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14 - MMS - Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences

MMS 150 - Pumps Types and Maintenance

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MMS 150 09 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MMS 150 04 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Pumps and compressors are widely used nowadays in different oil & petrochemical facilities, fluid distribution systems, thermal power stations and different industrial applications.  Proper operation should be based on the 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.  Needed tests for proper operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of pumps and compressors will be covered.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrating knowledge of the relevant codes and standards related to maintenance of pumps and compressors
  • Demonstrating knowledge of the performance parameters and curves of pumps and compressors
  • Selecting and perform most adequate tests needed for performance monitoring, predictive and preventive maintenance, and troubleshooting of pumps and compressors

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone who need to enhance their knowledge in the field of pump and compressor technology
  • Operators and managers
  • Operation or maintenance of pump and compressor systems
  • Engineering personnel responsible for the selection, installation 

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Introduction – course objectives 
  • Classification and types of pumps & compressors
  • Definitions
  • Performance parameters
  • Codes and standards
  • Positive displacement pumps and compressors

Day 2

  • Mechanical construction
  • Performance and control of displacement pumps and compressors
  • Maintenance of displacement compressors
  • Fault diagnosis and troubleshooting
  • Turbo-pumps; axial, mixed & centrifugal flow pumps
  • Theoretical and real performance of turbo-pumps

Day 3

  • Cavitation and NPSH
  • Mechanical construction of turbo-pumps
  • Maintenance of turbo-pumps
  • Fault diagnosis and troubleshooting
  • Turbo-compressors; axial and centrifugal types
  • Turbo-compressors construction, performance and limitations
  • Maintenance of turbo-compressors

Day 4

  • Fault diagnosis and troubleshooting
  • Definitions and description of terms
  • Guiding principles
  • Instruments and methods of measurements

Day 5

  •  Computation of results
  • Report of tests
  • Material inspection requirements
  • Shop tests
  • Performance test procedure