Johannes
Meijer

A process-industry veteran with a few decennia of experience under his belt. A fond believer in good engineering practice, Johannes literally can’t stop talking about hose pumps.

He worked on projects that included Pepsi, AkzoNobel, Mining, Steel, BrewDev and many others.

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“A 70 meters high flame burst out of the distillery tower!

My mission

Back when I first started out as a professional, my first experience with pumps was while working as an operator at AKZO (NL). The pumps were always leaking and for every pump we had one spare-pump on standby. Switching pumps was part of my duties and one time this went really wrong. I switched the pump on the methanol distillation tower and I made a horrible mistake. All of a sudden the factory went into an emergency shutdown and a 70 meters high flame burst out of the distillery tower which consequently warmed the whole factory.

That day I learned that the proper treatment of pumps is much more important than I previously thought.

Throughout my extensive international engineering career, I have been working hard to improve the efficiency of, among others, pumping systems.

What I noticed during these years, is that pumps are often treated with the same indifference as I did back at AKZO. Although these people and organisations might not have flames shooting out of their facility, they do also pay the price, often literally by having astronomus maintenance costs and unplanned downtime.

It is my mission to create more awareness in the pump industry that we can do a much better job if we apply good engineering practice. This is not a quick solution, but something to strive for every day.

To do so, I teach, advise and inspire fellow pump industry professionals to raise the bar by providing them with online education and consulting.

“We can do a much better job if we apply good engineering practice.”

Johannes Meijer

A process-industry veteran with a few decennia of experience under his belt. A fond believer in good engineering practice, Johannes literally can’t stop talking about hose pumps.

He worked on projects that included Pepsi, AkzoNobel, Mining, Steel, BrewDev and many others.

Consult     Follow

My mission

Back when I first started out as a professional, my first experience with pumps was while working as an operator at AKZO (NL). The pumps were always leaking and for every pump we had one spare-pump on standby. Switching pumps was part of my duties and one time this went really wrong. I switched the pump on the methanol distillation tower and I made a horrible mistake. All of a sudden the factory went into an emergency shutdown and a 70 meters high flame burst out of the distillery tower which consequently warmed the whole factory.

That day I learned that the proper treatment of pumps is much more important than I previously thought.

Throughout my extensive international engineering career, I have been working hard to improve the efficiency of, among others, pumping systems.

What I noticed during these years, is that pumps are often treated with the same indifference as I did back at AKZO. Although these people and organisations might not have flames shooting out of their facility, they do also pay the price, often literally by having astronomus maintenance costs and unplanned downtime.

It is my mission to create more awareness in the pump industry that we can do a much better job if we apply good engineering practice. This is not a quick solution, but something to strive for every day.

To do so, I teach, advise and inspire fellow pump industry professionals to raise the bar by providing them with online education and consulting.

Publications

Solving high amperage problems in France

Saving 100.000 USD a year in Kenya

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