Reciprocating Compressor Lab (RCL-215)

This hands-on program requires the students to disassemble, evaluate, repair, and reassemble many compressor components via structured workstations and reinforces many of the maintenance concepts and procedures learned during Reciprocating Compressor School. Each student is required to exhibit competence in a variety of knowledge, skill and performance areas. Students are afforded the opportunity to work on the following: HHE-style frame and running gear; compressor cylinders (rider bands and piston rings); a variety of valve inspection/evaluating workstations; several capacity control devices (plug, finger and clearance pocket unloaders); piston nut tightening; piston rod run-out; pressure packing; and connecting rod bolt stretch. Students are also required to properly install a variety of valve covers and adjust crosshead shoes. Throughout the course, instructors focus on the proper use of tools and measuring devices that include torque wrenches, micrometers, crankshaft distortion dial gages, bolt-stretch micrometers, and dial indicators.

Prerequisite: Reciprocating Compressor School (RCS-105) or equivalent, as determined by Dresser-Rand Reciprocating Products Training Department.

2016 Dresser-Rand Training Catalog

Course Length: 4-5 Days
Price: $2,775 USD

Location Date
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US April 18 - 21
Houston, Texas, US March 14 - 17
Painted Post, New York, US Jun 13 - 16, Oct 17 - 20
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