Troubleshooting Rotodynamic Pump Vibration Issues - 1 Part Live Webinar | Wednesday June 12, 2024

Includes a Live Web Event on 06/12/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

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Troubleshooting Rotodynamic Pump 

Vibration Issues

Date: Wednesday June 12, 2024
Time: 1pm - 2 pm ET
PDH Credits: 1


This webinar presents a high-level step-by-step description of troubleshooting techniques to successfully address vibration issues on rotodynamic pumps.  The main focus is on centrifugal pumps of all types regarding their typical vibration issues such as imbalance, misalignment, rub, looseness, structural resonance, rotodynamic resonance, thermal loading issues, piping strain, flow-induced sub-synchronous vibration, internal recirculation, rotating stall, shaft failure, etc.

Learning Objectives

During this webinar, participants will learn:

  • How to attack a pump vibration problem
  • Identify the instrumentation and the test methods required to uncover the root cause of the vibration issue.
  • How to analyze the data using time wave form, frequency spectral analysis (FFT), continuous monitoring, modal analysis (bump testing), motion magnification video (MMV), and operating deflection shape (ODS).
  • Symptoms such as imbalance, misalignment, structural resonances, acoustic issues, torsional natural frequencies, cavitation, rotating stall, rubbing, and looseness are discussed.
  • Solution methods using finite element analysis (FEA) are discussed along with a detailed case study.
  • SKU: LW505B

    Registration Fees

    HI Member TypeFee
    Associate Member$89.25
    Standards Partner$89.25
    Training Partner$89.25
    Industry Partner$113.05
    Academic Partner$113.05

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    Robert (Bob) Sayer, P.E.

    Past President

    Vibration Institute

    • 45 years of experience in mechanical vibration and structural dynamics
    • BSCE, Ohio University, MSIE, Cleveland State University, MSCE, Purdue University
    • Recipient, Jack Frarey Medal for Excellence in the Field of Vibration Analysis
    • Instructor, Vibration Institute “Advanced Vibration Control” training
    • Instructor, Vibration Institute “Vibration Diagnostics Using Case Studies” course
    • Author of Two Chapters, “The Simplified Handbook of Vibration Analysis, Part 2”
    • Vice-Chairman, HI/ANSI 14.5.1, Foundations for Rotodynamic Pumps

    Jason Coppola

    Project Engineer III

    Mechanical Solutions, Inc.

    • Employed by Mechanical Solutions, Inc. since 2010
    • Extensive experience with FEA software such as Creo Parametric or Creo Elements/Pro for solid modeling or CAD, CAM, CAE, and associative 3D modeling application, ANSYS Multiphysics, and ANSYS Workbench
    • Extensive experience with advanced field testing,  troubleshooting, and data acquisition methods, including the use of accelerometers, strain gauges, microphones, and proximity probes
    • Active Committee Member of HI Vibration Committee since 2020
    • BS Mechanical Engineering at The College of New Jersey, Cum Laude
    • 12 years of experience with various types of water and wastewater pumps

    Paul Boyadjis

    Director of Structural Analysis

    Mechanical Solutions, Inc.

    • Employed by Mechanical Solutions, Inc. since 2002
    • Vice Chair, HI Pump Vibration Committee
    • Member of HI Dynamics of Pumping Machinery Committee
    • Lecturer on Pump Vibration at the Texas A&M Pump Symposium
    • M.S. Cum Laude Lehigh University
    • Over 30 years experience with centrifugal pumps
    • Co-Author Pump Mechanical & Dynamic Behavior Chapter, McGraw-Hill Pump Handbook

    PDH Credits

    One (1) PDH credit will be issued upon completion of this live webinar series. 

    The acceptance of continuing education as it applies to fulfillment of the state licensing requirements for professional designations is at the pleasure of the individual state licensing boards. It is the responsibility of the individual participants to be knowledgeable about their state requirements.

    Licensed Professional Engineers

    Continuing professional development is a vital component to the engineering licensure process. Most state licensing boards require continuing professional development as a condition for licensure and renewal of the license to practice engineering. Pre-approval of training providers and courses are not required by most state licensing boards, except for the following:

    Florida Board of Professional Engineers

    Pump Systems Matter is a board-approved continuing education provider for the Florida Board of Professional Engineers: License # CEA361.

    North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors

    Pump Systems Matter is an approved continuing professional competency sponsor for the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors: Sponsor # S-0523.

    New York State Board for Engineering, Land Surveying, and Geology

    Pump Systems Matter is approved as a sponsor of continuing education for professional engineers in New York State: NYS Sponsor # 241.


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