​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Webinar Programme​

The Pump Centre has introduced a free webinar and virtual seminar programme for its members. The majority of the presentations will be based on mechanical and electrical equipment and assets used within the water industry. The list of forthcoming webinar topics is shown below. 

As part of their membership, Pump Centre members have the opportunity to both present and attend these online presentations. Initially the webinars will be held every fortnight avoiding busy holiday times and they will be delivered using MS Teams "Live Event". 

How to Book ( Where specified the webinars are only available to the employees of Pump Centre member companies.)

Delegates should book the webinar at least 24 hours before it is due to take place.

Step 1: Download the booking form: Webinar Booking Form​
Step 2: Each delegate must complete and return the booking form by email to:

​Step 3: The Joining Link will be sent to eligible registered delegates between 24 to 48 hours before the webinar.

We require a seperate form for each webinar you wish to book.

Your company's membership credentials will be verified before the "Joining link" for the webinar is sent back to you via your company email address that you have provided. If you would like details about Pump Centre Membership, please contact Jim Eaves,​ .       

Forthcoming Webinar Programme
Date:  Thursday 8th October 2020 at 13:30hrs.
Duration: 30 minutes plus Q&A

Webinar 5:  UK Water Industry ‘Water 4.0 and Operational Technology Group’ Activities.  (Pump Centre Members Only) 
Mike Booth – Operational Technology Architect, Anglian Water 

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. 

Date:  Thursday 22th October 2020 at 13:30hrs.
Duration: 30 minutes plus Q&A​​

Webinar 6:  From Simple Level Through to Intelligent Pump Control – Getting It Right(Pump Centre Members Only) 
Presenter: Alistair MacKinnon – Global Director of Sales, Pulsar Process Measurement​

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.​

​​Date:  Thursday 29th October 2020 at 13:30hrs.
Duration: 30 minutes plus Q&A​​

Webinar 7:  Asset Vibration or Asset Surveillance dependant on the information the business requires. (Pump Centre Members Only) 
Presenter: Vince Burson – Condition Monitoring Sales and Support Specialist, IFM​

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.  

​​​Date:  Thursday 5th November 2020 at 13:30hrs.
Duration: 30 minutes plus Q&A​​

Webinar 8:  Pumping stations that are advanced, efficient, and also fish friendly!  (Pump Centre Members Only) 
Presenter: Martin van Nieuwenhuyzen​ – Sales Director, Aquatic Control Engineering Ltd

Safe passage of fish is integral to the development of our pump technology. Using specially developed adaptations to traditional pumps, cutting edge innovation and ancillary products and services such as project management, installation and weed screen cleaners ACE pumps provide the perfect fish friendly pumping solutions.

​​​​Date:  Thursday 12th November 2020 at 13:30hrs.
Duration: 30 minutes plus Q&A​​

Webinar 9:  It’s more than just data. Introduction to wireless sensors and asset remote condition monitoring (Pump Centre Members Only) 
Presenter: Paul Egan, CEO,  8Power

This webinar will introduce delegates to how wireless sensors and data insights are changing how UK Water assets are operated & maintained. The aim is to demystify the technology and language to show how complex data can be presented to the right users, in the right way at the right time to avoid catastrophic asset failure. 
The webinar will step through a typical use case of what condition data is required, how data is collected by sensors, transmitted and how this data can be processed and presented in an easy to read format to track developing problems.

​​​​​Date:  Thursday 19th November 2020 at 13:30hrs.
Duration: 30 minutes plus Q&A​​

Webinar 10:  Threat Detection in OT Networks  (Pump Centre Members Only) 
Presenter: John Speakman – Industrial Networks and Cyber Security, ​Rockwell Automation

Having real time visibility of OT (Operational Technology) Assets and Continuous OT Threat Detection is crucial for the protection of critical infrastructure.  In this session Rockwell Automation will provide a live demonstration of the Claroty Continuous Threat Detection Platform so show how detailed asset inventory can be used to assess and understand risk, analyse potential attack vectors, investigate potential attacks and help secure your critical control networks. 

Date:  Thursday 26th November 2020 at 13:30hrs.
Duration: 30 minutes plus Q&A​​

Webinar 11:  Keeping Harmonics In Check  (Pump Centre Members Only) 
Presenter: Martin Richardson, Drives - Water Framework Manager, ABB Ltd

Harmonics pollute the electrical network and can cause damage to sensitive electronic equipment, interference in communication equipment and false readings on measurement devices. However, once identified, finding a remedy for a harmonics issue can be straightforward. 

Date:  Tuesday 1st December 2020.  (This event is FREE to all delegates) 
Duration: 90 minute session including discussion​​

Title:  Product Data Templates – Understanding data requirements​ for the UK Water Industry in AMP7
Collaborative Virtual Seminar  involving BIM4Water, British Water & the Pump Centre  

Date:  Tuesday 19th January 2021.  (​Pump Centre Members Only) 
Total Duration: Two 60 minutes sessions plus Q&A​​

Title:  Stainless Steels in the Water Industry. 
Collaborative Virtual Seminar involving the Nickel Institute & the Pump Centre  

Presenters: Carol Powell, Nickel Institute Consultant Metallurgist​​ & Benoit Van Hecke, Nickel Institute Market Development Manager Europe


Date:  Thursday 21st  January 2021.  (Booking Details to be confirmed) 
Total Duration: 30 minutes sessions plus Q&A

Title: The Principles of Motor Starting 
Presenter: Geof Brown, Pump Centre Consultant
The electricity supply network is changing, with the closure of large, highly polluting, fossil-fuel fired power stations and their replacement by “renewable” sources, this makes an understanding of the supply requirements to start an electric motor increasingly important. This session provides a brief introduction to the principle of starting and running a pump motor, highlighting the different choices available, their advantages and disadvantages and the relative costs, both in terms of Capex and long term running costs.