Developed with the HI’s educational subsidiary Pump Systems Matter (PSM), the two on-demand training products are designed to support the pump and fluid handling industry with convenient workforce development and onboarding resources. New employees can start with the introductory modules which are broadly applicable, and when ready they can take the more in-depth, fundamental sessions that cover pump and system design and operation more broadly.
The Introduction to Pump Fundamentals is an on-demand workforce development training resource applicable to anyone with interest in the industry and is a starting resource for onboarding of new employees in sales, marketing, engineering, technicians, and operations. The six modules cover pumps, drivers, fluid properties, system and pump curves, basic operating theory, and pump selection and data. The training sessions have been designed to offer a convenient learning solution that can seamlessly integrate into companywide onboarding and training programs. The 10-minute training modules include 3D graphics and animations that visualize how pump systems are constructed and operate. Following each module, quizzes are integrated to confirm understanding. Introduction to Pump Fundamentals is offered at no cost as a membership benefit for Hydraulic Institute Members and Corporate Partners.
The 13 Pump and Systems Fundamentals Training on-demand sessions provide a next level fundamental understanding of all aspects of the system, pump, components, and operation, which is specifically designed for pump manufacturers, sales reps, system designers, consultants and end users of pumps and systems. Employees can take individual sessions or complete the full learning path to meet their training needs. Each of the thirteen 1-hour training sessions are divided into concise training modules for convenient learning, and integrated quizzes are included after each module to verify comprehension. From calculating system head and NPSH (Net Positive Suction Head) to factors that affect reliability, pump selection and everything in between, these sessions provide the understanding of pump and system design and operation that enable the workforce to provide solutions.
“As new employees rise to replace the ageing workforce, we have seen that a basic understanding of pumps is missing,” said Michael Michaud, Executive Director, Hydraulic Institute. “It’s vital that education and training resources be available in the marketplace. These new modules will provide an important first step and pave a much-needed, continuous learning path that can easily be adopted into an on-boarding requirement or employee development strategy.”