Turbomachinery Monitoring and Problem Analysis - ME-62

Discipline: Mechanical Engineering
Level: Specialized
Instructors who teach this course:

Related courses
Gas Conditioning and Processing - G-4
Compressor Systems - Mechanical Design and Specification - ME-46
Process Safety Engineering - PS-4
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About the course
This 5-day course is an intensive, specialized level program for experienced mechanical equipment engineers to develop and expand their capabilities in monitoring and problem analysis of turbomachinery. This course focuses on defining the systems and subsystems that form the turbomachinery, 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.
Designed For
Experienced mechanical or facilities engineers and senior technicians needing an understanding of monitoring and troubleshooting turbomachinery.
You will learn
How To:
  • Evaluate turbine performance during startup and operation
  • Identify turbomachinery system components
  • Define and use appropriate monitoring techniques and tools
  • Utilize effective operation and shutdown procedures
  • Analyze common turbomachinery problems, such as vibration, temp/pressure operation, and surge
  • Solve instrumentation and control problems
  • Understand the inter-relationships of drivers, couplings, gearboxes, and driven equipment
  • Evaluate installation techniques, equipment failures, and different maintenance practices
  • Evaluate economic considerations
Course Content
  • Gas turbine machinery - general description
  • Operating principles of gas turbines
  • Key performance variables and means to monitor
  • Major components of axial flow compressors: 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 procedures
  • Normal operation - monitoring of parameters
  • Shutdown procedures
  • Logging of monitoring checks
  • Vibration monitoring
  • Troubleshooting