It’s the question that underpins everything pump users and specifiers do when monitoring and operating pumps: how do you ensure you’re getting optimal performance every time?PIA is hosting a technical seminar on 27 April in Mount Waverley, Melbourne, that will explore what steps need to be taken in pump design, testing, and performance monitoring to allow for optimum operating conditions.

The seminar will also help pump users determine the best inspection and testing planning (ITP).

Running from 9am – 5pm, the full-day program will include presentations from key players in the pump industry, and explore topics ranging from sensors and meters, to pump standards and guidelines.

Keith Sanders, Ken Kugler, and Ron Astall will discuss pump standards, including ISO, and API 610, and compare approaches to pump specifications.

Nasir Akolawala and Les Luke’s presentation will explore sensors and meters that have been developed for submersible sewage pumps.

Ken Kugler and Ron Astall will then be back to talk about works testing (AS 2417) and how it stacks up to the results of site testing.

Malcolm Robertson will present on the continuous performance monitoring thermal method, and demonstrate this through a case study.

A presentation by WEG will cover motor MEPS operation and service recommendations, while Keith Sanders will explore the condition monitoring guideline ANSI/HI 9.6.5.

The topic of process instrumentation remote monitoring of pump stations will be discussed by speakers Josh Pinto and Arash Louie, before the final PIA panel session, where Praveen Salian and Farukh Yaqub will cover remote on-line condition monitoring for pumps.

These presentations together aim to highlight pump lifecycle costs, and the balance between reliability of service, and maintaining plant output programs.

PIA’s technical seminar will take place at Bruce County Hotel, 445, Blackburn Rd, Mt. Waverley, VIC, 3149. To register, visit or contact the PIA secretary at

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