Seminars/Mobile Education

Mobile Education Centers (MEC)

The Program maintains two Mobile Education Centers. These are enclosed trailers with self-contained pumping plants. They are used to introduce the basic concepts of pump performance and how to specify and maintain an efficient pump. They travel around the state in order to present educational seminars of various lengths and subjects.


The MECs can be used in a number of ways. The basic set-up allows for outdoor seminars to be held in a comfortable setting almost anywhere. This can put the seminar next to production fields where the water efficiency components of the educational message can be easily demonstrated. The MECs can also act as a static display be used as part of a series of educational displays.


The picture below is a detail of the interior of the MECs.  As noted above, each MEC is a self-contained pumping plant.  Two pumps are on board, each instrumented so that a pump efficiency test can be conducted in real time.  Thus, using different valve settings the MEC can demonstrate how much it costs for a pump to be operating inefficiently.  The results are projected on the screen.