GROVETOWN, Georgia – GIW Industries, a leading designer and manufacturer of heavy duty centrifugal slurry pumps, is co-sponsoring a new Web-based course covering every aspect of slurry pumping. The other sponsor of the course is USF Polytechnic Florida Industry and Phosphate Research Institute (FIPR Institute).
The course will cover major findings of the FIPR Institute’s slurry pumping research projects and builds on GIW’s training and industrial experience with pump systems. Topics covered in the course are applicable to mine managers, engineers, pump designers, operators and maintenance technicians, enabling them to sharpen their skills and improve their technical competence.
The participant-driven, self-paced course is available 24/7 and consists of six modules covering the following topics: Slurry Pumping Basics, Testing and Evaluation of Slurry, Cavitation, Modeling, Field Work and Maintenance.
Because the course is offered through the FIPR Institute and accredited through USF Polytechnic, Florida Professional Engineers can receive six Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for completion; other participants will also receive a certificate of completion.
Instructors for the course will be expert resources from GIW, including: Graeme Adie, GIW senior consultant; Reab Berry, GIW’s director of business development; Robert Visintainer, VP of engineering; Lee Whitlock, hydraulic lab manager; Roy Duvall, GIW technical manager; and Dr. Anders Sellgren, professor of water resources engineering in Sweden.
The cost of the course is US$1,600 per person, which includes access to the online training modules, printable reference materials, instructor access via email, and PDHs through USF Polytechnic.
For additional information or to register, please visit http://www.FIPR.state.fl.us/Pumping_Course.html or call Anna Dunn at 863-534-7160.