ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Cox has been a member of the research staff at the Oak Ridge
National Laboratory (ORNL) since 1990. He has been heavily involved
in the analysis of failure characteristics for fluid system components
used in commercial nuclear power plants. He is currently involved
in the design and construction of flow test facilities to support
various types of research and energy optimization efforts for
industrial pumping systems, and manages a flow test loop at ORNL.
Mr. Cox is a former member of the ASME Operations & Maintenance
Working Group on Air-operated valves. He holds a BS in Mechanical
Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.
He was formerly employed with the General Motors Corporation and
the Tennessee Valley Authority, where he served on the corporate
staff supporting engineering design.
PUMPING SYSTEMS ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP
cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency
and Renewable Energy
Sunday, March 2, 2003 8:30am-5:00pm
Daryl Cox, Oak Ridge National Lab
Members $475, Non-members $560
Sponsored by: TMS
Materials Processing and Manufacturing Division
Who Should Attend:
Anyone involved with the use, management, or maintenance of pumping
systems will find beneficial elements in the course. The course is applicable
to engineers who need to understand the pump as part of a system rather
than a single component. Managers will find useful tools for estimating
the cost of particular modes of operation, and understand how to quantify
identified energy savings.
Centrifugal pumps consume a large fraction of the energy used in American
industry. 60% of industrial motor-system energy is related to fluid
This workshop provides an in-depth discussion of energy efficiency factors
for pumping systems, with an emphasis on considering the system instead
of just components. There are three sections to the workshop.
- An overview of pump, motor, adjustable speed drive, and fluid system
- Practical issues involved in field measurements of fluid and electrical
- Use of the PSAT software, including application to real-world situations
- PSAT is a software program developed for the U.S. Department of Energy.
Its purpose is to assist users in assessing the extent of energy savings
opportunities in pumping systems. PSAT relies 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 the MotorMaster database, PSAT
quickly estimates existing pump and motor efficiency and calculates
potential energy and cost savings if the system was optimized.
Other Short Courses:
Below is a list of the other short courses that are scheduled for the
TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition: