Rotating Equipment Maintenance

Rotating Equipment Maintenance course and rotating Equipment Maintenance training

  • This 10-day training course is designed to prepare for the maintenance of all types of rotating equipment.
    Participants will learn to apply principles and procedures and ensure readiness of rotating equipment for a safe and efficient state of operation.


    Duration: 10 days
    Location: To be advised

  • 1. To describe different types of rotating equipment
    2. To explain the working principles of rotating equipment
    3. To explain methods of maintenance
    4. To describe and use maintenance procedures
    5. To be able to maintain general rotating equipment
    6. To be able to carry out associated tasks as part of overhauls and repairs
    7. To use forms and systems to record equipment condition and history
    8. To be able to monitor the working condition of rotating equipment
    9. To describe methods to monitor rotating equipment and to analyse faults
    10. To describe and use commissioning and equipment installation procedures
    11. To be able to prepare rotating equipment for starting

    NOTE: Objectives for each day will be discussed with the participants and will be verified at closure of each day.

        a) to verify if the objectives for this day were met
        b) to determine if any adjustments need to be made to the program of the following day (if relevant)
  • The course is open to participants from the maintenance department (all levels) who have a requirement to bridge a competence gap in the maintenance of rotating equipment according to their Job/Development Profile.

    The course lecturer will adapt his programme to meet the entry level of the participants and to ensure that agreed course objectives are fully met at the end of the training course.


    In order to achieve a “Skill” level, further practical learning through
    e.g. On-the-Job training or participation in projects and/or assignments is required

  • Module 1: Rotating Equipment General


    • Overview Rotating Equipment
    • Equipment Used
    • Technologies Used
    • New Technologies

    Module 2: Pumps & Compressors


    • Centrifugal Pumps
    • NPSH, Capacity Control & Axial Thrust
    • Other Pumps
    • Centrifugal Compressors
    • Curve, Head, Capcity & Surge Control
    • Reciprocating Compressors
    • Suction & Discharge Valves
    • Capacity & Gas Quality

    Module 3: Gas Turbines & Steam Turbines


    • Principles of Gas Turbines
    • Types of Gas Turbines
    • Air & Fuel Systems
    • Combustors, Materials & Fouling
    • Gas Turbine Rotor Dynamics
    • Types of Steam Turbines
    • Steam Purity & Quality
    • Overspeed, Turbine Blades & Clearances

    Module 4: Other Associated Rotating Equipment


    • Diesel & Gas Engines
    • Fans & Blowers
    • Bearings
    • Anti-Friction Bearings
    • Mechanical Seals
    • Couplings
    • Electric Motors
    • Lube Oil systems

    Module 5: Maintenance Philosophies


    • Maintenance Philosophies
    • Predictive Based Maintenance
    • Spared Unit Change-over Philosophies
    • Overhaul Philosophies
    • Rotor Balancing

    Module 6: Installation & Commissioning


    • Construction
    • Piping Alignment
    • Pump Alignment
    • Inspections
    • Installation of Couplings
    • Installation of Mechanical Seals
    • Installation of Bearings

    Module 7: Startup & Testing


    • Site Preparation
    • Steam Blowing / Flushing
    • Purging
    • Startup Procedures
    • Testing Rotating Equipment

    Module 8: Monitoring Rotating Equipment


    • Performance
    • Reliability & Availability
    • Running Hours
    • Condition Monitoring


    Although the course is aimed at a “Knowledge” (Understand) level, practical exercises and case studies will form an integral part of the learning process.

  • The objectives and modules of the training course “Rotating Equipment Maintenance” are directly linked to the Competence Assurance Programme (CAP) as developed by SOGOS Academy. Skills are selected from the SOGOS Academy skills library and these are translated into the training course curriculum. This approach ensures that each training event will demonstrable contribute to the competence of course participants.

    The management framework CAP ensures competence of all employees through:

    • the use of a unique set of skills standard to the oil & gas industry
    • a common language for skills and competence
    • the use of development/job profiles for each employee
    • fit-for-purpose training targets
    • a control mechanism to measure state of competence
  • About the trainer
    High level specialist in gasturbines, diesel/gas engines, power generation and all type of pump and compressor installations, all static equipment in O&G. Efficiency driven maintenance strategist with a clear view on Total Cost of Ownership. Trainer/teacher on several mechanical engineering courses. Trouble shooter on major equipment and rotor dynamic behavior specialist on all type of equipment trains. Rotor dynamic specialist with authority in industry.

    Production Operations & Maintenance

    Years of experience:

  • For more information about this training, please send an email. If you need immediate assistance, please contact by phone.