Equipment Operation

This training program consists of thirteen Videotapes/DVD’s that train students in the principles of normal operation, and in basic operational procedures for common equipment.

Audience: An excellent program for the training of equipment operators, maintenance personnel and the multi-craft training needs of process and manufacturing facilities.

Techniques and Practices for Equipment Operators





Topics:

  • Safety
  • Knowing the Equipment
  • Normal Operations
  • Changing the Operating Status of Equipment
  • Responding to Problems
  • Following Up Problems
  • Starting Repaired Equipment

Centrifugal Pumps


Topics:

  • Centrifugal Pumps
  • Preoperational Checks
  • Valve Lineup and Venting
  • Start-Up and Loading
  • Graphing Pump Characteristics
  • Cavitation
  • Air Binding and Pump
  • Shutdown Procedure

Steam Turbines


Topics:

  • Introduction to Turbine Operation
  • Principles of Turbine Operation
  • Auxiliary Systems and Control Devices
  • Valve Lineup and Other Preoperational Checks
  • Checking Auxiliary Systems
  • Turbine Warmup
  • Initial Roll and Start-Up
  • Loading and Shutdown

Valves


Topics:

  • Valve Designs
  • Preoperational Checks
  • Normal Operations
  • Bypass Operations
  • Valve Inspections
  • Abnormal Valve Conditions
  • Automatic Valve Operation

Reciprocating Air Compressors


Topics:

  • Introduction to Compressor Operations
  • Principles of Compressor Operation
  • Capacity Control Modes
  • Preoperational Checks
  • Start-Up
  • Periodic Checks
  • Manual Unloading and Shutdown

Heat Exchangers


Topics:

  • Heat Transfer
  • Tube and Shell Heat Exchangers
  • Preoperational Checks
  • Filling and Venting
  • Completing Start-Up
  • Increasing Heat Load
  • Recognizing Problems
  • Shutdown

Positive Displacement Pumps


Topics:

  • Positive Displacement Pumps
  • Principles of Operation
  • Preoperational Checks
  • Start-Up
  • Periodic Checks
  • Shutdown
  • Reciprocating Pumps

Boilers


Topics:

  • Boiler Operation
  • Burner Operation
  • Preoperational Checks
  • Start-Up
  • Operational Checks and Shutdown

Water Chemistry and Chemical Handling Practices


Topics:

  • Corrosion
  • Deposits
  • Boiler System Treatment Methods
  • Cooling Water System Treatment Methods
  • Safety Practices
  • Adding Chemicals with a Batch Feed System
  • Adding Chemicals with a Continuous Feed System
  • Monitoring the System

Electrical Equipment


Topics:

  • Circuit Breaker Operation
  • Racking Breakers
  • Ground Trucks and Relays
  • Control Fuses and Racking Low Voltage Breakers
  • Disconnects and Key Interlocks
  • Pole Use

Demineralizers


Topics:

  • Ion Exchange
  • Putting a Demineralizer into Service
  • Monitoring Demineralizer Operation
  • Backwashing a Demineralizer
  • Adding Regenerant Chemicals
  • Rinsing and Remixing Resins
  • Filling and Rinsing

Vacuum Pumps, Air Ejectors, Strainers, and Traps


Topics:

  • Vacuum Pumps
  • Operating a Vacuum Pump
  • Starting an Air Ejector
  • Periodic Checks and Shutdown
  • Strainers
  • Putting a Standby Basket into Operation
  • Cleaning a Strainer Basket
  • Steam Traps

Lubrication for Equipment Operators


Topics:

  • Friction and Lubrication
  • Natural-Feed Lubrication Systems
  • Monitoring a Natural-Feed System
  • Adequate Lubrication
  • Forced-Feed Lubrication Systems
  • Monitoring a Forced-Feed System
  • Filters and Centrifuges
  • Centrifuge Operation
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