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Gas Turbines Certification

Gas Turbines Certification

5 days
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?


    • Engineers and managers involved in gas turbine operation, maintenance, engineering and purchasing.


  • Advanced
  • This course provides a good knowledge of gas turbine technology and enhance competency in the selection, operation and maintenance of gas turbines.
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.
Course Content


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.


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.


0.5 day

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


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).
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Ways & Means
  • Study cases of industrial machinery.
  • Various illustrations of actual systems.
  • Interactive group study of gas turbine operation.
  • An international recognition of your competencies.
  • A Advanced Certificate is obtained.
  • An expertise confirmed in Gas Turbines Certification.
  • Ready-to-use skills.