Watson-Marlow Bredel SA, headed by general manager Nico van Schalkwyk. Nico adds: "The only thing that has changed is the name. All our key sales and technical support staff have moved across to our new premises in Honeydew, Gauteng."

Watson-Marlow Bredel Pumps, of Wilmington, Mass., is a leading manufacturer of peristaltic pumps. For over 40 years, it's been solving fluid handling problems with peristaltic pumping technology. Products are manufactured in an ISO 9001 facility.

For more information, visit the company's "What's New" page: www.watson-marlow.com/watson-marlow/whatsnew.htm

Goulds Pumps helps the Big Easy stay dry with flood control pumps
If you live below sea level, controlling flood waters is a serious business. When you're bordered by the mighty Mississippi, threatened by Gulf Coast Hurricanes¿and also live below sea level¿your pumps better be reliable and able to move a lot of water.

The entire New Orleans area, including adjacent Jefferson Parish, has a topography much like a saucer. This area is surrounded by levies, so every drop of water that comes into this "saucer"¿by any means¿including rainwater, by infiltration under the Mississippi levee, or through the sand strata from Lake Pontchartrain has to be mechanically lifted out - with in excess of 50 pumps from ITT Industries...

For the rest of this article, "Flood Control -- Staying Above Water Below Sea Level!", see the latest Pumplines newsletter from Goulds Pumps at: www.gouldspumps.com/download_files/Technews/PumpLinesWinter05.pdf.

Over 150 years ago in Seneca Falls, N.Y., Seabury S. Gould cast the world's first all metal pump. This was a major step in building a business that would grow into one of the largest pump manufacturers in the world, with more than 5,000 employees, doing business in more than 100 countries. Today, Goulds Pumps is an integral part of ITT Industries.

All About Pumps makes 'elearning' software free in region hit by tsunami
The Animated Software Co., which provides " All About Pumps: The Internet Glossary of Pumps" to online users, made the following statement regarding the disaster relief effort in South Asia after an earthquake-spawned tsunami struck a dozen countries in the region on Dec. 26:

"In appreciation of the hardship people around the Indian Ocean are experiencing due to the recent tsunami in Southeast Asia, we are offering this program FREE to ANYONE in the affected regions. Persons in the affected areas, please send an email to Russell Hoffman (rhoffman@animatedsoftware.com) to request a free password for online access and/or a FREE CD-ROM of "All About Pumps." We will continue this policy as long as possible."

For more information, see: www.animatedsoftware.com/ascodesc/pumpdesc.htm.

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