#706 - Basic Operation and Theory of Steam and Gas Turbines, Co-Generation, and Combined Cycle Plants

Course Objective

Upon completion of this course, participants will gain a basic understanding of the main components and subsystems of gas turbine systems, steam power plants, co-generation, and combined cycle plants. Participants learn to critique the advantages, applications, performance, and economics of co-generation and combined cycle plants.  They will learn about various auxiliary systems including instrumentation, controls and monitoring systems, deaerators, and feedwater heater systems and will learn some basics about transformers and generators.  Participants will discover the basics required in minimizing operating cost and optimizing efficiency, reliability, and component longevity for gas turbine and steam power plants.  They will learn about the monitoring and control of environmental emissions and gain some insight into predictive and preventive maintenance, reliability, and testing.  Finally, they will discover some of the latest technology applicable to the areas covered and identify methods for self-improvement.

Who Should Attend

Engineers, technologists, and other operational personnel who currently or may in the future be involved with the technology or business of running a power generation plant. Personnel can be involved in:

While this course is of major benefit to newer people in the field, it is also valuable as a revision and technology update for more experienced personnel.

Course Description

This course covers primarily:

Course Outline

Course Text

Gas Turbines:  A Handbook of Air, Land and Sea Applications, by Claire Soares

Course Duration - 4 days