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Who should attend?

Audience

    • Operation and technical department staff from process or power plants in charge of steam turbine operation and maintenance. Engineering personnel responsible for steam turbine projects, from design to installation.

Level

  • Proficiency
  • This training provides an appropriate knowledge of steam turbine technology, performance & operation.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • explain the operating principles of steam turbines,
  • recognize typical operating problems,
  • implement a steam turbine systematic troubleshooting monitoring.
Course Content

STEAM TURBINE PERFORMANCE

1.25 days

  • Steam properties, inlet and exhaust conditions. Ideal and actual expansion.
  • Monitoring steam characteristics on the Mollier diagram: expansion, heating, efficiency, 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.

OPERATION

1 day

  • Lubrication and sealing devices.
  • Important parameters for turbine operation.
  • Monitoring of steam circuit and lubrication circuit.
  • Start-up and shutdown sequences of different types of turbines.
  • Incidents occurring in the steam network, the machine or the ancillary equipment.
  • Safety and prevention.

DYNAMIC SIMULATION (IndissPlus by RSI) - APPLICATIONS

0.5 day

  • Preparation & start-up of a steam turbine driving a centrifugal compressor.
Ways & Means
  • Study of industrial cases:
  • different examples of steam turbines design and on-site layout,
  • use of a dynamic process simulator (IndissPlus by RSI) to demonstrate typical features.