Turbomachinery Monitoring and Problem Analysis - ME-62

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This five-day course is an intensive, intermediate 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.

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
  • How to identify turbomachinery system components
  • How to define and use appropriate monitoring techniques and tools
  • How to utilize effective operation and shutdown procedures
  • How to analyze common turbomachinery problems, such as vibration, temp/pressure operation and surge
  • How to solve instrumentation and control problems
  • Understand the inter-relationships of drivers, couplings, gearboxes, and driven equipment
  • Installation techniques, equipment failures and different maintenance practices
  • 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

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