Steve Schofield, Director and CEO of the BPMA.
Steve Schofield, Director and CEO of the BPMA.

Steve will be participating in the afternoon session on Tuesday 17 May which will examine the latest approaches to managing down energy costs, looking at on and off site generation and the optimisation of assets. It will consider areas such as implementation, feasibility and the all-important business case.

Pumping systems account for nearly 20% of the worlds electrical energy demand and between 25% -50% of the electrical energy usage in certain applications. Pumps and their associated electric motors are the single largest user of electricity within industry across the European Union, consuming over 300 TWh of electricity per annum, which in turn accounts for over 65 Mton CO2.

It is also well documented that rotodynamic pumps which account for 80% of the installed base are between 20-30% oversized. There is therefore a major potential to save energy if rotodynamic pumps are properly sized and operated.

Steve’s presentation entitled ‘Optimising energy consumption in pumping systems’ will give some basic information and guidance on the purchase, maintenance and design of pump systems for optimum efficiency.