Pulsation Analysis using BOSpulse Training Course

BOSpulse makes it possible to investigate the impact of the pulsations due to reciprocating pumps and compressors. The built in-code compliance assessments make it easy for the engineer to check for conformance with API618 or API674. In the case of excessive pressures, BOSpulse makes it simple for the user to evaluate solutions, such as compression dampeners or bottles, so as to reduce the amplitude of any excessive pulsations.


This training course is intended for engineers involved in the design of the piping upstream or downstream of a compressor or pump. The participants will be introduced to the theoretical background of pulsation analysis, and will then be led through how to conduct a code conforming analysis for reciprocating machinery using BOSpulse.


The training course will be given by an experienced trainer from DRG, who not only uses BOSpulse regularly during their daily project work, but is actively working with the software development team to improve BOSpulse further.

Intended for:

  • Users of BOSpulse
  • Those interested in using BOSpulse
  • Engineers involved in API618 and API674 pulsation analyses
  • Understanding the theoretical background to pulsation problems



Basic knowledge of flow analysis is not required but beneficial

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Dates, Locations & Registration


29-30 May 2017 (2 days)The Netherlands9h-17hEnglish€ 1500Register
4-5 October 2017 (2 days)The Netherlands9h-17hEnglish€ 1500Register
*) Prices are per person, excluding VAT. The costs include training material, lunch and refreshments during the training course.

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Course Topics


  • Fundamentals of pressure pulsations and acoustics
  • Overview of BOSpulse
  • Pulsation analysis for compressors according to API618
  • Pulsation dampener and bottle design
  • Pulsation analysis for pumps according to API674
  • Mechanical response and coupling with piping stress programs

Course Highlights


  • Explanation of all of the features of BOSpulse.
  • Numerous practical examples to gain proficiency in using BOSpulse
  • Step by step explanation to conducting API pulsation studies
  • Theoretical background to acoustics in a piping system