About the course
This course imparts fundamental knowledge of pressure pulsations in piping, particularly in the context of API 618 analyses related to reciprocating compressors. Through real-life case studies, you will gain insights into the origins and potential implications of pulsations caused by compressors.
The instructor will cover assessment techniques, including pulsation analysis using software, and guide you through conformity checks for pulsations and resulting vibrations. Additionally, the course addresses possible mitigation measures and best design practices.
Practical discussions and analyses will be demonstrated using BOSpulse software, with no prior knowledge of the software required.
Selected Course Format
- Self-learning modules
- Immediate module access
- Online discussion forum
- 1-year access
- Live sessions with instructor
- For individual learning
- On-site or in Rijswijk
- Printed course materials
- Lunch included
- 1-year access to self paced course
- Face-to-face with instructors
- For teams of minimum 4 people
“To provide piping professionals with a solid understanding of pressure pulsation phenomena and evaluation methods.”
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
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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 you if you finish the course within the first month after purchase. This incentive aims to motivate you to perform the course in a timely manner, thereby improving your learning curve.
This course is scheduled over a 1 work day. The dates of the course are organized upon inquiry.
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.