Harry Rosen

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Harry Rosen has over 30 years experience in the pumping industry, and his company TAS Online is an international market leader in engineering software and consulting services for both users and manufacturers of pumps

Harry is one of only two International Pump Experts contracted by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) to deliver expert pump training programmes in South Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Russia. He is also the lead facilitator in the ‘Train the Trainer’ programme, whereby groups of pump experts are selected and developed as pump trainers themselves.

In addition to training for UNIDO, Harry presents both a 3 day workshop on improving the efficiency and reliability of pumping systems, and a 4 day course on pump operation and maintenance. Drawing on his wealth of experience, both courses address both the theoretical and practical aspects of pumping systems. The courses have been supported by Eskom (local power utility) and the National Energy Efficiency Agency as a valuable tool to help industry achieve their targeted 15% savings in electricity.

Harry recently presented the 4 day course to a group of 60 delegates at a large refinery in South Africa and has also conducted training courses to the following industries around the world
• Water boards
• Petrochemical facilities
• Eskom (power utility) energy advisers
• Agriculture
• Mining process plants

Background
Harry studied at Wits University and qualified with a Bsc Mech Eng in 1987, receiving his Pr Eng in 1992. He is past chairman of the SA Institution of Mechanical Engineering, Central Branch and was instrumental in setting up the International Pump User Conference (IPUC) which was held in Johannesburg, bringing together the world’s experts in energy efficient pumping systems, regularly attracting over 180 delegates and 20 world class speakers.

Pump manufacturers and suppliers in South Africa and in many countries around the world are using pump selection and graphing software, as well as Testbed automation systems designed by TAS Online.

Through the development and roll out of its TAS PumpMonitor software, his company’s products and expertise are well known and accepted by major pump users such as Anglo American, Gold Fields and Harmony Gold.

Harry has carried out more than 30 pumping system assessments and scoping studies, both in SA and around the world at industries such as :
• Bulk and municipal water supply
• Iron and steel manufacturing
• Petrochemical and process plants
• Mining (underground, open cast, dune mining) and mineral process plants
• Power stations
• Pulp and sugar

Harry has also been contracted by NCPC in South Africa to implement recommendations made during the above assessments, saving local industry in SA millions of Rands in energy savings.

  • Graftec pump curve graphing software
  • Life cycle costing analysis of pumping systems
  • Design and integration of fully automated pump test facilities
  • Developed TAS PumpMonitor – real time remote pump performance monitoring system
  • Engineering consultancy services to the pump industry, including
    • Witness pump tests
    • Pumping system assessments
    • Third party design reviews of new pump station design
    • Life cycle cost analyses of new and existing pumping systems
    • Conducting pump efficiency training workshops to the following industries
      • Water boards
      • Petrochemical facilities
      • Eskom (power utility) energy advisers
      • Agriculture
      • Mining process plants
    • Organising the international pump user conference (IPUC)

    Number and kind of employees supervised: 15, technical, sales, administrative

    Courses by Harry Rosen

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