Professional Course
4.3 (21 Reviews)

Fundamentals of Pump and Compressor Systems - ME-44

PetroSkills, In London (+4 locations)
5 days
5 days

Course description

Fundamentals of Pump and Compressor Systems - ME-44

This is an intensive course providing a comprehensive overview of pumps and compressor systems. The focus is on equipment selection; type, unit, and station configuration; and integration of these units in the process scheme and control strategy in upstream and midstream oil and gas facilities. The material of the course is applicable to field production facilities, pipelines, gas plants, and offshore systems. The broad overviews of different equipment types were good." - Field Engineer, United States "I like everything in this course. Nothing to improve; the content is excellent. " - Participant, Kuwa

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Who should attend?

Engineers, senior technicians, and system operators designing, operating, and maintaining pump and compressor systems in oil and gas facilities.

Training content

  • Types of pumps, compressors, and drivers, and their common applications and range of operations
  • Evaluation and selection of pumps and compressors, and their drivers for long-term efficient operations
  • Unit and station configuration including multiple trains in series and/or parallel operations
  • Integration with upstream and downstream process equipment, local and remote control systems, and facilities utilities
  • Key auxiliary systems including monitoring equipment, heat exchangers, lube and seal systems, and fuel/power systems
  • Major design, installation, operating, troubleshooting, and maintenance considerations

Certification / Credits

Selecting the appropriate integrated pump and compressors units (drivers, pumps, compressors, and auxiliary systems); Integrating the pump or compressor units with the upstream and downstream piping and process equipment; Evaluating pump and compressor units and their drivers in multiple train configurations, parallel and series; Identifying the key local and remote control elements of pumps and compressors as well as their drivers; Defining the major life-cycle events, such as changes in flows, fluid composition, and operating conditions that can affect equipment selection and operating strategies; Assessing the key pump hydraulics and compressor thermodynamics, and their effect on selection and operations; Identifying significant operating conditioning monitoring parameters and troubleshooting techniques


Average rating 4.3

Based on 21 reviews.
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Reliability and Maintenance Engineer
22 Mar 2021
Very enjoyable

"Going deep into the working principle and the components was very enjoyable."

Electrical Engineer
22 Mar 2021
Good overview of everything

"I learned a good overview of everything. Liked the instruction and the practical commentary. I learned the most from the online lectures."

Engineering Project Manager
22 Mar 2021
Practical applications

"I really liked the practical applications - operations, maintenance, failure modes of the various pumps and compressors. This is what I'm most likely to use in my job."



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