The Pumps and Compressor workshop is a 4-day course focusing on the fundamentals of different types of pumps and compressors. You will have an opportunity to discuss Pump/Compressor construction, design applications, operations; maintenance issues and will be provided with the most up-to-date information and best practices in dealing with the subject. Towards the end of the workshop, you will have developed the skills and ability to recognize and solve pump/compressor problems in a structured and confident manner.

This training course will feature:

  • Maintenance and trouble-shooting methods for trouble free plant operation
  • Case study real life applications in petrochemical process plants, water circulation systems, A/C and heating systems
  • Working principles on Pumps/ Compressors and insight on Predictive and Preventive maintenance
  • Offer the opportunity to learn more about pumps, compressors, their operations, constructions, performance testing and control
  • Explain and understand pumps & compressors terminology
  • Identify the various types of pumps & compressors
  • Understand pumps & compressors characteristics and interpret pump/compressor curves
  • Understand Criteria for pumps & compressors Selection
  • Confidently test and commission pump/compressor sets
  • Explain how pumps & compressors are constructed
  • Detail how to Install, Test and Commission pumps & compressors
  • Explain how to start up a New pumps & compressors or one after Strip Down for Maintenance

Day 1: 

 Classifications, types of pumps & compressors

Centrifugal pumps

  • Operating characteristics
  • Priming, Cavitation
  • NPSH, NPSH Margin
  • Power Requirement for Pumping

Day 2

Pump Performance Curves

  • Head – Capacity Curve (H-Q)
  • Power – Capacity Curve (P-Q)
  • Efficiency– Capacity curve (?-Q)
  • Specific Speeds
  • Operating point of Centrifugal pump

Compressor working principles, Types, Operational Aspects

  • Classification, types of Compressors,
  • Operational principles and construction features
  • Compressor operation
  • Performance Characteristics curves
  • Minimum and Maximum Flow, Constraints
  • Surge, Significance and Control
  • Compressor selection and Specification, Criteria for drive rating selection
  • Performance Testing
  • Standards and Acceptance Criteria for Performance testing

Day 3

Operation and Trouble Shooting

  • Start up, priming and shutdown
  • Vibration levels and their measurements
  • Bearing House Temperatures
  • Accessories (Shaft seal, Bearing

Day 4

Troubleshooting (symptoms, causes, remedial measures)

  • The functions of a bearing in rotating machines
  • Bearing and shaft alignment
  • How to correct for misalignment
  • Tools for servicing

Day 5

Preventive and Predictive Maintenance

  • Maintenance by Plan vs. Maintenance by default
  • Equipment Reliability and Availability
  • Building a Maintenance Management Plan

This training will be conducted using Case studies (25%), techniques (30%), Role play (35%) and Concepts (10%). Pre-test and Post-test will also be administered alongside lectures, case studies, self-questionnaires, group work, discussion and presentation.

  • D.McKINSEY AND ASSOCIATES Ltd Certificate of Completion for individuals who attend and complete the Pumps & Compressors: Operation Troubleshooting And Maintenance.
  • Candidates who desire International Certifications shall be registered through our platform for such an examination.


D.Mckinsey is licensed to train and issue certificates by the following bodies;

–           Nigerian Council for Management Education, (CMD).

–           OGTAN (Oil and Gas Trainers Association of NIGERIA).

Kindly confirm space availability by calling +234 (0) 8023192104 or +234 (0) 9062386530 or send an email to info@dmckinseyandassociates.com, dmckinseytraining@gmail.com.   For In-House training programs / on request, please contact us using above contact details.

MAY 14-17

SEP 10-13

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