Mechanical Equipment

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Mechanical Equipment

Compressors, Pumps, Motors and Variable Speed Drives

We currently have no scheduled session for this Course. If you are interested in running this course, please contact our Training Department at

Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course?

This course will provide a comprehensive understanding of equipment operating characteristics. It will introduce delegates to essential types of mechanical equipment, including positive displacement and dynamic pumps and compressors, motors and drives and their associated systems and components. The applications of these equipment will be discussed along with their suitability for different operational duties and selection criteria. In addition, the seminar will focus on associated equipment including packing, mechanical sealing systems, bearings and valves.

The course will focus on maximising the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of this equipment by providing a thorough understanding of the characteristics, common problems, condition monitoring and maintenance criteria related to machinery and equipment operation.

This course will feature:

  • Pumps and pumping systems
  • Compressors and compression systems
  • Motors and Variable Speed Drives
  • Discussion of associated equipment such as mechanical seal design, bearings, & valves
  • Condition monitoring and Predictive Maintenance techniques

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

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

  • Identify the different types of pumps & compressors, & learn about selection, operation & maintenance strategies
  • Operate pumps & compressors as close as possible to the design efficiency & monitor their availability & reliability
  • Identify & learn about associated components such as mechanical seals & bearings & identify their failure mechanisms
  • Condition, monitor and troubleshoot pump and compressor problems
  • Specify, operate and maintain fluid movers (Motors) and drivers (Variable Speed Drives)

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Course for?

This course is suitable to those who wish to update themselves on mechanical equipment including pump and compressor technology, judge the suitability of different types of pumps and compressors, drive equipment and associated components for their needs, and learn how to operate and maintain them for the benefit of their organisations.

This course is suitable to a wide range of Technical professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Professionals in Maintenance, Engineering and Production
  • Those with little or no prior formal background who function as Managers, Planners, Inspectors, Designers, Researchers, Investors or Procurers
  • Those who are or will become involve at any stage in project applications and applicable maintenance technologies

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this be Presented?

This course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes workshop principles with formal lectures, Videos and animations, question & answer sessions, case studies and interactive worked examples. Relevant case studies will be provided to illustrate the application of each tool in an operations environment. There will be ample opportunities for discussion and sharing.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Pumps and Pumping Systems

  • Pump categories and selection - dynamic and positive displacement
  • Pump Theory of Operation - governing fluid laws and performance curves
  • Dynamic Pumps - centrifugal, axial, mixed flow
  • General Performance Characteristics - cavitations, net positive suction head
  • Positive Displacement Pumps - reciprocating, rotary
  • Engineering of System Requirements - fluid type, system head curves


Day Two: Compressors and Compressor Systems

  • Positive Displacement Compressors - reciprocating and rotary
  • Dynamic Compressors - centrifugal, axial, mixed flow
  • Compressor Operation - gas laws, operation curves
  • Compressor Performance Measurement and sizing
  • Compressor Equipment
  • Surging and Choking


Day Three: Motors and Variable Speed Drives

  • Characteristics and Operation of AC Induction Motors
  • Starting and Speed Control of AC induction motors
  • Speed control methods of AC Motors
  • Construction, Enclosures and cooling methods of AC Motors
  • Basic principles of AC Variable-Speed Drives (VSD's)
  • Electromagnetic Interferences, Cable Details and Filtering


Day Four: Maintenance and Troubleshooting

  • Types of maintenance
  • Factors affecting pump, compressor and motor maintenance
  • Vibration Analysis and Condition Monitoring
  • Electrical Signature Condition Monitoring
  • Thermal Imaging condition monitoring
  • Oil Analysis


Day Five: Associated Mechanical Equipment

  • Mechanical Seals
  • Bearings
  • Faults associated with bearings and mechanical seals
  • Lubrication
  • Control Valves
  • Examples



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

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • 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.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • 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.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to

Download PDF

© 2023. Material published by PetroKnowledge shown here is copyrighted.

All rights reserved. Any unauthorized copying, distribution, use, dissemination, downloading, storing (in any medium), transmission, reproduction or reliance in whole or any part of this course outline is prohibited and will constitute an infringement of copyright.

Sending your message. Please wait...


There was a problem sending your message. Please try again.

Please complete all the fields in the form before sending.