Course No. 59
Plant Operator Series – Equipment
Basic concepts of plant operating equipment and some of its hardware: an introduction to vessels such as tanks and columns or towers, including packing, distributors, and process flow; basic principles of positive displacement pumps, centrifugal pumps, reciprocating pumps, and compressors; fundamentals of heat exchange, including heat exchangers and steam trap principles; the main parts of a valve and an introduction to many types of valves. In the last section of the course, the trainee follows a process flow using most of the equipment discussed in the course.
Prerequisites: Knowledge of basic physics.