Rotating Machinery Best Practices - ME-47

Discipline: Mechanical Engineering
Level: Foundation
Instructors who teach this course:


Related courses
Piping Systems - Mechanical Design and Specification - ME-41
Oil Production and Processing Facilities - PF-4
Fundamentals of Pump and Compressor Systems - ME-44
About the course Designed For You will learn Course Content
About the course
This is an intensive five-day course providing a comprehensive overview of pumps, compressors, steam turbines, lubrication systems, seals, and other machinery and practices related to rotating machinery. The focus is on equipment and system best practices - type, unit, and station configuration - integration of these units in the process scheme and control strategy in upstream and midstream oil and gas facilities. The course material is applicable to all oil and gas field production facilities, refineries, pipelines, gas plants, marine applications, and offshore systems.
Designed For
Engineers, senior technicians, and system operators designing, operating, and maintaining rotating equipment in oil and gas facilities. Best practices from a variety of rotating machinery topics, representing many years of collective experiences, are presented in this course. Moreover, the experience of the instructors allows many topics to be discussed in addition to those topics selected. The proper application of even one of the best practices could be worth several times the cost of attending the course.
You will learn
  • Best practices for Project machinery
  • Pumps
  • Compressors
  • Steam turbines
  • Gas turbines
  • Lubrication systems
  • Seal oil systems
  • Pump mechanical seals
  • Dry gas seals
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Predicative maintenance
  • Implementation and communication
Course Content
  • Life cycle cost considerations
  • Selecting pumps to operate in best flow range
  • Detailed component experience checks prior to purchase
  • Review of blade experience prior to purchase
  • Site power sizing guidelines
  • System component design audit guidelines
  • System stability modification best practices
  • Practical seal monitoring guidelines
  • Seal gas systems, intermediate and separation systems
  • Essential PM items to assure optimum reliability
  • The concept of Component Condition Monitoring
  • Management presentations that assure implementation