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Goulds extends VFD training in Georgia

October 2, 2017  By Ground Water Canada

Georgia – Goulds Water Technology, a Xylem brand, will host Basic Water Systems Training and Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) e-Learning courses for continuing education units in the state of Georgia.

The online training program, an extension of the Goulds Water Technology Factory School, offers the courses to water industry professionals at no cost, the company said in a news release.

The state of Georgia requires four continuing education hours per licence application or renewal for the water-well industry. Both courses have been approved for well drillers and pump installers to receive two CE hours each upon completion.


The Basic Water Systems Training course focuses on the water-well industry and covers topics ranging from pump basics, discharge conditions, understanding pump curves, sizing and selecting pumps, pressure storage tanks and more.

The Variable Frequency Drives course teaches what a VFD is and how it works. Participants can explore a typical VFD system and understand the role each component plays in maintaining constant water pressure as well as the effect of motor speed on pump performance. Participants can also examine the various VFD system types and learn how to select, size and start up a system properly.

Finally, participants are able to familiarize themselves with common VFD failure modes, troubleshooting tools and steps they can take up front to minimize problems over time.

“As we expand our course offerings, we look forward to creating more opportunities for industry professionals to earn CE credits through the GWT Factory School and e-Learning program,” said Tom Stephan, training manager for the school. “Goulds Water Technology strives to continuously improve our industry-leading training and education program, and we are excited that the Basic Water Systems and Variable Frequency Drives courses are now approved for CE credit in Georgia.”

The e-learning courses can be accessed from any computer, tablet or smartphone with internet connectivity. A certificate is provided for registrants to print upon completion of each course. For more information on the GWT e-Learning program and CEU requirements, visit

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