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Rotating equipment for practitioners

2 days
1,460 GBP excl. VAT
Next course start
24 September, 2024 See details
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2 days
1,460 GBP excl. VAT
Next course start
24 September, 2024 See details
Course delivery
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Course description

Rotating equipment for practitioners

It is accepted that the most common machine in use in today’s world is the electric motor and the second most common is the pump. Also more and more electricity generation is being produced by gas turbine driven generator sets operated alongside steam turbines in combined cycle arrangements. All these machines to a greater or lesser extent cannot function correctly unless they have bearings, seals and lubrication systems incorporated.

This course aims to provide delegates with a basic understanding of the rotating equipment that is widely used in the process engineering, power generation, oil & gas and chemical industries.

It identifies the issues encountered with operating and maintaining the equipment, the types of failures likely to occur through poor specification, mal-operation and lack of maintenance in addition to an overview of the applicable UK’s legislation.

The course will cover:

  • Pump principles
  • Pump types - dynamic and positive displacement
  • Pumped system design theory
  • Shaft seals, bearings, lubrication and condition monitoring
  • Compressors and fans
  • Gas turbines and steam turbines
  • Electric motors, generators and drives
  • Applicable legislation (e.g. Machinery Directive, ATEX)

Upcoming start dates

1 start date available

24 September, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Teesside
  • English

Suitability - Who should attend?

Who will benefit and what will they gain?
This course is aimed at delegates of all backgrounds who either require an introduction to or a refresher in the essentials of rotating equipment. The course would be particularly beneficial to graduate engineers, technicians, engineers and managers involved in the design, operation and maintenance of plant containing rotating equipment.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

On completing the course, the delegates should have:

  • A basic understanding of the construction of the major types of rotating machines that are widely used in the process, power generation, oil & gas and chemical industries.
  • An appreciation of the issues that operators and maintainers of rotating equipment face and how they are tackled.
  • An awareness of critical machine systems and their condition monitoring.
  • A basic understanding of the UK legislation that applies to machines construction and their operation and maintenance in the workplace.

Training Course Content

This Essentials of Rotating Equipment course covers the following topics:

Day 1 

  • Basic pump principles 
  • Types of process pumps - dynamic and positive displacement
  • Pumped system design
  • Pumped system design exercise
  • Shaft seals, bearings and condition monitoring

Day 2 

  • Compressors, blowers and fans
  • Gas and steam turbines
  • Motors, generators and drives
  • Applicable legislation


This Essentials of Rotating Equipment training course is priced at £1,460 +VAT per delegate.

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TÜV Rheinland Industrial Services
Belasis Business Park, Pavilion 9
9 Byland Way
TS23 4EB Billingham, Teesside

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