technical+equipment 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 indepth 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 Courses held:

AIDT Co-op Training at Mercedes-Benz, 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 capabilit​ies​. 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. 


A Trifecta of Wastewater Treatment Strategies

PP&S Environmental partner​ed with three OEM industry experts to deliver a course focusing on leading-edge alternatives to solving wastewater challenges. This course ​was featured in the South Carolina Rural Water Association’s (SCRWA) professional development class line-up for November 2013, and ​was offered on three dates and locations across SC.

Technologies discussed included: Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Facility (Contech-Magellan), Advanced Sequencing Batch Reactor (AWT Technologies), North America​n Extended Aeration Lagoon System (Bioworks).


ask an 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.


We also welcome contributions to our tech tips section! Submit your tip via the ClickBoard, and one of our engineers will verify your submission. If we add it to our roster, we’ll credit you for your technical savvy. Be sure to include your name and company if you'd like to be mentioned!




Contact your KAM for training opportunities in your area.



11.06.13 ​– PP&S conducted operator training on site for a new bulk liquid storage facility in Charleston SC. Curriculum included basic hydraulics, pump commissioning and troubleshooting.

Sept. + Oct. 2013 – PP&S Educational Series 
PP&S engineers ​teamed up with Flowserve Corp. to deliver a 5-part training series at Midrex Technologies, Inc. This pro-active program was tailored specifically toward engineering staff and ​was conducted at the Midrex Research, Development and Technology Center, and at Midrex’s Corporate Office. The curriculum was distributed over five 3-hour “lunch-and-earn” sessions, and covered the application and specification of several key centrifugal pump technologies.

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

10.15.12Reliability Specialist Ray Shifflett conducted an 8-day customized training program on location at one of the Richmond, VA area’s largest manufacturing facilities. Modules ranged from pump theory, to application and operation.

03.12.12PP&S partnered with SIHI Pumps for a Lunch & Learn on location in Greenville, SC at one of the world’s largest engineering firms. Training focused on vacuum pump specs, operation and application, providing CE credits to 52 attendees.

PP&S Lunch & Learn in Raleigh NC 

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

06.14.12 – PP&S application engineer James Willson II, P.E. gave a presentation at the District Meeting of Water Environment Assoc. of SC (WEASC).