Training

The Help pages of PulsimSuite provide ample information, and a tutorial, to learn the basics of how to use the software. To give you a “flying start”, and to teach engineers with less experience in pulsation studies the basics of the acoustic – and mechanical analysis of reciprocating systems, we provide dedicated, single-client trainings.


We offer the following options:

  • PulsimSuite Light introductory training:
    • Basic theory concepts of pulsations in reciprocating compressor/pump systems
    • Creating models and doing simulations and analyses of 3D pipe systems with PulsimSuite
  • PulsimSuite Full introductory training:
    • PulsimSuite Light training
    • Basic theory concepts of mechanical vibrations in reciprocating compressor/pump systems, and doing these simulations and analyses with PulsimSuite.
  • Dedicated in-depth training on pulsations and/or vibrations analysis, e.g.:
    • API Standards 674, 618, and 688
    • Details on acoustic response analysis with PulsimSuite: Simulation of pulsations in pipe systems with the time domain method of characteristics
    • Details on mechanical response analysis with PulsimSuite: How PulsimSuite generates the ANSYS finite-element model, combines that with the pulsations for the forced harmonic response calculations, and post-processes the results

Apart from the PulsimSuite trainings, the TNO PULSIM group of researchers and consultants also organizes a yearly open Workshop on Pulsation and Vibration Control (PVC). In this workshop the emphasis is more on the pulsation – and vibration phenomena in process installations, and less on the software. Moreover, other sources  of pulsations and vibrations than reciprocating machines will be discussed, such as Flow Induced Pulsation/Vibration (FIP/FIV), unsteady flow in centrifugal machines, water hammer, and multi-phase flow. 

More information on the PVC Workshop can be found here: Workshop: PVC-course 2016 | TNO

PVC Workshop