Steam Turbine and Compressor Abnormal Operation and Troubleshooting

Code Start Date End Date Location Venue Price Languages Register
MEC 174 - 01 26-01-2020 30-01-2020 5 Stars Hotel Dubai $ 4750 English Register
MEC 174 - 02 04-08-2019 08-08-2019 5 Stars Hotel Istanbul $ 5250 English Expired
MEC 174 - 03 06-10-2019 10-10-2019 5 Star hotel Cairo $ 4750 English Register
MEC 174 - 04 15-12-2019 19-12-2019 5 Star hotel Dubai $ 4750 English Register

Course Overview:

This course provides the trainees with a strong background in the field of  gas compression and expansion laws applied to industrial processes compressors and tur­bines operation and troubleshooting. this course include the compres­sors and steam turbine performance and function , also the different types , followed by failure modes and maintenance. the course will give  in-depth knowledge of proper operation, fault diagnosis and troubleshooting.

As operational course it focus   on the critical operation for compressors like surge and steam turbine operation like steam condensation and thermal behavior during operation

This seminar entails a study of gas compression and steam expansion laws applied to industrial processes followed by an illustration of the relation between the steam turbine as driver and compressor as driven equipment.

Different types of rotating machines usually encountered in plants, and their related aspects. The aim is to provide a satisfactory approach to the problems posed by compressors and turbines critical operation  and the means to solve them.

Key highlights of the course are:

  • Understanding of monitoring techniques as applied to compressors and steam turbines
  • Understand the correct way for operation and monitoring
  • Ability to put in place measures to quantify equipment condition
  • Interface with and control service providers
  • Identify and specify new compressor and turbine plant
  • Define the critical operation situation


Course Objective:

After completing that course, the participant will:

  • Understand the system of driving compressor by steam turbine
  • Known the internal parts for steam turbine
  • Understand the control system for operation
  • Define the critical operation phases and how to control
  • Understand the condition monitoring for successful operation
  • Known the failures modes for turbomachine
  • UNDERSTAND THE troubleshooting for compressor and steam turbine 



Course contents:


Day 1 Principle of Rotating equipment


  • Definition of rotating equipment
  • Classifications of rotating equipment
  • Major classification of rotating equipment’s
  • Performance and mechanical design similarities
  • Pumps , compressors and turbine
  • Important fundamentals
  • Reliability and availability

Centrifugal compressor

  • understanding of the various centrifugal compressor
  • compressor Configurations
  • Mechanical Design of Centrifugal Compressors
  • Compressor Side Streams
  • Rotors
  • Balancing
  • Rotor Dynamics
  • Impellers
  • Casings
  • Bearings, Seals, Couplings, Controls


Day 2 Centrifugal compressor Auxiliaries

  • Auxiliaries
  • Direct Drive
  • Gear drive and coupling
  • Sealing system
  1. Liquid  film
  2. Carbon ring,
  3. Labyrinth
  4. Mechanical
  5. Dry seal
  • Bearing and lubrication system
    • Thrust and radial Bearings
    • Frictional Bearing
    • Anti frictional bearing
    • Tilting pad journal bearings
  • Cooling system
  • Condition monitoring system


Steam Turbine system

  • Operating Principles
  • Impulse Turbines
  • Reaction Turbines
  • Application Ranges
  • Configurations
  • Application Constraints
  • Turbine Rotors
  • Blading
  • Diaphragms
  • Nozzles
  • Steam Chests
  • Glands
  • Gland Systems
  • Bearings


Day 3 Condition Monitoring for compressor & Steam Turbines

  • Operating condition of the turbine
  • Sleeve bearing diagnostics and failure analysis
  • Identify the failure mode
  • Proper corrective action
  • Machine to reliable operation
  • Vibration analysis
  • Unbalance & mis alignment
  • Others condition monitoring methods


Critical Operation and troubleshooting  

Steam turbine critical operation

  • Conditions that may prevent a turbine from developing full power
  • Governors are needed for safe turbine operation
  • Critical speed
  • Moisture impingement
  • Corrosion fatigue
  • Exhaust steam temperature
  • Cooling-water flow
  • Excessive vibration or noise
  • Leakage a problem
  • The deposits be removed
  • The internal efficiency monitoring
  • Losses in steam turbines
  • Causes for the turbine not running at rated speed

Compressor critical Operation

  • High ambient temperature
  • Parallel and series operation
  • Lowest annual power consumption
  • Surge and surge control
  • Compressor stall





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