#708 - Engine Condition Monitoring Systems

Course Objective

Upon completion of this course, participants will gain a basic understanding of the main components and subsystems of Engine Condition Monitoring Systems (ECMS). Participants will learn to critique the advantages, applications, performance, and economics of different ECMS and ECMS features and learn about the influence of various auxiliary systems, including instrumentation and controls, process accessories, and the process itself. They will learn some basics about the role of operations personnel and training and discover the basics required in minimizing operating cost and optimizing efficiency, reliability, and component longevity for plants. Participants will learn about the monitoring and control of environmental emissions and gain some insight into predictive and preventive maintenance, reliability, and testing. Finally, they will discover some of the latest technology in all of the above and identify methods for self-improvement.

Who Should Attend

Engineers, technologists, and other operational personnel who currently or may in the future be involved with the technology or business of running a process plant, a refinery, a power plant, and/or an oil and gas facility. Personnel can be involved in:

While this course is of major benefit to newer people in the field, it is also valuable as a revision and technology update for more experienced personnel.

Course Description

This course on ECMS for rotating machinery covers primarily:

Note: “ECMS” in industries serviced by rotating machinery today generally includes Vibration Analysis (VA), temperature, and pressure monitoring. It may include oil analysis, sonic pulsation monitoring, and other sophisticated measurements. It may also include Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Performance Analysis (PA), both specialized topics that can also be offered as a separate two-day course (in greater depth than on Day 5 below). It may also include environmental emissions monitoring or monitoring the components that control the emissions rate (this monitoring is closely linked with temperature monitoring). For the purposes of a three-day course, VA, temperature, and pressure monitoring will be covered for most of the time. To adequately address the other elements of ECMS, additional days will be required.

Course Outline

Vibration Analysis

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Emissions Monitoring

Day 4

LCA and PA

Day 5

Course Text

“Process Engineering Equipment Handbook,” by course director Claire M. Soares, published by McGraw Hill (included in the course fee)

Course Duration - 5 days basic, 3 days essential