11
May 2016

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

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. A limited number of registrations will be accepted at the door.
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Time: Registration & Continental Breakfast: 8:30 – 9:00 AM
Seminar: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Lunch will be provided)
Location: Best Western PLUS Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites (Burrard Room), 1100 Granville Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2B6
Presenter: Doug Rhodes, P.Eng., FEC 
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $375.00 + GST = $393.75 until Apr 27, 2016

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 April 27, 2016 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
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.4865
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Email: [email protected]
Note: ** Best Western PLUS Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites is pleased to offer a special corporate rate of $167 for Superior Room or $177 for One Bedroom Suite per night based on single or double occupancy. Rate is subject to 16% taxes. Please contact Reservations Direct at 604-669-7070, Toll Free 1-800-663-0575 to get this rate. Please quote APEGBC Corporate Rate. This rate is subject to change depending on the hotel's occupancy. ** Parking price with taxes will be $8.00 (plus 21% city parking tax & 5% GST) total is $10.16. Parking Instructions: Please drive into the parking garage and ring the doorbell and the front desk will answer. You can instruct the front desk that you are there for an APEGBC meeting and the Front desk will open the gate. Please be sure that you stop by the front desk to collect your discounted parking voucher. It must be placed face up on the dashboard. Parking Location: Back alley of the building - 4 levels of basement parking.
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.

Seminar Description

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 chair 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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