Expert in Centrifugal Pump Design, Centrifugal Pump Application, Aftermarket Operations
Expert ID: 726255 Pennsylvania, USA
In 1990, Expert went to work with his good friend Dr. Elemer Makay to improve his skills in the root cause analysis of degraded pumping systems and to apply state-of-the-art designs for improving pump life and performance. During this period, Michal helped pioneer the majority of manufacturing and inspection processes for significant improvements in pump reliability and reduction in the total life cycle cost of pumping systems.
Expert currently works with many customers in varied markets in the training of personnel, specification development, root cause analysis, and the implementation of strategic programs to upgrade pumping systems to best-in-class standards. Expert is currently a member of the ASME Pump & Valve Testing committee.
His mission is to make customers best-in-class in their industry with regards to pump operating cost by increasing their knowledge of the generic issues of pump degradation/failure and their solutions, and by supporting integration of improved specifications and procedures to obtain consistent results to an upgraded process.
He is president of a consulting firm that specializes in centrifugal pump design and applications.As president of a consulting firm, he has implemented strategic programs for increasing the reliability and life of centrifugal pumps for several corporations in the fossil and nuclear utilities industry.He regularly provides independent oversight of centrifugal pump inspections and repairs.
|Year: 1973||Degree: BS||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: Lehigh University|
|Years: 2005 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: President||Department:|
Responsibilities:He is owner and president of a consulting company that specializes in centrifugal pump design and application. He is responsible for engineering services, strategic planning, sales, and the overall operation of the company.
|Years: 1995 to 2000||Employer: Ingersoll-Dresser Pump Company||Title: Vice President||Department: Worldwide Aftermarket|
Responsibilities:He had P&L responsibility for a $350 million aftermarket business.
|Years: 1990 to 1995||Employer: HydroAire||Title: President||Department:|
Responsibilities:He was responsible for marketing, sales, and engineering.
|Years: 1989 to 1990||Employer: Liberty Technologies||Title: Vice President||Department: Marketing|
Responsibilities:He was responsible for the growth of sales and marketing.
|Years: 1974 to 1989||Employer: Ingersoll-Rand Corporation||Title: Various||Department: Various|
Responsibilities:He was responsible for aftermarket, marketing worldwide, engineering efforts, and sales.
|Years: 1974 to 1976||Agency: US Navy||Role: Design Engineer||Description: He designed pumps for the Navy nuclear submarine problem while an employee of Ingersoll-Rand.|
|Associations / Societies|
|Member of ASME Pump & Valve ISTB Committee|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He has written the Vertical Pump Maintenance Guide for the Electric Power Research Institute, and several articles published in Pumps & Systems magazine.|
|Training / Seminars|
|He provides centrifugal pump training focusing on improving reliability and life by understanding pump design, generic failure mechanisms, and available solutions.|
|He is highly involved in the fossil and nuclear utility industries as well as the pump repair industry.|
|Spanish||He is moderately proficient in Spanish.|
Fields of Expertise
centrifugal pump, centrifugal pump application, centrifugal pump design, pumping system troubleshooting, oil pump, rotor stability, chemical feeder pump, lift pump, pressure drop, fluid pumping, critical speed, liquid injection pump, pump lubrication, pump efficiency, stainless steel 416, fossil fuel power plant water system, desalination pumping equipment, high-pressure pump, booster pump, pump testing, pumping system design, volute pump design, volute pump application, pump application, rotary pump design, pump capacity, pump evaluation, pump design, sludge pump, pumping system, pumping equipment, pump, pumping, energy-efficient pump, radioactive waste pumping equipment, axial-flow pump, slurry pump, boiler-feed pump, single-stage volute pump, volute pump, pump standard, sealless pump, pump vibration, sludge pumping equipment, water pump, wastewater pumping equipment, physical property, water flow, sump pump, submersible pump, sewage pump, rod-type pump, pumping application, pump selection, pump noise, pump code, petroleum production, impeller, fuel pump, fluid handling, fire pump, feed pump, electrohydrodynamic pump