Course One: Engine Emission Optimization

Patrick Clophus, WPI and Doug Campbell, Advanced Catalyst System, LLC

This course will focus on the performance of the engine and emission options and settings.

  • Engine emissions basics
  • Catalytic converter application and maintenance
  • Gaseous fuels
  • Regulations overview
  • Mass emissions calculations
  • Estimating engine horsepower
  • Air fuel ratio controllers
  • Portable emissions analyzers
  • WPI emissions software

Course Two: Operation and Maintenance of High Speed Compressors

Jeff Stover and Joe Hagan, Ariel Corporation

  • Compression Theory and Capacity Control Devices
  • Compressor Maintenance Intervals
  • Compressor Valves
  • Compressor Package Components and Design
  • Packing and Piston Rings
  • Compressor Installation and Commissioning
  • Shaft Alignment
  • Bolting and Torque
  • Compressor Lubrication
  • Troubleshooting Roundtable

Course Three: Caterpillar Engines

Kenneth Hall, Caterpillar Oil and Gas

  • General Gas Engine Basics
  • General Discussion of Emissions
  • Caterpillar Gas Engine Family
  • Caterpillar Gas Engine New Features
  • Engine Selection and Installation Considerations
  • Engine Sizing Tools and Supporting Literature

Course Four: Alignment

Christopher Greene and Matthew Hadad, Ludeca, Inc.

  • History
  • Fabrication and Installation
  • Rim and Face Alignment
  • Rim and Face Alignment Lab
  • Laser Alignment Procedure
  • Laser Alignment Lab

Course Five: Centrifugal Compressors

Michael Clay, Solar Turbines, Inc

  • Safety Moment
  • Solar Package Overview
  • Gas Turbine Engine
  • Start System
  • Oil Lubrication System
  • Fuel System
  • SoLoNOx
  • Operational Sequencing
  • Service and Maningtenance Practices
  • Technical Question/Answer Session
  • Customer Service Review
  • Fleet Management / InSight System

Course Six: Compressor and Production Equipment Cours

Joe Kirby, Archrock 

Overview of compressor 

  •      Process pipping and vessels 
  •      Liquid level controls and troubleshooting 
  •      Hands on rebuilding of equipment 

Overview of production equipment. 

  •      How production equipment operates 
  •      How to identify and flow 
  •      Hands on tear down and buildup of equipment 
  •      such as: Suction controllers and back pressure 
  •      valves

Course Seven: Panel Systems

Pat Runnels, FW Murphy