Workshop: PVC-course

TNO location at the University campus of Delft, The Netherlands • 06 Nov 2017 - 08 Nov 2017

Three-day course on Pulsation and Vibration Control in Process Installations from 6 - 8 November 2017.

The Fluid Dynamics Department of TNO in Delft organizes this workshop for engineers in the process industry. The workshop topics will be covered in a three-day course. The course and the documentation will be in English and will be given by experts in the field. Yearly, some 25 engineers from operating companies, engineering contractors and equipment manufacturers participate. Participants from the past years include engineers from Shell, Statoil, Total, Engie (GdF-Suez), ExxonMobil, Repsol, NAM, Fluxys, Gasunie, DOW, Yara, Foster Wheeler, CB&I, Fluor, Stork, FMC, SBM, Jacobs, ILF, GE, MAN, Siemens, Hoerbiger, Burckhardt, Howden-Thomassen, GEA, Uraca, Lewa, SIAD and, Wärtsila.

Who should attend

The course is intended for project engineers in piping and rotating equipment as well as for flow assurance and mechanical engineers who are involved in the design, operation, optimization or maintenance of process installations. Participants from operating companies, engineering contractors and equipment manufacturers are invited. Focus will be on engineering application of the theory.

Course Content

  • Fundamentals of wave propagation in pipe systems
  • Pulsation sources in pipe systems
  • Pulsation analysis according to API 618  (reciprocating compressors)
  • Pulsation analysis according to API 674  (plunger pumps)  
  • Pulsation damper design
  • Structural integrity & fatigue analysis
  • Unsteady flow in turbo machinery
  • Water hammer analysis
  • Flow-induced pulsations and vibrations
  • Impact of multi-phase flow on integrity
  • Examples of trouble-shooting projects
  • Hands-on experience with pulsation and vibration simulation software

Accommodation and costs

The workshop will be held at TNO Technical Sciences Delft, which office is located at the University campus of Delft, the Netherlands. The University is at 20 minutes walking distance from the railway station, which has a good connection to Schiphol airport.

The costs, including course notes, lunch, drinks and dinner are EUR 2,100.- for a three-day course. Early registration is required since the number of participants is restricted to 25 attendees. The fee will be reduced by EUR 200.- if registered before October 1, 2017. No refund for cancellation after October 15, 2017. Support will be offered for hotel arrangements.

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