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Pumping System Hydraulics and System Curve Development, or... Don't Buy the Wrong Pump and Get Into Trouble with the Boss!

So you spent $150,000 on a super duper centrifugal pump but now it vibrates like crazy and you are getting repeated seal failures and massive cavitation. AARRGGHH. In this webinar we will discuss how to easily analyze your piping system and so you can see why on earth you bought the wrong pump for the job. Hopefully you watch this webinar BEFORE you buy the pump.

The webinar shows you how to figure out the system liquid friction losses and tie that in with suction and discharge elevation heads and associated pressure heads.  With this information you can quickly develop a system curve and carry out a sensitivity analysis to figure out what will happen to your pump as the process moves in the real world.

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Webinar Objectives

  1. Help participants understand the implication of liquid level variations and pressure changes on the pump.

  2. Show how to calculate and then use Moody friction factor in system curve development

  3. Effectively work with NPSH to avoid cavitation

What Will Attendees Learn?

  1. Delegates will enhance their knowledge and expertise in pressure equipment and piping system design.

  2. Participants will gain a sound working knowledge of the interdependence of elevation, pressure and friction losses to accurately select a pump.

  3. Participant will be introduced to the requirements and application of relevant sections API 610 / ISO 13709

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is particularly valuable for process industry plant technical managers, engineers, maintenance and operations personnel, as well as for project engineers and engineering and technical personnel involved in pump selection and troubleshooting.

About the Presenter

MR. RON FREND is a registered engineer, and has extensive engineering and management experience in the oil and gas sector. He rose to a senior position in Shell International (Middle East) before opening a worldwide engineering consultancy based in England and a senior position in a global training enterprise. His entire career has been concerned with practical applications of maintenance and engineering from a solid business foundation. Ron is experienced in a variety of maintenance analytical techniques as well as possessing management skills suitable to a large multi-national corporation working in the oil and gas industry. Ron has also undergone specialized training on the following topics: management techniques, non-destructive testing, oil tanker cargo operations, instrumentation and control, resistance and gas welding, vibration analysis, infrared thermography, and ultrasonics. He is a Registered Engineer with an MSc from Huddersfield University in England as well as being a certified Chief Engineer Officer (marine). Ron is currently Technical Director of Facilities Training for PetroSkills with special responsibility for Mechanical Engineering training.


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