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Randal Ferman

Randal Ferman
  • Profession: Consulting Engineer
  • Expertise: Engineering
  • Years Of Experience: 35+
  • Topics Covered: Engineering & Design
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Randal Ferman has more than 45 years of experience in the pump industry. He is a registered Professional Engineer in California and in Texas. During his 32 years with Flowserve, a global pump manufacturer, his responsibilities covered a broad range of engineering assignments. He is presently Principal, Ekwestrel Engineering LLC, Austin, Texas, providing services on new and existing pumping equipment and systems. His clients span a range of industries including oil & gas, electric power generation, water, wastewater, solids handling, pump manufacturing, engineering and construction, energy efficiency, pipeline transportation, and pump service and repair.

Posts By: Randal Ferman

  1. Design for Minimum Flow
  2. Ethics in Engineering – The Element of Trust
  3. Ethics and the Engineer in Practice – Part 2
  4. Ethics and the Engineer in Practice – Part 1
  5. An Engineer’s View of the Two Horse Brand
  6. Pump lead times – what to expect
  7. NPSH Margin — How Much?
  8. The Scope of Pump Reliability
  9. Common Centrifugal Pump Terms in Plain English
  10. Suction – It’s Not What You Think It Is
  11. Which pump engineering units of measure do you use?
  12. Impellers – why underfile?
  13. Should Pump Users Care About Axial Thrust?