Rotating Equipment Startup Operation, Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Details :

Rotating equipment are the most major capital items, a key reliability problem and consume huge amounts of energy. For most companies the costs of owning and running rotating equipment’s are much higher than they should be.

A shortage in general knowledge of how to apply, specify, install and operate those equipment’s is the major reasons for these high costs. This training course is designed to address this problem.

Our rotating equipment’s course is an in depth looks at common equipment’s applications, including startup, selection, operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Individuals in industry will find this to be a valuable course for learning the importance of proper equipment operation and typical behaviour and troubleshooting in application.

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

•          Understand different types of pumps, compressors and turbines.

•          Operate pumps, compressors and turbines close to the design efficiency.

•          Monitor pump compressor and turbine reliability and availability and cost                 effectiveness

•          Select the best operation and maintenance strategy

•          Troubleshoot pump, compressor and turbine problems

  • Supervisors, team leaders and professionals in maintenance
  • Engineering and Production
  • Anyone who wishes to update themselves on predictive maintenance technologies and failure analysis techniques
  • Those who have to assess the suitability of these technologies for their needs

Module (01) Maintenance Introduction 

  • Maintenance objectives
  • Proper safety practice in work shop
  • Types of maintenance
  • Run to failure maintenance
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Predictive maintenance
  • Advanced predictive maintenance techniques
  • Vibration measurement and analysis
  • Infra thermo-graphy technique
  • Oil analysis technique
  • Maintenance planning technique
  • Measuring tools usage
  • Proper maintenance practice
  • Greasing
  • Bolts torque and tighten
  • P&ID reading fundamentals


Module (02) Pumps Operation and Maintenance 

  • Pumps function and types
  • Pumps classification
  • Positive displacement pumps
  • Rotary pumps
  • Pumps selection
  • Selection chart
  • Pump arrangement (parallel &series connection)
  • Pumps mechanical seal
  • Seals types
  • Seals installation
  • Pumps performance control

Module (03) Compressors Operation and Maintenance    

  • Compression process fundamentals
  • Compressors types and usage
  • Positive displacement compressors
  • Centrifugal compressor
  • Compressor selection
  • Compressor selection chart
  • Selection criteria
  • Compressor surge phenomena and control
  • Balancing drum function
  • Dry gas seal fundamentals

Module (04) Shaft Alignment and Bearing Installation and Maintenance 

  • Shaft alignment introduction
  • Shaft alignment techniques
  • Rough alignment
  • Dial gages alignment
  • Laser alignment
  • Bearing introduction
  • Bearing types
  • Oil film bearing
  • Rolling element bearing
  • Bearing maintenance
  • Bearing identification
  • Bearing mantling and dismantling
  • Proper storage way for bearings

Module (05) Gas turbine Operation and Maintenance

  • Gas turbine operation fundamentals
  • Gas turbine main components and its function
  • Compressor side
  • Combustion chamber side
  • Turbine side
  • Turbine auxiliary
  • Turbine hydraulic system
  • Turbine air filter system
  • Turbine firefighting system

Module (06) Vibration Measurement 

  • Vibration fundamentals
  • Vibration sensors
  • Vibration data acquisition
  • Vibration monitoring and analysis


  • All lectures are in colorful presentation
  • All lectures are interspersed with interactive discussion
  • All lectures include group discussion, case history and exercises
  • Actual major incidents as well as industry experience are reviewed
  • Participants receive a multicolor course manual
  • Pictures of real incidents and case history are shown
  • Videos on the subject are shown

08:20 - 10:00                 First Session

10:00 -10:20                  Coffee / Tea / Snacks

10:20 - 12:20                 Second Session

12:20 - 13:30                 Lunch Break & Prayer Break

13:30 - 15:00                 Last Session