Rotating Equipment Fundamentals

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  • Fees : 2900 $
  • Date 07 Apr 2019
  • Location Dubai, English

Rotating Equipment Fundamentals



Rotating equipment are common in almost all industrial systems and applications. Good understanding of the selection, installation, operation and maintenance of these machines helps keeping them running with minimum troubles and shutdown and thereby improving the system reliability.

This five-day course is prepared to provide participants with a guide to the fundamentals of rotating equipment. It combines between the basic and practical considerations related to rotating equipment. It will focus on the most common types of pumps, compressors, and turbines. This course is intended to pave the way to more detailed courses. 



  • Highlight the importance of seals, lubrication and bearings on equipment availability.
  • Familiarize the participants with different types of rotating equipment.
  • Learn the appropriate operation methods. By learning the operation limits of the machine

▪ Learn the appropriate methodology of machinery troubleshooting.



Mechanical, operation, production, and maintenance engineers, technicians who are engaged in or intend to be familiar with rotating equipment systems are targeted. Also senior staff should update and refresh their knowledge by attending this course.



1. General Requirements for Rotating Equipment.

  • Bearings                   ▪ Packing and mechanical seal
  • Misalignment            ▪ Couplings
  • Balancing                 ▪ Vibration
  • Prime Movers          ▪ Maintenance strategies



  •  Methods of pump classification.
  • Horizontal & vertical centrifugal pump
  • Single-suction and double-suction centrifugal pump
  • Single-stage and multi-stage pumps
  • Volute and Diffuser Pumps
  • Radial-Flow, Axial-Flow, and Mixed-Flow Pumps
  • Open, Semi-Open, and Closed Impellers
  • Types of positive displacement pump
  • Reciprocating Pumps (simplex, duplex, single-acting, double-acting ….)
  • Rotary Pumps (gear, vane, lobe, screw, diaphragm …….) 



  • Basic pump theory
  • Characteristics curve.
  • Parallel and series operation.
  • Pump start up and shut down.
  • Pump Priming.
  • Multi-stage pumps.
  • Capacity regulation.
  • Cavitation
  • Pumps troubleshooting



  • Classification of compressors
  • Centrifugal compressors (Operation – components- prime movers-

     Maintenance – monitoring- surge – stonewall)

▪ Reciprocating compressors (Operation –components- installation- troubleshooting)



  • Gas Turbine Components (Compressor-Turbine-Combustor-Ancillary & Auxiliary Systems)
  • Air standard cycles and other famous cycles.
  • Turbine performance characteristics.
  • Main requirements of a gas turbine engine.



  • Impulse and reaction types of turbine.
  • Heat cycles of steam-turbine plants.
  • Principles & design of a steam turbine.
  • Effect of steam parameters on efficiency of an ideal cycle.
  • Combined production of heat & electric energy
  • Steam reheating






    • Regenerative heating of feed water

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