COURSE NAME:Operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of pumps and compressors


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Pumps and compressors are widely used nowadays in different oil & petrochemical facilities, fluid distribution systems, marine field, thermal power stations and different industrial applications. This course is intended to prepare the target persons with the ability to understand and recognize different types, components, theory of operation, applications, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of pumps and compressors. This course introduces the fundamentals and performance parameters and curves of pumps and compressors. It provides standardized terminology and a basic approach to the various pump and compressor types. It aims to provide the knowledge needed to cover installation, operation, troubleshooting and maintenance situations. Likely students are all personnel who operate, manage, or are involved in, designing, specifying, selling, sourcing, installing, servicing and maintaining pump and compressor systems. The material of the course is applicable to field production facilities, pipelines, gas plants, onshore and offshore systems

The Training Effect will be measured by executing an interactive Workshop (How to troubleshoot pumps and compressors by computer software according to manufacture manual and two exams; Pre Exam and Post Exam. Any additional subjects can be added through training according to trainee requirements.



At the end of the course participants will able:

  • Apply safety precautions required for pumps and compressors operation and maintenance.
  • Understand technical features of pumps and compressors
  • Select optimal type and size of equipment for a given industrial application
  • Apply best practices and techniques of pinpointing the root cause of problems
  • Choose the most efficient remedies and troubleshooting techniques in operation
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relevant codes and standards related to operation and maintenance of pumps and compressors
  • Understand how to do shaft alignment
  • Understand the main function of bearing, lube oil and mechanical seal and how to deal with it.
  • Understand the performance parameters and curves of pumps and compressors
  •  Apply planned maintenance  programs of predictive and preventive maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • Select the correct pump and compressor for application.
  • Identify the different types of pumps and compressors
  • Operate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair pumps and compressors   
  • Identify & understand symbols used in common Hydraulic and Pneumatic circuit.


Day 1:


    • Pre Test
    • Safety First, Pump and Compressor Hazards, LOTO, PPE
    • Types of  Fluid Machines
    • Pumps, Compressors and Turbines and their suitable applications
    • Pump and Compressor Definitions
    • Pump and Compressor terminology

Day 2:


  • What is the pump?
  • Pump Classification
  • How to operate Pump?
  • Main Parts of pump
  • Pump drives
  • Performance Curves
  • Pump Efficiency; Mechanical, Volumetric, Hydraulic and Total Efficiency


Day 3:

International Symbols and Accessories

  •  Hydraulic and Pneumatic circuits International Symbols
  • Fluid Pipelines
  • Pressure drop calculation
  • Required power
  • Flow Rate
  • Workshop 1
  •  Pump Accessories;

-       Valves

-       Gauges

-       Mechanical seal

-       Bearing

-       Movers

-       Filters

-       Accumulators


Day 4:

Pump Planned Preventive Maintenance

  • Maintenance definition and types
  • Maintenance Objectives
  • Periodic Inspection
  • Periodic Maintenance
  • Maintenance Planning
  • Maintenance Documents
  • Maintenance Reports
  • Workshop 2 Pumps


Day 5:

Pump Unplanned Corrective Maintenance

    • Oil, Water and Gas Pipeline Maintenance
    • Centrifugal Pump Maintenance
    • Hydraulic Rotary Pump Maintenance
    • Reciprocating Pump Maintenance
    • Valve Operation and Maintenance
    • Maintenance of Pump Accessories

Day 6:

Pump Troubleshooting and Repairing

    • Common Pump Failure Reasons
    • Pump Troubleshooting According to Printed Manual
    • Pump Troubleshooting with the aid of soft Manual
    • Computer Program to troubleshoot Pumps
    • Case Studies
    • System Performance and report Writing
    • Workshop 3  Diagnosis Pump Software

Day 7:


    • Important definitions
    • Gas Compression fundamentals
    • Classification of Compressors
    • Theory of Operation
    • Compressor Applications and Ranges
    • Compressor Selection

Day 8:

Movers and Controls

    • Types of Movers
    • Electric Motors
    • Mechanical Engines
    • Petrol SIE & Diesel CIE
    • Rigid and Flexible Coupling
    • Centrifugal Compressors Operation
    • Reciprocating and Rotary Compressors Operation
    • Gauges and Control Valves:

-       Pressure Control

-       Direction Control

-       Flow Control

    • Workshop 4  Compressors

Day 9:

Compressor Maintenance and Troubleshooting

    • Compressor Maintenance
    • Compressor Troubleshooting
    • Bearing
    • Mechanical Seal – Dry Gas Seal
    • Lube Oil ; Types, Properties, Importance
    • Shaft Alignment
    • Accessories
    • Compressor Troubleshooting

Day 10:

Additional Related Topics

  • Workshop 5 Compressor Troubleshooting
  • Workshop 6 Correct Accident Response
  • Surge Prevention
  • Case Studies
  • Course Conclusion
  • Final Assessment
  • Measurement of Training Effect
  • End




This course is designed for Facility Engineers, senior technicians and system operators designing, operating and maintaining pump and compressor systems in oil and gas facilities,  recent college graduates, maintenance technicians, operations supervisors, and salespeople.  It is also suitable but not limited to:

  • Plant Operators
  •  Pump and compressor Sales Representatives.
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Design engineers
  • Mechanical new graduate engineers
  • Pipelines and Pumping Stations Site field engineers
  • Turbo machines Maintenance engineers

Rotary Machines Operation and Maintenance Technicians

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