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No Longer An Academic Theory: Pump System Energy Practices That are Saving Some Plants Millions

Air Date: Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012

Recent surveys show that energy efficiency is a top concern of industrial plant managers, and process pumps are the biggest consumers of energy in most plants. In this webcast, attendees will learn about plants that have transformed pump efficiency from a “should do” idea into standard practice—in one case, saving more than one million dollars per year in energy and operating costs from a single pump.

Plant Engineering Editor Bob Vavra will be joined by Mike Pemberton, an energy expert at ITT Goulds Pumps who has edited industry guidebooks and led education efforts on pump efficiency.

Along with case studies, Mike will give attendees practical advice for improving energy efficiency in their plants. He will explain the four essential steps to success of an energy project, so that attendees can stop talking about the need for efficiency and start achieving it in their plants.

Who Should Attend:

  • Plant Managers
  • Engineering/Maintenance Managers
  • Production/Maintenance Supervisors
  • Maintenance/Reliability Engineers
  • Purchasing/Accounting/Finance Managers

Learning Objectives:

1.    Assessing energy use and potential savings—the efficiency study
2.    How and when to develop an implementation plan
3.    Setting the right expectations for results
4.    Targeting the pumps that will ensure success
5.    Leveraging government resources to increase savings


  • Mike Pemberton, Manager of Energy Performance Services, ITT Goulds Pumps
  • Bob Vavra, Content Manager and Editor-in-Chief, Plant Engineering

Sponsored by: ITT Goulds Pumps