Gas Turbines

E-learning This course can be adapted to virtual classroom mode

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a good knowledge of gas turbine technology and enhance competency in the selection, operation and maintenance of gas turbines.
Public :
  • Engineers and managers involved in gas turbine operation, maintenance, engineering and purchasing.

Level : Advanced

Course Content


      • Classification: typical cycles, heavy duty and aeroderivative designs, applications.
      • Presentation: main components. Standard and specific machines available.
      • Construction and design: compression, combustion, expansion. Rotor dynamics, coupling.
      • Auxiliary equipment:
      • Internal cooling, lubrication, control system, safety devices.
      • External auxiliaries: air inlet filters, exhaust stack.

      • 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 and solutions.

      • Selection criteria according to availability, operational and maintenance requirements.
      • Bidding: significant information for data sheet definition.

      • 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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.

Ways & Means

  • Case studies of actual gas turbines.
  • Various illustrations of actual systems.
  • Interactive course
  • Groupwork: overall study of a gas turbine.