PSAP Virtual Training Course - August 18-20, 2020

28 July 2020

The Hydraulic Institute offers two and a half days of in-person virtual instruction on pump and pump system fundamentals, system optimization and assessment, and preparation for the PSAP certification exam. 

The PSAP Preparation Course, hosted by the Hydraulic Institute and Pump Systems Matter, provides comprehensive training on the tasks and knowledge requirements to conduct an assessment, and develop optimization recommendations based on total cost of ownership. The tasks and knowledge areas covered are identified in the PSAP Certification Body of Knowledge, which are the basis of the certification exam questions. The course also provides information on recent advancements, both in pumping technology and in building/energy codes and standards. 

The course is broken into two and a half days, with each day covering a separate set of topics. The first day covers pump and system component fundamentals, with a focus on system hydraulics, energy consumption, and control methods. The second day presents information on DOE’s new energy conservation standard for clean water pumps, HI’s Energy Rating Program, and a standard process for selecting/specifying pumps and optimizing systems. Day two also covers Life-Cycle Cost and the pump system assessment process in detail. The third day provides focused exam preparation that includes detailed pump system assessment exercises, and sample exam questions. Attendees will leave the training equipped with detailed knowledge on how to perform a pump system assessment and optimize performance in pump systems. 

For more information regarding the Virtual PSAP Training Course or obtaining a PSAP Certification, visit or contact Matthew Derner, Manager, Business Development, Pump System Programs at

Courtesy of Hydraulic Institute.