Reducing Life-Cycle Cost Webinar

For many of us in the building services industry, webinars have become a great way to earn industry educational accreditation and gain technical knowledge on specific topics without ever needing to leave the office.  Not to mention, many tend to be free. You can register at the last minute and usually once you’ve registered, you have access to the archive.

The reason I bring this up is that last week with help and coordination from one of our media partners, we hosted a webinar entitled, “Reducing the Life-Cycle Cost of HVAC Pumps”.

All too often, HVAC pumping systems are designed, built, and operated for many years without considering the “life-cycle cost” of pump ownership.  The webinar brought together nearly 500 professionals to discuss important practices and strategies that system designers, installing contractors, building owners, and system operators can employ to reduce the life-cycle cost.  Here are a few of the questions that were discussed.

  • What are the factors that determine life-cycle costs?
  • What’s the “right type of pump for my needs?
  • Why specify “good efficiency”?  Why not “best efficiency”?
  • Why is solid support of the pump so important?
  • What do you mean by “good suction conditions?
  • What’s involved in “commissioning?
  • Why trim an impeller?
  • Regarding parallel pumps, can the motors and piping handle single pump operation?
  • How can we decide how many pumps to run?
  • What’s a “control curve” in variable speed pumping?
  • Where do I put the sensors?

Industry veteran and Retired Director of the Bell & Gossett Little Red Schoolhouse, Roy Ahlgren moderated the webinar and provided great insight into ways to “Reduce the Life-Cycle Cost”.  If you were not able to view the webinar, interested in our future webinars or have an idea for a webinar, please contact us at

In the meantime, if you’d like to view the webinar please register here to gain access to the archived webinar.  It will be 60 minutes of valuable content that will provide tips to reducing life-cycle costs of HVAC pumps all in the comfort of your own office.