• Improving Fan System Performance – A Sourcebook for Industry 2003 (Opens in a new window)
    • US Department of Energy

    This guide is not intended to be a comprehensive technical text on improving fan systems, but rather a document that makes users aware of potential performance improvements.  It covers a range of topics including fan types, maintenance, indications of oversized fans, system leaks, controlling fans with variable speed drives and fan-system economics.

  • Improving Pumping System Performance – A Sourcebook for Industry 2006 (Opens in a new window)

    This guide provides some practical guidelines and covers a range of topics including common pumping system problems, indications of oversized pumps, piping configurations, maintenance, centrifugal pumps, positive displacement pump applications, pony pumps, impeller trimming and variable speed drives.

  • Motors, Pumps and Fans 2007
    • US Department of Energy

    This technology deployment section of the US Department of Energy website looks at the energy and cost savings that can be achieved through energy management practices and purchasing energy efficient equipment. It provides a range of training and publications including tip sheets and case studies.

  • Optimising pump system purchase and operation 2006
    • US Hydraulic Institute

    The US Hydraulic Institute offers online training resources, webinars and guides for pump purchasers and operators. One objective of the training is to shift the focus from initial cost of pump system purchase, to pump life-cycle costs, which include maintenance, systems optimisation, energy-savings and performance improvements.

  • Pumps 2009 (Opens in a new window)
    • Natural Resources Canada

    This content in the Energy Efficient Equipment section of the Natural Resources Canada website provides case studies, operation and maintenance tips and purchasing tips for pumps.