Operation, Maintenance & Inspection of Rotating Machinery

OMIRM-EN-A
E-learning This course can be adapted to virtual classroom mode

Who should attend?

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

Level : Proficiency

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.
  • TURBINES & EXPANDERS

      • Various types of turbines: steam and gas turbines, expanders. Typical applications.
      • Main parts: casing, rotor, seals, governors, bearings, coupling, auxiliary systems.
      • Gas and 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.
  • LUBRICATION SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE/OIL ANALYSIS

      • Purpose, different types of lubricants and lube systems.
      • Lubrication equipment maintenance: key points.
      • Oil analysis. Reports. Case studies.
  • BEARINGS MAINTENANCE

      • Antifriction bearings: clearances/interferences assessments and checks, assembly procedures.
      • Sleeve and tilt pad journal and thrust bearings:
      • Shaft rotation in an oil bearing.
      • Clearances checks.
      • Instrumentation checks and fitting procedures.
      • Case studies.
  • COUPLINGS & ALIGNMENT

      • Different types of couplings and related problems.
      • Various alignment methods, tolerances.
  • ROTORS & SHAFTS

      • Balancing: API/ISO definitions, tolerances. Balancing methods.
      • Geometrical shaft checks.
  • RUPTURE MODES

      • Rupture mechanisms.
      • Surface damage
      • Fatigue, wear and tear. Rupture face analysis.
      • Case studies.
  • USE OF VIBRATION ANALYSIS

      • Different types of measurements and sensors.
      • Typology of typical defaults affecting rotating machinery.
      • Spectrum analysis and various techniques for diagnosis.
      • Case studies.

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.
  • Practical work in workshops on actual equipment.
  • Use of dynamic simulators: pumps, compressors, steam turbines.