Control & Operation of Centrifugal Gas Compressors


This hands-on, three-day course uses dynamic simulation models to give a practical introduction to centrifugal gas compressors and their operation in process plants. The practical exercises and workshops will use dynamic simulation models of compression systems running on PCs. They will be easy to use and the participants will require no prior knowledge of dynamic simulation.

3 days
From $3,830.40 excl. GST
Nicholas Jackson, Mark Dixon, Howard Thomas, Terry Locke

3 days, 08:00 AM MDT - 04:00 PM MDT


  • PD hours: 21
  • $4,256.00 $3,830.40excl. GST


Key topics covered in the course include compressor performance and selection, instrumentation and control, surge protection and compressor operation. Case studies will be used and participants will be encouraged to solve problems for themselves.

Key Topics Covered:

  • Compression Principles
  • Process & Control Description
  • Compressor Operations
  • Mechanical Design - Centrifugal Compressors
  • Instrumentation & Control
  • Simple Anti-Surge Control
  • Recycle Valve Sizing
  • Compressor Protection & Complex Anti-Surge Control
  • Compressor Operations
  • Case Studies

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Course Outline

Suitable For:

Engineers with little previous knowledge of compressors and who are involved in the design, control, operation or commissioning of process plants.


This centrifugal compressor training course is an IChemE accredited course. IChemE members will receive a 10% discount during the checkout process.

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