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Introduction to Pumps

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Please register prior to September 21st to ensure this course meets minimum attendee requirements to proceed as planned.

-------------------------------------------- Course Description:-

This half-day Introduction to Pumps course is for technical personnel involved in the selection and operation of Pumps in Oil and Gas Processing facilities.

The Introduction to Pumps course is a basic introduction to both Centrifugal and Reciprocating Pumps and does briefly include some good operating practices to improve Pump longevity, safety and operating costs.

A complete set of course materials is included in the Introduction to Pumps course.

----------------------------------------- Who Should Attend:-

Technicians, Operators and Junior Engineers will find the Introduction to Pumps course helpful and relevant.

----------------------------------------- Course Outline:-

Topics included in the Introduction to Pumps course:

•Reciprocating Pumps.

•Centrifugal Pumps.

•Pump head and power calculations.

•Pump components.

•Pump selection.

•Pump optimization and control.

--------------------------------------------- Instructor:-

Nev Hircock, PEng. Nev Hircock is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of Cambridge UK and has over 32 years Oil and Gas experience since coming to Calgary. Nev has worked some 17 years with Dome and Amoco in both Project and Process Engineering capacities and since 1994 has been an independent Engineering Consultant specializing in Process and Environmental Engineering. He has been particularly involved in the efficient operation of Gas Processing Plants and associated rotating machinery such as compressors and aerial coolers. Nev has been giving seminars on many aspects of Gas Plant design and optimization for the past 30 years and has had numerous papers published with the Gas Processors Association in Western Canada and the Laurence Reid Gas Conditioning Conference of the USA.

------------------------------------- Venue:-

Ramada Hotel (Downtown Calgary) - Bordeaux Room 708 8th Ave SW Calgary, AB


The Bordeaux room is located on the conference floor (2nd floor) of the Ramada Hotel. To access the room, take the stairs in the lobby or the elevator. If you need assistance in finding the room, please ask the front desk staff. There will also be signage in the conference center to direct you to the room.

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