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Start Date : 24 Nov,2024
End Date   : 28 Nov,2024
Duration    : 5 Days
Price          : $ 3,995 ( SAR 14,981.25 )



This course will offer the opportunity to learn more about pumps and compressors, their design, construction, operation, performance curves, control and troubleshooting and maintenance. During the course participant’s discussion, comments, bringing up their own problems are welcomed and encouraged.  



Course Objectives: 

  • Describe the operation of centrifugal and positive displacement pumps including pump design aspects, laws, performance comparisons, characteristic curves and performance testing 

  • Test rotary pump performance and apply maintenance and troubleshooting techniques accordingly 

  • Identify reciprocating pump types and perform reciprocating pump maintenance and troubleshooting 

  • Determine centrifugal pump problems and perform centrifugal pump maintenance and troubleshooting 

  • Identify compressor types, how they operate, their common problems, and perform troubleshooting techniques 

  • Apply the various methods of pump alignments such as visual, straight edge and feeler gauge, rim and face, reverse dial indication, cross dialing and laser alignment 

  • Diagnose soft foot conditions, and apply measurement and correction techniques 


Course Content: 

1- Pump operation and theory 

  • Centrifugal pumps 

  • Design aspects 

  • Pump laws 

  • Positive displacement pumps 

  • Performance comparisons 

  • Special purpose pumps 

  • Pump characteristic curves 

  • Performance testing 


2- Rotary pump maintenance and troubleshooting 

  • Pump performance 

  • Pump tests 

  • Pump problems 

  • Pump maintenance 

  • Pump troubleshooting 


3- Reciprocating pump maintenance and troubleshooting 

  • Reciprocating pump types 

  • Pump problems 

  • Pump maintenance 

  • Pump troubleshooting 


4- Centrifugal pump maintenance and troubleshooting 

  • Pump problems 

  • Pump maintenance 

  • Pump troubleshooting 

  • Pump inspections 


5- Compressor maintenance and troubleshooting 

  • Rotary screw compressors 

  • Rotary vane compressors 

  • Lobe type compressors 

  • Reciprocating compressors 

  • Lubrication and cooling 


6- Pump alignment methods 

  • Straight edge and feeler gauge 

  • Rim and face 

  • Reverse dial indication 

  • Cross dialing 

  • Laser alignment 

  • Mathematical alignment formula calculations 

  • Graphical solutions 


7- Soft foot correction and tolerances 

  • Soft foot definition 

  • Effects of soft foot 

  • Types of soft foot 

  • Measuring soft foot 

  • Correcting soft foot 



Targeted Audience:

This course is designed for plant personnel responsible for the installation and maintenance of positive displacement/ centrifugal pumps and compressors, including plant maintenance technicians and mechanical maintenance technicians. It will also be beneficial for professionals managing and supervising personnel involved in the operation and maintenance of pumps and compressors 

Pumps and Compressors: Operation, Maintenance and Troubleshooting

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