Practical Pumps and Compressors: Control, Operation, Maintenance & Troubleshooting

THE WORKSHOP

The pump/compressor workshop is a comprehensive course focussing on the fundamentals of centrifugal pumps and compressors. You will have the opportunity to discuss pump/compressor construction, design-applications, operations, maintenance and management issues and be provided with the most up-to-date information and best practice in dealing with the subject. Towards the end of the workshop, you will have developed the skills and ability to recognise and solve simple pump/compressor problems in a structured and confident manner.

This is not an advanced workshop but one focussing on the fundamentals and therefore will not be suitable for you if you are a pump or compressor "guru"!

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Receive a certificate of attendance in support of your continuing professional commitment
  • All workshops include the associated hardcopy technical manual
  • Printed workshop handouts
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Interact and network with workshop attendees and experienced instructors
  • Practical, industry driven content to assist you in your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Attendees automatically become IDC subscribers and receive exclusive deals and technical content every month

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Consulting engineers
  • Design engineers
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Plant engineering managers and supervisors
  • Plant engineers
  • Plant operations and maintenance personnel
  • Process control engineers and supervisors
  • Process technicians
  • Operators
  • Sales engineers
  • Service contractors

CONTENT SUMMARY

REGISTRATION AND INTRODUCTION

  • What constitutes a good pump or compressor?
  • Safety
  • Reliability
  • Efficiency
  • Risk consideration
  • Life cycle cost consideration
  • Overview of statutory requirements

CENTRIFUGAL PUMP DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

  • Casings
  • Impellers
  • Axial/radial forces
  • Pump/compressor shafts
  • Shaft seals – balanced/unbalanced, seal wear patterns
  • Drives and couplings
  • Supports and pipe connections
  • Auxiliaries

CENTRIFUGAL PUMP CHARACTERISTICS AND OPERATION

  • Hydraulic properties of pumps
  • QH curves
  • PQ curves
  • Speed changes on curves

PUMP SPECIFICATION AND SELECTION

  • System analysis
  • Data sheets
  • Bid requests/reviews/analyses

PUMP TESTING AND INSPECTION

  • Material inspection requirements
  • Shop tests
  • Performance test procedures
  • Site locations
  • Pump foundations
  • Associated piping and fittings
  • Pre-operational checks
  • Operation of pump

PUMP MAINTENANCE

  • Pump breakdown and removal
  • Single stage pump dismantling and repair
  • Preparation for re-assembly
  • Pump assembly
  • Vertical and multistage pump repairs

INTRODUCTION TO COMPRESSORS

  • What is a compressor?
  • Basic criteria for compressor selection
  • Compressor definitions

RECIPROCATING COMPRESSORS

  • Principles and mechanics
  • Definitions
  • Parts of a reciprocating compressor
  • Maintenance and performance of reciprocating compressors
  • Mechanical forces

CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSORS

  • Introduction
  • Principle of operation
  • Operation
  • Parts of centrifugal compressors
  • Casing configurations
  • Types of compressors
  • Performance of centrifugal compressor
  • Polytropic compressor
  • Characteristic curves
  • Compressor controls

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