Equipment Basic Maintenance


Who should attend?

  • To provide in-depth knowledge related to the equipment technology and maintenance.
Public :
  • Engineers from various disciplines: process, maintenance, operation, mechanical, inspection, HSE and supervisors.

Level :Knowledge

Prerequisite :
  • Provide evidence of a professional experience of at least 1 month, related to the concerned field.

Course Content

  • BASICS IN STATIC EQUIPMENT - Duration : 1.5 Days

      • Different types of piping valves and flanges types, valve types, safety valves and rupture discs, standards main failure modes and repairs
      • Distillation columns: operating principle; technology, fundamentals.
      • Different types of heat exchangers and vessels: technology, selection criteria.
      • Furnaces and boilers: operating principle; technology, control and safety features.
      • Tanks: different types of storage tanks: fixed and floating roof, etc.
      • Case studies, exercises and applications.
  • ROTATING EQUIPMENT - Duration : 2.5 Days

      • Centrifugal and positive displacement pumps: types, technology and selection criteria.
      • Centrifugal and positive displacement compressors: types, technology and selection criteria; operation.
      • Steam turbines and gas turbines: types, technology; operation and maintenance.
      • Basic machinery reliability, maintenance and troubleshooting.
      • Auxiliaries, lubrication and maintenance of rotating equipment.
      • Risks and failures dealing with these types of rotating equipment.
      • Preventive and corrective maintenance.
      • Vendor recommendations vs. operating constraints.
      • Case studies, exercises and applications.

      • Types of maintenance: preventive, corrective, condition-based.
      • Fundamentals of reliability analysis and improvement methods: FMECA: failure modes, effects and their criticality analysis, failure trees, Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM).
      • How to use Key Performance Indicators to measure, evaluate and enhance equipment performances.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize basics of the technologies of rotating machinery and static equipment installed on plants,
  • Describe the operating principle of this equipment,
  • List the basic maintenance practices, and reliability criteria.

Ways & Means

  • Sharing of participants’ best practices.
  • Numerous exercises.
  • Applications and case studies.
  • Visit of running plant or workshop if available.

Learning assessment

  • Quiz.


Coordinator :IFP Training trainer (permanent or contracted) having a good expertise and/or experience of the related topics, trained to adult teaching methods, and whose competencies are kept up-to-date.

To French entities : IFP Training is referenced to DataDock ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding. Please contact our disabled persons referent to check the accessibility of this training program :