Pumps and Compressors (Operations & Maintenance)

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  • Fees : 2900 $
  • Date 24 Nov 2019
  • Location Abu Dhabi, English

                Pumps and Compressors (Operations & Maintenance)


Course Description:


Efficient Pumps and Compressor operations are paramount to overall effective plant objectives ensuring minimum down times. The variety of this machinery brings certain complexities when identifying problems and conducting the specific maintenance requirements.


This program is designed to assist engineers and technicians in identifying the various pumps and compressors they will be expected handle. It will detail the how to conduct scheduled maintenance and how to replace parts and trouble shooting methods based on manufacturers and practical experiences. 


Learning Objectives:


This program will provide the skills and practical knowledge to identify the pumps and compressor in general service and the various maintenance methods plus the number of practical fault finding techniques available.


The course is specifically designed to give the delegates the knowledge and skills to:


  • Understand the characteristics and functions of Pumps and Compressors used at site including: Weir, Mather & Platt (LP/HP) WI Pumps, Dresser and Compressors.
  • Gain a full understanding of the mechanical aspects and the maintenance required ands how the correctly applied maintenance can save wear and tear and minimize on downtimes.
  • The lubricating principles that are essential for good Pumps and Compressors operations and life spans.
  • Basic Trouble Shooting Techniques applied during planned or un planned  maintenance.
  • Centrifugally, balance, stabilization and acceptable running modes causes of in-balance overheating vibration and their cures.
  • Types of materials used and the use of engineering fits.


Specific Requirements:


Recognition of correct PUMP & COMPRESSOR running modes based on vibration analysis temperature amperage temperature and the machinery noise- fault finding, by using recognized means of systematic tracing process.


Who Should Attend:


Mechanical Maintenance Personnel who need to expand their hands-on and practical knowledge of pumps & compressors to improve their  abilities and tech understanding.




Course Methods & Support:


The course is interactive and includes practical elements to reinforce learning potential. The students will benefit from the course instructors methods and knowledge and discussions, exercises and case studies, a comprehensive workbook  are also included.


Client kindly expected to provide Pumps and Compressors Equipment at their Training Centre to achieve the requested Practical Sessions included.



Daily Contents:


Day One:


  • Pumps: Types, functions, design and operation
  • Operating Characteristics
  • Positive Displacement, Centrifugal and Vertical pumps
  • Common applications of various types of pumps 
  • Pump operations practical assessments
  • Hydraulic Balance: Bearing types, Impellers configuration
  • Lubrication: Oils & Greases
  • Hydraulic Disturbance of Pumps due to casing configuration and systems
  • Practical session at client facilities & review



Day Two:  


  • Installing: Conditions, Leveling techniques, Piping systems
  • Trouble Shooting and Fault Finding and correct procedures
  • Pump Selection Fault Diagnosis Etc.
  • Loss of Capacity identification
  • Tools and Instruments: Type and Care, Usage
  • Alignment: Vibration, Frequencies and Alignment problems
  • Predictive Maintenance: Problem Identification, Scheduling Maintenance Programs, Failures and Analysis
  • Lubrication
  • Practical session at client facilities & review










Day Three:


  • Preventative Maintenance: Methods, Prevention programs
  • Mechanical Seals: Types, Selection
  • Replacing Seals: Techniques and methods, Packed Glands, Selection,

      Replacement etc.

  • Mechanical Checks: Procedures and Controlled
  • Overhauls and Repairs: Preparing, Inspecting and Assembling Components
  • Replacement: Broken, Defective or Worn Components
  • Practical session at client facilities & review


Day Four:


  • Compressors: Identification and Functions 
  • Centrifugal, Axial, Reciprocating, Helical, Screw
  • Applications, Usage and Limitations
  • Design and Technical: Compressor rotors, Impellers, Casings,
  • Seals Diaphragms, Nozzles, Gland Systems
  • Balancing
  • Bearings
  • Alignment Techniques and Support: Dial Indicator Methods, Laser Optic Cold Alignment, On stream, Hot Alignment Verification Techniques
  • Compressor Parameters: Thermodynamics, Capacity, Power, Efficiencies
  • Selection of Centrifugal Process Compressors: Calculation methods, Characteristic Curves, Stability
  • Selection of Centrifugal Process Compressors: Calculation Methods, Volumetric Efficiency, Multi-staging, Frame Loads, Characteristic Curves
  • Practical session at client facilities & review


Day Five:


  • Basic Trouble Shooting: Failures, Defects, Design Problems
  • Selection of Screw Compressors: Advantages and Disadvantages  
  • Predictive and Preventative Maintenance Techniques
  • Overall Troubleshooting and maintenance techniques
  • Maintenance skills: Development and Implementing, Manuals and Information sources
  • Maintaining Records: Maintenance, Repairs and Decisions
  • Practical session at client facilities & review


  • Case studies and Group Exercises
  • Group discussions
  • Course Review & Evaluation
  • Course Summary


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