Registration Now Open for Spring Slurry Course
GIW will once again offer our internationally recognized, intensive slurry course this spring. The five-day class, Transportation of Solids Using Centrifugal Pumps, runs March 16-20, 2015, in Grovetown, Georgia. Classes, workshops, on-site tours of GIW facilities, and world-renowned experts make this course an invaluable opportunity for practicing engineers as well as students.
Sponsored by GIW Industries and Georgia Regents University, the course covers both theoretical principles and practical applications of slurry operations. Lectures combined with hands-on activities give participants a valuable, complete experience of advances in slurry science and technology.
2015 marks the 38th year of the course, which is reviewed each year by instructors. They assess the course curriculum based on a number of factors including attendee feedback, personal assessments, and industry standards.
Instructors incorporate current, real-world experiences into the course to ensure students return to their jobs with solutions they can apply immediately. Throughout the week, students learn essential practical and economic considerations for slurry pumping with centrifugal pumps and devote considerable attention to engineering theory. In addition, participants learn about the latest findings on very coarse particle pumping and pipeline transport at high solids concentrations.
A variety of topics will be explored during the upcoming course:
- Fluid Flow Principles
- Slurry Pump Design and Construction
- Classification of Slurries
- Complex Slurries
- Environmental Aspects
- Total Cost of Ownership
The registration fee includes all lectures, lunches, and the textbook and training manual. There is a discount available for companies that register two or more attendees, and attendees earn three continuing education credits upon completion.