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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hydraulic Institute, Pump Systems Matter to Hold System Optimization Course in Baltimore

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) and Pump Systems Matter (PSM) will host a one-day pump systems optimization course on Oct. 22 at the Grand Historic Venue & Embassy Suites Downtown in Baltimore – one day prior to HI’s 2013 Fall Conference. The course is designed to help pump users learn how to identify and reduce hidden operating and energy costs in their pump systems, and ultimately increase profitability of their business.

The one-day course, Pump Systems Optimization: Energy Efficiency and Bottom-Line Savings, has been taught to over 800 people, aiding them in lowering energy costs, maintenance, and down time. The informational brochure for the upcoming course can be found at

Hydraulic Institute logoAccording to HI and PSM, although engineers make up a good percentage of those taking the course, maintenance, operations and sales personnel are also well represented. In addition to end users taking the course, engineering consulting firms also take the course to gain knowledge and credibility and to network with end users.

The course will be led by William Livoti, business development manager for power generation at WEG Electric Corp. With over 30 years of experience in the pump industry designing, field testing, repairing, and troubleshooting mechanical seals, compressors, and pumping systems, Livoti has worked for several pump and mechanical seal OEMs.

He was also corporate principal engineer for balance-of-plant equipment at a large power utility company, where, among other responsibilities, he was responsible for asset management and lifecycle performance. Livoti has a degree in mechanical engineering and holds several patents in motor and gearing design for pumps and power.

Registration for the one-day can be completed at The course fee is $395, but HI and PSM are including their $195 Guidebook on Optimizing Pumping Systems, Pump Systems Basic Assessment Guide, and Course Participant Guidebook.

All participants will earn seven professional development hour (PDH) credits from the Hydraulic Institute.

Pump Systems Matter logoPSM is also offering the opportunity for interested pump companies, distributors, users, utilities, engineering consulting firms, ESCOs, energy efficiency NGO,s and state energy offices to host the course in their service territories, or present the course for their employees and/or clients/customers. See for more details.

Pump Systems Matter is a nonprofit educational organization established by the Hydraulic Institute, and leading utilities and energy efficiency organizations, to educate the industry on the benefits to pump systems optimization and energy efficiency to improve bottom-line savings of end-user companies. For information and registration details on educational offerings visit the Pump Systems Matter website at

The Hydraulic Institute is a resource to member companies, engineering consulting firms, and pump users worldwide by developing and delivering comprehensive industry standards; by expanding knowledge by providing education and tools for the effective application, testing, installation, operation, maintenance, and performance optimization of pumps and pumping systems; and by serving as a forum for the exchange of industry information. For more, visit

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