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Start Date : 24 Nov,2024
End Date   : 28 Nov,2024
Duration    : 5 Days
Price          : $ 3,995 ( SAR 14,981.25 )



A complete understanding of design, functioning and maintenance of compressors and steam turbines is a prerequisite for successful operation of process plants. This is especially important nowadays when the demand for minimum and continuous production is vital for competitiveness of organizations. This 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 physical understanding of the problems in operation and the best way of troubleshooting them. 


Course Objectives: 

  • Understand the technical features of 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: 


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 

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 

  • Guidelines for Trouble-free Centrifugal Compressor Operation 

Positive Displacement Compressors  

  • Positive Displacement Compressors: Reciprocating and Rotary 

  • Piston and Diaphragm Compressors 

  • Rotary compressors, rotary screw compressor, lobe type air compressor, sliding vane compressors, liquid ring compressors 

  • Compressor Capacity: Loadings and Speeds 

  • Compressor Safety Control Noise Control and Protection 

  • Guidelines for Compressor Installation and Operation 

Steam Thermodynamics: 

  • Steam Properties and the Mollier Charts 

  • The Rankine Cycle 

  • Steam Requirement per KWH Production 

  • Ultra-supercritical Conditions   

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 

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 


Targeted Audience: 

  • Process and Mechanical Engineers 

  • Operation, Technical Service and Maintenance Professionals 

  • Engineers and Consultants  

  • Technical Professionals responsible for interdisciplinary energy projects 

Functioning and Maintenance of Compressors and Steam Turbines

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