Tuesday, June 26, 2012

CORNELL AND TEKDRAULICS HOST REGIONAL PUMP SCHOOL IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

BY DAN THOMPSON, MUNICIPAL MARKET MANAGER

Cornell Pump teamed with Tekdraulics to bring a regional pump school to more than 85 water district operators at Irvine Ranch Water District, on May 16, 2012. This exciting extension on our popular pump school was designed to reach those professionals who might not get a chance to attend our premier Pump School in Portland, but who are interested in receiving quality instruction about pumps.

The enthusiastic group covered a variety of topics, including basic hydraulics, pump selection and applications, troubleshooting, NPSH/ HI standards, and a crowd favorite—a demonstration of Cornell’s new cutter pump as it relates to waste water applications. Jim Denton of Tekdraulics was instrumental in getting the pump school to Southern California. Cornell salutes his efforts in making it happen. We also wish to thank Irvine Ranch Water District for use of their facility to hold the school.

Attendees were able to receive CWEA operator credits—and apply these credit hours to those needed to keep their certification current.

“More than 15 different municipalities participated,” observed Denton. “We had great learning, participation, and networking. The day was valuable for attendees.“