Members of the Caps Australia National CENTAC (centrifugal compressor service) Team met in Melbourne recently for a training conference to bring the team completely up-to-date with several new compressed air technologies.
Given the advances made in compressed air technology, especially in the highly specialised centrifugal compressors category, the training conference was organised to further enhance the centrifugal service team’s knowledge so that customers are serviced better.
Witek Zabielski, National CENTAC Aftermarket Business Development Manager for Caps Australia explains that the company is focussed on giving interactive hands-on training to its specialist aftermarket team. An Ingersoll Rand Xe-145F controller training module was imported for the event to ensure the team can install, maintain and provide expert advice on this brand new key component of centrifugal compressor technology.
The training session also covered further streamlining of service maintenance operations onsite, including spare parts management, testing procedures and software analysis. According to Zabielski, the CENTAC service team uses highly advanced, state-of-the-art software from Ingersoll Rand to assess several parameters of each centrifugal compressor to ensure they deliver a long service life, saving customers many thousands of dollars by extending compressor operation by several years.
The conference also focussed on the importance of diagnostics using indicators such as fluid and vibration spectrum analysis, and surge testing, which provide good feedback on the overall health of each centrifugal compressor unit. CAPS offers the capability to simulate CENTAC performance runs and compare it with site data taken by certified CENTAC technicians.
Caps Australia has a dedicated team of CENTAC specialist (centrifugal) service technicians, working out of Australia’s major capital cities as well as overseas locations such as Africa (Ghana), New Guinea, New Caledonia and New Zealand.