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E-570 - Rotating Machinery Technology

E-570 - Rotating Machinery Technology

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


    • Engineers and managers involved in operating or designing Oil & Gas field processing facilities.


  • Proficiency
  • This course provides a comprehensive knowledge of technology, operating principles and performance of rotating machinery used in Oil & Gas processing facilities.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • learn about the practical use of different types of rotating machineries,
  • understand operating principles and performance,
  • master technology, operating constraints and maintenance of rotating machinery.
Course Content


2 days

  • Pumping prerequisites: pressure, flow rate, specific gravity, manometric head, viscosity, pressure losses…
  • Main types of pumps and classification - Selection criteria.
  • Centrifugal pumps:
  • Types of centrifugal pumps: single or multiple stage, radial of horizontal split, high speed, in line, vertical barrel, pit suction, magnetic drive, canned motor, Electric Submersible Pump (ESP).
  • Typical centrifugal pump installation in a circuit: block valves, filter, check valve, manometers, vent and drain.
  • Technology of the centrifugal pumps: impellers, seals, couplings, bearings, driving machine…
  • Auxiliaries: flushing, lubrication, cooling.
  • Centrifugal pumps performances: characteristic curves, pump-circuit coupling, problems encountered (cavitation and NPSH, unpriming adaptation to operating conditions).
  • Positive displacement pumps:
  • Rotating positive displacement pumps: Progressing Cavity Pumps (PCP).
  • Reciprocating positive displacement pumps (piston or plunger type).
  • Technology of the positive displacement pumps and main applications.
  • HSE related to pumps operation.


2 days

  • Compression prerequisites: isentropic, polytropic compression, practical laws.
  • Main types of compressors and classification. Selection criteria.
  • Reciprocating compressors:
  • Technology of reciprocating compressors: frame, cylinders, piston and rings, piston rod and crank head, crankshaft and connecting rods, bearings, compartment distance piece, specific emphasis on valves.
  • Auxiliaries: pulsation dampeners, crank mechanism and cylinder lubrication systems, cooling system, safety devices.
  • Centrifugal compressors:
  • Technology of centrifugal compressors: rotor and stator, journal and thrust bearings, internal and shaft seals, balance disc.
  • Auxiliaries: lubrication, sealing (liquid or gas) and cooling systems.
  • Turbo-expanders: technology and main uses.
  • HSE related to compressors and expanders operation.


1 day

  • Operating principle: compression, combustion and expansion. Typical cycles and performances.
  • Technology of gas turbines: compressor part, combustion chamber, turbines part, internal cooling.
  • Auxiliaries: fuel supply and filtering, air filtration, lubricating circuits, fire-fighting system.
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Ways & Means
  • Numerous applications and illustrations.
  • Field/site visit (if possible).
  • Tutorials in mechanical workshop.
  • Identification of frequent problems and troubleshooting.