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Pumps, Valves, Actuators, Compressors, Motors, and Variable Frequency Drives

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Description

This seminar will provide a comprehensive understanding of the various types of reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps and compressors, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives including piston pumps, plunger pumps, rotary pumps, screw pumps, two- and three-lobe pumps, cam pumps, vane pumps, bellows-type metering pumps, diaphragm pumps, canned motor pumps, centrifugal pumps; trunk piston compressors, sliding crosshead piston compressors, diaphragm compressors, rotary screw compressors, straight lobe compressors, sliding vane compressors, liquid ring, centrifugal, and axial compressors; linear and rotary valves, control valves; pneumatic, piston, electric, and electrohydraulic actuators; motors and variable frequency drives. It will also focus on maximizing the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of this equipment by providing an understanding of the characteristics, selection criteria, common problems and repair techniques, preventive and predictive maintenance.

The seminar is a MUST for anyone who is involved in the selection, applications, or maintenance of reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps and compressors, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives because it covers how this equipment operates, the latest maintenance techniques, and provides guidelines and rules that ensure the successful operation of this equipment. In addition, it will cover in detail the basic design, operating characteristics, specification, selection criteria, advanced fault detection techniques, critical components and all preventive and predictive maintenance methods in order to increase reliability of the equipment and reduce the operation and maintenance cost.

The following information will also be provided for all reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps and compressors, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives:

  • Basic Design
  • Specification
  • Selection Criteria
  • Sizing Calculations
  • Enclosures and Sealing Arrangements
  • Codes and Standards
  • Common Operational Problems
  • All Diagnostics, Troubleshooting, Testing, and Maintenance

Who should attend

  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals

Benefits to participants

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the operating characteristics of reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps and compressors, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives
  • Learn in detail all the diagnostic techniques and inspections required of critical components of reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps and compressors, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives
  • Understand thoroughly all the tests required for the various types of reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps and compressors, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives
  • Determine all the  maintenance and troubleshooting activities required to minimize the downtime and operating cost of reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps and compressors, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives
  • Gain a detailed understanding of the various methods used to repair and refurbish reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps and compressors, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives
  • Learn the various methods used to maximize the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps and compressors, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives
  • Gain a detailed understanding of all the calculations and sizing techniques used for reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps and compressors, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives
  • Understand all the design features that improve the efficiency and reliability of reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps and compressors, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives
  • Learn how to select reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps and compressors, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives by using the performance characteristics and selection criteria
  • Learn about the various types of enclosures and sealing arrangements used for reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps and compressors, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives
  • Understand all the commissioning requirements for reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps and compressors, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives
  • Learn all the codes and standards applicable for reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps and compressors, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives
  • Understand the causes and modes of failure of reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps and compressors, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives
  • Learn all the requirements for designing different types of reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumping and compressing systems, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives

The instructor relies on a highly interactive training method to enhance the learning process. This method ensures that all participants gain a complete understanding of all the topics covered. The training environment is highly stimulating, challenging, and effective because participants will learn by case studies which will allow them to apply the material taught to their own organization.

Special feature

Each participant will receive a copy of the following material:

  • 300 page Practical Manual

Program outline

Day 1 – Pump Categories, and Centrifugal Pumps, Centrifugal Pump Mechanical seals, Positive Displacement Pumps, Troubleshooting of Pumps, Pump Selection

  • Pump Categories: Dynamic (Centrifugal) and Positive Displacement (Reciprocating and Rotary)
  • Centrifugal Pumps: Operation, Casings and Diffusers, Hydrostatic Pressure Tests, Impellers, Hydraulic Balancing Devices, Mechanical Seals, Minimum Flow Requirement, Performance Characteristics, Cavitation, and Net positive Suction Head
  • Maintenance Recommended for Centrifugal Pumps
  • Vibration Analysis and Predictive Maintenance
  • Centrifugal Pump Mechanical Seals, Basic Components, Seal balance, Face Pressure, Pressure-Velocity, Power Consumption, Temperature Control
  • Seal Lubrication/Leakage, Single Inside Pusher Seal, Classification of Seals by Arrangements, Classifications of Seals by Design, Materials of Construction
  • Applications, Types of Mechanical Seals, Common Failure Modes of Seals, Seal Refurbishment, Gland Plates and Piping Arrangements
  • Installation and Troubleshooting of Mechanical Seals
  • Reciprocating Pumps, Piston Pumps, Plunger Pumps, Rotary Pumps, Screw Pumps, Two- and Three-Lobe Pumps  
  • Cam Pumps, Vane Pumps, Bellows-Type Metering Pumps
  • Diaphragm Pumps
  • Canned Motor Pumps, Seal-less Pump Motors
  • Pump Maintenance, Inspection, Overhaul, Diagnoses of Pump Troubles
  • Troubleshooting of Centrifugal Pumps
  • Troubleshooting of Rotary Pumps
  • Troubleshooting of Reciprocating Pumps
  • Water Hammer
  • Bearings
  • Used Oil Analysis
  • Pump Selection
  • Pumping System Calculations
  • Workshop: Design and selection of Different Pumping Systems for the Oil and Gas Industry, and the Power Generation Industry
  • Vibration Analysis and Predictive Maintenance
  • Diagnostics of Pumping Systems
  • Pump Drivers

Day 2 – Valve Selection, Linear and Rotary Valves, Control Valves, Positioners, and Actuators

  • Valve Selection
  • Linear Valves
  • Rotary Valves
  • Valve selection considerations
  • Valve Maintenance
  • Basics of Valve Design (Seats and Seals)
  • Sealing The Valve Stem
  • Leakless Valves
  • Valve Materials
  • Preventing Valve Material Failure
  • Non-metallic Valves
  • General Categories of Control Valves
  • Range ability, End Connections, Shutoff Capability
  • Valve Sizing
  • Choked Flow
  • Gas and Steam Sizing
  • Control Valve Sizing and selection
  • Control Valve Cavitation
  • Control Valve Noise
  • Pneumatic of Actuators
  • Piston Actuators
  • Electric Actuators
  • Hydraulic Actuators
  • Positioners
  • Live Loading
  • Diagnostic Testing of Control Loops
  • Air-Operated Valves Diagnostics
  • Motors-Operated Valves Diagnostics

Day 3 – Gas Laws, Compressor Types and Applications, Positive Displacement Compressors, Dynamic Compressors, Dynamic Compressors Performance, Surge Prevention Systems and Testing, Choking, and Anti-choking Systems, and Compressor Seals, Compressor System Calculations, Sizing of Compressor System Components, Bearings, Lubrication, Vibration Analysis and Predictive Maintenance, Induction Motors, and Maintenance of Motors

  • Perfect and Imperfect Gases
  • Compressor Polytropic Efficiency and Power Requirements
  • Compressor Volumetric Flow Rate and Volumetric Efficiency
  • Rotary and Reciprocating Compressors
  • Dynamic Compressors (Centrifugal and Axial)
  • Compressor Performance Measurement
  • Receivers, Compressor Control, and Compressor Unloading Systems
  • Preventive Maintenance and Housekeeping
  • Performance of Positive Displacement Compressors
  • Reciprocating Compressors
  • Reciprocating Compressors Troubleshooting and Maintenance
  • Diaphragm Compressors
  • Rotary Screw Compressors and Filter Separators
  • Straight Lobe Compressors
  • Recent Developments in Liquid/Gas Separation Technology
  • Dynamic Compressor Technology
  • Centrifugal and Axial Compressors
  • Simplifies Equations for Determining the Performance of Dynamic Compressors
  • Centrifugal Compressors – Components, Performance Characteristics, Balancing, Surge Prevention Systems and Testing
  • Choking, and Anti-Choking Systems
  • Compressor Auxiliaries, Off-Design Performance, Stall, and Surge
  • Dynamic Compressors Performance
  • Surge Limit, Stonewall, Prevention of Surge, Anti-Surge Control Systems
  • Compressor Seal Systems
  • Gas Seals, Liquid Seals, Liquid Bushing Seals, Contact Seals, Restricted Bushing Seals, Seal Liquid leakage System
  • Dry Seals, Advanced Sealing Mechanisms, and Magnetic Bearings
  • Compressor System Calculations
  • Sizing of Compressor System Components, Sizing of Gas Receiver
  • Workshop – Case Studies: Design and Selection of Different Compressor Systems for the Oil and Gas industry, and the Power Generation Industry
  • Bearings, Types of Bearings, Thrust Bearings
  • Lubrication, Viscosity of Lubricants, Non-Newtonian Fluids, and Greases
  • Used Oil Analysis
  • Vibration Analysis and Predictive Maintenance
  • Vibration Causes, Resonant Frequency, Vibration in Predictive Maintenance, Diagnostics
  • Induction motor construction, rotor slip, electrical frequency of the rotor, losses and the power flow diagram, induction motor torque-speed characteristics, variation of the torque-speed characteristics, starting induction motors, induction motor starting circuits
  • Speed control of induction motors, speed control by changing the line frequency, speed control by changing the line voltage, speed control by changing the rotor resistance, solid-state induction motor drives, motor protection, induction generator, induction generator operating alone, induction motor ratings
  • Characteristics of Motors, enclosures and cooling methods, failures in three-phase stator windings, predictive maintenance, motor troubleshooting, diagnostic testing of motors, repair and refurbishment of ac induction motors
  • Power Electronics components,  rectifier circuits, filtering rectifier output, pulse circuits, voltage variation by ac phase control, inverters, pulse-width modulation (PWM) inverters
  • Variable speed (frequency) drives, principles of ac variable speed drives, inverters, insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBT’s), pulse-width modulated inverters, input power converter (rectifier), output IGBT inverter, magnetic breaking, regeneration, transients, harmonics, power factor and failures, common failure modes, thyristor failures and testing, IGBT switching transients, cabling details for ac drives, motor bearing currents, selection criteria for variable speed drives, maintenance, common failure modes, motor application guidelines