Recent Developments & Innovation in Equipment

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

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a range of recent and newest technologies implemented in Oil & Gas plants worldwide.
Public :
  • Engineers involved in process technology, maintenance, operation, projects and interested in recent process plants technologies.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content


      • Motivations and constraints: energy dependence and regulation.
      • Plant mapping of energy losses. How to improve energy efficiency and implement significant solutions: day-to-day operational improvement, operating conditions optimization, Best Available Techniques (BAT), heat integration (Pinch analysis). Energy management system and standard ISO 50001.

      • Advanced technology for shell and tube heat exchangers: tube bundle, inserts…
      • Specific materials: high emissivity paint, plastic heat exchangers…
      • Low NOx and ultra low NOx burners.
      • Inspection and cleaning techniques for heaters and heat exchangers.

      • Machine implementations:
      • Materials improvements: new alloys, single crystal castings, DLC/TBC coatings… applications to all rotating equipment.
      • Moving parts design improvements: FFP™ piston technology with reciprocating compressors, e-compressors, axial thrust balancing devices.
      • Auxiliaries improvements: bearing designs, latest magnetic bearings, use of synthetic lube oils, varnish removal units, new oiler designs, NOx/CO2 treatment techniques and heat recovery devices with gas turbines.
      • New machines developments: microturbines.
      • Design practices: modular designs, consequences on layouts and footprints.
      • Control and safety systems:
      • Centrifugal compressors: recent developments on surge, load sharing, operation control systems.
      • Steam turbines: electronic governors; use of HP control oil circuits.
      • Reciprocating compressors: e-Hydrocom™ flow control systems.
      • Maintenance methods:
      • Parts scanning for reengineering/spare parts manufacturing/dynamic simulations/inspections.
      • 3D printing vs. parts manufacturing/modeling.
      • Use of laser devices for foundations/machine alignments/casings geometry checks.
      • On-line monitoring and predictive maintenance:
      • Wireless measurements and monitoring, thermal, sound, electrical current, shaft displacements and vibrations monitoring analysis.
      • Reciprocating and hypercompressor monitoring.

      • Plant monitoring and control using newest IT technologies. Remote control and wireless systems.
      • Smart manufacturing approach, MES, SPC.
      • Use of digital twins.
      • Design and simulation.
      • Cyber security, protection of plant control system.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • get a broad vision of future of new technologies, energy optimization and maintenance enhancement,
  • support their own professional development,
  • gain in-depth knowledge of recent developments.

Ways & Means

  • Many workshops and case studies illustrating the new techniques and topics studied.
  • Equipment manufacturers participation when feasible and adapted.
  • The delivery method is interactive and based on participants’ own experience.
To French entities : IFP Training is QUALIOPI certified ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding.
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