Participants will leave the training with specific knowledge to eliminate mysterious pump failures, improve the running time and service life on a population of industrial pumps.
Learn why improper pump specification results in:
Learn a troubleshooting approach that avoids TRIAL AND ERROR
Locations and Dates:
The course will be conducted over four consecutive days at a conveniently located conference center or hotel. Continental breakfast, lunch, mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshments is included.
1- PUMP PRINCIPALS
2- SUCTION ENERGY
NPSH, NET POSITIVE SUCTION HEAD
4- THE AFFINITY LAWS
5- USEFUL WORK AND PUMP EFFICIENCY
6- PUMP CLASSIFICATION
7- UNDERSTANDING PUMP CURVES
8- THE SYSTEM CURVE
9- SHAFT DEFLECTION vs. BENT SHAFT
10- PUMP SHAFT AND MOTOR SHAFT ALIGNMENT
12- PUMP SHAFT PACKING
13- MECHANICAL SEALS
14- FAILURE ANALYSIS OF MECHANICAL SEALS
15- PROPER PIPING
Larry Bachus has over 40 years experience working with industrial pumps. His areas of expertise include diagnosing pump problems and seal failures. He has taught pump and seal improvement courses at many major plants and industries all over the world.
Larry began his work career as a pump mechanic apprentice in a southern steel mill. He continued working on pumps while serving in the US Navy. After completing his military service, Larry graduated from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He worked selling and installing pumps, while designing his own products at night. For a period of time, Larry ran his own pump rebuild shop. He began incorporating some of his original ideas to improve the service life of the pumps. Larry incorporated his own company in 1988 after developing a tool that broke the code on identification of rubber compounds used in o-rings and other seals and gaskets. Today, this tool is the standard in the industry.
At first Larry lectured on how to correctly rebuild pumps and seals.
Over the years the courses have taken another tack. Nowadays the
lectures are dedicated toward how to STOP rebuilding pumps and seals by
recognising maintenance, operational and design errors and identifying
and eliminating the factors that lead to failure of process pumps. Larry
has authored a book on pump theory, design and maintenance. The book is
titled: “Know and understand Centrifugal pumps” and is published by
Elsevier Science. Larry published his own version of the book in
Larry has taught as adjunct faculty at Cumberland University and also at the Tennessee Technological Center. He is an active member of the ASME. When not teaching, Larry lives in Tennessee, where he continues inventing new products.