This course is an introduction to the application of compressors and fans and their characteristics.
The course begins with a review of the different types of fans and compressors which are generally available. A selection chart is then presented and a selection example is worked as an exercise.
Key features and limitations of fluid dynamic machines are explored, looking at the impact of the fundamentals of fluid flow and thermodynamics. Machine output characteristics and their importance for control is explained.
A worked fan selection example is given and discussed with reference to spareage and reliability.
The differences between compressor and fan design are used to introduce vibration monitoring and the importance of machine integrity. An example of the successful use of vibration monitoring is shown. The benefits of intercooling is made clear with examples.
Essential auxiliaries such as lube oil systems, bearings and dry gas seals are explained.
The key characteristics of positive displacement compressors are reviewed.
Finally the importance of Machinery Safety is illustrated with some examples.
Who should attend?
Primarily aimed at engineers and operators of compressor plant and their managers. Some technical background, such as a technical degree, is helpful. Experience is not required, but can provide technical background in lieu of a degree.
How will I benefit?
After the course you will be able to:
- Carry out a preliminary selection for a compressor application and discuss the pros and cons of different choices.
- You will have a basic understanding of compressor technology and its limitations.
- You will be aware of the importance of machinery safety and its legal basis.