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Maintenance Engineer Certification

  • Graduate engineers, new engineers, supervisory staff involved in petrochemical plants maintenance.

  • Experienced staff and maintenance supervisors.
  • To provide solid maintenance training in main maintenance organization.

  • This course covers the main aspects of maintenance management, safety in construction works, detailed knowledge of main equipment and basic knowledge of Oil & Gas processes.
Learning Objectives
  • To recognize the technology and operation of the main equipment.
  • To quote the corrosion basics and learn how to apply risk evaluation techniques.
  • To list the maintenance management fundamentals.
  • To explain safety and environmental issues related to maintenance and construction works in Refining and Petrochemicals plants.
Ways and means
  • Sharing of participants’ best practices.
  • Practical exercises.
  • Applications and case studies dealing with maintenance.
  • Site visits.
  • Dynamic simulations for some items such as process or instrumentation.
  • Safety practical exercises.

Process, equipment and inspection 45 days
  • Products in oil and chemical plants.
  • Main processes: oil, reforming, isomerization, hydrorefining, conversion units. Gas treatment. Petrochemical and chemical processes.
  • Manufacturing flowsheets.
  • Operating consequences on failure modes and equipment management.
  • Instrumentation and electricity: norms and diagrams. sensors, valves and control loops. Safety systems, Distributed Control Systems.
  • Electrical motors. UPS, industrial electrical networks.
  • Static equipment technology: piping material, flanges, valves. Vessels, columns, reactors, storage tanks, heat exchangers, furnaces and boilers.
  • Rotating equipment: technology, operation and maintenance of pumps and compressors and turbines.
  • Equipment inspection: local regulations. Risk Based Inspection. Typical type of corrosion. Chemical description. Preventive control and repair.
Maintenance management 20 days
  • Maintenance policy and main objectives: safety, costs and schedule.
  • Reliability process implementation. Maintenance and failure costs. Failure analysis.
  • Reliability Key Performance Indicators: MTBF, MTTR, availability.
  • "Bad actors" detection.
  • Preventive maintenance, corrective and condition based. Improvement plans.
  • Routine Maintenance.
  • Work scheduling: tasks sequencing, procedures, long term material orders.
  • Critical operation identification and preparation
  • Scheduling: overview and detailed planning
  • Turnaround management: preparation, organization, follow-up and supervision.
  • Contracting plan preparation: clear understanding of the different types of contracts: lump sum, reimbursable, unit rates. Purchasing plan.
  • Maintenance contracting procedure.
  • Construction works follow-up and acceptance.
Safety and occupational health 10 days
  • Safety, health, environment. Implement and improve a management system. Loss prevention. Chemical products hazards. Flammability and preventive measures.
  • Fluid behavior and related hazards: thermal expansion, collapsing.
  • Safety in process operation: utilities, drainage, blinding procedures, degassing-inerting, etc.
  • Pre-commissioning, Commissioning and start-up of process units.
  • Safety in maintenance and construction works. Related hazards.
  • Lock-out Tag-out procedures. Safety auditing on site.
  • Job Safety Analysis and Permit to Work.