Advanced Practical Centrifugal Pump


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Upcoming Course

Code Start Date End Date Location Cost Instructor Register
PST0332-201805  29 Oct 2018  02 Nov 2018  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 4495  Glenn Rogers   Register

Past Course

Code Start Date End Date Location Cost Instructor Register
        Aaron A. Zick, Ph.D. 
PST0332-201401  24 Nov 2014  28 Nov 2014  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 3995  Glenn Rogers 
PST0332-201402  01 Dec 2014  05 Dec 2014  Bandung, Indonesia  SGD 3995  Glenn Rogers 
PST0332-201501  18 May 2015  22 May 2015  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 4495  Glenn Rogers 
PST0332-201502  03 Aug 2015  07 Aug 2015  Bandung, Indonesia  SGD 4495  Glenn Rogers 
PST0332-201601  28 Mar 2016  01 Apr 2016  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 4495  Glenn Rogers 
PST0332-201602  01 Aug 2016  05 Aug 2016  Jakarta, Indonesia  SGD 4495  Glenn Rogers 
PST0332-201603  21 Nov 2016  25 Nov 2016  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 4495  Glenn Rogers 
PST0332-201701  17 Apr 2017  21 Apr 2017  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 4495  Glenn Rogers 
PST0332-201702  30 Oct 2017  03 Nov 2017  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 4495  Glenn Rogers 
PST0332-201801  02 Apr 2018  06 Apr 2018  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 4495  Glenn Rogers 
PST0332-201802  14 May 2018  18 May 2018  Bangkok, Thailand  SGD 4495  Glenn Rogers 
PST0332-201803  02 Jul 2018  06 Jul 2018  Bandung, Indonesia  SGD 4495  Glenn Rogers 
PST0332-201804  23 Jul 2018  27 Jul 2018  Bandung, Indonesia  SGD 4495  Glenn Rogers 

The over-riding aim of the pump and system training course is to reduce the costs associate with owning and running pumps. Organizations spend millions running and repairing pumps. Nine out of ten pumps fails 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.

 

This course will give attendees the ability to improve pump reliability and reduce power consumption and therefore make a huge difference to the organization’s profitability.

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Pump Operating Principle
  • Systems Design / Pump Selection

 

Day 2

  • Controlling the Flowrate
  • Liquid Properties and Pump Performance
  • Calculating Pump Perfomance for Speed or Impeller Diameter Changes
  • Operating More Than One Pump in a System

 

Day 3

  • Nett Positive Suction Head and Cavitat
  • Sealing Options
  • Pump Mechanical Construction Options
  • Mechanical Construction vs Reliability

 

Day 4

  • Flowrate vs Reliability
  • Pumps for Low NPSHA Applications
  • The Oil Industry Standard – API 610
  • Purchasing Reliable Pumps

 

Day 5

  • Installation and Commissioning
  • Pump Maintenance
  • Monitoring and Instrumentation
  • Troubleshooting Problems
  • Internal Wear and Loss of Performance
  • End Summary and Discussion
  • Understand how the system controls the pump
  • Learn how to read a pump curve and how pumps really operate
  • Learn how the flowrate 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
  • Understand what cavitation is, why it occurs and how to avoid it
  • Know how pumps should be installed and commissioned – avoid those common commissioning failures
  • Learn why pumps vibrate and why seals and bearings fail
  • Implement best practice in pump monitoring and maintenance
  • Get to the root cause of pump failures and solve recurring problems

This course is very relevant of technical engineers and professionals who handle and are responsible for their organizations’ pumps and systems; as well as the overall smooth operations and processes of their organizations’ plants and machineries. These include, but not limiting to:

  • Maintenance & Operation Engineers
  • Pump Application Engineers
  • Pump Sales Engineers
  • Project & Construction Engineers
  • Plant Engineers
  • Process Engineers & Designers
  • Engineering Consultants
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • System Designers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Rotating Equipment Engineers

Each attendee must bring a Scientific Calculator

Aaron A. Zick, Ph.D.

Founder and President

Biography


President, Zick Technologies (Since 10/93).

Petroleum engineering consulting and software development, specializing in the area of reservoir fluid phase behavior modeling. References available on request. Key achievements:

-Developed numerous equation-of-state and black-oil fluid characterizations for various major oil companies and as a sub-contractor for Pera A/S.

-Recommended phase behavior experimentation and modeling guidelines for several major oil companies.

-Wrote PhazeComp, a new, state-of-the-art program from Zick Technologies for equation-of-state phase behavior modeling, reservoir fluid characterization, and the robust, efficient calculation of minimum miscibility conditions.

-Wrote Streamz, unique Petrostreamz A/S software for translating, manipulating, and managing vast quantities of fluid stream information.

-Designed and helped write Pipe-It, unique Petrostreamz A/S software for managing and manipulating petroleum resources, processes, and projects.

-Taught numerous industry courses on phase behavior, equations of state, reservoir fluid characterization, and miscible gas injection processes.

-Designed and helped implement a new set of equation-of-state routines for the in-house reservoir simulator of a major oil company.

-Advised the architects of a major commercial reservoir simulator on ways to significantly improve their equation-of-state routines.

 

Director of Research, Reservoir Simulation Research Corporation (6/91–10/93).

Responsible for the research and development of more efficient, accurate, and reliable techniques for modeling reservoir fluid phase behavior within MORE® (a fully-compositional, equation-of-state reservoir simulator). Also responsible for improving three-dimensional visualization of reservoir simulator output, and for occasional consulting work. Key achievements:

-Designed and implemented new equation-of-state solution algorithms for MORE®, improving both efficiency and robustness while using less memory.

-Developed a powerful and flexible interface between MORE® and TECPLOT™ (three-dimensional surface contouring software from AMTEC Engineering).

 

Senior Principal Research Engineer, ARCO Oil and Gas Company (9/83–5/91).

Developed expertise in reservoir fluid phase behavior, phase behavior modeling, compositional reservoir simulation, and relative permeability modeling.  Designed and analyzed PVT experiments. Created equation-of-state reservoir fluid characterizations. Developed ARCO’s phase behavior modeling software and relative permeability modeling software. Helped develop several of ARCO’s compositional and limited compositional reservoir simulators. Key achievements:

-Discovered the true, condensing/vaporizing mechanism of oil displace­ment by enriched hydrocarbon gases.

-Represented ARCO on the Prudhoe Bay co-owners’ Enhanced Oil Recovery Task Force for the Prudhoe Bay Miscible Gas Project.

-Designed and analyzed most of the PVT and slim-tube experiments for the Prudhoe Bay Miscible Gas Project.

-Created the equation-of-state reservoir fluid characterization adopted by the operating companies for the Prudhoe Bay Miscible Gas Project.

-Developed the miscibility pressure correlations used by the facility operators for the Prudhoe Bay Miscible Gas Project.

-Developed EOSPHASE, a then state-of-the-art program for equation-of-state phase behavior modeling, reservoir fluid characterization, and the robust, efficient calculation of minimum miscibility conditions.

-Developed SLIMTUBE, a special-purpose, equation-of-state simulator for slim-tube displacements.

-Developed new, compositionally-consistent, three-phase relative perme­ability models for ARCO’s compositional simulators and wrote data-fitting software for those models.

-Developed the phase behavior and relative permeability routines for a new, limited compositional reservoir simulator and assisted on other aspects of it.

-Continually added improvements to various in-house reservoir simulators.

-Regularly taught in-house courses on the phase behavior of miscible gas displacement processes.

 

IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS

A. A. Zick, “A Combined Condensing/Vaporizing Mechanism in the Displacement of Oil by Enriched Gases,” presented at the 61st Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, New Orleans, LA (October, 1986).

D. E. Tang and A. A. Zick, “A New Limited Compositional Reservoir Simulator,” presented at the 12th SPE Symposium on Reservoir Simulation, New Orleans, LA (March, 1993).