Compressors: Design, Operation & Maintenance

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Presenter: Fred Geitner
Mr. Geitner is presently the principal engineer of PMES (Process Machinery Engineering Services), an independent consultant and expert litigation witness in the area of process machinery reliability. He has over 40 years experience in the design, operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of compressors…More



  • Evaluating and augmenting the efficiency of compressor operation resulting in reduced energy consumption
  • Improving the knowledge of best practices and troubleshooting techniques to avoid and mitigate compressor failures
  • Defining the technical features and vulnerabilities of dynamic and positive displacement compressors
  • Identifying the criteria that can assist in cost-effective compressor selection
  • Using appropriate maintenance technologies to maximize compressor reliability and availability
  • Benchmarking compressor performance against industry standards


Mechanical Engineers, Maintenance Engineers, Reliability Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Professional Engineers, Operations Managers, Maintenance Managers, Project Managers, Contract Managers, Asset Managers, Technical Managers

From Industries such as:

Oil & Gas, Mining, Energy & Utilities, Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Food & Beverage Manufacturing, Agriculture.


Compressors can be one of the most mechanically complex pieces of machinery. The industry is currently struggling with various issues,   ranging from selection, operation, and high maintenance expenditures to production stoppages caused by compressor downtime. In addition, due to the rising energy costs, there is an increased demand to reduce energy wastage and greenhouse emission in compressor operation.

The experience gained from compressor maintenance and troubleshooting will help you select the right compressor based on your operating or design conditions. It will also enhance the life cycle of your compressors, increase energy efficiency, reduce ongoing maintenance costs and prevent failures. The practical insights delivered at this training will assist in troubleshooting issues and challenges in compressor operation and maintenance along with exposure to key techniques and predictive maintenance tools that will help you significantly increase its performance, reliability and availability. Compressor failures can cause significant problems from delays in production to the possible shutdown of the whole plant. However, good compressor operation and maintenance can cost-effectively maximise compressor life expectancy; while improving its reliability and availability to meet output requirements

This hands-on course will give a practical introduction to control, operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of centrifugal and positive displacement compressors.

The key issues which will be addressed in this training are: How to maximize compressor output, increase its life cycle and minimise downtime.

Please Note:
The precise content may change on the day depending on the specific needs of the delegates.

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