Look for more information to come soon about upcoming Pump Guy events.

About the Pump Guy Seminar

The Pump Guy Seminar is presented by world-renowned pump expert Larry Bachus (a.k.a. “Pump Guy”) and Flow Control. The training is designed to provide process plant engineers, managers, technicians, operators, and others involved with pumping systems technical knowledge on industrial pump design, operation, and maintenance. Upon completion of this training event, attendees will be armed with the necessary information to improve plant production via reliable pump and process piping system design strategy. Attendees receive a certificate for professional development hours and a copy of Larry’s textbook, Everything You Need to Know About Pumps.

Who Is the Pump Guy?

Larry Bachus

Larry Bachus

Larry Bachus has nearly 40 years of experience working with industrial pumps. His areas of expertise include diagnosing pump problems and seal failures. He has taught pump and seal improvement courses at major plants and facilities worldwide. Since October of 2007 Larry has worked with Flow Control magazine to present the Pump Guy Seminar throughout the continental U.S.

Larry began his career as a pump mechanic apprentice in a southern steel mill. He continued working on pumps while serving in the U.S. Navy. After completing his military service, Larry graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He worked selling and installing pumps while designing his own products at night. For a period of time, Larry ran his own pump rebuild shop. He began compiling some of his original ideas to improve the service life of the pumps. Larry incorporated his own company in 1988 after developing a tool that broke the code on the identification of rubber compounds used in O-rings and other seals and gaskets. Today, this tool is an industry standard.

Larry has taught as an adjunct faculty member at Cumberland University and the Tennessee Technological Center. He is a retired member of the ASME and writes a monthly column for Flow Control magazine. When not on the road teaching, Larry lives in Tennessee, where he invents new products.


Wondering whether the Pump Guy Seminar is for you? Watch the video clips below.

For more clips from the “Pump Guy Insights” video series, click here.

Endress+Hauser will hosted the Jan. 12-14 Pump Guy Seminar at its Process Training Unit in La Porte, Texas. Watch the following video to learn more about E+H’s PTU.

Pump Guy Seminar registrations are nonrefundable. However, should a scheduling conflict arise, Flow Control will provide a credit to attend a future Pump Guy Seminar as your schedule permits. Flow Control reserves the right to cancel and/or reschedule trainings if the number of registrations is insuffucient to cover cost. In the event of cancellation, registrants will be given the option to transfer their registration to an alternate training date or receive a refund of their registation fees.