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Gas Turbine Operation

Why Choose this Training Course?

The gas turbine engine is a complex machine requiring operation at extreme pressures and temperatures and demanding good training and knowledge of operating and maintenance personnel. Today’s engineering practices in the industry require the operator to have a thorough appreciation of the interaction between the various components of the engine. In addition, interactions between aerodynamics, thermodynamics and mechanical integrity of a particular component must be thoroughly understood if operator and maintenance engineer is to make a useful contribution in gas turbine efficient performance during operating life.

The course aims to present in depth the key aspects of gas turbine component technologies and to address various aspects such as component design, characteristics and performance. The course will provide the delegate with an opportunity to acquire a fundamental understanding of many aspects of stationary gas turbine engine operation and maintenance. The main focus in the course will be on the engines used in oil & gas, chemical and process industries and will be of the most benefit to delegates currently working as operators as well as maintenance technicians. The course will also be beneficial to those involved in the procurement of new equipment and replacement and retrofitting of the old turbine units.

This course will feature:

  • Knowledge of operation of various types of gas turbines in today’s industrial practice
  • Understanding of vital elements gas turbines and associated equipment
  • Methods for performance evaluation for the applied operation procedure
  • Recognizing the practices and procedures or efficiency improvement
  • Familiarity with new gas turbine technology regarding operation and maintenance


What are the Goals?

By the end of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Analyze the guidelines for efficient operation of gas turbine system and its components
  • Review the elements for improving of performance and efficiency of gas turbine system
  • Compare and contrast optimal improvement techniques for a given industrial application
  • Estimate the degree of deterioration of gas turbine system due to corrosion and fouling
  • Indicate the ways to remedy for the problems in everyday operations using best practices


Who is this Training Course for?

This course will benefit all levels of personnel in a process plant environment. It will enable them to understand the construction details and operational parameters associated with gas turbines

This course is suitable to a wide range of mechanical and process engineering professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Engineers and technicians from oil & gas, chemical and process industry,
  • Operation and technical service engineers
  • Plant engineers dealing with gas turbine system specification
  • Maintenance coordinators, product engineers and managers of interdisciplinary projects
  • Consultants, sales people, and technical managers responsible of energy conservation


How will this Training Course be Presented?

The course will be conducted along workshop principles with formal lectures and interactive worked examples and with active contribution by all delegates during workshops and discussions and team work. Real life examples will be selected to illustrate the procedure for control of good performance of gas turbines. The emphasis will be on the explanation of technical phenomena and providing answers to problems that are encountered in everyday industrial practice. There will be ample opportunities for problem solving and workshops with active open discussion and sharing professional experiences on operation, maintenance and troubleshooting. All course materials will be provided.


The Course Content

Day One: Overview of Gas Turbine Operation

  • Overview of Gas Turbine Technology
  • Application of Gas Turbines in Oil & Gas, Chemical and Process Industry
  • Basics of Operation and Thermodynamics of Gas Turbine Cycles
  • Components of Gas Turbine Package: Compressor – Combustor – Turbine
  • Compressor Matching with gas Turbine: Shafts Arrangements
  • Compressor Design Characteristics and Problems in Operation and Control
  • Compressor Speed Control: Flow Rate Regulation

Day Two: Operation of Combustion System

  • Combustor Design Types and Technical Features
  • Fuel Types and Atomization Methods
  • Effects of Pressure, Temperature and Turbulence
  • Efficiency of Combustion Process
  • Environmental Limits and Pollution Control
  • Operating Problems of Combustor
  • Maintenance Issues of Fuel Nozzles and Combustor Liner

Day Three: Elements of Hot Gas Path

  • Elements of Gas Turbine along Hot Gas Path
  • Blade and Nozzle Design: Velocity and Pressure Interaction
  • Material Selection: Importance of Thermal and Mechanical Stresses
  • Blade and Nozzle Material Degradation: Erosion and Corrosion Prevention
  • Inspection Procedures: NDT Techniques (Ultrasound)
  • Evaluation Methods for Fitness for Service Analysis
  • Repair Options and their Feasibility

Day Four: Functioning of Gas Turbine Systems

  • Fuel System
  • Inlet Air System and Filtering Procedure
  • Ignition System and Flame Control
  • Flue Gas Exhaust System
  • Lubrication System
  • Governor System
  • Control and Safety System


Day Five: Maintenance and Troubleshooting

  • Monitoring of Gas Turbine Performance
  • Problem Detection and Diagnostics: Root Cause Analysis
  • Vibration Problems and Troubleshooting Methods
  • Gas Turbine Maintenance Organization: Procedures, Scheduling, Reports
  • Turbo-machinery Overhaul and Repair Options
  • Summary and Wrap-up


The Certificate

  • AZTech Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the course


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