How to Deal with Performance Issues in Parallel & Series Pump Operations
In this webinar, Mr. Stu Watson will review applications and design philosophies where pumps may be installed in Parallel and Series. He will also recap the foundations of centrifugal pump curves and system curves.
Attendees will Learn About:
Operating points on the pump curve
Arranging pumps in both parallel and series configurations
Affects of mismatch between pumps
About the Presenter
MR. STUART WATSON has international oil and gas experience including onshore and offshore roles; process/mechanical, lead mechanical and project engineering positions for over 25 years.
His experience has taken him to facilities around the world in regions including Australia, Africa, the Middle East and the US. Mr. Watson graduated with honors in 1995 from Curtin University, Perth, Australia, with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating he worked in Perth, Australia supporting Woodside's offshore facilities. In January 2000, Stuart accepted a position with Pearl Development Company of Colorado where he worked over the next eight years at many of the gas production and processing facilities in the western US. His work included expansions for Unocal Alaska, facilities engineering at the El Paso Field Service's 650MMscfd Chaco Plant and various other projects in Colorado and Wyoming. In 2008, he oversaw and commissioned a 92MMscfd amine sweetening and cryogenic NGL train for the Government of Ras Al Khaimah (UAE). Thereafter, he started his own engineering consultancy supporting both mechanical and process disciplines. In 2009 he started instructing part time for John M. Campbell and Co. in mechanical engineering and operator training. Currently, Mr. Watson supports PetroSkills in a full time role to ensure technical and quality assurance in ICE, Pipeline, Mechanical and Offshore engineering.