Rotating Equipment Training

Balancing Rotating Machinery

The Balancing of Rotating Machinery course covers single and two plane balancing techniques for both rigid and flexible rotors. It includes topics such as pre-balance checks, influence coefficients, balance quality and tolerances and residual unbalance testing. The workshops and demonstrations, scheduled throughout the training course, are used to illustrate theory and applications.

Topics Include

  • What is unbalance
  • Collecting vibration and phase readings
  • Understanding vectors
  • Single plane balancing
  • Estimating the size for the trial weight
  • Adding weights
  • Two-plane balancing
  • The static-couple method
  • Balancing overhung machines
  • A quick review of balancing flexible rotors
  • Balancing standards
  • The four-run method – balancing without phase
  • We will demonstrate the entire process, and you will also be able to take readings and balance a machine
John Sykes Balancing Rotating Machinery One day training course Warrington, UK 18th May  
John Sykes Balancing Rotating Machinery One day training course Warrington, UK 29th June  
John Sykes Balancing Rotating Machinery One day training course Warrington, UK 16th November                        

Reliability Engineering for Rotating Equipment

Candidates will gain a good knowledge of maintenance strategies and techniques to improve reliability and availability including conducting an effective 'Failure Mode Effect Analysis' and 'Root Cause Failure Analysis'. The course also teaches a basic understanding of a system’s life-cycle and understand the financial implications involved with assessing.

Topics Include

  • RCM methods
  • Maintenance strategies and techniques
  • Functions and functional failures
  • Failure modes and effects analysis
  • Maintenance engineering: Maintenance regimes, reactive vs. proactive maintenance; age and block maintenance, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Risk-based maintenance
  • System’s life-cycle: Life-cycle cost analysis, whole-life costing, how to identify key cost drivers Implementing an effective condition monitoring program
  • Key factors that influence selection of CBM techniques
  • Key steps in implementing a CBM program in line with best practice
  • CBM techniques
  • Workshops and case studies: Work in groups to analyze the reliability, availability and maintainability of various systems and components
John Sykes Reliability Engineering for Rotating Equipment Three day training course Warrington, UK 15th-17th May  
John Sykes Reliability Engineering for Rotating Equipment Three day training course Warrington, UK 26th-28th June  
John Sykes Reliability Engineering for Rotating Equipment Three day training course Warrington, UK 13th-15th November  
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Introduction to Rotor Dynamics    

A two day practical introduction and understanding into turbomachinery rotor dynamics, this introduction will allow clients rotating equipment engineers, technicians to fully understand rotor dynamic reports and key behaviour activity in turbomachinery to aid in longer term understanding of critical equipment reliability on the plant.

The class will learn about normal and troubleshooting rotor behaviour and which information is key to understand common failure modes, the class will focus on real time hands on application using our rotor dynamics kit which will be used throughout.

Topics include:

  • Basic vibration
  • Main causes & consequences of vibration
  • Fatigue basics
  • Basic assessment methodology
  • Qualitative assessment
  • Visual inspection
  • Practical exercise
  • Basic vibration measurements and analysis
  • Basic vibration measurements practical exercise
  • Basic vibration analysis practical exercise
  • Specialist techniques
  • Corrective actions
  • Good design practice summary
John Sykes Introduction to Rotor Dynamics Two day training course Warrington, UK 21st-22nd May  
John Sykes Introduction to Rotor Dynamics Two day training course Warrington, UK 22nd-23rd October  
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Course outlines can be found in this section, for more detailed information including dates & locations - Please download our training brochure.


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