M305 – Valve, Fan & Compressor Maintenance

M305 – Valve, Fan & Compressor Maintenance


Are you involved in, or responsible for, maintaining this equipment at your plant?  If yes, this course may be for you, or your direct reports.  The course is instructed by an instructional staff that have about 30-years (each) of hands-on experience as well as significant experience in successfully presenting this information.

  • Plant maintenance technicians have to deal with a vast variety of equipment. To properly maintain compressors, fans, pumps, and other balance of plant equipment, the maintenance technician needs to better understand the operation of this equipment. Gain this knowledge in this course offering.
  • Valve identification and maintenance Is very important in maintaining plant operations.
  • Savings can be found in understanding the proper installation of packing and gasket materials.


At the completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  1. List the different types of compressors commonly found in industrial applications.
  2. Describe the major components found in the listed compressors.
  3. Describe operating principles of the listed compressors.
  4. Demonstrate the knowledge required to troubleshoot compressor operational problems.
  5. List the different types of fans found in industrial applications.
  6. Describe the major components found in the listed fans.
  7. Describe operating principles of the listed fans.
  8. Demonstrate the knowledge required to troubleshoot fan operational problems.
  9. Identify various valves and explain the function of each.
  10. Describe the proper means of installing packing in valves.
  11. Explain the operation of mechanical seals.
  12. Explain the importance of relief and safety valves.


Day 1 – Valves, Packing, Gaskets, & Seals

  • Valve Construction
  • Valve Identification
  • Valve Maintenance
  • Packing, Gaskets, and Seals

Day 2 - Compressors and Fans

  • Compressor Operating Principles
  • Compressor Types
  • Compressor Components
  • Air Systems
  • Compressor Troubleshooting
  • Fan Types and Characteristics
  • Fan Troubleshooting

What you will receive

  1. 1 copy of HPC Technical Services' textbook, Valve, Fan & Compressor Maintenance
  2. A "Certificate of Completion"

Course Dates / Location / Fee

See www.hpcnet.com for detail on the course dates / locations / and registration fees.  Course is typically 2-days in length, including recommended exam.

HPC’s 3-4-2 policy applies:  Sign up 3 for the same course/date, pay in advance, and pay for only 2 (the 3rd participant is free)!

HPC Technical Services reserves the right to cancel any course/seminar within 10-working days of the scheduled date.  Fees are 100% refunded or credited to another Seminar (clients' choice) if HPC should cancel any Seminar.  HPC is not responsible for non-refundable airline tickets or other travel expenses under any circumstance.

This 2-day class is preceded by, in the same week, a 2-day class on Pump Maintenance: M303.  Enroll for both courses and receive a discounted price.

Frequently asked questions

  • Will HPC Technical Services bring this course to our location for our personnel only? YES, call or e-mail Stephen Parker, stparker@hpcnet.com for a price quotation.
  • Will HPC Technical Services customize the presentation at our site to suit our particular needs?
  • Is HPC Technical Services' textbook available for purchase as a reference document? Coming Soon
  • What is the cost for HPC Technical Service to deliver this course at our location? Well, of course that can vary, but generally speaking, if you're planning on having 6+ attend, when considering your T&L; it is to your advantage to perform the course at your plant (office).  You gain from the customization and price.
  • Can HPC Technical Services provide "Technical Assistance" in conducting functional checkouts or troubleshooting problems? Yes we can.  Call or contact Stephen Parker, stparker@hpcnet.com for our rate sheets and any further information required.