In this, the first of a two-part webinar series on interpretation and use of the pump curve, we will explore fixed speed pumping. The pump performance curve - the most fundamental of all centrifugal pump documents – is packed with information that can be used as an aid in selection and specification of the right equipment. This webinar will teach you to read the pump curve, to know what information is there, and understand how it is formatted. Additionally, we will learn how to interpret the graphically provided information and what it means. Finally, you will learn how to use the pump curve to make decisions on the choice of pump and driver sizing, power consumption strategies, and many others. Part two of this series will cover the same general topics as they are applied to variable speed pumping.