Why Attend

This course covers the construction, design, operations and maintenance of compressors, and rotary/centrifugal/reciprocating pumps.

Topics discussed will include the different types of pumps and compressors, their potential problems, maintenance and testing concepts and troubleshooting techniques. The course will also cover the various methods of pump alignments such as visual, straight edge/feeler gauge, rim and face, reverse dial indication, cross dialing and laser alignment.

Participants will also learn how to diagnose soft foot conditions and perform correction techniques.


Course Methodology

This course will be highly interactive and include group discussions, case studies and syndicate work. It will include practical exercises that will allow all participants to use the knowledge they gained to demonstrate their skills in operating, maintaining and troubleshooting pump and compressor systems.


Course Objectives

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

  • 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

Target 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


Target Competencies

  • Pump maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Compressor maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Pump alignment methods
  • Soft foot correction
  • Mechanical engineering


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