Mechanical Systems & Valves 2-Part Series (New Mexico) 032123-9
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Event Date & Time

3/21/2023 9:00 AM - 3/23/2023 1:30 PM


Times are listed in Mountain Time

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Mechanical Systems & Valves 2-Part Series 


8 New Mexico Training Credits awarded per series

Attendees expected to attend entire series to receive credit. Partial credit will not be awarded.

Certificates will be available through your profile.

Certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the series.


NOTE: To receive training credits attendees must actively participate throughout the workshops. You must answer 70% of all poll questions & pop quizzes. Attendance is recorded throughout, & the evaluation at the end of the workshop is mandatory to complete.

Date & Time:

The Mechanical Systems & Valves 2-Part Series training will be held on the following dates & times:

March 21 | Part 1 | 9:00AM-11:30AM | Fire Hydrants

March 21 | Part 1 | 11:30AM-12:00PM | Lunch-on your own

March 21 | Part 1 | 12:00PM-1:30PM | System Hydraulics

March 23 | Part 2 9:00AM-10:00AM | Pumps & Motors

March 23| Part 2 | 10:00AM-11:30AM | Wire to Water Horsepower

March 23 | Part 2 | 11:30AM-12:00PM | Lunch-on your own

March 23 | Part 2 | 12:00PM-12:45PM | Valves


This training is being held in Mountain Time.


Part 1 | Fire Hydrants

To learn basic potential piping system problems when using fire hydrants; main hydrant types; hydrant installations, procedures, & precautions; &hydrant repair & fire flow testing.


Part 1 | System Hydraulics

To learn concepts of static versus dynamic conditions, pressure head, elevation head, velocity head & the hydraulic grade line.



Part 2 | Pumps & Motors

To learn common motor control types, including gasoline, diesel, & gas engines; characteristics of centrifugal & turbine pumps; Radial, axial, & mixed flow designs; vertical turbine pumps & common uses; positive displacement pumps; pump operating tips & precautions: starting, stopping, flow control, water hammer; mechanical details of pumps: impellers, casing, bearings, seals, etc.


Part 2 | Wire to Water Horsepower

To learn the basics on reading a pump curve, water hydraulics, & pressures, determining water, break & motor horsepower, also understand Hazen-Williams nomograph factors for defining friction loss.


Part 2 | Valves

To learn common valve types used in piping distribution systems & their functions. Students will focus on pressure relief, air & vacuum, pinch, rotary/plug, butterfly, check valves; & Valve operation-manual & automatic, boxes, & importance of valve location records.


This training will be hosted online on GoToTraining.


Scholarship & Fees:

Mechanical Systems & Valves 2-Part Series is a free training.




The registration link below will register you to attend both parts of the series.


In order to receive contact hours for online workshops, each person must be registered with their own email address & complete an online survey at the end of the training.



Are you attending as a group, but not watching from your own computer?

Attendees do not need to participate from their own computer/device for the online trainings but will need to complete an evaluation to receive credit. Your group leader will need to inform RCAC ( about attendees who will view sessions as a group prior to session start. Please note that sign-in sheets NO LONGER validate attendance at online workshops.


For event content questions, contact:
Indira Aguirre
(575) 740-6195

For registration questions, contact:
RCAC Events
(916) 447-9832 ext. 1429

"These trainings are funded by the New Mexico Environment Department Drinking Water Bureau through HB-548 Clean Water Pilot Project & Drinking Water State Revolving Fund."

RCAC is an equal opportunity provider, employer, & lender.