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Empowering Pumps & Equipment Training Event: Positive Displacement (PD) Pumps


DATE: Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

TIME: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

LOCATION: LEWA-Nikkiso America, Inc. Gulf Coast Service Center,  2446 Greens Rd, Houston, TX 77032

With a Mission to Connect, Inform, and Educate, Empowering Pumps & Equipment is hosting a training event focusing specifically on Positive Displacement Pumps. Collaborating with Leistritz Advanced Technologies Corp. and LEWA-Nikkiso America, Inc., this 1-Day training session will cover topics addressing positive displacements pumps best practices. Specific technologies discussed will include:

  • Positive Displacement pump basics
  • Principles of operation and differences between PD Pumps and Centrifugal pumps
  • Screw pumps
  • Controlled Volume Metering Pumps
  • Areas covered will be:
    • functional basics
    • flow characteristics
    • troubleshooting
    • upstream and downstream piping requirements

This Course is designed for: Rotating Equipment Reliability and Process Engineers, Supply Chain Managers, Operations Personnel, Maintenance Supervisors, Mechanics, and anyone involved in the operation or maintenance of pumping equipment.

Seminar Fee: $595

Space is limited, so only the first 60 registrants will be able to reserve their spots. Sign up today so you don’t miss out! Registration will be closed by March 11th, 2019.

For those training participants who are driving in locally, parking is available. For those traveling into town, the Courtyard Houston Intercontinental Airport located at 15838 John F Kennedy Boulevard in Houston, Texas, is only a 5 minute drive to the facility.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be included along with a shop tour of the LEWA Gulf Coast Service Center.

About the Presenters

Randy Bennett is Vice President of Technology and Operations for Leistritz Advanced Technologies Corp. Bennett has been working with screw pumps and pump systems at Leistritz since 1994. He is responsible for all technical and production related activities including design, purchasing, project management, technical support, fabrication and assembly, quality control, document control and service.  Before that, Bennett was with General Dynamics, Electric Boat Division, in Groton, CT, supporting the nuclear research submarine NR-1 as a mechanical systems engineer. Bennett has a BME from the University of Delaware and an MSME from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is the chair of the Rotary Positive Displacement Pump Section with Hydraulic Institute and was awarded the HI Member of the Year award in 2013.  He is a committee member for API 676 and API 688, and is also a member of ASME and NACE.

Ken McQuesten is the Technical Service Support Manager at LEWA-Nikkiso America Inc. (LNA), having direct responsibility of LNA’s Aftersales Business. Ken has three (3) Technical Customer Service Advisors / Technicians as direct reports geographically supporting service activities in United States, Canada, Mexico and the Northern Cone of South America. Ken has 38 years of experience with Reciprocating Diaphragm and Plunger pumps used in customized packages for various applications in Chemical, Petrochemical, Industrial, and Oil and Gas markets. Prior to his current position, Ken managed LNA’s North East Regional Sales territory for 16 years, following 8 years as a Sr. Application Engineer. Professional affiliations include Hydraulic Institute – Controlled Volume Metering Pump Standard Committee (CVMP) – November 2001 through today. International Society for Pharma-co-epidemiology (ISPE) 2004 – 2006, and 3-A Sanitary Standards and Committees – Homogenizers and Reciprocating Pumps 1995 – 1999.  Ken’s professional pump life includes BIF, a Unit of General Signal Corporation as a Site Liaison / Cost Estimator 1986 -1988, and Chemcon Inc. as a Municipal Project Bid Estimator 1981 – 1985. Prior roles include Design Liaison for the Naval Nuclear training “Mock Up” in Groton, CT, and General Dynamics (Nuclear Submarines) in Groton, CT – Piping and Support Designer. Ken holds a Mechanical Design and Engineering Technology Degree from Thames Valley State College of Connecticut. You can reach him at email kmcquesten@lewa-inc.com.

Complete the short form below to start the registration process!

Leistritz Advanced Technologies Corp. is oneLeistritz of the pioneers in the field of screw pumps. Leistritz has been developing their products since 1924 and has the most comprehensive production program in this field today. Learn more at www.leistritzcorp.com.

LEWA-Nikkiso America, Inc. is the leading supplier for metering pumps and systems in North America. With subsidiaries in Holliston, MA and Houston, TX plus numerous representatives, we guarantee excellent consulting, project management, engineering and service. Explore more at www.lewa-inc.com.


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