Rotating Equipment: Selection, Applications, Operation, Troubleshooting, and Maintenance (1.8 CEUs)

Daily Schedule:
8:00am - Registration and coffee
8:30am - Session begins
4:30pm - Adjournment
Breakfast, two refreshment breaks and lunch are provided daily 
(Except Webinars).
 
Description
This seminar is a MUST for anyone who is involved in the selection, applications, or maintenance of rotating equipment 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.

Objective
This seminar will provide a comprehensive understanding of the various types of rotating equipment including centrifugal pumps, centrifugal and axial compressors, and motors. 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 will provide the following information for all rotating equipment:

  • 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 Learning Outcomes

  • Equipment Operation: Gain a thorough understanding of the operating characteristics of rotating equipment
  • Equipment Diagnostics and Inspection: Learn in detail all the diagnostic techniques and inspections required for critical components of rotating equipment
  • Equipment Testing: Understand thoroughly all the tests required for the various types of rotating equipment
  • Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Determine all the maintenance and troubleshooting activities required to minimize the downtime and operating cost of rotating equipment
  • Equipment Repair and Refurbishment: Gain a detailed understanding of the various methods used to repair and refurbish rotating equipment
  • Efficiency, Reliability, and Longevity: Learn the various methods used to maximize the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of rotating equipment
  • Equipment Sizing: Gain a detailed understanding of all the calculations and sizing techniques used for rotating equipment
  • Design Features: Understand all the design features that improve the efficiency and reliability of rotating equipment
  • Equipment Selection: Learn how to select rotating equipment by using the performance characteristics and selection criteria that you will learn in this seminar
  • Equipment Enclosures and Sealing Methods: Learn about the various types of enclosures and sealing arrangements used for rotating equipment
  • Equipment Commissioning: Understand all the commissioning requirements for rotating equipment
  • Equipment Codes and Standards: Learn all the codes and standards applicable for rotating equipment
  • Equipment Causes and Modes of Failure: Understand the causes and modes of failure of rotating equipment
  • System Design: Learn all the requirements for designing different types of rotating equipment
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 Feature:
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)

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
–Centrifugal Pumps, Vibration Analysis and Predictive Maintenance, Centrifugal Pump Mechanical Seals, 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
  • Pump Maintenance, Inspection, Overhaul, Diagnoses of Pump Troubles
  • Troubleshooting of Centrifugal Pumps
  • Water Hammer
  • Bearings
  • Used Oil Analysis
  • Pump Selection
  • Pumping System Calculations
  • Diagnostics of Pumping Systems
  • Pump Drivers
  • Workshop: Design and selection of Different Pumping Systems for the Oil and Gas Industry, and the Power Generation Industry
Day 2
–Centrifugal and Axial Compressors, Dynamic Compressors Performance, Compressor Seals, and Compressor System Calculations
  • Compressor Polytropic Efficiency and Power Requirements
  • Compressor Volumetric Flow Rate and Volumetric Efficiency
  • Dynamic Compressors (Centrifugal and Axial)
  • Compressor Performance Measurement
  • Receivers, Compressor Control, and Compressor Unloading Systems
  • Preventive Maintenance and Housekeeping
  • Dynamic Compressor Technology
  • Centrifugal and Axial Compressors
  • Simplified Equations for Determining the Performance of Dynamic Compressors
  • Centrifugal Compressors –Components, Performance Characteristics, Balancing, Surge Prevention Systems and Testing
  • Choking, and Anti-Choking Systems
  • Compressor Auxiliaries, Off-Design Performance, Stall, and Surge
  • Dynamic Compressors Performance
  • Surge Limit, Stonewall, Prevention of Surge, Anti-Surge Control Systems
  • Compressor Seal Systems
  • Gas Seals, Liquid Seals, Liquid Bushing Seals, Contact Seals, Restricted Bushing Seals, Seal Liquid leakage System
  • Dry Seals, Advanced Sealing Mechanisms, and Magnetic Bearings
  • Compressor System Calculations
  • Sizing of Compressor System Components, Sizing of Gas Receiver
  • Workshop –Case Studies: Design and Selection of Different Compressor Systems for the Oil and Gas industry, and the Power Generation Industry
Day 3
–Induction Motors, Speed Control of Induction Motors, Maintenance of Motors, Variable Speed Drives
  • Rotating magnetic field, relationship between electrical frequency and the speed of magnetic field rotation, RMS voltage in a three-phase stator, induced torque in a three-phase machine, winding insulation in ac machines, ac machine power flow and losses  
  • 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   
  • 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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Best Western Village Park Inn
1804 Crowchild Trail NW
Calgary, AB
T2M 3Y7

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More Dates & Locations

This course is also offered at the following location(s):

  • Webinars (Live) Wednesday, October 23, 2019

    Education @ Your Desk. A Live Webinar Class means that you will attend the class via the web using your computer. There are scheduled breaks for coffee and lunch. You use a microphone, headset, or your phone and are able to interact with the instructor and other students while following notes while watching the presentation slides online just as you would in a live classroom. Notes are posted online. For an extra cost a hard copy can be requested.

    The virtual classroom is becoming more and more popular, and we have a lot of experience teaching in this format. The only real difference between a live in-class and live via webinar is where you sit and what you look at. You can learn from the comfort of your own home or office. You pay less for the live webinar format than you would for the in-class format, and you do not have to travel to another city to attend the class. Please contact us at gic@gic-edu.com for Special Group & Corporate Rates for one or more participants.

  • Calgary, AB Monday, January 13, 2020
    Best Western Village Park Inn
    1804 Crowchild Trail NW
    Calgary, AB
    T2M 3Y7

    Note: Please do not book travel and accommodation until you receive course confirmation.
  • Webinars (Live) Monday, January 13, 2020

    Education @ Your Desk. A Live Webinar Class means that you will attend the class via the web using your computer. There are scheduled breaks for coffee and lunch. You use a microphone, headset, or your phone and are able to interact with the instructor and other students while following notes while watching the presentation slides online just as you would in a live classroom. Notes are posted online. For an extra cost a hard copy can be requested.

    The virtual classroom is becoming more and more popular, and we have a lot of experience teaching in this format. The only real difference between a live in-class and live via webinar is where you sit and what you look at. You can learn from the comfort of your own home or office. You pay less for the live webinar format than you would for the in-class format, and you do not have to travel to another city to attend the class. Please contact us at gic@gic-edu.com for Special Group & Corporate Rates for one or more participants.

We could offer any of our courses at a location of your choice and customized contents according to your needs, please contact us at : inhouse@gic-edu.com or click here  to submit an online request.


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Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.

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