Mastering Pump Efficiency: Defeating Pump Killers for Reliable Operation and Energy Savings

A Chemical Processing-hosted webinar sponsored by Hydro, Inc.

September 21, 2023

2:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM CT / 11:00 AM PT / 7:00 PM GMT

Duration:1 hour

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This webinar will provide an overview of some of the most common “pump killers,” including the fundamentals behind the problem and what can be done to improve operation. Focus areas include NPSH and cavitation, the effect of operating at low flows, and abrasion and erosion. Each failure mode will be reviewed with an eye to improving reliability and saving energy. A case study will provide practical application of the material as it highlights a project that improved pump performance, reduced energy usage, and obtained reliable operation for a “bad actor” cooling water pump at a chemical plant.

Sponsored by:


Dr. Gary Dyson, PhD

Gary Dyson is managing director of Hydro Inc’s Global Engineering Services division. He has a doctorate degree from Cranfield University and 30 years of experience in senior positions with many pump industry manufacturers.

Gary’s expertise includes pump hydraulic performance, design, and reliability improvement. Gary has presented papers on pump designs to the ImechE and ASME and holds a patent on a zero emissions device for the stuffing box of reciprocating pumps.


Traci Purdum
Editor in Chief
Chemical Processing