Hands-on air compressor training courses, offered by the compressor technology group, Sullair Australia , are providing Australian industry with vital practical experience in compressor maintenance and operations. Based on the same in-depth technical training used to educate Sullair Australia’s engineers, the training courses are tailored to suit the requirements of individual workplaces. Each course includes a theory session followed by practical training using the client’s Sullair compressors.
The new Sullair Australia’s training courses cover an array of topics that include working safely with compressed air, air compressor operating principles, technical maintenance procedures, making them ideal for operations, service and maintenance specialists. Single or multi-day programmes are offered. Organisations with a large range of Sullair compressors extends the duration of the course to receive tuition on each of their compressor models.
According to Sullair Australia’s field technical training engineer, Wayne Liddell, the new training courses have been designed to provide attendees with a thorough understanding of the generic principles of air compressor design and operation. These training sessions which include both the theory and practical segments are comprehensive. Each course has been customised for individual workplaces according to previously supplied survey results. Sullair Australia ensure that the training is matched to the needs of each participant.
The training courses are highly interactive both in the theory and practical sessions. Sullair Australia encourage discussions and give participants the opportunity to share their field experiences. This allows Sullair Australia to address topics of interest while they are fresh in the minds of the participants.
The course outcomes and accreditation are equally well defined. Each person receives a detailed technical manual featuring material exclusive to course participants. Depending on the level of certification specified by the client, the manual can be used as a reference for an ‘open-book’ test, which is given in the final session. Alternatively, organisations may opt for a short multiple-choice test, based on the day’s activities.
In Liddell’s experience, the benefits of attending a Sullair Australia’s training course are long-lasting. Liddell finds added benefit in the knowledge exchanged with Sullair Australia’s operators from a variety of working environments. Whether the training takes place at an industrial complex in a capital city, a mine in the north-west of Australia, or a site overseas, sharing ideas and discussion raises the level of expertise among compressed-air users.