Montrose, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014
Ekwestrel Corp, an independent engineering consulting company based in Southern California, announces a three-day workshop being delivered June 2-4 in Accra, Ghana. Vice-President Randal Ferman, PE, draws from his more than 37 years’ experience in the pump industry to train engineers and pumping specialists in how to increase pumping system reliability from the beginning of the project through the troubleshooting process. He states, “These are ‘tricks of the trade’ gained over decades of experience which can be taught intensively and will benefit engineers at all levels.”
A Standards Partner of the Hydraulic Institute, a featured Industry Pro of Empowering Pumps, and senior editor of the book Optimizing Pumping Systems, Ferman consults with international companies regarding pump design and optimization. About the workshop, Randal states, “Africa contains a large number of petroleum, water, and other major industries that utilize pumps. These systems, when optimized, are more efficient and less costly to operate than non-optimized pumping systems. My purpose is to provide all attendees the knowledge needed to achieve better system efficiency.”
Some of the topics covered will be: Evaluate fundamental design factors that affect pump performance and efficiency; Review pump cavitation phenomena and the options for preventing or correcting a cavitation erosion problem; Guidance on how to go about performing a field or on-site pump performance test; Options to alter hydraulic output, improve pump efficiency and remedy specific hydraulic-related operating problems; and, Mean Time Between Repair (MTBR) and related metrics for pump reliability. The workshop is hosted by Equip Global of Singapore.
Ekwestrel Corp provides independent engineering consulting services worldwide. Randal Ferman regularly issues detailed white papers on aspects of pumps and pump applications; visit http://www.ekwestrel.com/main-blog to read past articles and to subscribe.