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E-593 - Compressors Maintenance

E-593 - Compressors Maintenance

5 days
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?


    • Engineers and technicians involved in centrifugal and volumetric compressor maintenance or engineering.
    • Employees in charge of maintenance running of the compression systems.


  • Proficiency
  • This course provides a better understanding of the technology, performance and maintenance of centrifugal and volumetric compressors.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • describe the behavior and the technology of compressors,
  • provide the maintaining solutions applied in their compression units,
  • establish a diagnosis of the incidents and participate in the troubleshooting meetings.
Course Content


2 days

  • Centrifugal compressors:
  • Different types of centrifugal compressors.
  • Component parts and architecture of a centrifugal compressor.
  • Technology of the essential components: stator, rotor, bearings, thrust bearing, seals.
  • Vibrations, critical speed, dynamic balancing.
  • Auxiliary equipment: lubrication system, buffer gas, balancing line…
  • Safety parameters: axial displacement, vibrations, bearing and thrust bearing temperatures, oil pressure…
  • Reciprocating compressors:
  • Different types of reciprocating compressors.
  • Component parts and architecture of a reciprocating compressor.
  • Technology of the essential components: cylinder, piston, valves, sealing systems, crankshaft, connecting rod…
  • Auxiliary equipment: lubrication of motion parts and cylinders, cooling interstage and cooling devices systems, connections to the flare.
  • Rotary compressors:
  • Different types: screw, liquid ring, lobes, sliding vanes…
  • Component parts and architecture of a rotary compressor.
  • Auxiliary equipment: lubrication system.
  • Typical using.

MAINTENANCE (preventive, conditional, corrective)

2 days

  • Preventive maintenance: systematic actions, routine, alignment…
  • Conditional maintenance: vibrations measurement, oil of lubrication analysis, thermography…
  • Corrective maintenance: mounting, dismounting, metrology, repairing technics.


0.5 day

  • Data sheet.
  • Technologic choices.
  • P&ID reading.


0.5 day

  • Failure and incidents: surge, slugging, over limits functioning…
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