CO2 Compressor Operation Equipment Function and Layout

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

CO2 Compressor Operation
Equipment Function
and Layout

CO2 Compressor Operation Equipment Function and Layout

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Why Choose this Training Course?

The CO2 compression is an essential technology which keeps the compression operation efficient. The need of the right compressor, running with least troubles and shutdown, decreases the downtime of the whole system. Right machine selection appropriate to the right application, right machine operation, effective operation programs, reliable control system, and skilled personnel capable of doing the right troubleshooting are essential requirements for prolonged machine life.

This Petroknowledge training course will focus on CO2 compression technology, CO2 Centrifugal Compressor, Description of the Compressor Components and its function, main design for the Compressor, Auxiliaries System, Operation and Control, understanding the Surge Phenomena and troubleshooting. 

This training course will advance the staff Competencies as below;

  • Improve the way to control the CO2 compressor
  • Improve the analysis performances and surge finding techniques
  • Highlight the effective solution to prevent surge
  • Diagnosis and analysis equipment Failures and troubleshooting
  • Know what best material for CO2 compressor

What are the Goals?

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

  • Understand the basics and theories of CO2 compression technology
  • Recognize the essential of gas Compressors
  • Learn about the performance curves of Compressors and how to read it
  • Acquire the surge phenomena, why it happens, how to troubleshoot and find solutions
  • Highlight the importance of the control and surge inspection
  • Understand the best metal and material suit the CO2 compressor
  • Pick up methods of control and operation
  • Highlight the importance of the procedures for shutdown and startup
  • Gain knowledge on how to improve your operation practices and achieve longer life cycle of your compressor
  • Learn the latest techniques to operate the CO2
  • Acquire the technology for compression CO2 and troubleshoot the results of compression
  • Realize the different operation strategy and asset management
  • Understand the methodology to populate the compressor components Function
  • Understand the fundamentals of teamwork

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is suitable to a whole range of engineering and technical professionals dealing with compressor reliability, maintenance improvement, inspection, condition minoring and auditing, but will greatly benefit:

  • CO2 process and compressor operators
  • Senior Operators responsible for smooth operation of operating systems
  • Personnel concerned in CO2 compression process
  • Maintenance / Operations planners
  • Maintenance management Professionals
  • Reliability and failure analysis Professionals

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 PetroKnowledge 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:  CO2 Compression Technology
  • CO2 compression
    • Carbone dioxide is inert gas
    • Heavy gas
    • CO2 thermodynamic properties
    • Contamination of CO2
  • Compressor Introduction
Day Two: Compressor Application and Line Up
  • Applications
    • Oil & Gas
    • Others
  • Compressor Line-up
    • Vertically Split Compressors
    • Horizontally Split Compressors
    • Pipeline Compressors
    • Overhang Compressors
Day Three: Compressor Components and Design
  • Components
    • Casings
    • Diaphragms
    • Inlet Guide Vane (IGV)
    • Rotors
    • Bearings
    • Seals
    • Oil Systems
    • Control System
    • Seal Gas System
    • Magnetic Bearing Control System
  • Design
    • Design Automation System
    • Process Dynamic Simulation
    • Nozzle to Nozzle Flow Analysis
    • Rotor Dynamics Calculations
    • Packaging with 3-D CAD
Day Four: Reliability Failure Hierarchies
  • Compressor operation
    • Preparation
    • Startup
  • Machinery Preparation for Start-Up
    • Auxiliaries start-up procedure
    • Lube Oil Tank Heaters
    • Main & Stand-by Lube Oil Pumps
    • Run Down / Cool Down Tank
    • Lube Oil Temperature Control
    • Electric Turning Gear
  • Shutdown
    • Emergency shutdown
 Day Five: Condition Monitoring
  • Compressor control
    • Variable speed
    • Inlet vanes
    • Diffusor vanes
    • Throttling ( suction , discharge)
    • Recycling
  • Surge control
    • Compressor performance
    • Compressor curves
    • Surge reasons and effect
    • Surge control and devices


  • 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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