Troubleshooting Rotating Equipment - ME-49

Discipline: Mechanical Engineering
Level: Intermediate
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About the course
This is an intensive 5-day course providing a comprehensive understanding of rotating equipment failures and reliability. Condition monitoring techniques are discussed and evaluated. Scenarios involving common rotating equipment reliability issues are presented, including rotors, journal bearings and vibration, thrust bearings, balance drums, pump mechanical seals, compressor seals (liquid and dry gas), and auxiliary systems. The course material is applicable to all oil and gas field production facilities, refineries, pipelines, gas plants, marine applications, and offshore systems.
Designed For
Maintenance, engineering, and operations personnel involved in troubleshooting reliability, analysis, condition monitoring, and maintainability of rotating equipment and related systems.
You will learn
  • Techniques for troubleshooting failure causes and consequences
  • Causes of machinery failures (5 whys)
  • Condition monitoring technique
  • Equipment reliability and predictive maintenance fundamentals
  • Lubrication monitoring and analysis
  • Operating procedures best practices
  • RCFA (Root Cause Failure Analysis) procedures and techniques (rotors, journal bearings and vibration, thrust bearings, balance drums, pump mechanical seals, compressor seals - liquid and dry gas, and auxiliary systems)
Course Content
  • Rotating equipment fundamentals and reliability basics
  • The causes of machinery failures (5 whys)
  • Process condition changes
  • Installation error
  • Operating procedures
  • Design shortcomings
  • Component wear out
  • Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) procedures and examples
  • Rotors - the effect of process head
  • Journal bearings and vibration
  • Thrust bearings and balance drums
  • Pump mechanical seals
  • Compressor seal systems - liquid and dry gas
  • Auxiliary systems including lubrication
  • Processes for effective troubleshooting
  • Condition monitoring
  • Defining abnormal conditions
  • Listing all possible causes
  • Eliminating non-related causes
  • Stating root cause of the problem
  • Solutions and maintenance