About the course
This course teaches you fundamental knowledge and understanding of pressure pulsations in piping due to reciprocating compressors in the context of API 618 analyses.
By means of several real-life case studies you are thought the details of how pulsations are caused by compressors and what their consequences can be. Associated assessment methods such as pulsation analysis using software are discussed by the instructor as well as conformity checks for the pulsations and resulting vibrations. Possible mitigation measures and good design practices are provided.
Discussions and analyses will be illustrated using the software BOSpulse. No knowledge of this software is required.
“To provide piping professionals with a solid understanding of pressure pulsation phenomena and evaluation methods.”
Program & Details
Welcome & Your instructor
How to use this course
Pressure pulsations Foundations – Part 1
Pressure pulsations Foundations – Part 2
Shaking forces due to pulsations
Periodic excitations in piping systems
Pulsation control in piping systems
Acoustic resonance in piping systems
Acoustic resonance typical problematic modes
Orifice plates to change modes
General considerations for piping systems
Recap of Module 1
A sample of the first module is available for free, so you can learn more about the teaching style and understand if the course fits your needs.
Vibration risks in piping systems
Types of vibrations in piping systems
Mechanical excitation due excitation source
Single DOF systems Degree Of Freedom
Mechanical response to pressure pulsations
Mechanical eigenmodes in piping systems
Evaluating vibration in piping systems
Mechanical response versus acoustic response
Course evaluation survey
Your Personal Certificate
Rate this course
- understand what pressure pulsations due to reciprocating compressors are and what consequences they can have,
- are familiar with calculation methods for analyzing pressure pulsations,
- know the basics of performing API 618 pulsation analysis,
- have an understanding of assessing associated vibrations,
- know what mitigation measures are available and when they are applicable,
- have seen several real-life cases (2 in much detail).
- Anyone working piping systems connected to reciprocating compressors,
- Those involved with piping systems prone to vibrations,
- Engineers working with the API 618.
Prerequisites and level
- Basic understanding of piping systems.
- Discussions and analyses will be illustrated using the software BOSpulse.
- No knowledge of this software is required.
- Level: Intermediate
This course is self-paced and is not subject to specific dates. The course contains 4 modules with a total of 2.5 hours of content which can be performed at your own pace. A Personal Certificate will be provided to participants if they finish the course within the first month after purchase. This incentive will motivate you to perform the course quickly thereby improving your learning curve.
You receive 1-year unlimited access to all modules. This allows you to perform modules again when you need to refresh knowledge for your work projects.
Selected course format
Face-to-face with instructors
On-site or in Rijswijk
Printed course materials
Online discussion forum
Live sessions with instructor
For individual learning
Discussions forum with other participants & instructor.
The majority of training material are videos. These are not available for download, but can be accessed directly with your account on the portal. Apart from quizzes the exercise files can be downloaded. These can include .pdf files with the exercise questions, software models or other file types.
You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to watch content again if this is beneficial for your work projects.
We encourage participants to submit feedback and questions in the Discussions Forum of the course. These are either answered directly in the forum or form the basis for new videos that are added to the online course on a regular basis.
Participants receive 1-year unlimited access to the course including new videos that are added during this year. Participants receive an email notification upon addition of new course videos.
No software is required for participants of this course.
Demonstrations are provided using the software BOSpulse, but having access to this software is not required.
If your computer and internet connection is able to play videos online (YouTube) you will be able to follow the course. Note that almost all browsers are supported, except for Internet Explorer.
Yes, this course qualifies for PDH hours as per the NCEES CPC Guidelines.