Dr. Nelik (aka “Dr. Pump”) is president of Pumping Machinery LLC, an Atlanta-based firm specializing in pump consulting, training, equipment troubleshooting and pump repairs. Dr. Nelik has 30 years of experience in pumps and pumping equipment. He may be reached at pump-magazine.com. For more information, visit www.pumpingmachinery.com/pump_school/pump_school.htm.
Barry T. Brown holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University of Science and Technology and a B.A. in history and geography from Northwest Missouri State University. He is a senior plant engineer for East Kentucky Power Cooperative at Spurlock Station, Maysville, Kentucky, where he acts as the system expert for condensers, cooling towers, air heaters and pumps. He has been involved in coal-fired power generation and engineering for 15 years.