I attended a training session today on compressors, turbines and how they are controlled. It was specifically looking at the advanced control schemes used to avoid surge, while maintaining smooth operation and maximising the operating range of the machines.
While the specifics of the algorithms used were interesting, it was really useful simply to cover the basics of compressor operation, what is surge, how do you know when you are about to surge and what can be done to avoid it. These were things that I had covered before at various times, but this class put them all together in a coherent package.
It was exactly the type of course that I wish I had attended about eight years ago.Go Top