Pumps, Valves, Actuators, Motors, and Variable Frequency Drives (1.8 CEUs)

Daily Schedule:
8:00am - Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30am - Session begins
4:30pm - Adjournment
Breakfast, two refreshment breaks and lunch are provided daily  (Except Webinars).

Introduction

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
  • Specification
  • Selection Criteria
  • Sizing Calculations
  • Enclosures and Sealing Arrangements
  • Codes and Standards
  • Common Operational Problems
  • All Diagnostics, Troubleshooting, Testing, and Maintenance
Who Should Attend
  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals
Seminar Outcome
  • 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
Training Methodology

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.

Special Features

Each delegate will receive an excerpt, in digital form, of the relevant chapters from the Manual listed below authored by the instructor:
  • POWER PLANT EQUIPMENT OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE GUIDE” published by McGraw-Hill in 2012 (800 pages)
  • Practical Manual (300 pages)

Philip Kiameh

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 24 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 wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York. Below is a list of the books authored by Prof Kiameh:
  1. Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, October 2011.
  2. Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, March 2003.
  3. Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, January 2012.
  4. Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
  5. Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
Prof. Kiameh has received the following awards:
  1. The first "Excellence in Teaching" award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  2. The "Excellence in Teaching Award" in April 2007 offered by TUV Akademie (TUV Akademie is one of the largest Professional Development centre in world, it is based in Germany and the United Arab Emirates, and provides engineering training to engineers and managers across Europe and the Middle East).
  3. Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).
  4. Entrance Scholarship to University of Ottawa (1984).
  5. Natural Science and Engineering Research Counsel (NSERC) scholarship towards graduate studies – Master of Applied Science in Engineering (1984 – 1985).
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 30 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.
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
  • Bearings
  • 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 – Intelligent (Smart) Transmitters, Controllers, Sizing and Selection of Control
              Valves, Positioners, and Actuator for Compressible and Non-Compressible
              Fluids, Control Valve Flashing, Cavitation and Noise Control, Control System
              Troubleshooting and Diagnostics

  • Smart Systems
  • Intelligent (Smart) Transmitters
  • Microprocessor-Based Transmitters (Smart Transmitters)
  • Smart (Intelligent) Pressure Transmitters
  • Advantages of Intelligent Instrumentation
  • Comparison Between Intelligent and Non-Intelligent Instrumentation
  • Stand-Alone Controllers
  • Self-Tuning, Sequencing, and Networking
  • HART Protocol
  • 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
  • Sizing and selection of control valves and actuators
  • Information required to select a control valve
  • Control valve body materials
  • Control valve trim material
  • Pressure-temperature ratings for all control valve materials
  • Class designation and PN numbers for control valves
  • Face-to-face dimensions of most types of control valves
  • Wear and galling resistance of control valve material
  • Control valve seat leakage classification
  • Control valve trim material temperature limit
  • Service temperature limitations for control valve elastomers
  • Ambient temperature corrosion information for most fluids used in control valves
  • Control valve elastomer information
  • Compatibility of elastomer material with control valve fluids
  • Control valve flow characteristics
  • Selection of control valve flow characteristic
  • Control valve sizing
  • Sizing valves for liquid applications
  • Detailed calculations for sizing valves liquid applications
  • Liquid sizing sample problem
  • Sizing valves for compressible fluids
  • Compressible fluid sizing sample problem No. 1
  • Compressible fluid sizing sample problem No. 2
  • Sizing coefficients for single-ported globe style valve bodies
  • Sizing coefficients for rotary shaft valves
  • Actuator sizing
  • Packing friction
  • Actuator force calculations
  • Rotary actuator sizing
  • Torque equations
  • Breakout torque
  • Dynamic torque
  • Maximum rotation
  • Non-destructive test procedures
  • Magnetic Particle (surface examination)
  • Liquid penetrant (surface) examination
  • Radiographic (volumetric) examination
  • Ultrasonic (Volumetric) examination
  • Cavitation and flashing
  • Choked flow causes flashing and cavitation
  • Valve selection for flashing service
  • Valve selection for cavitation service
  • Noise prediction
  • Aerodynamic and hydrodynamic
  • Noise control
  • Noise summary
  • Packing selection
  • Packing selection guidelines for sliding-stem valves
  • Packing selection guidelines for rotary valves
  • Control valve selection process
  • Control valve cavitation
  • Control valve noise
  • Pneumatic actuators
  • Piston actuators
  • Electric actuators
  • Hydraulic actuators
  • Positioners
  • 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

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