Centrifugal Compressor

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Centrifugal Compressor

Centrifugal Compressor

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02 - 06 Dec 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT

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Why Choose this Training Course?

Centrifugal Compressors play a very essential role in many petrochemical and industrial plants. Centrifugal compressors in general runs at very high speeds and are exposed to high temperature. The compressor operation is confined between the Surge and Stonewall limits. The compressor performance also is affected by the variation in operating conditions. Elevated temperature and large centrifugal stresses make the gas turbine operating under very critical conditions requires very complicated monitoring and protection systems. Accurate instrumentation, monitoring, troubleshooting and maintenance programs are essential for maintaining and increasing the available time of the machines. Understanding and learning Centrifugal compressors more deeply help smooth and free trouble operation.

This PetroKnowledge training course will address the design, performance, operation limits, control system and the troubleshooting techniques of centrifugal compressors and the parameters affecting the above.

This Centrifugal Compressor training course will highlight:

  • Description of the equipment's internal and external part and its function
  • Diagnosis and analysis of equipment Failures and troubleshooting
  • Maintenance strategies
  • Effective inspection, measurements and which parameter to test
  • Preventive and predictive maintenance methods
  • Analysis performances for vibration, oil analysis and bearing failure detection

What are the Goals?

By the end of this Centrifugal Compressor training course, participants will be able to:

  • Familiarize different compressor designs
  • Learn how different design parameter affects the machines performance and operation
  • Familiarize the different types of gas compressors and their application
  • Deepen the understanding of the limits of the compressor operation
  • Read and calculate the performance curves of compressor
  • Familiarize with the control and protection systems of centrifugal compressor systems
  • Familiarize the start and shut down of the compressor properly
  • Recognize the essential of Compressors
  • Learn the latest techniques to compressor condition monitoring
  • Acquire the proactive techniques like alignment, balancing, Vibration and oil analysis
  • Pick up methods of troubleshooting and maintaining
  • Highlight the importance of the maintenance planning

Who is this Training Course for?

This Centrifugal Compressor training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Operation and Maintenance Professionals
  • Supervisors & Technicians
  • Facility Engineers
  • Utility engineers
  • Anyone requiring a working level knowledge of rotating equipment & compressors
  • Technical professionals dealing with condition monitoring, reliability and integrity analysis

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge training course will be a lively blend of presentations and discussions drawn from many years of operation and maintenance experience working around the world. Case studies and questions will be used throughout to keep the discussions on a very practical level, with attendees being encouraged to use examples from where they are familiar with, so that they may apply the techniques to their own work environmental.

Organisational Impact

This Centrifugal Compressor training course will help to:

  • Improve the equipment’s Reliability, Availability and Maintainability
  • Improve the operation strategies to face the equipment problem
  • Detect the operation problems early
  • Identify the failure early and more effectively
  • Become more proactive to Control the failure, Reduce the Risk
  • Optimize the preventive and predictive maintenance program
  • Use the organization resource effectively
  • Reduce the cost due to failure
  • Mitigate the failure consequences
  • Detect the problem early for better planning and schedule

Personal Impact

  • Increase the personal ability to understand the high-tech techniques for CO2 compression, and its requirements
  • Understand how much hard work needs to operate CO2 compressor
  • Become more proactive, learn the right Methods for operation and control
  • Knowledge on how to perform failure analysis
  • Help the maintenance staff to improve the maintenance and repair procedures
  • Select the suitable maintenance methodology fit to the business work system
  • Increase the talent to identify the operation or control failure
  • Detect the earl symptoms of failure
  • Increase his ability to diagnosis the different types of mal-functions or failure. 

Daily Agenda

Day One:  Compressor Introduction
  • Overview
    • Compression Methods
    • Positive-Displacement and Rotodynamic Compressors
  • Introduction to Aerodynamics and positive displacement compressors
    • Definition of Compressor
    • Comparison between positive displacement and Rotodynamic compressors
    • Types of positive displacement Compressors
    • Relative Compressions of Various Compressors Types
    • Consideration in Compressors Selection
Day Two: Principles of Centrifugal Compressors
  • Centrifugal Compressors Technology
  • Centrifugal Compressor Design and Construction
  • Function of Compressor components
    • Compressor Casing
      • Casing
      • Diaphragms
      • Nozzles
    • Compressor Rotor
      • Shaft
      • Impellers
      • Balancing Piston
      • Thrust Collar
Day Three:  Compressor Arrangements and Control
  • Compressor arrangements
  • Auxiliary Systems
  • Centrifugal Compressor Performance & Control
  • The Performance Curves
  • Compressor map
  • Limits of Flow rates
  • Surge line and Stone line
  • Limits of operating speed
Day Four: Compressor Operation
  • The compressor permissive to start
  • Typical compressor valve arrangement
  • Prestart valve positions
  • Purge cycle
  • The anti surge control valve position
  • Normal start up
  • Normal shut down
  • Emergency shut down
Day Five: Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • Preventive and predictive maintenance
  • Principles of troubleshooting
  • Lubrication systems
  • Seals System
  • Cleaning and Flushing
  • Alignment and Balancing
  • Condition monitoring systems
  • Pressure and temperature measurements
  • Effective Diagnoses systems
  • Vibration Analysis
  • Auxiliary System monitoring


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
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  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
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  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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