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E-602 - Module 2: Rotating Machinery

5 days MAT/EQUIP2
  • Engineers and managers involved in operating or designing oil and gas field processing facilities
  • To provide a comprehensive knowledge of technology, operating principles and performance of rotating machinery used in oil and gas processing facilities
Learning Objectives
  • To learn about the practical use of different types of rotating machineries
  • To understand operating principles and performance
  • To master technology, operating constraints and maintenance of rotating machinery
Ways and means
  • Numerous applications and illustrations
  • Field/site visit (if possible)
  • Tutorials in mechanical workshop
  • Identification of frequent problems and troubleshooting

Pumps 2 days
  • Main types of pumps and classification - Selection criteria
  • Centrifugal pumps
  • Types of centrifugal pumps: single or multiple stage, radial of horizontal split, high speed, in line, vertical barrel, pit suction, magnetic drive, canned motor, Electric Submersible Pump (ESP)
  • Typical centrifugal pump installation in a circuit: block valves, filter, check valve, manometers, vent and drain
  • Technology of the centrifugal pumps: impellers, seals, couplings, bearings, driving machine...
  • Auxiliaries: flushing, lubrication, cooling
  • Centrifugal pumps performances: characteristic curves, pump-circuit coupling, problems encountered (cavitation and NPSH, adaptation to operating conditions)
  • Positive displacement pumps
  • Rotating positive displacement pumps: Progressing Cavity Pumps (PCP)
  • Reciprocating positive displacement pumps (piston or plunger type)
  • Technology of the positive displacement pumps and main applications
  • HSE related to pumps operation
Fundamentals of gas compression and expansion 0.25 day
  • Isentropic and polytropic gas compression - Practical gas compression laws
  • Case of gas expansion
Compressors and expanders 1.75 days
  • Main types of compressors and classification - Selection criteria
  • Reciprocating compressors
  • Technology of reciprocating compressors: frame, cylinders, piston and rings, piston rod and crank head, crankshaft and connecting rods, bearings, compartment distance piece, specific emphasis on valves
  • Auxiliaries: pulsation dampeners, crank mechanism and cylinder lubrication systems, cooling system, safety devices
  • Centrifugal compressors
  • Technology of centrifugal compressors: rotor and stator, journal and thrust bearings, internal and shaft seals, balance disc
  • Auxiliaries: lubrication, sealing (liquid or gas) and cooling systems
  • Turbo-expanders: technology and main uses
  • HSE related to compressors and expanders operation
Gas turbines 0.5 day
  • Operating principle: compression, combustion and expansion - Typical cycles and performances
  • Technology of gas turbines: compressor part, combustion chamber, turbines part, internal cooling
  • Auxiliaries: fuel supply and filtering, air filtration, lubricating circuits, fire-fighting system
Site visit (subject to approval of company) 0.5 day
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Oct 17 - 21 Martigues €3,280 Online By email