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.
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.
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
Tony Foskey is an experienced power plant operator, technician and instructor with over 24 years of experience in the power generation industry; he specialized in training in operations and maintenance on power plant systems.
Tony has delivered over 350 training courses including the development of graduate-level mechanical engineering courses for Saudi Aramco.
Prior to being Director of Technical Training for Technology Transfer Services, he worked at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), training engineers to operate and maintain their power plants and electrical transmission systems.
Tony has also written several instruction manuals on Gas Turbines such as the GE FRAME 7FA/EA, Westinghouse 501D, Ge LM 6000/2500 and Siemens 501F.