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Steam Turbines

5 days MTE/EXTAV-E
  • Operation and technical department staff from manufacturing plants or power plants who are in charge of steam turbine operation and maintenance.
  • To provide better understanding of steam turbine technology, performance and operation.
Learning Objectives
  • To explain the operating principles of steam turbines.
  • To select adequate operating conditions.
  • To explain typical operating problems.
  • To implement a steam turbine systematic troubleshooting survey.
Ways and means
  • Study of industrial cases:
  • Various illustrations of actual systems.
  • Use of a dynamic simulator (IndissPlus by RSI) to demonstrate typical features related to start-up.

Steam turbine performance 1.25 days
  • Steam characteristics, inlet and exhaust conditions.
  • Ideal expansion and real expansion.
  • Monitoring steam characteristics on the Mollier diagram: expansion, heating, consumption, etc.
  • Expansion mechanisms: impulse stage, reaction stage and different types of multistage turbine.
  • Overall performance.
  • Application: analysis of industrial turbine operation.
Technology 1.5 days
  • Main types of turbines, new designs from manufacturers.
  • Nozzles, diaphragms, fixed blades.
  • Rotors and bladings.
  • Bearings and thrust bearings.
  • Seals: internal and shaft ends sealing.
  • Vibrations and critical speeds.
  • Condenser and vacuum devices.
  • Application: study of turbine, turbine and auxiliaries drawings.
  • Practical workshop: study of component parts using a dismantled turbine, if available.
Steam turbine control systems 0.75 day
  • Speed control systems fixed or variable, process parameter control, generating set control.
  • Controllers: characteristics of conventional and numeric controllers.
  • Equipment technology: sensors, transmitters, controllers.
  • Safety devices: overspeed, vibrations, temperature of ancillaries, control loop and safety systems.
Operation 1 day
  • Lubrication and sealing devices.
  • Important factors in turbine operation: heating, expansion, vibrations.
  • Start-up after trip.
  • Monitoring of steam circuit and lubrication circuit.
  • Start-up and shutdown sequences of different types of turbine (impulse, reaction, condensing and non-condensing turbines).
  • Incidents occurring in the steam circuit, the machine or the ancillary equipment.
Dynamic simulation (IndissPlus by RSI) 0.5 day
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Sep 27 - 30 Martigues €1,800 Online By email