Gas Turbines - ME-48
Discipline: Mechanical Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Ronald Frend
This five-day course is an intensive, intermediate level program for experienced mechanical equipment engineers or facilities engineers to develop and expand their capabilities in controls, monitoring and problem analysis of gas turbines. This course focuses on defining the systems and subsystems that form the gas turbines; the potential problems with these systems and subsystems; monitoring techniques for early detection of problems; and methods to analyze the monitored variables to detect potential problems or reconstruct reasons for failures. Case studies are used throughout the course.
Experienced mechanical or facilities engineers and senior technicians needing an understanding of operations, control, monitoring and troubleshooting gas turbines utilized in the oil and gas industry.
You Will Learn:
- To understand various types and classes of gas turbines
- How to match gas turbines to centrifugal compressors, pumps and electrical generation equipment
- To understand system integrity (availability and reliability)
- How to evaluate gas turbines performance during startup and operation
- How to identify gas turbines system and auxiliary components
- How to define and use appropriate monitoring techniques and tools
- How to utilize effective operation and shutdown procedures
- How to analyze common gas turbines problems, such as vibration, performance degradation, system or control induced instabilities and surge
- How to solve instrumentation, system and control problems
- Understand the inter-relationships of drivers, couplings, gearboxes, and driven equipment
- Installation techniques, equipment failures and appropriate maintenance practices
- Economic considerations
- Gas turbines in the oil and gas industry
- Operating principles of gas turbines
- Electric machinery: motors and generators
- Driven equipment: Pumps and Compressors
- Transmission systems
- Auxiliary Systems
- Principals of operation and major components of gas turbines: rotors, blades, shafts, combustion chambers, nozzles, etc.
- Auxiliary systems: lube oil, seal oil, fuel, start-up, etc.
- Evaluation of turbine performance parameters during start-up and normal operation
- Troubleshooting control systems for gas turbines: start-up, speed and temperature controls, vibration
- Principles of operation and general components of compressors: rotors, seals, diaphragms, etc.
- Operating characteristics curves
- Surging phenomenon
- Choking phenomenon
- Compressor instrumentation: various control loops; anti-surge control loops
- Compressor safety interlock and trip systems
- Gas turbine and compressor systems start-up and shutdown procedures
- Normal operation - monitoring of parameters
- Logging of monitoring checks
- Key performance variables and means to monitor
- Process parameters (pressure, temperature, flow, equipment performance)
- Machine integrity
- Monitoring and gas turbines
- Vibration monitoring
- Case Studies
MR. RON FREND is a registered engineer, and has almost 40 years of engineering, consulting and management experience. He rose to a senior management position in Shell International (Middle East) before opening an engineering consultancy in England. His entire career has been concerned with practical applications of maintenance and engineering. Ron is experienced in a variety of predictive maintenance analytical techniques as well as possessing management skills suitable to an engineering consultancy and a large multi-national corporation. Specialized training has also been carried out on the following topics: management techniques, non-destructive testing, oil tanker cargo operations, instrumentation and control, resistance and gas welding, vibration analysis, infrared thermography and passive ultrasonics. Ron has successfully completed Helicopter Underwater Escape Training for offshore facilities. He is a Registered Engineer with an MSc from Huddersfield University in England as well as being a certified Chief Engineer Officer (marine).
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the
numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
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