Gas Compression & Expansion, Compressors & Turbines CertificationMTE/CCTAV-E

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a clear understanding of the performance and technology of these types of equipment.
Audience :
  • Graduate engineers, new engineers and staff supervisors from the maintenance, process or operation department of refineries and petrochemical plants.

Level : Advanced

Course Content

  • GAS COMPRESSION & EXPANSION

      • Ideal gas law and practical application; isentropic, polytropic compression; mass and volume capacity.
      • Practical compression laws: discharge temperature, power of compression.
      • Mollier diagram for gas and steam. Euler law, applications for compressors and turbines, characteristic curves.
      • Velocities triangle. Impulse, reaction, type of blades.
      • Mach number: effect on temperature, pressure and density; subsonic and supersonic machines.
      • Dimensionless coefficients, specific speeds.
  • COMPRESSORS, TURBINES & EXPANDERS PERFORMANCE & OPERATION

      • Axial and centrifugal compressors:
      • Characteristic curves: invariant representations.
      • Surge and stonewall; range of working efficiency.
      • Capacity control methods. Start-up and vibration monitoring.
      • Steam turbines:
      • Characteristics of a turbine: speed, specific consumption, efficiency.
      • Influence of inlet and exhaust steam states.
      • Speed governor and control systems. Safety devices.
      • Turbo-expanders:
      • Technology and main uses.
      • Safety devices.
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING ASPECTS OF COMPRESSORS & TURBINES

      • Technology:
      • Casings, diaphragms, stator, blades.
      • Rotor, journal and thrust bearings, internal and shaft seals, coupling.
      • Balance and critical speeds. Lubrication and seal systems. Standard mechanical failures.
      • Engineering:
      • API specifications. Information required for bidding. Factory acceptance tests.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • learn about operating characteristics and standards,
  • explain how to adapt to process operating conditions,
  • list main operating problems and propose solutions.

Ways & Means

  • Extensive use of digital applications related to industrial equipment.
  • Specific, detailed and high level documentation.
  • Use of a dynamic simulator (centrifugal compressor + steam turbine).

Certification

  • An international recognition of your competencies.
  • A Advanced Certificate is delivered.
  • An expertise confirmed in Gas Compression & Expansion, Compressors & Turbines .
  • Ready-to-use skills.