BASICS OF ROTATING AND STATIC MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT: RSM Online

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DISCIPLINE: Mechanical Engineering

LEVEL: Basic

DURATION: 52 Hours (approx. 6 days) of self-paced, online work

ABOUT THIS COURSE: This course provides an overview of mechanical rotating and non-rotating equipment. The focus is on equipment selection of pumps, compressors and drivers and their integration into the process scheme and control strategy in upstream and midstream oil and gas facilities. The course also reviews the key areas associated with the design of piping systems, pressure vessels, heaters and tanks. The material of the course is applicable to field production facilities, pipelines, gas plants, and offshore systems.

DESIGNED FOR: Facilities engineers, process engineers, senior operations personnel, field supervisors, and engineers who select, design, install, evaluate or operate gas processing plants and related facilities.

TUITION: $4,325 USD

This course is made up of the following skill modules (Approx. 3-5 Hours Each)

  • Mechanical Equipment
  • Piping Systems and Welding
  • Unfired Pressure Vessels
  • Fired Heaters and Boilers
  • Storage Tanks
  • Heat Transfer Equipment
  • Fire Protection Systems
  • Mechanical Equipment Inspection, Operation, and Maintenance
  • Machinery Design, Materials, and Subsystems
  • Reciprocating Engines, Electric Motor Drivers and Generators
  • Gas and Steam Turbines
  • Pumps and Compressors
  • Properties of Materials
  • Corrosion Control and Protection

You will learn how to:

  • Define and describe the principles and application of thermodynamic work, energy, efficiency, fluid flow, heat transfer and machines.
  • Describe the structural and foundation concepts and its impact on equipment performance and the typical mounting interface used for
  • supporting rotating equipment and outline mounting interface options.
  • Define the cause and effect of different types of vibrations, how to collect accurate data on them and how to mitigate them in machinery.
  • Define the basic principles of centrifugal action in pumps and compressors and describe how these principles achieve and limit performance, efficiency, vibration and heat.
  • Describe how a pumping / compression system is evaluated and why it is a prerequisite to selecting a pump / compressor.

 

You will learn how to:

  • Describe industry design, material, manufacturing and construction methods and define in-house piping specifications, economic selection criteria and project specific requirements
  • Identify pressure, temperature and weight factors and describe how they are applied to piping systems and how these factors influence piping projects
  • Identify organizations that provide codes and standards used in the piping systems, describe major codes affecting basic design, etc., and the key concepts of codes and standards and applications
  • Define pipe sizing criteria/equations, outlining loads/limits, identify thermal and dynamic effects, and describe key code refs applicable to piping sizing, selection criteria and system stress analysis
  • Describe and define the issues related to applicable code and standards applying to piping arrangement and integration and identify how piping systems can influence other engineering disciplines
  • Describe basic types of valves, applicable service conditions, construction materials and limitations. Identify valve material press/temp ratings, basic valve actuator types, and valve isolation characteristics
  • Describe piping sizes, ratings, materials and design considerations, explain pipe and fitting manufacturing codes, standards and industry specifications. Identify piping materials for oil and gas and other industrial applications
  • Describe and identify basic industry codes and standards that define piping classes, services and service conditions used in the oil and gas and other industries
  • Describe and identify practical operation and maintenance factors and factors influencing material, design, and fabrication of piping systems along with codes and standards influencing operations
  • Describe company, industry and regulatory requirements for permanent and temporary repairs to piping systems and components
  • Identify and describe industry requirements and principles related to piping system operation, safety, reliability and availability outlining applicable codes/standards, and statutory requirements
  • Describe the purpose of welding and its limiting factors
  • Describe codes and standards utilized for welding and welding materials and the organizations that publish them
  • Describe the basic types of weld processes and the limiting factors
  • Describe welding metallurgy and its limiting factors
  • Describe filler materials, their purpose, and their limiting factors
  • Describe shield materials, their purpose, their properties, and their limiting factors
  • Describe common material testing and inspection practices
  • Describe codes and standards utilized for quality control and reliability and the organizations that publish them.

You will learn how to:

  • Identify organizations that provide codes and standards used for pressure vessels and applicable pressure vessel specifications describing major code requirements affecting basic engineering design and safe practices
  • Identify how pressure and temperature affect the design and describe each vessel component and its influence on overall vessel weight
  • Describe basic vessel thickness calculations, loads, stress limits and affects on supports and equipment, select materials, fabrication techniques and inspection requirements
  • Identify vessel components; their purpose, applied loads, support and structural requirements defining structural loads, recommend material, maintenance and damage mechanism issues on internal components
  • Describe purpose of pressure vessel coatings and linings, where and when they are used, identify types of in/external coatings used with pressure vessels and outline basic corrosion process
  • Describe and identify industry pressure vessel design and specifications, material and construction codes and standards and economic selection criteria
  • Identify vessel components and how they are arranged on vessels, company specifications on vessels and unit arrangement requirements and define purpose of nozzle projections, man ways, walkways, davits and lift-eyes
  • Identify pressure vessel arrangement and integration with other equipment and piping and define how pressure vessel design can influence other engineering disciplines. Describe rules for vessel spacing and access
  • Describe operation and maintenance procedures and factors influencing pressure vessels design, and Risk Based Inspection (RBI) as applied to pressure vessels
  • Describe industry and regulatory requirements for permanent and temporary repairs to pressure vessels and components
  • Outline the principles of pressure vessel safety, reliability, availability; describe codes, standards, and statutory requirements, and company requirements and common industry practices related to pressure vessel safety

You will learn how to:

  • Describe fired vessel specifications, economic selection criteria, industry design, material and construction codes and standards, and identify basic types of heater applications to the energy industry
  • Describe process conditions and how they affect fired vessels, define material properties at elevated conditions and describe the effect of creep on fired equip stressed components
  • Identify organizations that provide codes and standards used with fired vessels and boilers, describe major code requirements that affect basic engineering design, material selection, inspection and safe practices
  • Describe the basic types of process heaters, service conditions, materials of construction and limitations, outline applied loads, P/T ratings, and corresponding materials
  • Identify basic types of boilers, applicable service conditions, materials of construction and limitations for boilers and water quality considerations
  • Describe design of fired heaters and boilers, purpose and structural requirements, identify loads, material and corrosion requirements, and describe industry specifications for internal components
  • Describe basic types of burners, applicable service conditions, construction materials and limitations, describe how NOx emissions are monitored and controlled
  • Describe the purpose of fired vessel coatings, linings, insulating systems and describe corrosion process, heat insulating and protection requirements, specify when and where coatings are applicable
  • Identify suitable equipment layouts and how components are arranged on fired vessels, nozzle projections, man ways, walkways
  • Identify issues related to fired vessel arrangement and integration with other equipment and piping, how fired vessels can influence other engineering disciplines and describe the pertinent codes
  • Describe fired vessel testing and inspection procedures, Integrity Operating Windows, (IOW), Corrosion Control Documents (CCD) and Risk Based Inspection (RBI) as applied to fired vessels
  • Describe principles, applicable codes and standards and statutory requirements, operational safety and reliability related to fired equipment and identify common industry practices

You will learn how to:

  • Describe tank types, the proper application of each type and identify in-house storage tank specifications, economic selection criteria, and project specific requirements
  • Describe storage tank classification and the factors that distinguish them, the selection process and proper use, types of floating - roof tanks, and identify economic factors used to size and select tanks
  • Describe factors influencing above ground and buried tanks, explain environmental and safety considerations of same
  • Describe process facilities and how they affect storage tanks, identify pressure limitations, max/min, operating P/T, construction materials and company specifications and policies determining service conditions
  • Identify organizations that provide codes and standards used with storage tanks governing field or shop welded, bolted atm. and low-pres. Storage tanks, and describe code requirements affecting engineering design and safe practices
  • Identify common types of storage tanks, industry and company specifications, fire protection, and safety recommendations used to store petroleum products and crude oils and outline design requirements and foundation types
  • Describe common storage tanks used to store NGL and LPG products, design requirements, company specifications and outline industry fire protection, maintenance and safety recommendations
  • Describe common water storage tanks used to store water types, design requirements, foundation types, company storage tanks specifications, and outline industry maintenance and safety recommendations
  • Identify codes, standards, containment, environment, equipment, personnel hazards, company specifications and describe risk assessment of dealing with the storage of hazardous or toxic materials and storage tanks
  • Identify internal components associates with tank types, company specifications for tank internals, and describe roof drains, leg supports, and chilling piping
  • Identify types of foundations for storage tanks, specifications on tank foundations and exterior components, and describe external tank components
  • Describe factors influencing storage tanks integration with other equipment, tank farm layout, in/external corrosion protection…dike arrangement, and identify company specifications on tanks and related systems
  • Describe procedures and factors influencing the design, industry codes and standards dealing with storage tanks testing and inspection requirements and identify company policies dealing with same
  • Describe industry and regulatory requirements for permanent and temporary repairs to storage tanks
  • Describe applicable codes, standards, and statutory requirements related to storage tanks operation, basic principles safety and reliability

You will learn how to:

  • Identify types of heat exchangers and common applications in oil and gas processing facilities
  • Describe heat transfer mechanisms: conduction, convection and radiation
  • Define heat transfer coefficient and describe the primary parameters that affect its value
  • Describe the rate equation used to calculate heat transfer area
  • Describe the “effective temperature difference” and explain how it affects heat transfer area
  • Estimate heat transfer surface area required for a heat exchanger application
  • Describe shell and tube exchanger types and applications
  • Describe compact heat exchangers and fired heaters
  • List the four primary process cooling (heat rejection) methods
  • Describe why air-cooled heat exchangers are so frequently used, key operating parameters, and the difference between induced draft and forced draft designs

You will learn how to:

  • Describe the main fire protection strategies
  • Discuss the elements of passive and active fire protection
  • Explain the application of commonly used fireproofing materials
  • Identify areas of application for fire and blast walls Discuss the application of drainage, containment, and remote impounding
  • Discuss applications for firewater and foam
  • Explain the reasons for typical firewater loop design requirements
  • Discuss the role of remotely operated isolation and depressuring valves in prevention and mitigation of fire and explosion
  • Discuss the objectives and applications of fire and gas alarm system

You will learn how to:

  • Outline the common processes of startup and shutdown of non-rotating equipment, and list the common problems that occur during startup and shutdown that can affect equipment integrity
  • Describe activities for operating non-rotating equipment as units and parts of a station and list the primary operational process and shutdown parameters that control unit and station operations
  • Describe the basic activities and functions of SCADA systems for non-rotating equipment as units and as part of a facility
  • List the routine maintenance activities for non-rotating equipment in oil and gas facilities and define concepts of inspection routine maintenance, preventative maintenance, repairs, and planned major overhauls
  • List the considerations for sparing of non-rotating equipment in oil and gas facilities and describe the concepts of stand-by units, spare units and spare capacity
  • Describe the process of inspection planning on non-rotating equipment, list the inspection techniques used, describe RBI and identify associated codes and standards
  • List the principal safety issues with non-rotating equipment, define concepts of equipment reliability and availability and describe the concept of risk when applied to non-rotating equipment.

You will learn how to:

  • Describe the principles, design, material of manufacturing, operational and maintenance considerations of gears and gearing, transmission, and coupling systems used with the major types of rotating equipment
  • List seal types and key operational and maintenance considerations of each, describe the seal systems and major components and used with the major types of rotating equipment and outline their functions and principal design factors, their failure modes and how to prevent failures
  • Describe the principal materials used, outline the criteria used in the selection of these materials for the components for each major type of rotating equipment and their impact on operation and maintenance
  • Describe the lubrication and filtration systems and the key material and manufacturing considerations, list the key operational and maintenance, outline the functions and principal design factors for each system and the component considerations used with the major types of rotating equipment
  • List the various types of bearings, describe the principles of lubrication for the different bearing types, explain bearing life expectation and how maintenance and operation are affected.

You will learn how to:

  • Describe and list the key mechanical components, basic motors types, and generators, tabulate commercially available generators by their different characteristics and list same that affect the selection of drivers/prime movers
  • List key performance criteria for electric motors and generators affecting mechanical components, describe these according to the company standards and the factors that affect the selection of a power source of generators
  • Describe the key factors in the specification of motors and generators affecting the major mechanical components
  • Describe the overall electric power generation and distribution system for electric motor operations
  • List and define the scope of the applicable company standards and industry codes applicable to electric motors and generators
  • Describe typical inspection and testing done during manufacturing. the acceptance criteria, the interrelationships of manufacturing and inspection and applicable field performance testing for large motors and generators
  • Describe the electrical power system required to drive electric motors and outline starting load considerations for power reliability in using variable frequency drives
  • Describe the monitoring and inspection techniques used on electric motors and generators, list the typical damage mechanisms encountered and typical repair techniques
  • Describe the basic types of reciprocating engines used as prime movers / drivers in oil and gas applications and the key mechanical components of each
  • List key performance criteria for reciprocating engine drivers affecting design, describe factors affecting power delivery, and how the efficiency calculation is used in selection/design
  • Describe the contents of project mechanical spec's typical for reciprocating engines based on company standards and spec's and the design processes for same
  • Describe the types of fuels, list the adv. and limitations of each fuel type, and the type of aspiration systems used in reciprocating engines and their proper applications
  • List applicable company/industry codes and standards for reciprocating engines
  • Describe the inspection and testing of reciprocating engine emissions and performance typically done during manufacturing
  • Outline the sizing process for reciprocating engines as drivers / prime movers
  • Describe the maintenance and repair techniques used on reciprocating engines, list the typical damage mechanisms encountered and typical repair techniques.

You will learn how to:

  • Describe basic types of and list the major characteristics of each turbine engine used as prime movers / drivers in oil and gas applications, and describe the key mechanical components
  • Describe efficiency calculation and how other parameters are used in selection and design, and the factors affecting delivered power, and list key performance criteria
  • Describe the contents of project mechanical spec's typical for turbine engines based on company standards and spec's, and the processes and applicable tools to design turbine engines
  • Describe the types of fuels used in turbine engines with adv. and limitations of each fuel type and the techniques used to reduce NOx and SOx emissions and how fuel quality effects performance/emissions
  • Describe the various parameters that affect the performance of gas turbines, the controls dealing with transient conditions, the various turbine emission control methods, and the typical operating modes/control strategies
  • List and define the scope of the applicable company standards and industry codes for turbine engines
  • Describe the inspection and testing typically done during manufacturing, the acceptance criteria, the applicable field performance testing, and turbine testing criteria for exhaust emissions and noise
  • Outline the sizing process for turbines engines as drivers / prime movers
  • Describe components of each rotors and the key material and manufacturing considerations, outline the functions of these components and list key operational and maintenance issues
  • Describe the maintenance and repair techniques used on gas turbines, list the typical damage mechanisms encountered and typical repair techniques
  • Describe the basic types of steam turbines, the key mechanical components, the auxiliary systems and controls used as prime movers in oil and gas applications
  • List the key performance criteria for and describe the factors of steam turbine drivers that affect design and material selection of mechanical components and power delivered to the user
  • Describe the design processes and applicable analytical tools for the design of the mechanical components of steam turbines and factors that impact the interface of steam turbines/plant design
  • Describe methods and processes that control steam turbine operations, the performance curves and use define operating characteristics and the typical operating and control strategies
  • Describe the overall steam generation process including waste steam use and recovery, the basic req'ts for water used in a boiler and feed water systems, and outline thermodynamic system losses
  • List and define the scope of the applicable company standards and industry codes for steam turbine driven equipment
  • Outline the key steps in supplier selection, materials sourcing, and supplier / sub-supplier manufacturing processes for turbine combustion engines and describe procedures for over-speed testing
  • Outline the sizing process for steam turbines as drivers / prime movers
  • Describe the components of each of the rotors, outline the components function, the key operational and maintenance consideration of these components, and key manufacturing considerations
  • Describe the maintenance and repair techniques used on steam turbines, list the typical damage mechanisms encountered and typical repair techniques

You will learn how to:

  • Identify types of pumps and common applications in oil and gas processing
  • Describe how a pump selection chart can be used to select pump type
  • Explain the relationship between head and pressure
  • Calculate the pump power requirement
  • Describe the differences in performance characteristics of centrifugal and positive displacement pumps
  • Describe cavitation
  • Define NPSHR and NPSHA
  • Explain the principle of operation of a single stage centrifugal pump and identify the main pump components
  • Describe the system head curve and explain how it affects pump selection
  • Explain the principle of operation of plunger pumps, common configurations and identify the main pump components
  • Identify types of compressors and common applications in oil and gas processing facilities
  • Describe how a compressor selection chart can be used to select compressor type
  • Explain the relationship between compressor head and pressure
  • Calculate the compressor power requirement
  • Estimate the compressor discharge temperature
  • Explain the principle of operation of a centrifugal compressor and identify the main compressor components
  • Describe a centrifugal compressor performance curve and identify and describe the surge line and stonewall
  • Explain the principle of operation of a reciprocating compressor and identify the main compressor components
  • Explain the principle of operation of a rotary screw compressor and identify the main compressor components
  • List common drivers used for each compressor type

You will learn how to:

  • Compare the different types of steel making processes
  • Identify the processes and purpose of refining steel
  • Discuss addition of chemicals in steel
  • Describe the composition of alloy
  • Explain the effect of heat/cold on steel and alloy
  • Describe codes and standards used for testing plastic and composite materials
  • Describe the classification of plastics
  • Describe how elastic, plastic and viscoelastic behavior influences the selection and design of plastics
  • Describe how wear, hardness and impact characteristics influence the selection and design of plastics
  • Describe how chemical degradation, corrosion resistance, and electrical properties influence the selection process
  • Describe the thermal characteristics of plastic and composite materials and the effects on their selection
  • Describe the advantages of plastic and composite materials over other types of materials such as metal, wood, cement, and rubber
  • List plastic and composite materials commonly used with piping and the factors used in the selection process
  • List plastic materials commonly used for structural applications, testing methods, and selection practices
  • Identify codes and standards used for testing plastic and composite materials
  • Identify quality assurance and reliability principles of plastic materials and list industry codes and standards that influence material quality

You will learn how to:

  • Describe basic corrosion principles
  • Describe corrosion risk and effects on the environment and on business
  • Describe the basic aspects of electrochemical corrosion
  • Describe the four necessary elements to form an electrochemical corrosion cell
  • Identify the different forms of corrosion encountered in oil and gas facilities
  • Define the basic corrosion principles which apply to cathodic protection
  • Describe the galvanic series of metals and its significance
  • Identify methods of corrosion control
  • Recognize the use of coatings, corrosion inhibitors, biocides and cleaning pigs and scrapers as forms of corrosion protection

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