Pumps Maintenance and Reliability Excellence

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 associated with owning and 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.

This course will give attendees practical techniques for optimizing pumps performance that will help achieve high reliability and availability, therefore making 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.

Top Learning Objectives

  • 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 pump
  • 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 is and what causes cavitation, why it occurs and how to avoid it
  • Master how pumps should be installed and commissioned – avoid those common commissioning failures

Who Should Attend?

This course is very relevant to technical engineers and professionals who handle and are responsible for their organisations’ maintenance; as well as the overall smooth operations and processes of their organizations’ plants and machineries. These include Superintendents, Managers, Supervisors, Team Leaders, Heads of Department, Engineers, Foreman, Planners, Directors of the following departments:

  • Maintenance
  • Mechanical
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Manufacturing
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Physical Asset Management
  • Production
  • Project
  • Quality Management
  • Reliability
  • Process
  • Control
  • Instrumentation
  • Engineering
  • Operations
  • Plant
  • Transmission
  • Automation
  • Inspection

from the following industries:

  • Mining
  • Manufacturing
  • Power & Utilities
  • Engineering
  • Oil & Gas
  • Petrochemicals
  • Chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food & Beverage
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Aviation
  • FMCG
  • Telecommunications
  • Support Services
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Agriculture

Trainer's Background

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 Plant Wellness Way (PWW) Physics of Failures Factors Analysis strategy management (POFFA) model to identify critical components and bad actors. 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.

He 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.

Thomas has helped many notable organisations achieve improved performance through training and consulting advice. These include:

  • Anglogold Ashanti
  • Total
  • BHP Billiton
  • DP World Dakar
  • Bissa Gold
  • Shell
  • Noria Corporation
  • Contour Global Cap Des Biches
  • Modec
  • Fortescue Metals
  • Woodside Energy
  • Tullow Oil
  • Canadian Natural resources limited
  • Dragon Oil
  • Transocean
  • Mermaid Marine
  • JVPC
  • Riyadh Cement
  • Griffin Coal
  • Nickel West
  • Sandvik
  • BGC Construction
  • KCGM
  • Wesfarmers Coal
  • Albany Pine Plantations
  • Esperance Port Authority
  • Pearl Steel
  • Talison Mining
  • Onesteel
  • Volta River Authority
  • Cameroon Rail
  • Nigeria North South Power
  • Globeleq
  • Dibamaba Power Plant
  • Tsiyo Power Plant Kenya
  • Wartsila
  • IAMGOLD Essankane
  • Pakistan Petroleum Limited
  • Western Transportation
  • University of Ottowa
  • Exxonmobil
  • Lumiant Corporation
  • Omega Manufacturing Canada
  • Optima Manufacturing
  • OC Transpo

Event Details

Online Workshop