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Rotating Equipment

5 days MTE/ROTMACH
Level
Foundation
Audience
  • Engineers, supervisors and technicians involved in rotating machinery operation, maintenance or engineering.
Purpose
  • This course provides a good knowledge of the performance, technology & operation of rotating machinery.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • recognize the different types of rotating machinery and their main applications,
  • explain operating principles and key performances of this equipment,
  • describe the technology of the rotating machinery and the main operating constraints.
Prerequisite
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Use of cutaway drawings, pictures & videos of actual installed equipment.
  • Study of actual cases based on industrial cases.
  • Demo of dynamic simulations for compressors and Steam Turbines.

PUMPS 1.5 days
  • Different types of pumps, applications in the process industry.
  • Operating principle and technology of positive displacement pumps.
  • Performance curves of a centrifugal pump: head, efficiency, absorbed power, NPSH.
  • Technology of centrifugal pumps, different architectures.
  • Mechanical seals: different arrangements, related ancillary systems.
  • Operating limits: cavitation, hammer shock, priming issues, case of 2 pumps running together.
  • Start-up and operation monitoring: specific case of hot pumps, LPG pumps, vacuum pumps.
  • Troubleshooting and common failures.
RECIPROCATING & ROTARY POSITIVE DISPLACEMENT COMPRESSORS 1 day
  • Different types of positive displacement compressors.
  • Reciprocating compressor architecture: number of stages, cylinders, overall layout, typical applications.
  • Technology of main components and ancillaries.
  • Influence of process conditions on compressor performance: suction or discharge pressure, suction temperature, gas composition.
  • Flow control, specific safety devices. Start-up philosophy. Troubleshooting.
CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSORS 1 day
  • Description of a multi-stage centrifugal compressor.
  • Technology of main components and ancillaries.
  • Pressure increase process for a compressor stage. Performance curves, influence of suction conditions and gas composition.
  • Operating window: low and high speed limits, stonewall, surge, typical anti surge protection systems.
  • Flow control: throttling valve, speed variation, inlet guide vanes. Specific precautions for start-up. Troubleshooting.
STEAM TURBINES 0.75 day
  • Description of a steam turbine, different families, standard applications.
  • Operating principle, classification and technology: number of stages, exhaust conditions, expansion process through the machine.
  • Operation: start-up and performance monitoring. Speed control, safety devices.
GAS TURBINES 0.75 day
  • Gas turbine design and performance, main types, industrial and aero derivative engines, pressure and temperature profiles through the machine.
  • Influence of environmental conditions: temperature, elevation. Impact of suction and exhaust friction losses on turbine performance. De-rating from ISO conditions.
2017 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Sep 11 - 15 Lyon €2,910 Online By email