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An intensive professional development training course on

Pumps, Compressors & Turbines

Selection, Operation & Maintenance

Why Choose this Training Course?

The course will feature the importance of fluid movers such as pumps, compressors of various designs and applications, which are encountered throughout chemical and process industries, including oil refineries, gas production facilities, power generation and other fields of engineering. The course is intended to familiarize engineers, technicians and operators with the guidelines and best practices employed in utilizing this equipment, including installation, operation, maintenance and repair.

A thorough understanding of fluid flow in pumps, compressors and turbines is a prerequisite for successful operation of entire system as advances in construction and application of this equipment have presented numerous problems in everyday operation: mechanical, hydraulic, chemical, etc.

The course will feature:

  • Principles of selection of right pump, compressor and turbine for the given application
  • Practical issues related to trouble-free functioning of pumps, compressors and turbines
  • Explanation of basic principles of fluid flow and valuable industrial experience
  • Guidelines for installation, operation, maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Economic issues: cost and benefit analysis


What are the Goals?

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand technical features of pumps, compressors and turbines
  • Select optimal type and size of equipment for a given industrial application
  • Use methods of estimating the degree of deterioration and inefficiency of equipment
  • Apply best practices and techniques of pinpointing the root cause of problems
  • Choose the most efficient remedies and troubleshooting techniques in operation


Who is this Training Course for?

This course is designed to benefit all levels of Technical Personnel in the oil and gas industry as well as in chemical and process industries but will greatly benefit:

  • Chemical, Process and Mechanical Engineers
  • Product Engineers and Technologists
  • Operation, technical service and maintenance professionals
  • Engineers, Consultants and Sales professionals
  • Technical professionals responsible for interdisciplinary energy projects


How will this Training Course be Presented?

This course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes lectures with active delegate participation including discussions and workshops. Several numerical examples and calculations will be included, and the focus will be on physical principles and clear technical reasoning.

Workshops will include case studies related to pumps, compressors and turbines will be presented with explanation on operation and maintenance problem solving methodology. Various numerical examples from real-life technical practice will be included in several workshops and will help to gain confidence in making right decision regarding efficient functioning and long operational life.


The Course Content

Day One: Centrifugal Pumps

  • Overview of various types of pumps based on design and application
  • World standards and codes related to pump design
  • Main elements of centrifugal pump construction
  • Design of pump-suction piping
  • Selection and sizing of centrifugal pump
  • Solving problems in operation


Day Two: Positive Displacement Pumps

  • Positive displacement pumps: reciprocating and rotary
  • Pump requirements for chemical, process and oil industry, power generation
  • Pumps for special applications
  • Guidelines for pump installation and operation
  • Pump inspection, control and performance testing
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting of pumps


Day Three: Centrifugal Compressors

  • Overview of the main features of various types of compressors
  • Classification of compressors based on design and application
  • World standards and codes related to compressor design
  • Main elements of centrifugal compressor construction
  • Analysis of centrifugal compressor efficiency
  • Guidelines for trouble-free centrifugal compressor operation


Day Four: Positive Displacement Compressors

  • Positive displacement compressors: Reciprocating and Rotary
  • Basic criteria for selecting the optimum cost-effective compressor
  • Compressor loadings and speeds; noise control and protection
  • Compressors for special applications
  • Guidelines for compressor installation and operation
  • Compressor inspection, maintenance, control, performance testing and troubleshooting


Day Five: Industrial Gas Turbines

  • Main elements and technical characteristics of gas turbine design
  • Radial and Axial-flow gas turbines
  • Combustor performance - types of fuels, combustion and pollution control
  • Gas turbine deterioration - corrosion and erosion prevention
  • Mechanical vibrations - monitoring, measurements, diagnostics and analysis
  • Installation , operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of gas turbines


The Certificate

  • AZTech Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the course


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