Announcing the Newest List of Qualified Pumping System Assessment Tool (PSAT) Specialists!
December 3, 2001
The Pumping System Assessment Tool (PSAT) helps users assess energy savings opportunities in pumping systems, relying on field measurements of flow rate, head, and either motor power or current to perform the assessment. Using algorithms from Hydraulic Institute standards and motor performance characteristics from DOE's MotorMaster+ database, PSAT quickly estimates existing pump and motor efficiency and calculates the potential energy and cost savings of a system optimized to work at peak efficiency.
DOE has offered training sessions in the use of PSAT at more than 20 locations across the country since 1999. However, demand is high for the software and training, and continues to grow. To meet the demand, and increase the number of PSAT experts to assist end users, DOE is working with the pumping industry, and its Allied Partner, the Hydraulic Institute, to train and qualify experts in the use of PSAT.
Participants who complete the workshop and pass a qualifying exam will be recognized by DOE as Qualified Pump System Specialists, and will be listed on the BestPractices Web site. Specialists assist industrial customers in using PSAT to evaluate their pumping systems.
If you are a pump system professional interested in the PSAT qualification process, please contact Vestal Tutterow, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory at 202-646-7957. Check the BestPractices training calendar for announcements of upcoming PSAT qualification workshops.