2013-2014 Catalog

CMPT - COMPRESSION TECHNOLOGY

CMPT 1510 COMPRESSION TECHNOLOGYI

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the Natural Gas Compression Industry. Natural gas compressors and their various drivers will be introduced along with the complete operation of the compression package. The physics and math of the compression process will be discussed along with the precision measuring and rigging procedures required to work on compression equipment. Students will also learn safe work practices and will be introduced to hand tools and power tools used in the Natural Gas Compression Industry.

3

CMPT 1511 COMPRESSION TECHNOLOGY, FOR INDUSTRY

This course is designed to give students the basic engine fundamentals that provide a solid foundation in the operation and maintenance of reciprocating engines and compressors. This course is approved for S/U grading.

0.5

CMPT 1520 COMPRESSION TECHNOLOGY II

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the operation and maintenance of natural gas internal combustion engines. The fundamentals of combustion theory will be discussed along with detonation, pre-ignition, lean/ rich burn and advance/retard timing. 2-stroke and 4-stroke cycle theory will be introduced along with engine configurations. Emission theory, emission controls and emission measurement will be discussed. Students will also learn safe work practices and will work on engines used in the Natural Gas Compression Industry.

3

Prerequisites

CMPT 1510

CMPT 1530 COMPRESSION TECHNOLOGY III

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the operation and maintenance of natural gas compressors. The operating theory of reciprocating, centrifugal and helical screw compressors will be discussed along with compressor horsepower, pressure-volume curves, capacity control, discharge temperature and multi-staging. Packing, rod load/reversal, cylinder lubrication and valves will be discussed for reciprocating units. Students will also learn safe work practices and will work on compressors used in the Natural Gas Compression Industry.

3

Prerequisites

CMPT 1520