Pre-Conference Workshop

Pumping System Vibration: Understanding the Fundamentals

Tuesday, April 17
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM
Location: Beavis, Sheraton

CWEA: 7.2 Contact Hours

$145 (Early Bird and Saver) / $174 (Full Rate after 3-30-18)

Practice Area: Other

The session focuses on vibration testing and analysis. Topics include:
• Vibration related definitions, measurement units, typical types of vibration data output, types of measurement hardware, and methods for diagnosing failures.
• Natural frequency, resonance, and associated specialized testing methods.
• Performing pre-construction dynamics analysis to reduce the risk of installing vibration problems.

Learner Outcomes:

Level: Intermediate; working knowledge of subject matter / journeyman level staff


Eric Olson

Vice President
Mechanical Solutions, Inc.


As VP of Business Development and Principal Engineer at MSI, Mr. Olson is a recognized leader in the pump industry, with nearly 30 years of experience in both technical and business development capacities. His present areas of focus include troubleshooting and pump design and analysis. He holds a BS in Marine Engineering from the California Maritime Academy where he earned an unlimited horsepower 3rd Assistant Engineers Merchant Marine license. He is a multi-year short course speaker at the Texas A&M International Pump and Turbomachinery Symposia. Previously, Mr. Olson worked at Ingersoll-Dresser Pump (now Flowserve) as a Field Engineer, Sales Engineer, and eventually Regional Manager.


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Zaheer Shaikh

Project Manager
Carollo Engineers, Inc.


Zaheer Shaikh has focused his career on wastewater treatment plant design. He has worked in all phases of project development with an emphasis on design and construction support of wastewater treatment facilities. His work involved unit process evaluation, new facility layout and designs, and retrofitting of existing facilities.


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