technical + equipment training solutions

PP&S training solutions

Over the years, we’ve trained many engineers and users in the proper selection, specification, operation and maintenance to maximize productivity, extend equipment life and reduce operating costs. With over 20 years each in applications and equipment expertise, PP&S engineers and account managers are ready to assist your team with a broad array of educational solutions. Go directly to upcoming training/speaking events.

Lunch + Learn sessions
Our part-day Lunch + Learn training is an excellent way to become familiar with a new equipment purchase, for planning proper equipment for an application change or to train new employees on a highlighted topic. Lunch + Learns can be held at your conference center or a nearby location, and typically last 1-2 hours depending on the topics and your time requirements.

• Accelerated learning with low time commitment
• Proximity
• Arranged to suit your schedule

Training seminars
PP&S holds regularly scheduled, full-day training sessions in each of our regional locations, and at our vendor partner facilities. Individual seminars focus on equipment operation, maintenance or engineering topics, providing a more in-depth learning experience for your team. Seminars frequently include hands-on sessions and are often taught in conjunction with experts from our OEM teams. Check our upcoming seminars below, and be sure to sign up for seminar alerts. We also welcome your topical suggestions for this ongoing series.

Advantages :
• In-depth learning on specific areas of interest
• Rotating topics build team knowledge
• Excellent way to stay current with new techniques and equipment

Customized training at your facility
PP&S also offers individualized instruction on the equipment and processes required to maximize performance for your specific business. Our engineering and management teams will work closely with you to customize a curriculum and session length to best suit your team and accomplish your objectives. We'll tailor course reference materials to enhance your employees' training experience and ongoing utilization of the concepts and methods. Call your Key Account Manager to discuss how your organization can benefit from custom training.
Advantages :
• In-depth learning in your environment, on your equipment, for your applications
• Tailored to achieve your specific goals
• Excellent way to seamlessly introduce new equipment or application changes

Be sure to call your Key Account Manager or Customer Care at 800.275.4786 to register for an upcoming seminar or to discuss creating a training course to suit your specific needs.

Upcoming open enrollment seminars
To be notified of all upcoming speaker and training events, please sign up for an alert on our Stay Connected page, or let your Key Account Manager know you'd like to be contacted.

Featured Professional Development programs

Reliability + Efficiency Strategies for High Energy/Aux Equipment
PP&S Training Facility, Charlotte, NC

PP&S conducted a 2-day program for engineers and maintenance, production and plant managers that provided advanced training in critical assembly set-up of high energy pumps and auxiliary equipment.

PP&S Reliability Specialist Ray Shifflett, in partnership with training professionals from Flowserve and HBE Engineering equipment, covered procedures and best practices to ensure equipment is operating optimally as designed. At the end of the training, the 15 attendees gained a solid understanding of proper pump, motor and auxiliary equipment set-up to operate at peak performance, reduce energy cost and increase reliability.

PP&S high-energy training

AIDT Cooperative Training for Engineering Undergraduates
Mercedes-Benz Facility, Vance, SC

PP&S of Alabama's Louis Feirman and Dennis Huff participated in extended training of college engineers at Mercedes-Benz in Vance, AL. The 4-day event was hosted by AIDT, a workforce development organization that supports Alabama business and government in promoting economic vitality.

Louis and Dennis partnered in AIDT's Co-op program that reaches out to AL colleges and universities to expose students to real-world experience and skills. The PP&S team covered Pumps101 basics, as well as a review of pump selection software capabilities. They also provided hands-on equipment demos for several equipment types during this 4-hour training session. Dennis and Louis's morning session was followed by a presentation by our OEM partner Gusher.

PP&S participation in this type of training event serves to promote the future of manufacturing and engineering – segments that have been losing workforce interest over the past couple decades.

There can be immense value and economies in leveraging the PP&S team for new employee – as well as new equipment training. We often partnering with OEM technicians to provide the latest and most comprehensive training on new or planned installations. Contact your KAM or call PP&S for more information. 

AIDT training at Mercedes

ask a PP&S engineer

Ask a PP&S engineer
PP&S is ready to assist you with technical and application questions. Use our ClickBoard to submit an inquiry, and we'll get back to you with suggestions within 24 hours. Or feel free to call us directly at 800.275.4786.


Our parent company, OTP, also has an info-rich Knowledge Center that includes almost 40 how-to videos and educational whitepapers, along with links to a wealth of resources:

OTP Knowledge Center


Training Session Examples 

Aug 2019 – PP&S + Flowserve conducted a Pumps 101 Lunch & Learn for 18 employees at a customer's technology center in Charlotte, tailored specifically for the customer's install base.

April 2019 – PP&S Director of Engineering Services led Fundamentals of Centrifugal Pump Technology, a 2-day training course held in the PP&S Training facility in Charlotte, NC.

PPS Centrifugal Pump Training, Charlotte, April 2019

Sept 2017 – PP&S of AL’s Louis Feirman delivered a Lunch & Learn to a global engineering firm in Birmingham, covering vacuum pump engineering, selection and software for Edwards Vacuum technology.

PP&S Lunch and Learn

Aug 2017 – PP&S’ Reliability Lead Ray Shifflett teamed with Flowserve + HBE Engineering on a 2-day advanced training on reliability and efficiency strategies for engineered pumps and auxiliary equipment.

March 2017 – PP&S of AL’s Louis Feirman taught a full day Pumps 101 session to college engineering students for the AIDT Co-Op training program at Mercedes Benz Training Center.

Aug 2016 – PP&S of AL’s Louis Feirman, Product Line Manager for INNOMAG pumps, presented an application-specific Lunch & Learn to a manufacturing customer.

March 2015 – PP&S of AL’s Louis Feirman conducted a 4-state, 26-city, 39-facility tour with the INNOMAG Training Trailer. Sessions included video, operations/applications demonstrations, a Q&A and breakfast or lunch.

Nov 2013 – James Willson II, P.E. of PP&S Enviro partnered with three OEM industry experts to present A Trifecta of Wastewater Treatment Strategies, as part of SC SCRWA's professional development program.

Nov 2013 –
PP&S conducted operator training at a new bulk liquid storage facility in Charleston SC that included basic hydraulics, pump commissioning & troubleshooting.

Sept 2013 – PP&S + Flowserve delivered a proactive 5-part training series at Midrex Research, Development & Technology Center, tailored specifically for their engineering team, covering applications and specification for several pump technologies.

Sept 2013 – James Willson II, P.E. of PP&S Enviro conducted a technical session on Alternate Disinfection Methods for Water Distribution Systems at the SC Rural Water Assoc. Conference (SCRWA).

Oct 2012 – Reliability Lead Ray Shifflett conducted an 8-day customized training program at one of Richmond’s largest manufacturing facilities. Modules ranged from pump theory to application and operation.

March 2012 – PP&S partnered with SIHI Pumps for a Lunch & Learn at one of the world’s largest engineering firms in Greenville, SC. Training focused on vacuum pump specs, operation and application, awarding CE credits to 52 attendees.

PP&S Lunch and Learn 

March 2012 – PP&S and SIHI Pumps conducted Lunch & Learn on location in Raleigh, NC, focusing on energy-specific applications for a global engineering firm.

June 2012 – PP&S application engineer James Willson II, P.E. delivered a workshop at the District Meeting of Water Environment Assoc. of SC (WEASC).