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Sulzer Pump, Hydrodynamic Couplings
and Bergmann Mechanical Seals

Principles, Maintenance and Operation

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Code Date Venue Fee($)
ME138 15 - 19 Sep 2019 Dubai - UAE 4,950

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Why Choose this Training Course?

Power Plant and other petrochemical industries deal with different types of pumps. Understanding the operation & characteristics of pumps will have an important reflection on the process quality, equipment and plant reliability and the economics of the whole activity. Identifying the problems associated with pumps is essential for diagnosis and troubleshooting.

This PetroKnowledge course is designed to provide an in-depth perspective of Sulzer pump technology in terms of selection, operation, maintenance and troubleshooting. Topics include Sulzer pump types, terminology, different sealing systems, bearings, wear rings and other vital components will be explained in details. Sulzer pump operation, troubleshooting and maintenance will be dealt with in depth. The course will feature a unique blend of practical application experience and basic analysis methods.

This training course is also designed to address and discuss Voith fluid coupling drive systems such as mechanical drives and variable speed fluid coupling drives. Lubrication, alignment, fastening techniques, troubleshooting and maintenance techniques are covered comprehensively in this course.

In addition, the course will be focusing on the working principle Bergmann Mechanical Seals in which seal designs, types, selection, installation, different arrangements as well as seal failure analysis & troubleshooting will be explained. The course presents both the basics and up to date technology of Bergmann Mechanical Seals and it will provides an overview of the wide range applications along with practical examples.

The training course will also include various examples selected from real-life technical practice that will be solved and discussed in order to illustrate methods of efficient operation and maintenance of pumping systems.


Training Objectives

What are the Goals?

The purpose of this training course is to provide the participants good information on the fundamentals of different types of Sulzer pumps, which used in petrochemical industry and to explain how they work.

Also, it will provide a thorough understanding of Sulzer pumps construction and all related parts such as different types of mechanical seals, packing’s, bearings, casings and impellers through discussion of the operation procedures and kinds of maintenance practices necessary to keep them operating efficiently and safely.

Another objective of this training course is to provide the participants good information on the fundamentals of Voith couplings and to explain how it works. Also, it will provide a thorough understanding of Voith couplings construction and all related parts.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to understand the followings:

  • Know the basics principal of pump operations
  • Learn the different types of pumps
  • Understand the pump construction
  • Learn how the performance curve of pump is measured
  • Use the similarity laws to calculate the pump performance at different speed and rotor size
  • Highlight the importance of the related international standards of pumps
  • Familiarize with different auxiliary systems for pumps (oil system and protection system)
  • Understand the basics of sealing systems (mechanical seals and packing) as well as the different types of bearings and its applications
  • Learn the maintenance procedure of pumps
  • Learn the common causes of pump failures (e.g. cavitation and vibrations)
  • Familiarize the attendees with different types of Bergman Mechanical Seals
  • Understand the mechanical design of Bergmann Mechanical Seals
  • Learn the principles of operation of Bergmann Mechanical Seals
  • Learn the maintenance procedure Bergmann Mechanical Seals
  • Learn the failure analysis and troubleshooting of Bergmann Mechanical Seals
  • Familiarize the attendees with different types of bearings and their associated problems
  • Casing, wear rings and impeller types and their usage will be discussed.
  • Know the basics principal of Voith operations
  • Learn the Design principles of Voith couplings
  • Understand what is the Fluid drive
  • Understand the hydrodynamic principle of Voith couplings
  • Understand the Voith couplings construction
  • Fields of Application of Voith couplings
  • Learn how is variable speed fluid coupling operate

Target Audience

Who is this Training Course for?

This training course is recommended for anyone involved in the selection, inspection, maintenance and troubleshooting of pumps. This includes:

  • Mechanical Maintenance Engineers
  • Operation Engineers
  • Mechanical Maintenance Supervisors
  • Mechanical Maintenance Technicians
  • Plant Field Operators, Supervisors and Section Heads

Training Methods

How will this Training Course be Presented?

A highly interactive combination of lectures and discussion sessions will be managed to maximize the amount and quality of information and knowledge transfer. The sessions will start by raising the most relevant questions, and motivate everybody find the right answers.

The delegates will also be encouraged to raise their own questions and to share in the development of the right answers using their own analysis and experiences. Tests of multiple-choice type will be made available to examine the effectiveness of delivering the course.

Daily Agenda

Day One

Introduction and Pumping Fundamentals

  • Introduction
  • Pre - test
  • Hydraulics - A Few Basics
  • Vapor Pressure
  • Pumping process concept
  • Operating Parameters
  • Head
  • Flow
  • RPM
  • Power
  • Efficiency
  • Pump Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH)

Pumping Methods

  • Centrifugal action
  • Displacement action
  • Rotary displacement pumps
  • Pump Classification
  • Pump Types and Terminology
  • Pump Classification
  • Centrifugal Pump Basics
  • Principle of Operation
  • Understanding of pumping theory
  • Classify characteristics of pumps
  • Mixed Flow Pumps
  • Axial Flow Pumps
  • Low-pressure & High-pressure pumps
  • Pumping vertically & pumping horizontally
  • Single-suction & Double-suction pumps
  • Single-stage, Double-stage and Multi-stage pumps
  • Volute & Diffuser pumps
  • Closed impeller, open, impeller or Semi-open impeller
  • Casing Construction (Radially Split, Axially Split, Double Casing)
  • Impeller Shrouds (Open, Partially Open, Closed)
  • Shaft Position (Horizontal, Vertical)
  • Wear Ring Running Clearances

 

Day Two

Sulzer Pumps Performance Curves

  • Head-Capacity curve
  • Power-Capacity curve
  • Efficiency-Capacity curve
  • NPSH-Capacity curve
  • Limits of operation
  • Characteristics curves for different types of pumps
  • How to obtain these curves experimentally
  • How to calculate these characteristic curves

Sulzer Pumps Operation Procedures

  • Operating conditions
  • Pump curve against piping system curve
  • System curve calculation
  • NPSH available and required
  • Suction system configurations
  • NPSH measurement
  • Normal operating range
  • Best operating condition
  • The minimum flow rate limit
  • The maximum capacity limit
  • Off-design operation
  • Operation difficulties

Pump Auxiliary System

  • Pump Bearings
  • Antifriction bearings
  • Journal bearings
  • Range of applications of both types of bearings
  • Different methods of Bearings Lubrications
  • Lube-oil systems
  • Failure modes and how to extend life of the bearings.

Sulzer Pump Maintenance

  • Maintenance and Inspections
    • Proper Preventive Maintenance Schedule
      • A maintenance schedule includes these types of inspections:
      • Routine maintenance
      • Routine inspections
      • Three-month inspections
    • Bearing Maintenance
      • Bearing lubrication schedule
      • Lubricating-oil requirements
      • Oil volumes
      • Acceptable oil for lubricating bearings
    • Shaft Seal Maintenance
      • Mechanical-seal maintenance
    • Packed Stuffing-Box Maintenance
      • Accepted leakage rate
      • Adjustment of gland
      • Tightening of packing

Sulzer Pump Overhauling

  • Disassembly/dismantling Procedure
    • Lock out and Tag out
    • Tools required
    • Drain the pump
    • Remove the coupling
    • Remove the back pull-out assembly
    • Remove the coupling hub
    • Impeller removal
    • Seal-chamber cover removal
    • Remove the dynamic seal
    • Power-end disassembly
    • Disassemble the bearing frame
    • Pre-assembly inspections
    • Replacement guidelines
    • Shaft and sleeve replacement guidelines
    • Surface inspection locations
    • C-face adapter inspection
    • Seal chamber and stuffing box cover inspection
    • Bearings inspection
    • Condition of bearings
    • Checklist
    • Bearing-housing inspection
    • Checklist
    • Bearing fits and tolerances
  • Reassembly
    • Assemble the rotating element and the bearing frame
    • Assemble the frame
    • Install the impeller
    • Post-assembly checks
    • Bolt torque values
    • Parts dismantle, refurbishment, inspection.
    • Wear limit measurement & assembly.
    • Shaft-end play measurements
    • Adjusting wear ring clearance
    • Measuring shaft run out
    • Measuring bearing radial clearance
    • Measuring impeller clearance

 

Day Three

Sealing Methods

  • Overview (Packing and Mechanical Seals)
  • Soft packing
  • Difference between packing and mechanical seal
  • Packing material
  • Cooling methods for packing
  • Packing installation procedure

Bergmann Mechanical Seals

Basic Seal Designs – Mechanical Seal Classifications

  • Pusher seal / Non – pusher seal
  • Balanced and unbalanced seals
  • Single seal and double seals
  • Inside and outside seals
  • Separate seals & cartridge seals
  • Special seal designs
  • API seal arrangement

Seal Component Materials

  • Seal faces material
  • Gaskets materials
  • Springs
  • Materials
  • Hardware materials
  • Types of Bergmann Mechanical Seal
  • Mechanical Seal Arrangement
  • Applications of Bergmann Mechanical Seals
  • Construction of Bergmann Mechanical Seals
  • Materials of Bergmann Mechanical Seals Components
  • Temperature Control of Bergmann Mechanical Seals
  • Sealing and Flushing Fluids
  • Mechanical seal plans according to API 682

 

Day Four

Installation of Bergmann Mechanical Seals

  • Pre- installation checks (equipment check points)
  • Seal installation & seal setting in horizontal pumps
  • Seal installation & seal setting in vertical pumps
  • Selection of Bergmann Mechanical Seals
  • Failure Causes of Bergmann Mechanical Seals
  • Maintenance and Repair of Bergmann Mechanical Seals
  • Mechanical seal repair and seal faces inspection (optical inspection system)
  • Troubleshooting of Bergmann Mechanical Seals

Introduction of Coupling Fundamentals

  • Operating principles of hydrodynamic
  • Power transmission

Hydrodynamic Principles

  • Fluidic connections
  • Similarity laws for hydrodynamic power transmitters
  • Geometric similarity
  • Similarity of flow velocities
  • Similarity of hydrodynamic power transmitters
  • Interaction of several flow machines
  • Primary characteristic curves
  • Secondary characteristic curves
  • Determining characteristic curves

 

Day Five

Hydrodynamic Voith couplings

  • Characteristic curves
  • Fluid couplings in drive systems
  • Electric motor, multi-motor drives
  • Diesel engine
  • Dependence on rotation direction and direction of action
  • Structure of the coupling designs
  • Constant-fill couplings
  • Variable-speed couplings
  • Clutch couplings
  • Hydrodynamic features, advantages and benefits

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Sulzer Pump, Hydrodynamic Couplings
and Bergmann Mechanical Seals

Principles, Maintenance and Operation


Code Date Venue Fees
ME138 15 - 19 Sep 2019 Dubai - UAE $4,950



Why Choose this Training Course?

Power Plant and other petrochemical industries deal with different types of pumps. Understanding the operation & characteristics of pumps will have an important reflection on the process quality, equipment and plant reliability and the economics of the whole activity. Identifying the problems associated with pumps is essential for diagnosis and troubleshooting.

This PetroKnowledge course is designed to provide an in-depth perspective of Sulzer pump technology in terms of selection, operation, maintenance and troubleshooting. Topics include Sulzer pump types, terminology, different sealing systems, bearings, wear rings and other vital components will be explained in details. Sulzer pump operation, troubleshooting and maintenance will be dealt with in depth. The course will feature a unique blend of practical application experience and basic analysis methods.

This training course is also designed to address and discuss Voith fluid coupling drive systems such as mechanical drives and variable speed fluid coupling drives. Lubrication, alignment, fastening techniques, troubleshooting and maintenance techniques are covered comprehensively in this course.

In addition, the course will be focusing on the working principle Bergmann Mechanical Seals in which seal designs, types, selection, installation, different arrangements as well as seal failure analysis & troubleshooting will be explained. The course presents both the basics and up to date technology of Bergmann Mechanical Seals and it will provides an overview of the wide range applications along with practical examples.

The training course will also include various examples selected from real-life technical practice that will be solved and discussed in order to illustrate methods of efficient operation and maintenance of pumping systems.


Training Objectives

What are the Goals?

The purpose of this training course is to provide the participants good information on the fundamentals of different types of Sulzer pumps, which used in petrochemical industry and to explain how they work.

Also, it will provide a thorough understanding of Sulzer pumps construction and all related parts such as different types of mechanical seals, packing’s, bearings, casings and impellers through discussion of the operation procedures and kinds of maintenance practices necessary to keep them operating efficiently and safely.

Another objective of this training course is to provide the participants good information on the fundamentals of Voith couplings and to explain how it works. Also, it will provide a thorough understanding of Voith couplings construction and all related parts.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to understand the followings:

Target Audience

Who is this Training Course for?

This training course is recommended for anyone involved in the selection, inspection, maintenance and troubleshooting of pumps. This includes:

Training Methods

How will this Training Course be Presented?

A highly interactive combination of lectures and discussion sessions will be managed to maximize the amount and quality of information and knowledge transfer. The sessions will start by raising the most relevant questions, and motivate everybody find the right answers.

The delegates will also be encouraged to raise their own questions and to share in the development of the right answers using their own analysis and experiences. Tests of multiple-choice type will be made available to examine the effectiveness of delivering the course.

Daily Agenda

Day One

Introduction and Pumping Fundamentals

Pumping Methods

 

Day Two

Sulzer Pumps Performance Curves

Sulzer Pumps Operation Procedures

Pump Auxiliary System

Sulzer Pump Maintenance

Sulzer Pump Overhauling

 

Day Three

Sealing Methods

Bergmann Mechanical Seals

Basic Seal Designs – Mechanical Seal Classifications

Seal Component Materials

 

Day Four

Installation of Bergmann Mechanical Seals

Introduction of Coupling Fundamentals

Hydrodynamic Principles

 

Day Five

Hydrodynamic Voith couplings

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