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Gas Compression & Expansion: Compressors & Turbines

4 days MTE/CCTAV-E
Level
Proficiency
Audience
  • Engineering graduates or young professionals from the technology and production departments of refineries and petrochemical plants.
Purpose
  • To provide an understanding of the performance and technology of the equipment.
Learning Objectives
  • To learn about operating characteristics.
  • To learn how to adapt to process operating conditions.
  • To learn about main operating problems.
Ways and means
  • Extensive use of digital applications related to industrial situations.
  • Specific and detailed documentation.

Gas compression and expansion 1 day
  • Ideal gas equation 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.
Compression and expansion mechanisms 0.5 day
  • 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 and expanders performance and operation 2 days
  • Axial and centrifugal compressors
  • Characteristic curves: invariant representations.
  • Surge and stonewall; range of working efficiency.
  • Capacity control methods.
  • Start-up, vibration survey.
  • 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 and engineering aspects of compressors and 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 incidents.
  • Engineering
  • API specifications.
  • Information required for bidding. Factory acceptance tests.
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
May 17 - 20 Rueil €2,280 Online By email
Jun 06 - 10 Lyon €2,720 Online By email