31st International Pump User Symposium (2015)

Lectures | Tutorials | Discussion Groups | Case Studies | Short Courses


Lecture P01: High Viscosity Test Of A Crude Oil Pump
Authors: Fabien Cerru, Brigitte Le Fur (CETIM), Cato Knutsen Moe (Eureka Pumps)
Lecture P02: Increase Cooling Water System Capacity Without Introducing Problems and Maintenance
Authors: Georgi Ushev, Henry Huynh, Patrick Guy (Amec Foster Wheeler) and David Werth (Clemson Engineering Hydraulics)
Lecture P03: The Measured Impact of Erosion on the Rotodynamic and Performance Characteristics of a Mixed Flow ESP
Authors: Gerald Morrison, Nicolas Carvajal, Ramy Saleh and Changrui Bai (Turbomachinery Laboratory, TAMU)
Lecture P04: Qualification and optimization of solid polymer tilting pad bearings for subsea pump applications
Authors: Dieter Henssler (John Crane Bearing Technology GmbH), Lorenz Schneider, Simon Gassmann and Thomas Felix (Sulzer Management AG)
Lecture P05: Simulator To Train Operators On Newly Installed Pumping Equipment
Authors: Jeffrey A. Bennett, Augusto Garcia-Hernandez (Southwest Research Institute), Moisés León Dorantes, Marco Antonio Muñoz Prior (PEMEX)
Lecture P06: Acid Gas Removal Optimization With Energy Recovery
Authors: Andrea Gains-Germain, Prem Krish, Max Shirazi (Energy Recovery)
Lecture P07: Pulsation Amplitude Effects of Altering Characteristics of Gas-Liquid Dampeners
Authors: Sarah Simons, Chester Whinery, Klaus Brun (Southwest Research Institute)


Tutorial P01: Lubrication Delivery Advances For Pumps And Motor Drivers
Authors: Heinz P. Bloch (Process Machinery Consulting)
Tutorial P02: Barrier and Buffer Fluids Selection and Considerations for Mechanical Seals
Authors: Michael Huebner (Flowserve)
Tutorial P04: An End-User's Guide to Centrifugal Pump Rotordynamics
Author: William D. Marscher (Mechanical Solutions, Inc.)
Tutorial P05: Maintenance Philosophy
Author: John P. Joseph II (Rotating Equipment Systems, LLC)
Tutorial P06: Compression Packing: A Traditional Sealing Method Achieving High Levels Of Performance With Modern Technology
Author: Chuck Tanner (SEPCO), Henri Azibert (Fluid Sealing Association)
Tutorial P07: API 682 Arrangement 2 Configurations - Considerations for Outer Seal and Support System Design
Author: Brian Kalfrin (John Crane), Luis Gonzalez (S&B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd.)
Tutorial P08: The Evolution And Application Of Mechanical Seal Face Materials
Author: William Dietzel, Jack Vasko (Flowserve)

Discussion Groups

Discussion Group 01: Monitoring Vibration and Other Critical Machine Conditions
  • William Marscher (Mechanical Solutions, Inc.)
  • Steve Locke (DuPont)
  • Ron Adams (Sulzer Pumps)
  • Dag Calafell (ExxonMobil)
  • Simon Bradshaw (ITT Goulds)
  • Al Miller (Flowserve)
  • Jack Claxton (Patterson Pump Company)
  • Juan Gamarra (Mechanical Solutions, Inc.)
  • Ed Watson (DuPont)
Discussion Group 02: Couplings and Alignment
  • Thomas Davidson (Linde, LLC)
  • Terry Roehm (Marathon Oil Company)
  • Chris Rackham (John Crane Flexibox)
  • Mark Oneil (Altra Couplings)
Discussion Group 03: Gears
  • Lisa Ford (Lufkin)
  • Joseph Silvaggio (Siemens)
  • Robert Eisenmann (BP)
Discussion Group 04: Lubrication
  • Leslie Thilagan (S&B Engineers & Constructors)
  • Brian Pettinato (Elliott Group)
  • Charles Rutan (Stress Engineering Services, Inc.)
  • Jeff Buck (Shell Projects and Technology)
  • Alex Schaefer (Elliott Group)
Discussion Group P05: Centrifugal Pump Operation, Maintenance, and Reliability
  • Henry Borchard (Chevron Co.)
  • David DePaolis (Flowserve Co.)
  • Richard Donley (PBF Energy, Toledo Refinery)
  • Adam Gottlieb (Celanese Clear Lake Plant)
  • Jamie Lucas (Marathon Petroleum)
  • Calvin Stevenson (Flint Hills Resources Houston Plant)
  • Arun Kumar (HPCL - Mittal Energy Ltd., India)
Discussion Group P06: Mechanical Seals
  • Michael Huebner (Flowserve)
  • Henri Azibert (Fluid Sealing Association)
  • Shifeng Wu (A.W. Chesterton)
  • Eric Vanhie (EagleBurgmann)
  • Todd Monroe (LyondellBasell)
  • Brian Kalfrin (John Crane)
Discussion Group P07: Improving Mean Time Between Pump Failures
  • John P. Joseph II (Rotating Equipment Systeams, LLC)
  • Bill Litton (Magellan Midstream Partners LP)
  • Mike Smith (Flowserve)
  • Dave Depaolis (Flowserve)
Discussion Group P08: Vertical Pump Problems and Solutions
  • Paul Behnke (ITT Goulds Pumps)
  • Bob Davis (Sulzer Pumps)
  • Jim Kilgore (Motiva)
  • Mike Smith (Flowserve)
  • Eric Vanhie (EagleBurgmann)
Discussion Group P09: Sealless Pumps
  • Daniel Wood (DuPont)
  • Denny Fegan (Powerdyne Consultants)
  • Gene Baker (LyondellBasell)
  • James Lobach (Teikoku USA)
  • Matt Moy (Flowserve)
Discussion Group P10: Pipeline Applications
  • Bill Litton (Magellan Midstream Partners LP)
  • Bruce Weber (Champion)
  • Ralph Dickau (Enbridge Pipelines)
  • George Maddox (Best Pumpworks)
  • Mike NIgro (Weir Services)
  • Marc Hagn (Enterprise)
Panel Session/Discussion Group P11: Subsea Pumps and Drivers
  • Bob Heyl (Chevron retiree)
  • Pierre-Jean Bibet (Total E&P)
  • Thom Eldridge (Shell)
  • Nils Solvik (Framo)
  • Ron Adams (Sulzer Pumps)
  • Roland Maurischat (Leistritz)
  • Nickolas Necker (EagleBurgmann)
  • John Byeseda (Cameron)
  • David Harrold (FMCTI)
Discuss Group P12: Cryogenic Fluid Pumping Applications
  • Enver Karakas (Ebara Intl.)
  • Lonn Hall (Ebara Intl.)
  • Wayne Guest (ExxonMobil)
  • Dag Calafell (ExxonMobile)
  • Vinod Patel (KBR)

Case Studies

Pump Case Study Session 1A

CSP01: Eliminating Damage by Using Anti-Vortex Vanes
Author: Joseph Silvaggio, Jr. (Siemens)
CSP02: 500 Centrifugal Pump Failures Prevented Using New Prevention Strategy
Author: Bladimir Gomez (PDVSA)

Pump Case Study Session 1B

CSP03: The Effect of Impeller/Cutwater Clearance on Pump Vibration
Authors: Lyn Greenhill, Valerie Lease (DynaTech Engineering, Inc.), Ali Rozati (CD-adapco, Inc)
CSP04: Piping Load effect on shaft vibration in a multi-stage barrel type boiler feed pump
Authors: Maki M. Onari (Mechanical Solutions, Inc.), Gary Krafft (HydroTex Dynamics, Inc.), Keith Munn (AEP Welsh Plant)

Pump Case Study Session 2A

CSP05: Torsional Analysis Challenges of a Centrifugal Pump Train
Authors: Niklas Sehlstedt, Niels Peter Pauli (Lloyd's Register Consulting)
CSP06: Circulating Water Pump Resonance
Author: Monroe Voyles, Ryan Utara (ITT Goulds Pumps)

Pump Case Study Session 2B

CSP07: Eliminating Cavitation Damage In High-Energy Water Injection Pumps By Suction Impeller Redesign
Authors: Frank Visser, Tim Bastiaansen, Nico van den Berg (Flowserve), Yousuf S. Al-Shuhail, Saad A. Al-Ali, Abdulaziz N. Al-Qahtani (Saudi Aramco)
CSP08: Challenge Of ESP Test Facility Development To Simulate Expected Downhole Conditions
Authors: Becki Owston (Southwest Research Institute)

Short Courses

Short Course 01: Vibration Problems and Solutions in Pumps and Turbomachinery
Instructors: William D. Marscher, Eric J. Olson, Maki M. Onari, Paul Boyadjis (Mechanical Solutions, Inc.)
Short Course P02: Advanced Mechanical Seals 201 - Demystifying Piping Plans and Support Systems
Instructors: William Dietzel (Flowserve), Henri Azibert (A.W. Chesterton Company), Eric Vanhie (Eagle Burgmann), Brian Kalfrin (John Crane)
Short Course P03: Pumps 101
Instructors: John P. Joseph II (Rotating Equipment Systems Technical Association), Daniel Wood (DuPont)
Short Course P04: Fundamentals of Centrifugal Pump and System Interaction
Instructor: Mike Volk (Volk & Associates)
Short Course P05: Pump Cavitation - Physics, Prediction, Control, Troubleshooting
Instructors: Bruno Schiavello and Frank C. Visser (Flowserve Pump Division)
Short Course P06: Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting Mechanical Seals and Systems
Instructors: Michael Huebner (Flowserve Corporation)
Short Course P07: Key Features of Topside and Subsea Multiphase Pumps
Instructors: Pierre-Jean Bibet (Total E&P), Paul Cooper, Mike Moore (ITT Bornemann), Bob Heyl (Chevron retiree)
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