This intensive five-day, hands-on course uses dynamic simulation models of compression systems running on PCs, to give a practical introduction to control, operation and troubleshooting of centrifugal and reciprocating gas compressors. The two key issues which will be addressed for existing compression plants are how to maximise throughput, and how to minimise downtime. There will be a strong emphasis on the troubleshooting and optimisation of existing compressor operations and the use of various techniques to analyse performance. These techniques will be supported by specially developed check lists which will cover all of the key troubleshooting activities. A large part of the course will be workshop sessions which will allow participants to apply troubleshooting and optimisation techniques to actual examples.
Suitable for: Engineers and operations personnel with little or no prior knowledge of dynamic simulation or gas compressors.
Key Topics Covered:
- Centrifugal and Reciprocating Compressors
- Reciprocating Compressor Operation
- Centrifugal Compressor Operation
- Centrifugal Compressor Control
- Centrifugal Compressor Anti-Surge Control
- Maintenance Issues
- Troubleshooting and Optimisation