Practical Fluid Flow
Training Course

1 Days

$995 CAD

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Course Description
This course will provide practical guidance on many fluid flow applications with an emphasis on real-world design and troubleshooting. It will cover many theoretical aspects of fluid flow but will also provide real-world examples of fluid flow design and problems as well as overpressure protection and code requirements for piping design. The calculation of system curves, pump head, friction, pressure, head, and NPSH will be covered. In addition, this course will cover some pump troubleshooting tips such as pump monitoring.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their problems to the course.

Who Should Attend
Suggested attendees include Operations Engineers and Technicians, Engineers who support operational facilities, Designers of hydraulic systems and anyone with a general interest in fluid flow and how to design pumping systems.

1. What is a fluid?
2. Fluid types
3. Bernoulli Energy Balance
4. Head vs Pressure
5. Key Fluid Properties
6. Flow Regimes
7. Friction and How to Calculate it
8. Gas Hydraulics
9. Critical Flow
10. Two-Phase Hydraulics
11. Slurry Hydraulics
12. Bingham Plastics Hydraulics
13. Open Channel Flow
14. Pipe Fittings
15. Orifice Plates
16. Control Valves
17. Centrifugal Pumps
18. Positive Displacement Pumps
19. Basic Pump Calculations
20. Pumps in Parallel
21. Pumps in Series
22. Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH)
23. Pump Cavitation
24. VFD Driven Pumps
25. Slurry Pumps
26. Pump Affinity Laws
27. Pump Lift
28. Hydraulic Gradient Line (HGL)
29. Transient Analysis
30. Vortices
31. Pipeline Hydraulics
32. Pump Performance Analysis
33. LDTs
34. Overpressure Protection of Pipes
35. Network Hydraulics
36. Draining Pipes
37. Air in Pipes
38. Pipe Hammer
39. Hydro Power Plants
40. Syphons
41. Hydraulic Institute
42. Examples of Hydraulic Calculations
43. Fathom Software

Keith Timms, P.Eng.
Keith Timms has been a Process Engineer for 46 years and has worked in the chemical, petrochemical, oil and gas and oil sands industries in both the UK and Canada. Half of his career has been in Operations and he therefore has a good understanding of what actually works and what does not and how to troubleshoot problems. Keith is very practical and hands-on but also has a very deep understanding of engineering fundamentals which he likes to apply to all problems.

Keith has worked in many areas of Operations such as Utilities, Upgraders, Refineries, Tailings, Chemical Units, etc.

Working in Operations has given Keith a keen understanding of safety and this has resulted in Keith developing expertise in overpressure protection, relief scenario identification, HAZOPS and LOPAs. Keith has facilitated hundreds of HAZOPS and LOPAs as well as Risk Assessments and Event Tree Analysis.

Keith is a hands-on facilitator that draws out risks and hazards and also tries to make the sessions enjoyable. Clients include Shell, Syncrude, Suncor, Husky Energy, Nexen, IOL, BP, ConocoPhillips and Enbridge Pipelines.

Keith has also developed particular expertise in the hydraulics of many types of fluids in many types of applications including pipelines and networks.

Keith is a funny, energetic, positive instructor that enjoys working closely with clients to deliver innovative solutions. He believes in developing good rapport by listening and understanding goals and interests.

Keith is currently an independent consultant and has been a P.Eng. with APEGA since 1984.

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