Gulf Coast Research and Education Center
14625 County Road 672
Wimauma, FL 33598
Don’t miss the opportunity to learn the basic operating principles of irrigation pumps and the mechanical and performance differences among them. Also covered will be the importance of collecting accurate job site information critical to selecting the correct pump for the right irrigation application, and understanding what you should expect from pumps.
Special considerations for pump site conditions, installation and maintenance will also be presented.
• Pump basics
• Types of pumps
• Why do we need pumps?
• What do we expect from our pumps?
• Variable frequency drives vs. across the line start
• Filtration basics
• Why filter?
About the Instructor:
James Nelson is a Pump and Filtration Product Sales Manager with The Rain Bird Corporation, a position he has held for the past three years. Prior to working at Rain Bird, James was an irrigation contractor, Operations Manager for a large regional irrigation company, Water Manager, business owner, father to three and step-father to four more. He considers being a dad his greatest accomplishment. James has spent 30 years in the irrigation industry, starting out as a laborer on a residential irrigation crew, before moving to a commercial installation crew, then serving as foreman, then supervisor, and then manager over the course of five years. He then became a licensed contractor and started his own company where he focused on large community maintenance and repair.
Cost to Attend:
FNGLA Members: $99 | Nonmembers: $129
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