5 days MTE/TAG-E
- Engineers and managers involved in gas turbine operation, maintenance, engineering and purchasing.
- This course provides a good knowledge of gas turbine technology and enhance competency in the selection, operation and maintenance of gas turbines.
- Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- explain gas turbine operation,
- list selection criteria based on process conditions,
- participate in a gas turbine troubleshooting analysis,
- implement a gas turbine maintenance plan.
- The participants need to have a basic technical knowledge of the refining & petrochemicals industries.
Ways and means
- Study cases of industrial machinery.
- Various illustrations of actual systems.
- Interactive group study of gas turbine operation.
GAS TURBINE EQUIPMENT 2 days
- Classification: typical cycles, heavy duty and aeroderivative designs, applications.
- Presentation: main components. Standard & specific machines available.
- Construction and design: compression, combustion, expansion. Rotor dynamics, coupling.
- Ancillary equipment
- Internal cooling, lubrication, control system, safety devices.
- External ancillaries: filtering, exhaust stack.
PERFORMANCE 1.5 days
- Thermodynamics: ideal and actual gas, behavior during compression and expansion, isentropic and polytropic processes.
- Centrifugal and axial compression. Performance, stability and other limits.
- Combustion operation. Influence of fuel type. Afterburning for cogeneration purposes. Low NOx designs.
- Expansion: single or double shaft design operation. Performance influence of atmospheric conditions, fuel selection. API charts.
- Available load characteristics: rotation speed, T3 firing temperature, IGV influences. Open cycle, combined cycle examples.
- Case studies: actual performance vs. basic design; troubleshooting & solutions.
SELECTION 0.5 day
- Selection criteria according to availability, operational and maintenance requirements.
- Bidding: significant information for data sheet definition.
OPERATION 1 day
- Start-up and shutdown operation: sequences and trips. Air filtering, lubrication and fuel systems operation.
- Performance monitoring and mechanical operation. Maintenance during operation: compressor cleaning devices.
- Maintenance objectives and scheduling: operation, load, fuel influences; inspection schedules.
- Factors related to available load: rotation speed, T3, IGV. Typical approaches related to Brayton cycle, cogeneration (combined cycle).