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Equipment Basic Maintenance

Equipment Basic Maintenance

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


    • Engineers from various disciplines: process, maintenance, operation, mechanical, inspection, HSE and supervisors.


  • Discovery
  • To provide in-depth knowledge related to the equipment technology and maintenance.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • provide basic understanding of rotating machinery and static equipment installed on plants,
  • describe the operating principle of this equipment,
  • list the basic maintenance practices, and reliability criteria.
Course Content


1.5 days

  • Different types of piping valves and flanges types, valve types, standards and selection criteria.
  • Distillation columns: operating principle; technology, fundamentals.
  • All types of heat exchangers: technology, selection criteria.
  • Furnaces and boilers: operating principle; technology, control and safety features.
  • Tanks and vessels: different types of storage tanks: fixed & floating roof, etc.
  • Case studies, exercises and applications.


2.5 days

  • Centrifugal and positive displacement pumps: types, technology and selection criteria.
  • Centrifugal and positive displacement compressors: types, technology and selection criteria; operation.
  • Steam turbines and gas turbines: types, technology; operation & maintenance.
  • Basic machinery reliability, maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Auxiliaries, lubrication and maintenance of rotating equipment.
  • Risks and failures dealing with these types of rotating equipment.
  • Main maintenance procedures.
  • Vendor recommendations vs. operating constraints.
  • Case studies, exercises and applications.


1 day

  • Types of maintenance: preventive, corrective, condition-based.
  • Fundamentals of reliability analysis and improvement methods: FMECA: failure modes, effects and their criticality analysis, failure trees, Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM).
  • How to use Key Performance Indicators to measure, evaluate and enhance equipment performances.
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Ways & Means
  • Sharing of participants’ best practices.
  • Numerous exercises.
  • Applications and case studies.
  • Visit of running plant or workshop if available.