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Pumps, Valves, Actuators, Motors, and Variable Frequency Drives (1.8 CEUs)
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8:00am - Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30am - Session begins
4:30pm - Adjournment
Breakfast, two refreshment breaks and lunch are provided daily.
This seminar will provide a comprehensive understanding of the various types of reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives including piston pumps, plunger pumps, rotary pumps, screw pumps, two- and three-lobe pumps, cam pumps, vane pumps, bellows-type metering pumps, diaphragm pumps, canned motor pumps, centrifugal pumps; linear and rotary valves, control valves; pneumatic, piston, electric, and electrohydraulic actuators; motors and variable frequency drives. This seminar will focus on maximizing the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of this equipment by providing an understanding of the characteristics, selection criteria, common problems and repair techniques, preventive and predictive maintenance.
This seminar is a MUST for anyone who is involved in the selection, applications, or maintenance of reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives because it covers how this equipment operates, the latest maintenance techniques, and provides guidelines and rules that ensure the successful operation of this equipment. In addition, this seminar will cover in detail the basic design, operating characteristics, specification, selection criteria, advanced fault detection techniques, critical components and all preventive and predictive maintenance methods in order to increase reliability of the equipment and reduce the operation and maintenance cost.
This seminar will provide the following information for all reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives:
- Basic Design
- Selection Criteria
- Sizing Calculations
- Enclosures and Sealing Arrangements
- Codes and Standards
- Common Operational Problems
- All Diagnostics, Troubleshooting, Testing, and Maintenance
- Engineers of all disciplines
- Maintenance personnel
- Other technical individuals
- Equipment Operation: Gain a thorough understanding of the operating characteristics of reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives
- Equipment Diagnostics and Inspection: Learn in detail all the diagnostic techniques and inspections required of critical components of reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives
- Equipment Testing: Understand thoroughly all the tests required for the various types of reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives
- Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Determine all the maintenance and troubleshooting activities required to minimize the downtime and operating cost of reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives
- Equipment Repair and Refurbishment: Gain a detailed understanding of the various methods used to repair and refurbish reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives
- Efficiency, Reliability, and Longevity: Learn the various methods used to maximize the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives
- Equipment Sizing: Gain a detailed understanding of all the calculations and sizing techniques used for reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives
- Design Features: Understand all the design features that improve the efficiency and reliability of reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives
- Equipment Selection: Learn how to select reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives by using the performance characteristics and selection criteria
- Equipment Enclosures and Sealing Methods Learn about the various types of enclosures and sealing arrangements used for reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives
- Equipment Commissioning: Understand all the commissioning requirements for reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives
- Equipment Codes and Standards: Learn all the codes and standards applicable for reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives
- Equipment Causes and Modes of Failure: Understand the causes and modes of failure of reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives
- System Design: Learn all the requirements for designing different types of reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumping systems, valves, actuators, motors, and variable frequency drives
The instructor relies on a highly interactive training method to enhance the learning process. This method ensures that all the delegates gain a complete understanding of all the topics covered. The training environment is highly stimulating, challenging, and effective because the participants will learn by case studies which will allow them to apply the material taught to their own organization.
Each delegate will receive a copy of the following material written by the instructor:
- “ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT HANDBOOK” published by McGraw-Hill in 2003 (600 pages)
- Practical manual (300 pages)
Program Outline (1.8 CEUs / 18 PDHs)
Day 1 –Pump Categories, and Centrifugal Pumps, Centrifugal Pump Mechanical seals, Positive Displacement Pumps, Troubleshooting of Pumps, Pump Selection
- Pump Categories: Dynamic (Centrifugal) and Positive Displacement (Reciprocating and Rotary)
- Centrifugal Pumps: Operation, Casings and Diffusers, Hydrostatic Pressure Tests, Impellers, Hydraulic Balancing Devices, Mechanical Seals, Minimum Flow Requirement, Performance Characteristics,
- Cavitation, and Net positive Suction Head
- Maintenance Recommended for Centrifugal Pumps
- Vibration Analysis and Predictive Maintenance
- Centrifugal Pump Mechanical Seals, Basic Components, Seal balance, Face Pressure, Pressure-Velocity, Power Consumption, Temperature Control
- Seal Lubrication/Leakage, Single Inside Pusher Seal, Classification of Seals by Arrangements, Classifications of Seals by Design, Materials of Construction
- Applications, Types of Mechanical Seals, Common Failure Modes of Seals, Seal Refurbishment, Gland Plates and Piping Arrangements
- Installation and Troubleshooting of Mechanical Seals
- Reciprocating Pumps, Piston Pumps, Plunger Pumps, Rotary Pumps, Screw Pumps, Two- and Three-Lobe Pumps
- Cam Pumps, Vane Pumps, Bellows-Type Metering Pumps
- Diaphragm Pumps
- Canned Motor Pumps, Seal-less Pump Motors
- Pump Maintenance, Inspection, Overhaul, Diagnoses of Pump Troubles
- Troubleshooting of Centrifugal Pumps
- Troubleshooting of Rotary Pumps
- Troubleshooting of Reciprocating Pumps
- Water Hammer
- Used Oil Analysis
- Pump Selection
- Pumping System Calculations
- Workshop: Design and selection of Different Pumping Systems for the Oil and Gas Industry, and the Power Generation Industry
- Vibration Analysis and Predictive Maintenance
- Diagnostics of Pumping Systems
- Pump Drivers
Day 2 –Valve Selection, Linear and Rotary Valves, Control Valves, Positioners, and Actuators
- Valve Selection
- Linear Valves
- Rotary Valves
- Valve selection considerations
- Valve Maintenance
- Basics of Valve Design (Seats and Seals)
- Sealing The Valve Stem
- Leakless Valves
- Valve Materials
- Preventing Valve Material Failure
- Nonmetallic Valves
- General Categories of Control Valves
- Rangeability, End Connections, Shutoff Capability
- Valve Sizing
- Choked Flow
- Gas and Steam Sizing
- Control Valve Sizing and selection
- Control Valve Cavitation
- Control Valve Noise
- Pneumatic of Actuators
- Piston Actuators
- Electric Actuators
- Hydraulic Actuators
- Live Loading
- Diagnostic Testing of Control Loops
- Air-Operated Valves Diagnostics
- Motors-Operated Valves Diagnostics
Day 3 –Induction Motors, and Maintenance of Motors
- Induction motor construction, rotor slip, electrical frequency of the rotor, losses and the power flow diagram, induction motor torque-speed characteristics, variation of the torque-speed characteristics, starting induction motors, induction motor starting circuits
- Speed control of induction motors, speed control by changing the line frequency, speed control by changing the line voltage, speed control by changing the rotor resistance, solid-state induction motor drives, motor protection, induction generator, induction generator operating alone, induction motor ratings
- Characteristics of Motors, enclosures and cooling methods, failures in three-phase stator windings, predictive maintenance, motor troubleshooting, diagnostic testing of motors, repair and refurbishment of ac induction motors
- Power Electronics components, rectifier circuits, filtering rectifier output, pulse circuits, voltage variation by ac phase control, inverters, pulse-width modulation (PWM) inverters
- Variable speed (frequency) drives, principles of ac variable speed drives, inverters, insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBT’s), pulse-width modulated inverters, input power converter (rectifier), output IGBT inverter, magnetic breaking, regeneration, transients, harmonics, power factor and failures, common failure modes, thyristor failures and testing, IGBT switching transients, cabling details for ac drives, motor bearing currents, selection criteria for variable speed drives, maintenance, common failure modes, motor application guidelines
Philip Kiameh, M.A.Sc., B.Eng., D.Eng., P.Eng. (Canada) has been a teacher at University of Toronto and Dalhousie University, Canada for more than 22 years. In addition, Prof Kiameh has taught courses and seminars to more than four thousand working engineers and professionals around the world, specifically Europe and North America. Prof Kiameh has been consistently ranked as "Excellent" or "Very Good" by the delegates who attended his seminars and lectures. Prof Kiameh has taught a variety of seminars at Global Innovative Campus during the last few years, which have been received very well.
Prof Kiameh wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York. Prof. Kiameh has received numerous awards including the first "Excellence in Teaching" award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
Prof. Kiameh performed research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories. He also has more than 29 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (formerly, Ontario Hydro - the largest electric utility in North America).
While working at Ontario Hydro, Prof. Kiameh acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time that Prof Kiameh worked as a Field Engineer and Design Engineer, he was responsible for the operation, maintenance, diagnostics, and testing of gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, motors, transformers, inverters, valves, pumps, compressors, instrumentation and control systems. Further, his responsibilities included designing, engineering, diagnosing equipment problems and recommending solutions to repair deficiencies and improve system performance, supervising engineers, setting up preventive maintenance programs, writing Operating and Design Manuals, and commissioning new equipment.
Later, Prof Kiameh worked as the manager of a section dedicated to providing training for the staff at the power stations. The training provided by Prof Kiameh covered in detail the various equipment and systems used in power stations.
Professor Philip Kiameh was awarded his Bachelor of Engineering Degree "with distinction" from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He also received a Master of Applied Science in Engineering (M.A.Sc.) from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers in the province of Ontario, Canada.
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