Steam Turbines

MTE/EXTAV-E

Who should attend?

  • This training provides an appropriate knowledge of steam turbine technology, performance & operation.
Audience :
  • Operation and technical department staff in charge of steam turbine operation, maintenance and steam turbine projects

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • STEAM TURBINE PERFORMANCE

      • 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

      • 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

      • Speed control systems. Controllers: characteristics of conventional and digital controllers.
      • Equipment technology: sensors, transmitters, controllers.
      • Safety devices: overspeed, vibrations, temperature.
  • OPERATION

      • 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 - APPLICATIONS

      • Preparation and start-up of a steam turbine driving a centrifugal compressor.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • explain the operating principles of steam turbines,
  • recognize operating problems,
  • implement a steam turbine troubleshooting monitoring.

Ways & Means

  • Study of industrial cases:
  • different examples of steam turbines design and on-site layout,
  • use of a dynamic process simulator to demonstrate typical features.