Ron Astall, Sales & Contracts Manager at United Pumps Australia
Ron has had a long career in the pump industry with experience in areas including engineering, contract management, applications, sales, marketing and quality assurance; process and petrochemical industries; and the development and implementation of related QA and Contract Management Systems. He is a co-author of the PIA Pump Technical Handbook and a regular trainer and speaker at Australian and international technical seminars. In his presentation, Ron will talk about identifying persistently problematic pumps and what to monitor to prevent trouble before it happens.
Malcolm Robertson, Managing Director at Robertson Technology
Malcolm Robertson is trained as a physicist – obtaining a BSc from Queen Mary College, University of London and a PhD from the University of Surrey – as well as an electronics engineer. He has formed companies in South Africa, the UK and Australia for R&D, manufacturing, and marketing. Currently, he supplies innovative instrumentation to measure pump performance through his company, Robertson Technology based in Western Australia. Over the course of his career, he has obtained five patents and presented numerous technical papers. In his presentation, Malcolm will look at pump condition monitoring and remote support.