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10th Anniversary of Pump Engineer Study Programme

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Helmut Jaberg, also head of the Institute for Hydraulic Fluidmachinery at the Graz University of Technology expressed his delight that the two major pump.ing clients — Sulzer and Munch Chemie-Pumpen — over all those years repeatedly delegate employees to attend the study programme for further qualification and training. Actually, 11 participants of the third international English language pump engineer course are employees of Netzsch’s affiliates in Australia, Brazil, Dubai, Italy, Thailand, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.

Pump Virus

“We lecturers hope, that we successfully infected you with the pump virus. Just one request: Please, don’t seek medical treatment. I have been infected 23 years ago and since then I have been living very happily” states Josef Lehner, lecturer of the ‘Pump engineer’ study programme and VCI representative.

One Pump per Employee

Hennecke drew a comparison in order to illustrate the important role of pumps in industries: the number of employees at BASF Ludwigshafen amounts to 50,000 — which corresponds exactly to the number of pumps operated in this plant of the world’s largest chemical group.

Kerstin Bündgen, working in the Export Sales Department at Munch Chemie Pumpen, has been particularly honoured during the award ceremony by Helmut Jaberg, as she managed to brilliantly pass the programme although having no technical but a business management background. Mrs. Bündgen said, that the time requirements of this distance learning study programme are remarkable. However, she confirmed that she would start the programme again at any time. For his significant assistance during the realisation and implementation of the pump engineer study programme, Peter Meusburger was awarded the title “Pump engineer h.c.”

About the ‘Pump Engineer’ Study Programme

The distance learning study courses with eighth attendance events (on Fridays/Saturdays) offered within this programme provide expert knowledge on the perfect design and operation of pumps and pump systems. Depending on previous qualifications of the participants, their expert knowledge and skills acquired are documented by the certificates ‘Pump engineer’ or ‘Pump technician’.

The knowledge and skills for energy consulting are evidenced by the certificate ‘Certified energy consultant for pumps and pump systems’. The German ‘Pump engineer’ course starts in July each year, the English course starts in March each year.

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