The Hydraulic Institute (HI) and Pump Systems Matter (PSM) have announced the dates of the upcoming Variable-Speed Drives 4-part webinar series.

The opening session will be held Jan. 9, 2014 at 1 p.m. EST. Larry Stanley, regional applications engineer at ABB Inc., and Kevin Fedor, variable frequency drives sales manager at Schneider Electric – Square D., will lead the series.

Participants who complete the full series earn 4 Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits from HI.

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Webinar participants will learn how to improve pump systems reliability when using Variable-Speed Drives (VSDs). The series will explain how VSDs may be used to accommodate duty cycles with variable flow and head as well as applications to avoid.

Energy optimization, life cycle reduction, single-phase to three-phase power conversion, and in-rush current reduction will be discussed in the series.

The following is a schedule for the Variable-Speed Drives 4-part webinar series:

Session 1 – Intro 101, Jan. 9, 2014, 1-2 p.m. EST

Session 2 – Application & Installation Considerations, Jan. 16, 2014, 1-2 p.m. EST

Session 3 – Protection for VFD & Proper Output, Jan. 23, 2014, 1-2 p.m. EST

Session 4 – Troubleshooting Problems with VFDs, Jan.30, 2014, 1-2 p.m. EST


To register for the upcoming VSD series, visit or contact Lori Siegfried, marketing & events coordinator for Hydraulic Institute, at 973.267.9700 ext. 112 or


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