RPS Group
RPS Group

Reciprocating Compressor Performance

Quick Facts for this Event
Date: Nov 08 - 09, 2017
Length: 2 days (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)
Location: Houston, TX
Delivery Method: Classroom Training
CEU: 1.6 Continuing Education Units
PDH: 16 Professional Development Hours
Certificate: Certificate Issued Upon Completion
Fee: $ 1,695 USD
All Dates for this Course
20-Sep-17 Calgary (2 days)$ 1,695 CAD
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Course Description
This two-day course is geared to professionals involved in assessing the performance of reciprocating compressors. The course is based on actual case studies in which attendees actively engage in resolving problems. The course blends field reliability issues, including performance troubleshooting, with design issues involved in new or modified compressor applications.

Upon completing this course, participants will have: a thorough understanding of performance measures including capacity, power, efficiency, rod loading; the ability to address differences between expected and actual compressor performance; and the proficiency to accurately predict performance of a compressor under new operating scenarios.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • Capacity predictions from theory and from pressure-volume diagrams
  • Power predictions from theory and from pressure-volume diagrams
  • Gas properties and equations of state; effect on performance calculations
  • Effects of valve dynamics, pulsations, and mechanical condition on performance
  • Rod loading, including two failure case studies

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Dr. Bryan Long, Director of Business Services at the BETA group of companies, has over 40 years of direct experience in performance analysis of rotating machines. During his tenure as President of Beta Monitors and Controls, Bryan pioneered the development of performance analyzers, now commonly used throughout the compression industry. He developed the first digital acoustical analysis of reciprocating compressors, the first portable vibration monitor that "talked" to a computer, and the first portable reciprocating compressor monitor. Bryan has extensive field experience and expertise in root cause analysis, performance monitoring and testing, including assessment of mechanical condition, performance, and reliability of all kinds of industrial machinery.

Training Venue

To avoid potential course disruptions caused by the attendance of unconfirmed registrants, the training venue address will ONLY be provided to registrants upon receipt of payment (via an email confirmation note).

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