Centrifugal Compressors & Steam Turbines

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Centrifugal Compressors & Steam Turbines

Design, Operations and Maintenance

Scheduled Dates

18 - 22 Nov 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course?

A complete understanding of design, functioning and maintenance of centrifugal compressors and steam turbines is a prerequisite for successful operation of process plants. This is especially important nowadays when the demand for minimum and continuous production is vital for competitiveness of organizations

This PetroKnowledge training course will feature the importance of proper design, operation and maintenance of centrifugal compressors and steam turbines of various designs and applications, which are encountered throughout chemical and process industries, including oil refineries, gas production facilities, power generation and other fields of engineering. This training course is intended to familiarize engineers, technicians and operators with the guidelines and best practices employed in utilizing this equipment, including design, operation, maintenance, and repair. The emphasis in the training seminar will be on physical understanding of the problems in operation and the best way of troubleshooting them.

This training course will feature:

  • Principles of selection of right centrifugal compressor and steam turbine for the given application
  • Practical issues related to trouble-free functioning of centrifugal compressors and steam turbines
  • Explanation of aerodynamic instabilities of centrifugal compressors and thermal instabilities of steam turbines
  • Guidelines for design, operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • Maintenance and repair economic issues: cost and benefit analysis

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

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

  • Understand technical features of centrifugal compressors and steam turbines
  • Select optimal type and size of equipment for a given industrial application
  • Use methods of estimating the degree of deterioration and inefficiency of equipment
  • Apply best practices and techniques of pinpointing the root cause of problems
  • Choose the most efficient remedies and troubleshooting techniques in operation

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course For?

This training course is designed to benefit all levels of Technical Personnel in the oil and gas industry as well as in chemical and process industries but will greatly benefit:

  • Chemical, Process and Mechanical Engineers
  • Product Engineers and Technologists
  • Operation, Technical Service and Maintenance Professionals
  • Engineers, Consultants and Sales Professionals
  • Technical Professionals responsible for interdisciplinary energy projects

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This training course will be conducted along workshop principles with formal lectures and interactive worked examples included in several workshops. Presented also will be several illustrative and instructive videos. The emphasis in this training course will be on the explanation of all technical points and providing answers to problems that are encountered in everyday industrial practice related to installation, operation, and maintenance, as well as repair and alterations of pipeline systems.

Each learning point will be reinforced with practical examples. There will be ample opportunities for active discussion and sharing professional experiences and exchange that will help solidify the gained knowledge. All training seminar materials will be provided.

Organisational Impact

Centrifugal compressors and Steam Turbines are critical machinery in any plant their selection using design standards, operation at best efficiency points and maintenance at required interval and with the appropriate spare parts at optimum clearances delivers the organization target for maximum production at minimum OPEX and CAPEX.

On completion of this training course, the delegate will be able to:

  • Specify compressors/turbines for purchase/upgrading according to API/ASME/ISO codes
  • Operate compressors/turbines at their best efficiency point
  • Select specify construct through reverse engineering the critical spare parts
  • Optimize critical clearances for maximum time at BEP

Personal Impact

Technical knowledge is key to effective control and peer respect within any technical organisation; when this is achieved personal satisfaction follows.

This training course will give the delegate the required level of knowledge for:

  • Proper selection of compressors/turbines
  • Navigate through operating curves at optimum conditions
  • Align and balance machines for minimum vibration
  • Apply reverse engineering techniques for spare parts manufacturing/repair
  • Assembly disassembly with the usage of appropriate protocols
  • Troubleshoot any problem that may occur

Daily Agenda

Day One: Gas Thermodynamics

  • Gas properties and Laws
  • Centrifugal compressor aerodynamics-Thermodynamics
  • Changes in gas velocity and pressure in a centrifugal compressor.
  • Mass and volume flow rate as a function of pressure, temperature, and gas composition.
  • Molecular weight of gas and its effect on performance
  • Discharge temperature, power absorbed as a function of the gas composition and the operating conditions.
  • Investigating and controlling surge and choke

Day Two: Centrifugal Compressors – Design – Operation

  • Overview of the Main Features of Various Types of Compressors
  • Classification of Compressors based on Design and Application
  • World Standards and Codes related to Compressor Design
  • Main Elements of Centrifugal Compressor Construction
  • Analysis of Centrifugal Compressor Efficiency
  • Guidelines for Trouble-free Centrifugal Compressor Operation

Day Three: Steam Thermodynamics

  • Steam properties and the Mollier charts
  • The Rankine cycle
  • Steam requirement per KWH production
  • Ultra-supercritical conditions  

Day Four: Steam Turbines – Design - Operation

  • Main Elements and Technical Characteristics of Steam Turbine Design
  • The rotating and stationary blades
  • The internal and external seals 
  • Radial and thrust journal bearings
  • Stop – control – non-return Turbine valves
  • Turbine controls and interlocks

Day Five: Maintenance of Rotating Machines

  • Machines piping and ground regulations
  • Alignment of thermal machines
  • Balancing of rotating machines
  • Surface treatments of sealing interfaces
  • Online washing
  • Troubleshooting through Vibration analysis, oil analysis and thermography


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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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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