Compressors
Compressors

Compressors

Areas of Study: Maintenance

This course covers the different types of compressors and their specific applications, the function of compressor components, the adjustments required for the proper operation of compressors, and the causes of compressor breakdowns and corrective measures to prevent their recurrence. Edumine and HumEng International are collaborating on the delivery of online courses for mechanical maintenance, electrical maintenance, and conditional monitoring for mining applications.

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This course includes online delivery for one person and a HumEng Certificate of Completion after requirements are met. It is viewable for up to 90 days.

  • Audience Level:
  • Technical
  • Enrollment:
  • Not Applicable
  • Course Fee:
  • Not Available
  • Duration:
  • 2 hours

Course Summary

Introduction

Compressed air is widely used in almost all industries. This form of energy is so versatile it can be used as a power source in a large number of industrial applications. However, compressed air must be used conservatively because it is expensive to produce and its total volume is limited by the space available for the system.

This course covers the different types of compressors and their specific applications, the function of compressor components, the adjustments required for the proper operation of compressors, and the causes of compressor breakdowns and corrective measures to prevent their recurrence.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • types of positive-displacement compressors and their uses,
  • compressor start-up,
  • lubrication systems,
  • assembly/disassembly,
  • causes of breakdowns,
  • preventive maintenance, and
  • suggestions for practical exercises.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the different types of compressors and their specific applications.
  • Identify and describe the function of compressor components.
  • Apply the adjustments required for the proper operation of compressors.
  • Analyze the causes of compressor breakdowns and take the corrective measures to prevent their recurrence.

Recommended Background

  • This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in mechanical maintenance, electrical maintenance, or conditional monitoring for mining applications.

HumEng International

HumEng provides online courses and assessments for mechanical maintenance, electrical maintenance, and condition monitoring for applications in mining.

The HumEng mission is to design, develop and implement training solutions that increase operational efficiency and productivity, and to sustain these improvements through training best practices.

The HumEng approach to training is based on skills management. Experience has proven that the acquisition of key skills, and the transfer of these skills to the shop floor, increases a company's competitiveness. This is even truer today, when operations must often rely on fewer employees, due to rationalization or to recruiting challenges.

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