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March 2014

Fundamentals of Pumps, Valves, Piping and Electrical from a Municipal Design Perspective Seminar

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. A limited number of registrations will be accepted at the door.
Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Fundamentals of Pumps, Valves, Piping and Electrical From a
Location: Hyatt Regency Vancouver 655 Burrard Street Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7
Presenter: Doug Rhodes, P.Eng., FEC
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $395.00 + GST = $414.75 until Mar 4, 2014

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $475.00 + GST = $498.75

Non-Member Price: $475.00 + GST = $498.75

Student Member Price: $237.50 + GST = $249.38
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by March 04, 2014 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Shirley Chow | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4865
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Note: ** Located across the street from Burrard Street station. Underground parking available. ** The Hyatt Regency Vancouver has a preferred partner rate which gives registrants 20% off of their rack rate. Please note, this rate is subject to availability and the rate can fluctuate day to day at times. Below are instructions to book online: Go to http://vancouver.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp?null website. Select Check in/Check-out Dates. Make sure "Best Available Rate" is selected. In the Corporate/Group# box, type in 68573. Click on "Check Availability". You will be directed to a page with various room types and rates that are available. Book your guest room reservation online by providing a credit card number. This rate is subject to availability and can be closed out at any time without notification.
Fundamentals of Pumps, Valves, Piping and Electrical from a Municipal Design Perspective Seminar. This seminar provides an understanding of the fundamentals and terminology applicable to positive displacement and centrifugal pumps, conventional and automatic valves, piping and fittings, basic electrical, motor control components, motors, generators and basic control. Also provides a 'holistic' approach to the application and interrelationship of these water and wastewater handling components.

This seminar provides an understanding of the fundamentals and terminology applicable to positive displacement and centrifugal pumps, conventional and automatic valves, piping and fittings, basic electrical, motor control components, motors, generators and basic control. Also provides a ‘holistic’ approach to the application and interrelationship of these water and wastewater handling components.
 
Objectives
  • Attendees will garner an understanding for the basic physics and design of both positive displacement and centrifugal pumps. This will lead to comprehension of the proper application of pumps and how related factors affect their performance.
  • They will also learn how to determine the most suitable application selections for both conventional and automatic (piloted) valves, plus will learn how the latter operate. A useful understanding of piping and fittings basics for design will also be acquired.
  • A comprehension of real world fundamental electrical will be achieved along with an understanding of the components involved in typical electrical systems.
  • Motors and generators will be examined and explained, and an understanding of basic control system components and logic provided.

Target Audience
 
Engineers who are becoming involved in the design of pump and valve stations, or those wanting to know what equipment is available and how it should be applied.
 
Presenter
 
Doug Rhodes, P.Eng., FEC
 
Mr. Rhodes has had a unique career including a nearly even mix of both mechanical and electrical systems experience, and the appropriate relationships between them, while encompassing significant experience in the fields of sales, manufacturing and consulting. He has found that many seemingly complex electrical and mechanical systems can usually be comprehended once their basic operating principles, including an awareness of the terminology, are understood.
 
For some fifteen years with pump suppliers, he designed municipal package pumping systems, that included pumps, valves, piping, control systems and of necessity he became a Provincially licensed electrical contractor. He then worked with an automatic valve manufacturer located in Houston, Texas, ultimately becoming their Chief Engineer. He also has had two decades of consulting municipal engineering experience involving both mechanical and electrical systems.
 
Mr. Rhodes holds a B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Tulsa, is a Fellow of Engineers Canada and is a member of the AWWA Standards Committee on Pilot Operated Control Valves. He currently resides in Kelowna where he enjoys power boating on the nearby lakes.





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