M305 - Valve, Fan and Compressor Maintenance

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2 days - 1.9 Continuing Education Units Awarded

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USD 995.00

Are you involved in, or responsible for, maintaining this equipment at your plant?  If yes, this course may be for you, or your direct reports.  The course is instructed by an instructional staff that have about 30-years (each) of hands-on experience as well as significant experience in successfully presenting this information.
  • Plant maintenance technicians have to deal with a vast variety of equipment. To properly maintain valves, compressors, fans and other balance of plant equipment, the maintenance technician needs to better understand the operation of this equipment.
  • Compressed air systems are a vital part of plant operation. Station air, control air, and compressed air for tools are a needed on a daily basis. This seminar will help the maintenance technician to better understand the compressors and the entire air system.
  • Valve identification and maintenance Is very important in maintaining plant operations.
  • Savings can be found in understanding the proper installation of packing and gasket materials.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. List the different types of compressors commonly found in industrial applications.
  2. Describe the major components found in the listed compressors.
  3. Describe operating principles of the listed compressors.
  4. Demonstrate the knowledge required to troubleshoot compressor operational problems.
  5. List the different types of fans found in industrial applications.
  6. Describe the major components found in the listed fans.
  7. Describe operating principles of the listed fans.
  8. Demonstrate the knowledge required to troubleshoot fan operational problems.
  9. Identify various valves and explain the function of each.
  10. Describe the proper means of installing packing in valves.

Day One-Valves, Packing, Gaskets, & Seals

  • Valve Construction
  • Valve Identification
  • Valve Maintenance
  • Packing, Gaskets, and Seals

 Day Two-Compressors and Fans

  • Compressor Operating Principles
  • Compressor Types
  • Compressor Components
  • Air Systems
  • Compressor Troubleshooting
  • Fan Types and Characteristics
  • Fan Troubleshooting

What You Will Receive:

  • 1 copy of HPC Technical Services' textbook,Valve, Fan and Compressor Maintenance.
  • A "Certificate of Completion".


This course is a requirement for Power Plant Maintenance Certification.  Those who attend this course are automatically qualified to take HPC Technical Services' Certification Examination.  This examination is offered at no additional expense to the participant.  An 80% passing grade is required.  The examination length will not exceed 2-hours.  Those who complete this examination will receive a revised "certificate of completion" that recognizes this accomplishment along with two-copies of a "To Whom It May Concern" letter that states their accomplishment.  (Two copies are provided, one for the participants' employer and one for the participants' personal file.)  

Consult HPC's website for detail on this certification program.