|Gas Conditioning and Processing - G-4|
|Compressor Systems - Mechanical Design and Specification - ME-46|
|Process Safety Engineering - PS-4|
|Turbomachinery Monitoring and Problem Analysis - ME-62|
Discipline: Mechanical Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Wolfgang Foerg, Ronald Frend, Stuart Watson
|This 5-day course is an intensive, specialized level program for experienced mechanical equipment engineers to develop and expand their capabilities in monitoring and problem analysis of turbomachinery. This course focuses on defining the systems and subsystems that form the turbomachinery, the potential problems with these systems and subsystems, monitoring techniques for early detection of problems, and methods to analyze the monitored variables to detect potential problems or reconstruct reasons for failures. Case studies are used throughout the course.|
Experienced mechanical or facilities engineers and senior technicians needing an understanding of monitoring and troubleshooting turbomachinery.
You Will Learn:
MR. WOLFGANG FOERG has over 20 years' experience in plant system design, control system design and selection, procurement, engineering management, and installation and commissioning of vendor proprietary equipment. His experience includes assignments as project engineer, rotating equipment specialist, lead engineer for major EPC contractors, as well as experience in construction, module design, commissioning and startup of plants. The types of plants include air separation plants, gas plants, gas storage facilities, power generation, MTBE plants, refinery wastewater treatment facilities, phenol plants, polypropylene plants, crude oil treating facilities and crude oil pipelines, LNG/NGL liquefaction plants, and LNG receiving terminals. Specific equipment experience includes gas turbines, steam turbines, cryogenic expanders, centrifugal compressors, reciprocating compressors, centrifugal pumps, positive displacement pumps, polymer extruders, refrigeration systems, diesel engines, motors, generators, dryers, chemical injection systems, cooling towers, boilers, and loading arms. Mr. Foerg holds a MS, Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and a BS, Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Wyoming, Colorado, Alberta, and Texas and is a CCHEST Safety Trained Supervisor (STS).
MR. RON FREND is a registered engineer, and has almost 40 years of engineering, consulting and management experience. He rose to a senior management position in Shell International (Middle East) before opening an engineering consultancy in England. His entire career has been concerned with practical applications of maintenance and engineering. Ron is experienced in a variety of predictive maintenance analytical techniques as well as possessing management skills suitable to an engineering consultancy and a large multi-national corporation. Specialized training has also been carried out on the following topics: management techniques, non-destructive testing, oil tanker cargo operations, instrumentation and control, resistance and gas welding, vibration analysis, infrared thermography and passive ultrasonics. Ron has successfully completed Helicopter Underwater Escape Training for offshore facilities. He is a Registered Engineer with an MSc from Huddersfield University in England as well as being a certified Chief Engineer Officer (marine).
MR. STUART WATSON is the Facilities Engineering Technical Director for PetroSkills. He has over 18 years of experience in oil and gas processing. His experience has taken him to facilities around the world in regions including Australia, Africa, the Middle East and the US. Mr. Watson graduated with honors in 1995 from Curtin University, Perth, Australia, with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating he worked in Perth, Australia supporting Woodside's offshore facilities. In January 2000, Stuart accepted a position with Pearl Development Company of Colorado where he worked over the next eight years at many of the gas production and processing facilities in the western US. His work included expansions for Unocal Alaska, facilities engineering at the El Paso Field Service's 650MMscfd Chaco Plant and various other projects in Colorado and Wyoming. In 2008, he oversaw and commissioned a 92MMscfd amine sweetening and cryogenic NGL train for the Government of Ras Al Khaimah (UAE). Thereafter, he started his own engineering consultancy supporting both mechanical and process disciplines. In 2009 he started instructing part time for John M. Campbell and Co. in mechanical engineering and operator training. Currently, Mr. Watson supports PetroSkills in a full time role to ensure technical and quality assurance in ICE, Pipeline, Mechanical and Offshore engineering.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
How to contact PetroSkills:
1-800-821-5933 toll-free in North America or
Address P.O. Box 35448, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74153-0448, U.S.A