The PIA is coming to Perth, with a Technical Meeting to provide those in WA the latest insights into three important subjects.

The PIA encourages you to come along if you are Perth based and welcomes you to invite your local Agent or Distributor.

Venue: SKF Solution Factory 463 Orrong Rd, Welshpool 6106

Local contact: Natasha Cooke (08) 6258 6000

Time: 4:30 pm to 6:00PM Parking available on site.

Light refreshments to follow This meeting will be chaired by Ron Astall and will include a tour of the SKF facility. Members and guests are requested to register if they wish to attend to assist with logistics.

The meeting will include the following presentations:

“An introduction to SKF Australia” – Bearing Reliability in Pumps including specific bearing types for pump applications, housing sealing arrangements, lubrication systems & types, alignment & monitoring and basic troubleshooting.

Ron Astall – UPA “The effect of the pump operating point on bearing loads and reliability”

Tony Robins – KSB Australia “Slurry Pumps – equipment selection, installation & servicing for arduous applications”.

This meeting should provide a great opportunity for members in WA to contact their industry colleagues and network with local pump people, while hopefully exploring topics that will be helpful in broadening their knowledge in specific areas. Please register your intention to attend with our Secretary, Kevin Wilson at

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