Mechanical Maintenance Training

Compressors

Compressors Courses

Mechanical Maintenance Training

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

Prepare yourself and your team to work safely with and around compressed air systems. Use this course to get a better understanding of the benefits and uses of compressed air. This course discusses the types of compressors (reciprocating, rotary screw, and centrifugal), the relationship between pressure, temperature and volume, gauge vs. absolute pressure, and air quality considerations. Additional topics include air cooling and drying as well as managing airborne, oil, and moisture contamination.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the importance of a compressed air system
  • Describe the relationship between pressure, temperature and volume
  • Differentiate between gauge and absolute pressure
  • List the benefits and uses of compressed air
  • Identify the major types of compressors
  • List the three major types of contamination in pneumatic systems

Duration: 2.00 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

This course is designed to familiarize participants with basic concepts associated with the parts and operation of centrifugal and axial compressors. After completing this course, participants should be able to describe the main parts and the general operation of single-stage centrifugal compressors, multistage centrifugal compressors, and axial compressors. They should be able to describe the functions of compressor lubrication systems, seals, bearings, and common auxiliary devices.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the basic operation of a centrifugal compressor.
  • Describe the basic operation of an axial compressor.
  • Describe the components and operation of a single-stage centrifugal compressor.
  • Describe the components and operation of a multistage centrifugal compressor.
  • Describe the components and operation of an axial compressor.
  • Describe the function of a compressor lubrication system.
  • Describe the functions of compressor seals and a seal oil system.
  • Describe the function of bearings.
  • Describe how drivers and couplings are used with compressors.
  • Describe the function of an aftercooler.
  • Describe the function of safety valves and receivers in compressor systems.

Duration: 2.00 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

This course is designed to familiarize participants with basic concepts associated with the startup, operation, and shutdown of centrifugal and axial compressors. After completing this course, participants should be able to describe the general functions of instrumentation and control devices used with centrifugal and axial compressors. They should be able to describe operator responsibilities associated with starting up, operating, and shutting down centrifugal and axial compressors.

Learning Objectives

  • State the general features of instrumentation and control devices used with centrifugal and axial compressors.
  • Describe how instrumentation and control devices can maintain the values of a compressor’s process variables.
  • Describe how instrumentation and control devices can keep a compressor operating within a stable operating range.
  • Describe the general steps involved in preparing a compressor for startup.
  • Describe the general steps involved in warming up a compressor.
  • Describe the general steps in starting gas flow to a compressor and bringing a compressor up to operating speed.
  • Describe typical compressor operating checks.
  • Describe some of the general steps involved in a compressor shutdown.

Duration: 2.00 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

This course is designed to familiarize participants with basic concepts associated with the operation of positive displacement compressors. After completing this course, participants should be able to identify the main parts and describe the general operation of various types of reciprocating compressors and rotary compressors. They should also be able to describe operator responsibilities associated with starting up, operating, and shutting down compressors.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the main parts of a reciprocating compressor.
  • Describe the general operation of a reciprocating compressor.
  • Identify different types of reciprocating compressors and describe their operation.
  • Identify the main parts of a typical rotary compressor.
  • Describe the general operation of different types of rotary compressors.
  • Describe general checks that should be made before a compressor is started.
  • Describe general procedures for starting up a compressor.
  • Describe general checks that should be made while a compressor is running.
  • Describe general procedures for shutting down a compressor.
  • Describe general procedures for putting a portable compressor in operation.

Duration: 1.00 Hr

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

This course is designed as a reference tool that participants can use to refresh their understanding of centrifugal compressor components and operation. This course also covers the disassembly and reassembly of a vertically split compressor and the various checks and measurements that are made to compressor components.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the components of a horizontally split centrifugal compressor.
  • Identify the components of a vertically split centrifugal compressor.
  • Explain the operation of a centrifugal air compressor.
  • List the main components of a centrifugal compressor lubrication system.
  • Define the term “surging”.

Duration: 1.00 Hr

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

The purpose of this course is to teach the basic operating principles and general operating procedures for air compressors and the following pneumatic tools: jackhammers, tamps, pumps, circular air saws, and duct blowing rigs. The course shows how to use the tools efficiently for several construction and maintenance jobs. Emphasis is placed on the important safety precautions associated with using these tools. At the conclusion of this course, participants should have a basic understanding of how to operate an air compressor. They should also know how to use pneumatic tools safely and efficiently on a job.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the basic principles of air compression.
  • Describe the basic operation of a piston compressor.
  • Describe the basic operation of a rotary screw air compressor.
  • Describe the basic operation of a typical cooling system for a rotary screw air compressor.
  • Identify and describe the major parts of a typical rotary screw air compressor.
  • Describe checks typically made during a routine air compressor inspection.
  • Describe general procedures for starting up an air compressor.
  • Describe general procedures for shutting down an air compressor.
  • State the basic function of a pneumatic jackhammer and the basic function of a pneumatic tamp.
  • Explain the basic operating principles of pneumatic reciprocating tools.
  • Identify the major parts of a pneumatic jackhammer.
  • Describe the general procedure for using a pneumatic jackhammer.
  • Identify the major parts of a pneumatic tamp.
  • Describe the general procedure for using a pneumatic tamp.
  • State the basic function of a pneumatic pump.
  • Explain the basic operating principles of a pneumatic pump.
  • Identify the major parts of a pneumatic pump.
  • Identify safety precautions associated with using a pneumatic pump.
  • Describe the general procedure for using a pneumatic pump.
  • State the function and explain the basic operating principles of a circular air saw.
  • Identify the major parts of a circular air saw.
  • Describe the general procedure for using a circular air saw.
  • State the function and explain the basic operating principles of a pneumatic duct blowing rig.
  • Identify the major parts of a pneumatic duct blowing rig.
  • Identify safety precautions associated with using a pneumatic duct blowing rig.
  • Describe the general procedure for using a pneumatic duct blowing rig.

Duration: 1.00 Hr

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

The purpose of this course is to provide participants with an overview of reciprocating compressors and explain how compressed air is used to power and control many vital pieces of equipment in industrial facilities. At the completion of this course, participants will be able to describe compressor operation and maintenance tasks as well as procedures for disassembling a reciprocating compressor, cleaning and inspecting the compressor’s parts, and reassembling the compressor.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the main components of a reciprocating air compressor.
  • State the factors that determine air compressor design.
  • Explain the operation of a reciprocating air compressor.
  • Discuss air compressor support systems.
  • Discuss the routine maintenance tasks performed on a reciprocating air compressor.

Duration: 1.00 Hr

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

The purpose of this course is to provide participants with an overview of reciprocating compressors and explain how compressed air is used to power and control many vital pieces of equipment in industrial facilities. At the completion of this course, participants will be able to describe compressor operation and maintenance tasks as well as procedures for disassembling a reciprocating compressor, cleaning and inspecting the compressor’s parts, and reassembling the compressor.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the main components of a reciprocating air compressor that are removed during a compressor overhaul.
  • List the steps for air compressor disassembly.
  • List the steps involved in cleaning and inspecting a reciprocating air compressor.
  • Describe the procedure for reassembling a reciprocating air compressor.