Two new education classes debut at the 2012 Irrigation Show and Education Conference. They are…

Two Wire Methods for Landscape, Saturday, Nov. 3, 8 a.m. to noon.
Advance your troubleshooting skills for two-wire systems. This course covers the intricacies of troubleshooting two-wire control systems used in landscape irrigation systems.

Fundamentals of Pumps, Sunday, Nov. 4, 8 a.m. to noon.
An intermediate course suitable for those in the agricultural, landscape or golf tracks.
Learn how pumps really work. This course covers centrifugal pump curve development starting with basic descriptions and analogies leading to an in-depth discussion of H-Q curves. The families of curves for differing impeller diameters are developed step-by-step, as are efficiency curves. Cavitation and variable frequency drives are discussed in detail. How positive displacement pumps work, their performance curves and appropriate use are also covered.