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General Information

Languages and instructors
Courses are conducted in either English or Dutch by a professional instructor who is personally experienced in the design, operation, control and maintenance of compressors.

Course materials
Participants receive an illustrated, 400-page instruction and reference manual on their arrival. This covers the entire course, and includes reference material for further private studies. At the end of the fifth day, each participant will receive a course certificate.

Training methods
Extensive use is made of visual aids, and a selection of individual components including valves, rings, hydraulic tools, stuffing box parts, impellers and seals is on permanent display. The instructor will demonstrate all the necessary methods of calculation, lubricator adjustments and alignment procedures, and there will be opportunities for participants to raise and discuss problems they have encountered.

Participants are encouraged to bring along details and cross-sectional drawings of specific machines they would like to discuss, preferably in PDF format.

Timetable and accommodation.
The course takes four and a half full days, ending at 1pm on the fifth day. Participants are expected to make their own travel and hotel arrangements. We will include a list of recommended hotels with our letter of confirmation of a place on the course, and we have negotiated a discount with some hotels. Please mention this when making a booking.

Course numbers
The minimum number of participants is 13 and the maximum is 18. A course may be cancelled if the minimum number is not reached.

Pricing and payment
Prices are specified in the registration documents and are invoiced on completion of the course.

To apply for one of our courses, please complete the registration form and send it to us at the address given. Applications must be received at least 35 days before the course starting date, and will be processed in the order in which they are received.


Cancellations may be made without penalty up to seven days before the starting date. Cancellations made later than that, or applicants who do not attend the course, will be charged the full fee.

For further information, please contact either:

Jeroen Kool, Manager
phone: +31 (0)26 497 5415
fax: +31 (0)26 497 5201

Hans Boesveld, Training Specialist
phone: +31 (0)26 751 4039
fax: +31 (0)26 497 5201


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