About this Training Course 

An intensive 2 day hands-on course using computer based training (CBT), 3D animations, and dynamic simulation models to examine the design, construction, control and operation of reciprocating compressors. Topics will include the principles of operation, how the design is adapted to a number of different configurations to meet various needs as well as strategies for providing a safe, efficient and effective means of boosting pressure of a gas stream in a number of applications.

At the end of this course, delegates will:

  • Understand the thermodynamic principles of the compression process
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved in the operation of reciprocating compressors and identify the main process variables which affect
  • compressor operations
  • Be able to  demonstrate an  understanding of  the  terminology used  to  describe compressor performance and capacity
  • Identify the main components of the compressor and describe the variations in cylinder design for applications involving single, double-acting and multi-stage configurations
  • Appreciate the importance of gas valves to the service life of the compressor and be able to identify the key issues related to the specification, operation and maintenance of its valves
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the monitoring requirements for the compressor, both for the mechanical integrity and performance of the machine
  • Carry out key performance and design calculations using a computer based training (CBT) package
  • Diagnose key fault conditions occurring on the reciprocating compressor
  • Appreciate the key issues associated with the used of the API RP618 in the specification of reciprocating compressors

This course will benefit:

  • Engineers, operations personnel who are either supervisors or are responsible for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of reciprocating compressor installations.
  • Other categories may consist of process operators, technicians and engineers.