The experience gained from this training 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. 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 maximise compressor output, increase its life cycle and minimise downtime.


  • 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 maximise compressor reliability and availability
  • Benchmarking compressor performance against industry standards


  • Mechanical Design of Centrifugal Compressors
  • Design and Materials of Reciprocating Compressor Components
  • Compressor Characteristics and Selection Criteria
  • Skill Test and Assessment
  • Compressor Maintenance Strategies, Tactics and Procedures
  • Applying and determining the frequency of condition based
  • Operation and Maintenance – Turbo compressors
  • Operation and Maintenance – Reciprocating Compressors
  • Operation and Maintenance – Displacement Compressors
  • Implementing Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) to Prevent Recurrence of Compressor Problems
  • Repairs and Spares