Engineers learn theory and operators learn from experience, but how do we ensure both theory and experience are combined to full advantage?
Both groups need to understand the fundamental principles, the interaction with the driver limitations, be able to understand the application of process control and be able to spot problems. This course has been prepared to give a practical understanding of centrifugal compression in the real world, combined with modern control systems and the pursuit of optimum performance.
It is an intensive course which relies heavily on the use of many computer simulation practical examples to explore compressor operation, its control and optimisation.
With common first days between our compressor courses, centrifugal, screw and reciprocating compression can be combined in our compressor week to give a comprehensive overview of the whole compressor family.
Upon Successful completion of Understanding and Optimising Centrifugal Compression, participants will receive a Statement of Completion.
At the end of the course delegates will be able to explain the common fundamental aspects of a centrifugal compressor, but also highlight the differences between the most common types of compressors.
Most importantly the participants will understand the physics of compression and hence what a compressor can and cannot do. They will also understand how control regulates the performance of a compressor and its driver, and how the driver and compressor interact.
From an understanding of the physics, delegates will understand the cause of surge, how to prevent surge in operation and through the use of control techniques to provide anti surge protection.
This thorough understanding will then equip the delegate to appreciate common operating problems, their causes and their solutions.
Finally, delegates will be familiar with multi-stage and multi-train configurations commonly encountered in the real world and their operation and optimisation.