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Centrifugal Compressor and Steam Turbine Design, Performance, Operation, Maintenance and Troubleshooting


Start Date : 20 Oct,2024
End Date   : 24 Oct,2024
Duration    : 5 Days
Price          : $ 3,995 ( SAR 14,981.25 )



The course is devoted to design features, efficiencies, operating characteristics, reliability and maintenance implications of centrifugal compressors and steam turbine drivers. This training course is intended to familiarize engineers, technicians and operators with the guidelines and best practices employed in utilizing this equipment, including design, operation, maintenance and repair. The emphasis in the training course will be on the physical understanding of the problems in operation and the best way of troubleshooting them. 


Course Objectives: 

  • Understand the technical features of centrifugal compressors and steam turbines 

  • Select the optimal type and size of equipment for a given industrial application 

  • Use methods of estimating the degree of deterioration and inefficiency of equipment 

  • Apply best practices and techniques of pinpointing the root cause of problems 

  • Choose the most efficient remedies and troubleshooting techniques in operation 


Course Content: 

1- Gas Thermodynamics 

  • Gas Properties and Laws 

  • Centrifugal Compressor Aerodynamics - Thermodynamics 

  • Changes in Gas Velocity and Pressure in a Centrifugal Compressor 

  • Mass and Volume Flow Rate as a Function of Pressure, Temperature and Gas Composition 

  • Molecular Weight of Gas and its Effect on Performance 

  • Discharge Temperature, Power Absorbed as a Function of the Gas Composition and the Operating Conditions 

  • Investigating and Controlling Surge and Choke 


2- Centrifugal Compressors – Design – Operation 

  • Overview of the Main Features of Various Types of Compressors 

  • Classification of Compressors based on Design and Application 

  • World Standards and Codes related to Compressor Design 

  • Main Elements of Centrifugal Compressor Construction 

  • Analysis of Centrifugal Compressor Efficiency 


3- Steam Thermodynamics 

  • Steam Properties and the Mollier Charts 

  • The Rankine Cycle 

  • Steam Requirement per KWH Production 

  • Ultra-supercritical Conditions   


4- Steam  Turbines – Design -Operation 

  • Main Elements and Technical Characteristics of Steam Turbine Design 

  • The Rotating and Stationary Blades 

  • The Internal and External Seals  

  • Radial and Thrust Journal Bearings 

  • Stop – Control – Non-Return Turbine Valves 

  • Turbine Controls and Interlocks 


5- Maintenance of Rotating Machines 

  • Machines Piping and Ground Regulations 

  • Alignment of Thermal Machines 

  • Balancing of Rotating Machines 

  • Surface Treatments of Sealing Interfaces 

  • Online Washing 

  • Troubleshooting through Vibration Analysis, Oil Analysis and Thermography 

  • Guidelines for Trouble-free Centrifugal Compressor Operation 


Targeted Audience: 

The course is designed for those who have an electrical background (for example maintenance electricians). Candidates who subsequently attend more advanced manufacturer-specific programming courses will find that their progress is enhanced by this foundation in PLC and SCADA programming. 

Centrifugal Compressor and Steam Turbine Design, Performance, Operation

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