Operation, Maintenance & Inspection of Rotating Machinery - Part 1

MTM/OMIRM1

Who should attend?

  • This course provides key competencies related to rotating machinery operation and maintenance tasks.
Audience :
  • Engineers, supervisors and technical staff involved in rotating machinery maintenance and technical inspection.

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS

      • Main parts: casing, rotor, mechanical seals, bearings, coupling, auxiliary systems.
      • Fluid flow key points with a pumping system.
      • Operation: performance curves, flow control, start-up and shutdown, general troubleshooting.
      • Maintenance: assembly and dismantling procedures, main checks.
      • Typical defaults and failure modes.
      • Applications with a dynamic simulator.
  • RECIPROCATING & CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSORS

      • Main parts: casing, crankshaft/rotor, packings/mechanical seals, bearings, coupling, auxiliary systems.
      • Gas compression key points. Single and multistage compression.
      • Operation: performance curves, flow control, start-up and shutdown, monitoring, protection curves, general troubleshooting.
      • Maintenance: assembly and dismantling procedures, main checks.
      • Typical defaults and failure modes.
      • Applications with dynamic simulators.
  • STEAM TURBINES

      • Main parts: casing, rotor, seals, governors, bearings, coupling, auxiliary systems.
      • Steam expansion key points.
      • Operation: performance curves, speed and power control, start-up and shutdown, monitoring, overspeed protection, general troubleshooting.
      • Maintenance: assembly and dismantling procedures, main checks.
      • Typical defaults and failure modes.
      • Applications with a dynamic simulator.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • explain how to operate rotating machinery (pumps, compressors, steam turbines),
  • explain the key points for fluid flow and gas compression/expansion theory and practical applications,
  • list the key points for rotating machinery maintenance and inspection operations,
  • explain how to achieve these operations,
  • list the main failure modes related to each here above listed rotating machinery,
  • participate in the machinery reliability improvement process.

Ways & Means

  • Interactive lecture.
  • Case studies based on industrial and actual feedback.
  • Use of dynamic simulators : pumps, compressors, steam turbines