Turbo Lab to present vibrations short course at May conference in Philadelphia
Course presented in partnership with Society for Machinery Failure Prevention Technology, Vibration Institute and Hydraulic Institute
The Turbo Lab has teamed up with the Society for Machinery Failure Prevention Technology (MFPT) to offer a short course at a spring conference in Philadelphia.
The Turbo Lab and MFPT along with the Hydraulic Institute and the Vibration Institute have formed a cooperative effort to expand the scope of presentations at the annual MFPT conference. Turbo Lab will present Vibration Problems and Solutions in Turbomachinery and Centrifugal Pumps, a full-day course offered on May 13 in conjunction with the MFPT 2019 conference, May 14-16 in King of Prussia, Pa. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
The course covers intermediate and advanced techniques for measuring, interpreting, and mediating vibration in turbomachinery and centrifugal pumps. The new method of motion-amplified video is explained and demonstrated. Modern troubleshooting methods and fixes are provided, with many case histories.
Course instructor William (Bill) D. Marscher is a ten-year veteran of the pump advisory committee for the Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia, hosted by the Turbo Lab annually in Houston. Marscher is president and technical director of Mechanical Solutions, Inc., where he and other staff perform design, analysis, testing and troubleshooting of pumps and miscellaneous turbomachinery. Bill has more than 40 years of hands-on and design experience with rotating machinery. Maki M. Onari, vice president of engineering for Mechanical Solutions, Inc., will teach alongside Marscher. Onari has extensive experience in resolving rotating machinery problems. His expertise includes field testing and associated capabilities in instrumentation, data acquisition and analysis equipment, and analysis of vibration and other dynamic machinery data.
The partnership is the first of its kind for the four organizations. The Turbo Lab began hosting short courses in 1995, building upon Texas A&M’s tradition of continuing education and professional workforce development. Visit turbolab.tamu.edu/short-courses/ to learn more, and register at mfpt.org.
The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Turbomachinery Laboratory makes a vital impact on turbomachinery and related industries through research, education and professional workforce development.
Bill Marscher, P.E., is President and Technical Director of Mechanical Solutions, Inc., where he and other staff perform design, analysis, testing, and troubleshooting of pumps and miscellaneous turbomachinery. Marscher has over 40 years of hands-on as well as design experience with rotating machinery in the aerospace, power, and process industries. Marscher is presently one of the US representatives to the ANSI/ ISO Machinery Acoustics and Vibration Standards Committee ISO TC108/S2, is past Board Chair of the Society for Machinery Failure Prevention Technology (MFPT), and is past President of the Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers (STLE). He is a Hydraulic Institute Standards Partner and is a ten year veteran of the TAMU Pump Symposium Advisory Committee.
Maki M. Onari is a Mechanical Solutions, Inc. Principal Engineer and Vice President of Engineering and has extensive experience in resolving rotating machinery problems. His special expertise includes field testing and associated capabilities in instrumentation, data acquisition and analysis equipment, and analysis of vibration and other dynamic machinery data. Prior to joining MSI, Onari worked for eight years for PDVSA El Tablazo, one of the largest petrochemical complexes in Venezuela, where he performed analysis, diagnosis, troubleshooting, and failure studies on a wide variety of rotating machines, combining data on their dynamic conditions, tribological information, and process operating data in order to develop fundamental understanding and solutions to mechanical problems. He has been through extensive training programs in the operation and maintenance of many types of equipment of specific manufacturers, including Solar Gas Turbines, Geon PVC Plants, Hitachi AOTS, Entek IRD Vibration Equipment, John Crane Mechanical Seals, and Bently Nevada Balance and Alignment Equipment and Software. As part of these efforts, he acquired significant test stand and field testing experience, as well as involvement in machinery specification, vendor selection/coordination, witness acceptance tests, and machinery commissioning.