Centrifugal Compressors : Principles, Operation And Design

A complete understanding of construction details and functioning of centrifugal compressors for successful operations

Course Summary

Centrifugal compressors of various designs and applications are encountered nowadays throughout refining, petrochemical and process industries as well as in power generation and environmental engineering.
This course is designed to provide you with a complete understanding of construction details and functioning of centrifugal compressors. This understanding is a prerequisite for successful operations of your plant and piping system.
The course includes extensive graphics, cut sections and 3D animations to give you a virtual practical exposure on centrifugal compressors.
The objective of this course is threefold :
1. Break down for you all the centrifugal compressors operating principles into easily digestible concepts like compressor head, performance curve, system resistance, surge, stonewall, etc
2. Illustrate through 3D animations and cut-sections the main compressor mechanical components like impellers, shafts, bearings, seals, etc
3. Provide guidelines and best practices for operation, maintenance and troubleshooting
This course also covers other types of compressors like axial compressors, rotary screw compressors, reciprocating compressors just to name a few.
The objective is to observe the similarities in both performance and mechanical aspects of various types of compressors.
So after enrolling in this course, you will not only learn valuable information on centrifugal compressors but also a great deal on other types of compressors.

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Course Objectives

- Understand centrifugal compressors working principles for successful operations of your plant and piping system
- Understand centrifugal compressors construction details (impeller, volute, shaft, inlet guide vane, bearings, mechanical seals, etc)
- Lear how to read and interpret your compressor curves
- Optimize the operation efficiency of your compressors
- Analyze the problems in operation related to bearings, mechanical seals and flow control
- Apply the best practices and guidelines for maintenance, problem solving and troubleshooting

Target Audience

- Chemical, Process and Mechanical Engineers
- Product Engineers and Technologists
- Operation, technical service and maintenance professionals
- Consultants and Sales professionals
- Technical professionals responsible for piping system inspection
- Technical professionals responsible for interdisciplinary energy projects


- Beginner, Intermediate
Some engineering or field knowledge is preferable but not mandatory. All the concepts are explained in depth using an easy to understand language to allow students to build their knowledge from the ground up.

Course Curriculum

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Thomas Lodge

This is a TOP course, very professional with a lot of valuable information, not only on centrifugal compressors but also on other types of compressors. I really enjoyed the animations, the graphics and the way the different concepts were explained. Perfect for what I need for my job.
Awesome !!!

Edouard Decrock

This is my first course with WR Training and I'm very satisfied with it ! I was looking for a training on compressors until I came across this one. I'm impressed by the quality of the course, by the graphics, the animations and the slides. I can see that the instructor did put a lot of efforts and hard work to make this course. A lot of concepts are now clear for me and I feel more comfortable to exchange with my peers and the mechanical department of my company.
Thank you for bringing such wonderful online courses.
For sure I will look for other courses with this instructor.
Keep up the good work !

Elisabeth Nixon

The course is beautiful to watch and contains extremely valuable information on rotating equipment and compressors. The basic principles are explained step by step and illustrated with many practical examples. The course includes many machine cut sections and 3D animations which helped me a lot visualizing how compressors and their mechanical components work. This is really appreciated. I think this is the first course on the net that covers the subject of compressors this way making all complex concepts look very simple and understandable. I highly recommend this course for anyone looking to learn and demystify how compressors work and how they can be maintained and operated flawlessly.
Thanks for bringing such high quality technical courses !

Jesse Boyd

Very good detail, more advanced than what I was expecting, but in a good way as the concepts were explained well beforehand.

Course Pricing

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  • 2299 INR


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