Engineered Software Inc.’s latest addition to its training catalogue is now available. The new course, titled “Piping System Assessment and Optimization”, is based on the recently approved American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standard “Energy Assessment for Pumping Systems Standard” (ASME EA-2-2009). The three-day course teaches attendees how to evaluate energy consumption within piping systems. The course awards 2.4 continuing educational credits or 24 professional development hours upon completion. The first course will be held on 27-29 April 2010 in Lacey, Washington. The course’s primary purpose is to identify ways of improving system reliability, therefore reducing maintenance cost, capital cost and operating cost. It also expands on the written standard to provide attendees with easy to follow methods for performing system assessments and optimizations. By the end of the training, attendees will have a working assessment plan that they will be able to implement in their own facilities. This seminar is suited for engineers interested in developing energy assessment and optimization plans for pumping systems. This could include engineers involved in developing a corporate energy comprehension program as well as engineers at plant level involved in carrying out a local energy assessment and optimization plan. It is also suitable for those responsible for operating and maintaining piping systems. A complete course outline is available online.