Pumps Maintenance and Reliability Excellence

25th – 27th April 2018 | Dakar, Senegal
  • Become aware and sensitive to failures and tale tellers of ever elusive, overlooked, undocumented, and hidden more proactive culture and failure elimination strategies and techniques
  • Explain and map out practical remedies and preventive  and proactive actions to pumps’ unreliability and availability to be taken by operators, technicians, engineers and managers
  • Discover the balanced view between pumps’ design, procurement, and practical use, based on mechanical and hydraulic  loads and stresses  distribution
  • Provide guidelines and details that must be considered by reliability-focused pumps’ users
  • Become aware of a number of risky omissions or shortcuts by designers, manufacturers, and Users-operators that must be processed into specifications that ultimately result in procuring more reliable pumps
  • Comprehend how the system controls the pumps
  • Learn how to read pump curves and how pumps really operate
  • Teach how the flow rate impacts on pump reliability – what is the reliable operating range
  • Design better systems and select better pumps, leading to improved reliability
  • Avoid operational problems that lead to pump failures;  why pumps vibrate and why seals and Bearings fail
  • Understand what i s and what cause cavitation, why they occurs and how to avoid them
  • Master how pumps should be installed and commissioned – avoid those common commissioning failures

Pumps make more than 90% of plant machineries and maintenance issues. Unacceptably large number of pumps fail unnecessarily or sometime catastrophically every year. The over-riding aim of pumps and system training course is to reduce the costs associate with owning, running pumps, while increasing efficiency and capacity.

Organizations spend millions running and repairing pumps.  Nine out of ten pumps fail early. If we can improve reliability we can reduce the cost of owning pumps considerably. Power is a major cost for any organization. If we can reduce the amount of power required to run our pumps, we can reduce the cost of owning them considerably. Appropriate selection and operating at BEP, World class practices provide great reliability and availability.

Salvo’s 3-day course will give attendees practical techniques for optimizing pumps performance, achieve high reliability and availability and therefore make a huge difference to the organization’s profitability. The attendees are led through the road to high Pumps reliability and availability through failures analysis for Pumps’ failure avoidance; Pumps’ failure analysis and troubleshooting.

The trainer is a licensed reliability training specialist under the American Society for Quality Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) with over 29 years’ industrial field and classroom experience in Operations Technology, engineering reliability analysis and implementation within power generation, food processing, rotating equipment; heavy duty industries, hydraulic pumps and valves. He holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering majored in Materials Science and Engineering Reliability, Failure Analysis from University of Ottawa.

His expertise includes analysing failure patterns for industrial assets and defining failure mode effects and mechanism and criticality analysis (FMECA). He uses the Plan Wellness Way (PWW) Physics of Failures Factors Analysis strategy management (POFFA) model to identify critical components and bad sectors. He is also adept in developing management programs for operation, production, maintenance and design, and improvement and cost reduction programs.

He has designed and developed training curriculums and contents to address identified skill gaps that hinder operations and processes benefits and timely deliveries. Based on reliability modelling and prediction, reliability design, testing and reliability management tools, he analysed, applied and documented tools and techniques including failure analysis, risk assessment and ranking, root cause analysis, failure modes effect and criticality analysis and HAZOP.

The trainer is passionate about reliability and continuous improvement, and committed in fostering PWW/LRS (Plant Wellness Way/ Lifetime Reliability Solutions) through failure elimination, reliability excellence, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Preventive, Predictive maintenance, CBM, and RCM strategies. His training helped many industrial organizations to save great money and time as their people became aware and advised to take ownership and perform value-creating operation and repair decisions, accurate testing, data collection, and analysis, failures elimination strategies.

L’entraîneur est un spécialiste agréé pour la formation en fiabilité de l’American Society of Quality avec plus de 29 ans d’expérience de travail et de formation en milieux  industriels et en  salle de classe, dans les domaines de : Technologie des opérations, Analyse de la fiabilité en ingénierie. Son expérience étendue est basée sur la production d’énergie, les équipements rotatifs; les industries lourdes, les pompes hydrauliques et les vannes, la recherche et développement en science et technologie des matériaux. L’entraîneur détient une maîtrise en génie mécanique spécialisée en science des matériaux et fiabilité en génie, analyse de défaillances de l’Université d’Ottawa.

Son expertise comprend l’analyse des modèles des défaillances pour les équipements et biens industriels, la définition des effets de mode de défaillance, ainsi que l’analyse des mécanismes et de la criticité (FMECA). Il utilise de l’analyse des facteurs par la physique des défaillances (POFFA) du modèle PWW (Plant Wellness Way), pour identifier les composants critiques et les secteurs défectueux. Il est également habile à élaborer des programmes de gestion pour l’exploitation, la production, la maintenance et la conception, ainsi que des programmes d’amélioration continue, et de réduction des coûts.

Il a conçu et élaboré des programmes et des contenus de formation pour combler les lacunes identifiées de qui entravent les opérations, réduisent les bénéfices et les livraisons à temps optimal. Il a analysé, appliqué et documenté des outils et des techniques comprenant l’analyse des défaillances, l’évaluation et la classification des risques, l’analyse des causes profondes, l’analyse des effets des modes de défaillances.

L’entraîneur est passionné par la fiabilité et l’amélioration continue, et s’est engagé dans la promotion de PWW / LRS (Solutions de fiabilité à vie) grâce à l’élimination des défauts, l’excellence de la fiabilité, l’entretien productif total (TPM), la maintenance préventive, la maintenance prédictive, et les stratégies de La maintenance basée sur la fiabilité (RCM). Ses sessions de formation ont aidé de nombreuses organisations industrielles à économiser beaucoup d’argent et de temps, étant donne que leurs personnel ont pris conscience et se sont appropriés les concepts appris et prennent désormais des décisions créatrices de valeur et de l’excellence dans des tests précis, collecte de données.

Companies that have benefited from The Trainer’s expertise include:

  • Total
  • Shell
  • Noria Corporation
  • Modec
  • Tullow Oil
  • Canadian Natural resources limited
  • Dragon Oil
  • Transocean
  • Volta River Authority
  • Cameroon Rail
  • Nigeria North South Power
  • Globeleq
  • Dibamaba Power Plant
  • Tsiyo Power Plant Kenya
  • Wartsila
  • Pakistan Petroleum Limited
  • Western Transportation
  • University of Ottowa
  • Exxonmobil
  • Lumiant Corporation
  • Omega Manufacturing Canada
  • Optima Manufacturing
  • OC Transpo
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All information regarding the event will be listed on our event brochures. It contains all the necessary information such as the Investment Fee, Full Course Agenda, Top Learning Objectives, Trainer’s Profile, and more. You may request for an event brochure by:

a. Signing up on the Request for Brochure form located at the Event Page

b. Leaving a message to Sally via Salvo’s Support Message Box.

c. Sending an e-mail to marketing@salvoglobal.com

You will be required to provide details such as your Name, Organisation, Corporate E-mail Address, Contact Number, and Country of Origin.

The exact hotel location will be made known to all delegates privately approximately 1 month prior to the commencement date. We do have preferential corporate rates at the event hotels. Interested parties may inquire at marketing@salvoglobal.com or request for the event brochure. Delegates who have confirmed their participation with us will be contacted by our team as soon as a venue is finalised. Usually, we hold all our events in 5 star hotels based in the city centre.

Salvo typically provides a 10% discount from the original investment fee per delegate should a company send 3 or more delegates to attend the course. Specific discounts may differ for respective programs so please email marketing@salvoglobal.com for further confirmation on the exact discount.

Aside from the group discount mentioned above, Salvo offers a special Early Bird Discount once a new event is released. However, delegates must register as soon as possible since the special rate will only be available for a limited time.

The Investment Fee will cover all the course documents and materials that will be used during the training, as well as luncheons and coffee breaks during the training program. The Investment Fee does not cover the travel and accommodation expenses of the delegates, however, we can assist you by providing details on the estimated cost for both. The Investment Fee is also exclusive of tax. Taxes are to be borne by the delegate’s organisation.

Once you receive a copy of the event brochure, complete the registration form which is located on the last page and send it back to us. Upon receipt of the completed registration form with authorization, we will proceed to block the seat(s) on our system for your organization. Thereafter, the invoice will be sent out by our Finance team for processing of payment. 

Your payment can be made via Telegraphic Transfer or via Credit Cards through American ExpressMasterCardVisa or DinersBank charges and local withholding tax are to be borne by the registrant.

Full payment should be made within TEN (10) WORKING DAYS upon receipt of invoice.

Aside from the knowledge that our expert trainers are imparting, a Certificate of Completion will be issued to all delegates completing a minimum of 90% of the total hours of the course. Some of our events offer takeaways and free consultation after the course. It varies from programs to programs.

You will receive a pre-course questionnaire upon successful registration. Kindly state your specific concerns and issues on this questionnaire and send it back to us, as this will be consolidated and forwarded to the trainer during the formulation of the course agenda. Alternatively, you can also email us at marketing@salvoglobal.com regarding your concern so we can be in touch to ensure that your concerns is addressed asap.

The registration form carries at least a 50% cancellation liability 6 weeks prior to the commencement date of the event after a signed sales resignation contract has been received by Salvo. If we are notified less than 2 weeks prior to the commencement date of the event, full cancellation fees is applicable.

With that said, we do understand that last minute changes do occur in organizations due to last minute change in schedule, job requirements etc. As such, please contact us soonest at marketing@salvoglobal.com so we can assist in the best way forward for any changes.

Our events can be customised into in-house training programs for your organisation. Email us at marketing@salvoglobal.com to find out more information about in-house trainings.