CPSA the pump industry specific professional qualification

Principal CPSA Lecturer

Alex Yates

Alex has been the principal presenter of the BPMA lecture-based courses including the Certified Pump Systems auditor (CPSA) initiative for several years.

Alex has worked in the field of roto-dynamic performance assessments for over 30 years and has worked in multiple industries, including water utilities, power generation, metal processing, automotive, aerospace/defence and petrochemical. Alex has also worked on some of the largest pumps in operation, with the largest assessed of 72MW.

Over this time, he has assessed pumps, blowers and hydro turbines throughout the world. He now specialises in the assessment of the pump performance and the interaction of multiple unit operations both for series and parallel systems. Over recent years, Alex has started to specialise on optimising and designing integrated pumping systems for multi-system cooling tower networks.

Alex’s knowledge and his work in the field leave him ideally placed to deliver these courses, bringing in a practical understanding from reviewing and working on over 12,000 pump and system assessments.