Steam Turbines


Who should attend?

  • This training provides an appropriate knowledge of steam turbine technology, performance and operation.
Public :
  • Engineers and technicians in charge of steam turbine operation, maintenance and steam turbine projects.

Level :Skilled

Prerequisite :
  • Provide evidence of a professional experience of at least 1 month related to the concerned field.

Course Content


      • 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.

      • 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.

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

      • 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.

      • 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 simulator to demonstrate typical features.
To French entities : IFP Training is referenced to DataDock ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding.
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