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14 - MMS - Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences

MMS 103 - Pumps and Compressors

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MMS 103 23 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MMS 103 18 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Pumps and compressors are widely used nowadays in different oil and petrochemical facilities, fluid distribution systems, thermal power stations and different industrial applications.  Proper operation should be based on performance curves.  This course reviews the basics and performance parameters and curves of pumps and compressors.  Relevant codes and standards of different types of pumps and compressors will be presented.  Proper required operational tests, maintenance, troubleshooting of pumps and compressors will be covered.

Course Objectives

  • Understanding of relevant codes and standards related to operation and maintenance of pumps and compressors
  • Learning about the performance parameters and curves of pumps and compressors
  • Optimizing pumps and compressors performance 
  • Analyzing the application of planned maintenance programs of predictive and preventive maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Reviewing the best biases of pump or compressor selection

Who Should Attend?

  • Facility technicians and technologists
  • Process plant engineers
  • Maintenance managers
  • Anyone responsible for the selection and installation 

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Introduction to main elements of pump construction
  • Principle of work 
  • Pumps & compressors power drivers
  • Classification and types of pumps & compressors
  • Definitions of main components of P & C
  • Performance parameters

Day 2

  • Positive displacement pumps and compressors 
  • Mechanical construction
  • P & C  supporting operating systems (lubricating ,sealing, cooling , and control systems)
  • Performance control and enhancing 
  • Main Maintenance activities 
  • Codes and standards
  • Fault diagnosis and troubleshooting

Day 3

  • Turbo-pumps; axial, mixed & centrifugal flow pumps
  • Theoretical and principle of centrifugal pumps operation
  • Centrifugal pumps NPSH and the cavitations phenomena    
  • Mechanical construction of turbo-pumps
  • Maintenance of turbo-pump
  • Fault diagnosis  (condition Monitoring) troubleshooting

Day 4

  • Turbo-compressors; axial and centrifugal types
  • Turbo-compressors construction, performance, and operating charts 
  • Maintenance programs of turbo-compressors ( PM & PdM) 
  • Fault diagnosis and troubleshooting (Condition Monitoring | Vibration)

Day 5

  • Instruments and methods of measurements and control
  • Computation of results: Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS System)
  • Operation daily logs, operation daily report, operation deviation repots, vendor specifications  and commissioning punch lists