What: Pump 101: Understanding Centrifugal & Positive Displacement Pumps; Best Practices in Reliability & Maintenance Processes
When: 1:30pm-6:00pm, Monday, June 13th, 2016
Where: George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas
Who: This course will be beneficial to young engineers, non-technical personnel, purchasing, maintenance, and operational management.
This Pump 101 course will provide an introduction and overview on pump technologies, discussing key engineering concepts, pressure energy, pumping pressure, total dynamic head and performance curves, as well as pump efficiency and net positive suction head. Additionally, attendees will gain a better understanding of affinity laws and system/pump curves.
The session will cover two pump technologies — centrifugal and positive displacement pumps — and all key components of each pump type. Additionally, proven methods in improving both centrifugal and positive displacement pump reliability and maintenance practices will be addressed.
The final segment will cover best applications and selecting the right pump design and size to meet system requirements.
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William C. Livoti
Business Development Management
William C. Livoti has over 40 years of experience in the pump industry designing, field testing, repairing and troubleshooting mechanical seals, compressors and pumping systems. William holds a degree in mechanical engineering and has worked for several pump and mechanical seal OEM’s as well as Corporate Principal Engineer for Balance of Plant equipment at a large power utility company, where among other responsibilities, he was accountable for asset management, life cycle performance, system assessment, failure analysis, plant efficiency, O&M, and capital budget.
Mr. Livoti has been active in the Hydraulic Institute for a number of years. He is Chairman of the Educational Affairs Steering Committee, Principal Instructor for Pump System Optimization, as well as the Instructor for “Train the Trainer” and has co-authored three books with the Hydraulic Institute: Pumps System Optimization Guidelines, Power Plant Pump Application Guidelines, and Variable Frequency Drive Guidelines. William is an active member of Vibration Institute, IEEE Power Engineering Society, ASME Power Engineering Society, and the Large Electric Motor Users Group through the Electric Power Research Institute.
As a Power Generation Business Development Manager, his primary focus is to promote WEG solutions and technology in the power generation industry as well as conduct Pump / System Assessments.