Pumps & Systems Magazine and WIKA Present Free Webinar: "Measure Reliability"

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (April 7, 2014) – Pumps & Systems, the leading magazine for pump users worldwide, is proud to announce the “Measure Reliability” webinar, a presentation made in partnership with WIKA Instrument, LP, a global manufacturer of pressure and temperature measurement instrumentation.

The live webinar will take place May 22, 2014, at 1 p.m. Eastern. Registration is free at www.pump-zone.com/measure-reliability-2014.

In “Measure Reliability,” Jason Deane, a senior instrumentation engineer at WIKA, will discuss how pressure gauges support a plant’s reliability-centered maintenance efforts. Industry estimates suggest that as much as 5 percent of production capacity is lost each year as a result of unplanned shutdowns.

Deane will teach pump users the five-step audit process for resetting and sustaining the accuracy of a plant’s mechanical gauge population. The webinar will also feature research about the current state of pressure gauges and the most common reasons for gauge failure, identified by WIKA’s Full Audit Service Team after performing more than 300 instrumentation audits in chemical, petrochemical, oil & gas, pulp & paper and power generation plants.

In addition, the webinar will help pump users learn to:

  • Lower expenses
  • Reduce safety risks
  • Address potential problems before failure

The one-hour event will include a 45-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute live question-and-answer segment.

About the Presenter

Jason Deane is a senior instrumentation engineer at WIKA Instrument, LP and serves as a member of the company’s Full Audit Service Team (FAST), a value-added services program that provides gauge expertise to processing plants. As a FAST engineer, Deane investigates, diagnoses and corrects issues with pressure and temperature instrumentation to improve plant safety and operations. Prior to joining WIKA, he worked as a customer reliability engineer and sales engineer for John Crane, where he specialized in failure analysis, rotating equipment and engineering design. He holds a degree in industrial & systems engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

About Pumps & Systems Magazine

Pumps & Systems is the voice of the pump and rotating equipment industry. As the leading magazine for pump users worldwide for 20 years, it delivers relevant industry news coverage and powerful technical information to more than 40,000 BPA-qualified managers, engineers, operators and maintenance professionals. Pumps & Systems is published monthly and is the only North American trade publication that covers pumps and related operations in every issue. Pumps & Systems is supported digitally with the No. 1 pump industry website, www.pump-zone.com. The magazine also delivers timely information and pump industry news through its monthly e-newsletters—Pump Industry Insider, Pump Users Digest and Products for Pump Users.

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