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Steam Turbines

5 days MTE/EXTAV-E
Level
Proficiency
Audience
  • Operation and technical department staff from process or power plants in charge of steam turbine operation and maintenance. Engineering personnel responsible of steam turbine projects, from design to installation.
Purpose
  • This training provides a good understanding of steam turbine technology, performance & operation.
Learning Objectives
  • To explain the operating principles of steam turbines.
  • To recognize typical operating problems.
  • To implement a steam turbine systematic troubleshooting monitoring
Ways and means
  • Study of industrial cases:
  • Various illustrations of actual systems.
  • Use of a dynamic process 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 and actual 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. Efficiency, steam consumption related to power supply
  • Application: analysis of industrial turbine operation.
TECHNOLOGY 1.5 days
  • Main types of turbines, new designs.
  • Technical components: rotor, wheels, casing, bearings and thrust bearings, sealing devices.
  • Vibrations and critical speeds. Condenser and vacuum devices.
  • Application: study of different types of turbines and related auxiliary systems
  • Practical workshop: study of component parts using a dismantled turbine.
STEAM TURBINE CONTROL SYSTEMS 0.75 day
  • Speed control systems. Controllers: characteristics of conventional and digital controllers.
  • Equipment technology: sensors, transmitters, controllers.
  • Safety devices: overspeed, vibrations, temperature, etc.
OPERATION 1 day
  • Lubrication and sealing devices.
  • Important factors in turbine operation.
  • Monitoring of steam circuit and lubrication circuit.
  • Start-up and shutdown sequences of different types of turbines.
  • Incidents occurring in the steam circuit, the machine or the ancillary equipment.
DYNAMIC SIMULATION (IndissPlus by RSI) 0.5 day
  • Preparation & start-up of a steam turbine driving centrifugal compressor.
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Sep 27 - 30 Martigues €1,800 Online By email

2017 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Sep 26 - 29 Martigues €1,820 Online