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Gas Compression & Expansion: Compressors & Turbines Certification

4 days MTE/CCTAV-E
Level
Proficiency
Audience
  • Graduate engineers, new engineers and staff supervisors from the maintenance, process or operation department of refineries and petrochemical plants.
Purpose
  • This course provides a clear understanding of the performance and technology of these types of equipment.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • learn about operating characteristics and standards,
  • explain how to adapt to process operating conditions,
  • list main operating problems and propose solutions.
Prerequisite
  • The participants need to have a basic technical knowledge of the refining & petrochemicals industries.
Ways and means
  • Extensive use of digital applications related to industrial equipment.
  • Specific, detailed & high level documentation.
  • Use of a dynamic process simulator (centrifugal compressor + steam turbine).

GAS COMPRESSION & EXPANSION 1 day
  • Ideal gas law and practical application; isentropic, polytropic compression; mass and volume capacity.
  • Practical compression laws: discharge temperature, power of compression.
  • Mollier diagram for gas and steam. Euler law, applications for compressors and turbines, characteristic curves.
  • Velocities triangle. Impulse, reaction, type of blades.
  • Mach number: effect on temperature, pressure and density; subsonic and supersonic machines.
  • Dimensionless coefficients, specific speeds.
COMPRESSORS, TURBINES & EXPANDERS PERFORMANCE & OPERATION 2 days
  • Axial and centrifugal compressors
  • Characteristic curves: invariant representations.
  • Surge and stonewall; range of working efficiency.
  • Capacity control methods. Start-up & vibration monitoring.
  • Steam turbines
  • Characteristics of a turbine: speed, specific consumption, efficiency.
  • Influence of inlet and exhaust steam states.
  • Speed governor and control systems. Safety devices.
  • Turbo-expanders
  • Technology and main uses.
  • Safety devices.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING ASPECTS OF COMPRESSORS & TURBINES 1 day
  • Technology
  • Casings, diaphragms, stator, blades.
  • Rotor, journal and thrust bearings, internal and shaft seals, coupling.
  • Balance and critical speeds. Lubrication and seal systems. Typical mechanical failures.
  • Engineering
  • API specifications. Information required for bidding. Factory acceptance tests.
2017 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
May 09 - 12 Lyon €2,330 Online By email
Jun 12 - 16 Lyon €2,750 Online By email