Mechanical Engineering for Non-Mechanical Engineers (1.2 CEUs)

Description

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.

Description
This seminar is for individuals who would like to gain an understanding of the principles of mechanical engineering in a simple and easy to grasp format. This seminar will cover all disciplines of mechanical engineering including thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and control systems without relying on complex mathematics.

This seminar is a MUST for any individual seeking in-depth knowledge of all the principles and practices of mechanical engineering and mechanical equipment or who simply would like to refresh and enhance their understanding in the area of mechanical engineering.

This seminar will be taught in an easy to understand manner and will utilize illustrated case studies to demonstrate practical examples of applied mechanical engineering. In this seminar the delegates will gain an understanding of the operation and maintenance of all mechanical equipment including the various types of pumps, compressors, valves, and actuators. In addition, this seminar will cover how mechanical equipment operates, the latest advances in maintenance techniques, and it will provide the necessary guidelines and rules to ensure the successful operation of this equipment.

Objective
This seminar will teach the delegates how to select and size all mechanical equipment. It will also teach: (1) how to specify all mechanical equipment, (2) maintenance activities required for all mechanical equipment and (3) all the safety concepts associated with mechanical equipment.

This seminar will provide the following information for all mechanical equipment:

  • Basic Design
  • Selection Criteria
  • Sizing Calculations
  • Enclosures and Sealing Arrangements
  • Codes and Standards
  • All Testing, and Maintenance

Target Audience

  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals

Learning Outcomes

  • Mechanical Engineering Disciplines: Gain an in-depth knowledge of all mechanical engineering disciplines including thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and control systems
  • Equipment Operation: Gain a thorough understanding of the operating characteristics of all essential mechanical equipment
  • Equipment Testing: Understand thoroughly all the tests required for all essential mechanical equipment
  • Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Determine all the  maintenance and troubleshooting activities required to minimize the downtime and operating cost of all essential mechanical equipment
  • Equipment Sizing: Gain a detailed understanding of all the calculations and sizing techniques used for all essential mechanical equipment
  • Equipment Selection: Learn how to select all essential mechanical 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 all essential mechanical equipment
  • Equipment Codes and Standards: Learn all the codes and standards applicable for all essential mechanical 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 authored by the instructor:

  • “POWER PLANT EQUIPMENT OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE GUIDE” published by McGraw-Hill in 2012 (800 pages)
  • Practical Manual (200 pages)

Instructor

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.

Program Outline

Day 1 –Pumps, Mechanical seals, and Compressors             

  • 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
  • Centrifugal Pump Mechanical Seals, Basic Components, Seal balance, Face Pressure, Pressure-Velocity, Power Consumption, Temperature Control
  • 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
  • Pump Maintenance, Inspection, Overhaul, Diagnoses of Pump Troubles
  • Troubleshooting of Centrifugal Pumps
  • Troubleshooting of Rotary Pumps
  • Troubleshooting of Reciprocating Pumps
  • Perfect and Imperfect Gases
  • Compressor Polytropic Efficiency and Power Requirements
  • Compressor Volumetric Flow Rate and Volumetric Efficiency
  • Rotary and Reciprocating Compressors
  • Dynamic Compressors (Centrifugal and Axial)
  • Compressor Performance Measurement
  • Receivers, Compressor Control, and Compressor Unloading Systems
  • Preventive Maintenance and Housekeeping
  • Performance of Positive Displacement Compressors
  • Reciprocating Compressors
  • Reciprocating Compressors Troubleshooting and Maintenance
  • Diaphragm Compressors
  • Rotary Screw Compressors and Filter Separators
  • Straight Lobe Compressors
  • Recent Developments in Liquid/Gas Separation Technology
  • Dynamic Compressor Technology
  • Centrifugal and Axial 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

Day 2 –Feedback Control, Control Valves, and Actuators

  • Introduction to Feedback Control Systems
  • Process and Instrument Elements of the Feedback Loop
  • Selection of Variables for Control
  • Feedback Control Algorithm
  • Proportional Control
  • Integral Control
  • Derivative Control
  • Proportional-Integral-Derivative Controller
  • Determining Tuning Constants that Give Good Control Performance
  • Controlled-Variable Performance (Integral Absolute Error)
  • Manipulated-Variable Behavior
  • Correlations for Tuning Constants
  • Fine-Tuning the Controller
  • Stability of Control Systems
  • Controller-Tuning Based on Stability
  • Effect of Process Dynamics on Tuning
  • Types of Control Systems
  • Continuous and Discrete Data Control Systems
  • Cascade Control Systems
  • 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
  • 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
  • Positioners
  • Live Loading
  • Diagnostic Testing of Control Loops
  • Air-Operated Valves Diagnostics
  • Motors-Operated Valves Diagnostics

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Location

Toronto Airport West
5444 Dixie Rd
Mississauga, ON
L4W 2L2
Note: Please do not book travel and accommodation until you receive course confirmation.

More Dates & Locations

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

  • Calgary, AB Monday, October 21, 2019
    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, October 21, 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.

  • Webinars (Live) Thursday, March 7, 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 Thursday, May 16, 2019
    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) Thursday, May 16, 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.

  • Toronto, ON Thursday, August 15, 2019
    Toronto Airport West
    5444 Dixie Rd
    Mississauga, ON
    L4W 2L2
    Note: Please do not book travel and accommodation until you receive course confirmation.
  • Webinars (Live) Thursday, August 15, 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.

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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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