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Reciprocating Compressors

5 days MTE/EECV-E
Level
Proficiency
Audience
  • Engineers and technical staff involved in the operation, inspection and maintenance of reciprocating compressors.
Purpose
  • This training improves participants’ skills on technology, operation & maintenance of reciprocating compressors.
Learning Objectives
  • To list the different parts of a compressor and explain their characteristics.
  • To explain the evolution of compressor operating parameters.
  • To implement appropriate monitoring for each type of compressor.
  • To be involved in troubleshooting activities.
Ways and means
  • Actual examples from the Oil & gas and petrochemical industries.
  • Trainee participation is continuously encouraged through case studies selected by the lecturer or proposed by the trainees.
  • Using a dynamic process simulator to illustrate phases of start-up, shutdown, including some generated disturbances.

TECHNOLOGY 1.5 days
  • Construction and design philosophies.
  • Components 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.
  • Auxiliary systems: pulsation dampeners, crankshaft and cylinders lubrication, and cooling systems, safety devices.
PERFORMANCES 1 day
  • Ideal gas compression: discharge temperature, power.
  • Actual compression: valve behavior, leakages, internal thermal exchanges.
  • Indicator diagram.
  • Efficiency, compression power.
  • Case studies: discharge temperature and power calculation, indicator card plotting, efficiency calculation.
COMPRESSOR PROCESS OPERATION 0.5 day
  • Start-up, shutdown. Performances control.
  • Influence of: compression ratio, gas composition, suction temperature. Multistage compressors: behavior.
  • Case study: air compression.
MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLESHOOTING 1 day
  • General aspects: noise, vibration, temperature; monitoring.
  • Typical defects and failures on: valves, piston rings and packings, piston rod, etc.
  • Dismantling and assembly procedures and reports.
  • Case studies: typical failures encountered in reciprocating compressors.
DYNAMIC SIMULATOR (IndissPlus by RSI) APPLICATIONS 1 day
  • Use of a dynamic process simulator.
  • Exercises on start-up & shutdown phases.
  • Applications using disturbances generated by the lecturer.
2017 course calendar
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Mar 28 - 31 Martigues €2,010 Online