PIA will be holding a Technical Meeting on the 24th September 2015 at the SKF Solution Factory. Ron Astall will be chairing the meeting which will include a tour of the SKF facility.

Meeting Information:

  • 4.30-6.00pm at 463 Orrong Rd, Weshpool 6106.
  • Parking available on site.
  • Light refreshments to follow

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.

Register your intention to attend with Secretary, Kevin Wilson at

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