Webinar Series educates participants about motors and VFDs.

Press Release Summary:

Hydraulic Institute announced their Spring 2009 Webinar Pump Knowledge Series, entitled "Motors and VFDs." Offering access to industry-leading subject matter experts in a non-commercial educational forum, these straight talk and informative, live presentations will cover motor enclosures, motor efficiency, and variable frequency drives. All webinar participants earn professional development hours, which are accepted by most certification/licensing entities.

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Hydraulic Institute Announces Webinar Knowledge Series on Motors and Variable Frequency Drives

Parsippany, NJ, March 5, 2009 - Hydraulic Institute (HI), the pump industry's knowledge leader and foremost resource for pump education, has announced the kick-off of their Spring 2009 Webinar Pump Knowledge Series titled "Motors & VFDs".

Hydraulic Institute is now offering straight talk, informative live presentations by subject matter experts delivered right to a pump professional's desktop - home or office. Participants will be led by and have access to industry-leading experts in a non-commercial educational forum.

The courses were developed in conjunction with and are presented by members of the Hydraulic Institute Drivers & Controls Standards Committee who have researched and written extensively on the topic of motors and VFDs during the development of the ANSI/HI pump standards.

All HI webinar participants earn HI professional development hours. PDHs are accepted by most certification and licensing entities.

Registration for the HI webinars is per connection, and registrants may have as many people in the room as they would like to participate in the session.

Following is a schedule for the Motors and VFDs webinars:
March 17
12:30-1:30 pm ET
Motor Enclosure
Tim Rahill, Chair of the Drivers & Controls Standards Committee, will provide the audience with an overview of the various descriptions of motor enclosures in North America, and a comparison of the enclosure descriptions in NEMA MG 1-2003 and IEC 60034-5/60034-6, enclosures in explosion proof atmospheres, and other industry enclosure descriptions.

April 15
12:30-1:30 pm ET
Motor Efficiency
Rob Boteler, Director of Marketing for Industrial Motors Division of Emerson Motors, will discuss motor efficiency, factors affecting efficiency, efficiency and motor repair, and new technologies developed to improve motor efficiency.

May 15
12:30-1:30 pm ET
Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)
Julian Atchia, Business Development Manager for SJE-Rhombus, will introduce the audience to variable frequency drives as they are utilized to vary the speed of electric motors driving pumps and the benefits of using VFDs.

Registration for the "introductory" webinar on March 17 is specially priced at $29 per connection. Sessions 2 and 3 are priced at $89 per connection.

To obtain more details about Hydraulic Institute or to register for the course, please visit www.PumpLearning.org or e-mail Education@pumps.org.

PumpLearning.org is the knowledge center of the Hydraulic Institute, the largest association of pump producers in North America and the value-added, standard-setting resource for member companies and pump users worldwide. It was created to serve as the ultimate "go to" center for information on pumps and pumping technologies, and provides knowledge seekers with a diverse menu of sources and opportunities to gain state-of-the-art intelligence. Offerings presented on the new user-focused website include: e-Learning courses, webcasts, conferences and special programs jointly sponsored by renowned industry experts. The site is constantly updated to present users with the latest news, activities and connections to the industry. For additional information on HI, please visit www.Pumps.org.


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