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Presenter: Harry Rosen


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…More



This course is endorsed by Eskom DSM and the National Energy Efficiency Agency in the interests of saving electricity

Designed to help engineers and technicians better understand how optimising both existing and new pumping systems will lead to reduced life cycle costs and major reductions in energy usage.

Who Can Benefit From This Course

Engineering consultants, engineering procurement construction engineers, pump system designers, pump system specialist, assessment engineers, process engineers, system engineers, reliability engineers, maintenance managers, and energy efficiency engineers.

Delegates Will Learn The Following:

  • Benefits of assessing pumping systems
  • Pump system power consumption and energy efficiency
  • Interaction between pump behavior and system behavior
  • Understand how the system is controlled and how to vary the operating point
  • Understand the process for pump selection, specification, and acceptance
  • Explain the function of different pump system components, such as drivers, bearings, seals, piping, valves, and instrumentation
  • Identify common operating issues in pump systems and how to resolve them
  • Describe the different preventive and predictive maintenance practices
  • Understand piping and instrumentation diagrams, isometrics, process flow diagrams, and engineering drawings
  • Identify optimization opportunities in existing systems and new designs
  • Describe the steps in creation of an action plan for a pump system optimization program
  • Importance of preparing a financial proposal using LCC analysis, NPV and ROI
  • Implement optimization solutions

Pumping Systems and Pump Control

  • Static and friction head, System Curves
  • Systems with variable demand
  • Control valve throttling and bypass flow
  • Trimming impellers
  • Variable speed drives
  • Pumps in parallel
  • Pumps in series and multistage pumps
  • Pump selection considerations

Pumping System Assessments

  • Guide to performing a pump system assessment
  • Optimization opportunities in existing systems and new designs
  • Importance of understanding piping and instrumentation diagrams, isometrics, process flow diagrams, and engineering drawings
  • Field data collection / Instrumentation
  • On site testing to find actual pump duty point
  • Highlight problem areas and make improvements
  • Failure analysis – interpreting the evidence
  • Develop financial proposal using LCC analysis, NPV and ROI
  • How to implement optimization recommendations

Some Feedback from previous workshops:

“He is very much clued up with his mechanical and electrical background; I would like to involve him on my future projects in energy efficiency on the CW plant optimization at the power stations” – Duncan Ford

“The course is imformative and surely we will improve our pump efficiency when we go back to work” – Misa Michael Tladi

“The course is highly imformative. Provides the kind of knowledge that can be applied to improve our plant performance” – Kagisho Phayane

Please Note:
The precise content may change on the day depending on the specific needs of the delegates.

For volume discounts and in-house rates, please contact:
Phindi Mbedzi at 2KG Training
Tell: +27 (0) 11 325 0686
Cell: +27 (0) 71 125 6188


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