PIA is hosting two events in February; a technical meeting for members and guests on 21 February and an installation and commissioning training course on 22 February. The technical meeting will provide an opportunity to network with the Sydney pump market, and the training course, normally held in Melbourne is coming to NSW for the first time ever.

PIA Technical Meeting

The PIA Technical Meeting, held at Hydro Innovations, 21-23 Clyde Street, Rydalmere, NSW 2116 and kicking off at 5pm, will be a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues operating in the Sydney pump market.

The program will include:

1. An introduction to Life Cycle Costs – AIM – Keith Sanders

  • Hydraulic Institute publications available from PIA
  • Includes PowerPoint presentation with worked example

2. Technical Paper – ABB Australia – John Rieusset

3. Brief outline of PIA activities for 2017

  • PIA Business Plan
  • Calendar of Events

4. Member Profile – Hydro Innovations Pty Ltd – Garry Grant

  • Hydro Innovation activities
  • Viewing of new training facility opened in December 2016

PIA members and their NSW staff or pump dealers are encouraged to attend, as are pump users and specifiers.

However, there is a limit of 30 attendees, so it’s best to book early. Attendance is $45 per person.

To register, visit or email

PIA Installation and Commissioning Course

PIA’s Installation and Commissioning training course, which has been run in Melbourne on three occasions, is now available to New South Wales engineers and technicians wishing to learn more about the installation and commissioning of pumping equipment.

Taking place on 22 February 2017 at the Hydro Innovations Training Centre, 21-23 Clyde Street, Rydalmere, NSW, 2116, the course provides important information to equip installation supervisors and commissioning engineers with the knowledge and skill to effectively verify that pumping equipment has been correctly installed. The commissioning part of the program will then enable them to ensure equipment operates reliably.

Participants are provided with information on best industry practice and documentation to accurately record the condition of equipment at startup and allow benchmarks for future performance assessment through the service life of the equipment.

The course is presented in two parts: a theoretical session in the morning, which covers topics such as pump base positioning and grouting, alignment, and start-up checks, followed by a practical session in the afternoon, where a unit is set up for hands-on activities under supervision of the course leaders.

A certificate of accreditation will be issued to participants who demonstrate a satisfactory level of competence. There are a maximum of 10 places available in the course, with price ranging from $550.00 plus GST for PIA members and $650.00 plus GST for non-members.

Register your application at or online at

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