One Day Technical Seminars

The following four, one day practical seminars have proven to be successful with industrial participants and include their input from the many courses presented.

The seminars proceed in the order that most companies seem to prefer to have them presented at their sites. Information is not repeated in one course to another. The first is the most general and seems to work well with those new to industry or as a refresher course for the experienced.


Understanding and Preventing Process Equipment Failures

Troubleshooting Vibration Problems in Industry

Troubleshooting Industrial Equipment Using Analytical Techniques

Problem Solving Techniques For Plant Equipment

Course Material

Complete handouts of the electronic presentation are part of these seminars. The book “Analytical Troubleshooting of Process Machinery and Pressure Vessel”, by A. Sofronas, from which these and many more examples are described in detail is available through Wiley or The book is not required for the seminar. 

Clients For Seminars And Consulting

ExxonMobil Corporation, US and Europe
Flint Hills Resources
Lamar University Consortium
Southern Company
Center for Professional Advancement, US and Europe
John Zink Company
Hellenic Petroleum, Greece
IVEPE, Greece
PEMEX, Mexico
General Electric Company
Savanna River Operations
Various Law Firms (list available on request)

Course Developer and Instructors Biographical Information:
Dr. Anthony Sofronas

Tony has been working machinery and fixed equipment designs and analyzing field failures for over 40 years. He was with ExxonMobil for 23 years as Worldwide Lead Mechanical Engineer and Engineering Associate, with responsibilities for addressing high impact equipment concerns, before retiring in 2003. Practical solutions to machinery and fixed equipment troubleshooting, using finite element techniques and analytical modeling were used on the more complex problems. Previously he worked for General Electric and Bendix in the transportation and aerospace sectors. He owns Engineered Products, which provides engineering seminars and consulting services to industry.

He graduated from The University of Detroit with his Doctor of Engineering, Pennsylvania State University with his Masters of Engineering, Northrop Institute of Technology with his B.S.M.E and The University of New York at Farmingdale, with his A.A.S. in Mechanical Power Technology. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas.

Dr. Sofronas has taught Mechanical Engineering at the undergraduate level and has also taught his technical seminars throughout the United States, Mexico, Greece and in Europe and the Middle East since 1995. He has written two books, “Analytical Troubleshooting of Process Machinery and Pressure Vessels” and “Case Histories in Vibration Analysis and Metal Fatigue” along with having published many technical papers. He has been writing a bi-monthly column for Hydrocarbon Processing magazine on Engineering Case Histories since 2001.