Improving Efficiency, Productivity and Reliability of Centrifugal Compressors and Gas Turbines

3 Day Course July 11–13, 2011
London, England

Developed from real-world experience and case studies, this course covers the design, general operation and maintenance characteristics of centrifugal compressors and gas turbines.  The seminar is divided into two parts:

  • Part 1 deals with the design and operation of Centrifugal Compressors used in refineries, pipelines, and downhole pressurization.
  • Part 2 covers Gas Turbines as direct drives for compressors and pumps and with generators in cogeneration and combined cycle applications.

Emphasis in this highly interactive seminar is on providing practical information with minimal theory.

You Will Learn

  • Practical ways to improve overall centrifugal compressor and gas turbine productivity
  • How to design and specify  your centrifugal compressors and gas turbines for maximum reliability
  • How to recognize the various operational environments that can erode power and efficiency
  • Basics of practical plant machinery design, operation and maintenance requirements
  • Proven techniques to enhance job performance and decision making skills

Who Should Attend?

This course is ideal for engineers and operational personnel who need a broad-based introduction to practical operation and design considerations of centrifugal compressors and gas turbines.



Everyone who attends will receive:            


DAY 1 – Tuesday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Overview of Turbo Machinery with Specifications
  • Centrifugal Compressor Design Characteristics
  • Centrifugal Compressors - Surge and Surge Detection

DAY 2 – Wednesday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Centrifugal Compressor Rerates
  • Centrifugal Compressor Performance Analysis and Testing as per PTC10
  • Gas Turbine Cycles and Power Augmentation
  • Axial Flow Compressors and Turbines

Day 3 – Thursday, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

  • Combustors, Materials Coatings and Fuels
  • Gas Turbine Performance Analysis as per PTC 22
  • Improving Power and Efficiency of Gas Turbines
  • Case Histories – Maintenance and Installation of Compressors and Gas Turbines



Professor Meherwan Boyce

Professor Meherwan P. Boyce, PhD, P.E., CEng (UK), is a sought after speaker and consultant who has mastered the art of blending academia with real-world application. He is the managing partner of The Boyce Consultancy Group, LLC.  During his 45 years in the field of turbo machinery Dr. Boyce pioneered On-Line Condition Based Performance Monitoring and developed models for various types of power plants and petrochemical complexes. 
He has taught over 100 short courses around the world, attended by over 3,000 students representing over 400 companies.  He consults with aerospace, petrochemical, manufacturing, and public utility industries globally and his programs are used around the world in power plants, offshore platforms, petrochemical complexes, and manufacturing facilities.

The author of three best-selling engineering books, Dr. Boyce is chair of the ASME PTC 55 Aircraft Gas Turbine Committee.  His academic career spans 15 years and includes positions as professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University and founder of the Turbo Machinery Laboratories and The Turbo Machinery Symposium, now in its 37th year.
Exact Location to be announced shortly.


Please click here to register online.

Seats are limited. Register early to ensure participation. 

Course Fees

Early Bird Registration Fee (Before June 1, 2011): £2749
On/After June 1, 2011:  £2,999
Registration fee must be paid in full by the early bird deadline to take advantage of discounted pricing.

Course Fee Includes:                           


Due to limited space, limited registration is available and it is suggested you register early to ensure participation. An attendee will not be considered as registered unless his fees are paid in full.  A refund, less 15% administration charge, will be made if cancellation is received in writing 10 business days before the start of the course.  Substitutions may be made at any time.  We are happy to hold a rain check credit towards a future course.