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Rob Welke, WATER PUMPING INSTITUTE's Director/Manager based in Adelaide, South Australia, has 53 years of experience in irrigation and water supply industries. Rob has the following qualifications:

   Associate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
   Cert IV in Training & Assessment TAE 40110
   Irrigation Agronomist
   Irrigation Auditor
   Indentured Fitter and Toolmaker

Using this experience and knowledge, Rob offers pumping energy efficiency training programs for the irrigation and water industries. In addition, he is an irrigation system analyst, using advanced technology and a high level of expertise in pumping and hydraulics as his tools for advanced pumping and pipeline auditing.

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Mission Statement

WATER PUMPING INSTITUTE provides a professional and totally independent training and auditing service, free from commercial ties. It ensures that its training courses are "Fit for Purpose" and takes a personal interest in the success of its training and auditing projects.

Client satisfaction is paramount to
WATER PUMPING INSTITUTE's philosophy.
WATER PUMPING INSTITUTE is a leading International Irrigation and Water Supply pumping system energy efficiency Training and Auditing organisation.
Last Update
Oct 18th, 2021
In early 2020, Tallemenco was contracted as an expert witness to a large Gouldburn Murray Water pumping and rising main project in Victoria.
In 2009, Tallemenco contributed to an expert witness investigation for NSW Office of Water.  

Read 3 Tallemenco Energy Audit stories here:

     Hydroponics Lettuce farm
     Abalone farms Audit
     Lateral Move farm


Learn more about our Irrigation Pumping Energy Auditing Service here... 
Tallemenco Pty Ltd, T/A WATER PUMPING INSTITUTE,
Windsor Gardens, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, 5087.
ABN: 92 105 345 506
Mobile  0414 492 256
Intn'l:   Cell  +61 414 492 256
Update:   Expert Witness
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LATEST NEWS - Oct 2021
“Pumping and Hydraulics’ Solutions for Irrigation and Water Supply”
ABN 92 105 345 506
Tallemenco includes new training course:
"VFD's: The GOOD, BAD and the UGLY" into PSMC.
Govt funding programs in Australia and USA have led to a plethora of VFD sales for irrigation systems that dont need them.
WATER PUMPING INSTITUTE has written a 1.5 hr training course called "VFD's for irrigation pumping: The GOOD, the BAD and the UGLY: and will they save you money?"
This course is now part of our Pumping System Master Class.
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Pumping System Master Class
The "Pumping System Master Class" equips participants to save $1000's pumping costs in the design of new or modifying existing water pumping systems for optimum pumping energy efficiency, using skills and "fit for purpose" software written by author Robert Welke. In fact, the real value of this course is in the software!
Pumping system energy efficiency in any water / irrigation system is measured by the sum of the pump efficiency and hydraulic efficiency.

The course highlights how friction losses (hydraulic efficiency) in every component of the irrigation system impacts on pumping operation and costs, particularly over time as pipeline performance degrades, then offers a suite of software used to identify where those losses are, and optimize those losses.

The course is filled with anecdotes from Robert's 53 years' pumping system energy efficiency experience which goes to provide a very practical and “real world” approach to designing and operating pumping systems.

The Online course has 4 x 3.5 hr sessions over 2 days (Aust), or 4 sessions in 1 week (US) allowing participants to consolidate learned material between sessions.

The Face2Face course is run over 2 days. Contact Rob on 0414 492 256 to arrange an in-house course (min 6 people), or attend any one of our planned sessions.

The PSMC course and software empowers you to identify similar savings in any water pumping system, be it Irrigation, Municipal, or Industrial.


Applied to the field, this course can enable you to identify $1000's on water pumping cost savings!

Contact Rob on 0414 492 256 or +61 414 492 256 for more information on the next course in your area.
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