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In July 2020 the Pump Centre introduced a free webinar programme for its members. The majority of the presentations are based on mechanical &​ electrical equipment and assets used within the water industry. The webinars that have taken place are listed below and recordings of most of these are available for Pump Centre members to view. Please check the links below.  

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Webinar 1: Series, Parallel and Variable Speed Pumping.
Presenter: Bob Went (Pump Centre Chairman) 

Date:  Thursday 30th July 2020.
Recording Available for Pump Centre members 

This webinar defines the pump operating conditions for series and parallel pumping including how pumps operating in series and parallel interface with the system. The webinar will cover system curves, how to plot pump H/Q curves for series and parallel operation, how to match series and parallel pump operation with the system and the effects of operating pumps of different capacities in series and parallel. Variable speed pumping will also be covered including definition of the Affinity Laws, how to plot variable speed pump curves, matching these with the system curve and some potential issues to avoid.​  ​MORE DETAILS ...

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Webinar 2: The Cost and Implications of not looking after your Inlet Works. 
Presenter: ​Kevin Gaunt (Pump Centre Consultant – Mechanical)
Date:  Thursday 13th August 2020.
Recording Available for Pump Centre members  

The Pump Centre’s Water Industry Maintenance Working Group (WIMWG) has delivered a project to improve understanding of the cost and implications of failing to adequately maintain and operate Inlet Works equipment.  This presentation summarises the project which provides an industry-wide view of th​e current issues. 
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Webinar 3: Improving Wastewater Pumping Station Reliability and Resilience
Presenter: Andy Wilson (Business Development Manager - Hidrostal)
Date:  Thursday 10th September 2020
Recording Available for Pump Centre members  
This presentation covers: 
Hydraulic Design of Pumping Stations (Hydrodynamics) & Pipework Velocity   Control Philosophy   Pump Selection & Impeller / Pump Type
Efficiency Restoration (Pump Internal Tolerances)​
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Webinar 4: Real time predictive analysis of Environment Agency MEICA flood risk management assets. 
Presenter: Keith Solts – Technical Manager – Asset Standards and Engineering (MEICA), Environment Agency 
Date:  Thursday 24th September 2020
Recording Available for Pump Centre members 

Ability to predict failure before failure occurs is an aspiration driving us toward real-time monitoring of asset condition. Advances in analytics are enabling integration of real-time and historic data to provide performance information for asset management and allow proactive decisions to repair or replace to be taken. 
Our MEICA assets are easy to inspect, but only loaded during flood events, which poses challenges in understanding future performance given little performance history. An opportunity is associated with accessibility i.e., sensors for monitoring performance can easily be deployed. Given the lack of historic information, capturing data when the asset is loaded is important. Such information will help with pro-active maintenance and optimise operations. 
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Webinar 5:  UK Water Industry ‘Water 4.0 and Operational Technology Group’ Activities.  (Pump Centre Members Only) ​
Mike Booth – Operational Technology Architect, Anglian Water
​​Date:  Thursday 8th October 2020 
Recording Available for Pump Centre members 
The Water 4.0 & OT Group has been active for over 12 months and has engagement with the UK Water Industry Company Operational Technology specialists.  The group shares learning across the industry and carries  out benchmarking of each company’s  current approach in different areas of Operational Technology.  The group is also exploring the industry OT aspirations for future.  The presentation will give an overview of the group’s activities and the aspirations for the future.
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Webinar 6:  From Simple Level Through to Intelligent Pump Control – Getting It Right. 

Presenter: Alistair MacKinnon – Global Director of Sales, Pulsar Process Measurement​
Date:  Thursday 22th October 2020 at 13:30hrs.
Recording Available for Pump Centre members 
This webinar highlights the importance of pumping station level control and how it can create greater efficiency.
Pumping stations come in various shapes and sizes. These stations need to have robust and reliable level control to allow the end user to create greater efficiency and monitor compliance through intelligent pump control and ultimately save cost.​

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​​Webinar 7:  Asset Vibration or Asset Surveillance dependant on the information the business requires. 

Presenter: Vince Burson – Condition Monitoring Sales and Support Specialist, IFM​
Date:  Thursday 29th October 2020 at 13:30hrs.
Recording Available for Pump Centre members 
This webinar will show how effective complex analysis data is and how simplified data from various parameters can be just as effective. Complex analysis data can be simplified and then combined with process data to provide an effective but easier to understand solution that does not require complex training. This data can be displayed in a graphical interface showing asset state as traffic light coded flag and then can be drilled into from further detail.  

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