Course at a Glance
Schedule Start Date: 16th July 2018
Code: CGT
Course Length: 3 Months

In this interactive 3 month LIVE ONLINE course, you will learn how to:

  • Explain the basic thermodynamic principles behind gas turbines
  • Understand the basic operation of a gas turbine
  • Clearly describe the operation and function of gas turbine components
  • Perform simple troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Do a simple review of the successful operation of a gas turbine and know what characteristics are required for materials and fuels
  • Perform simple condition monitoring interpretation and maintenance 


Registrations closing July 09, 2018.

 

Course Details

Overview

The Gas Turbine Engineering function in any organisation encompasses many disciplines touching upon different aspects of Gas Turbine plant operation and facility management. The advent of new Gas Turbine designs and applications has transformed this function into one that is becoming highly specialized and increasingly sophisticated. In recent times, there is huge demand for highly skilled, knowledgeable and practically oriented Gas Turbine Engineers. The certificate has been designed and structured keeping this fact in mind.

This course provides a comprehensive overview in the area of Gas Turbine Engineering and is designed to develop your overall skills, boost your career options, and benefit your employer. The numerous practical application tips and short cuts to engineering problem solving are imparted during the course make it highly practical and relevant to your applications and its successful completion will provide a gateway to a fulfilling, intensive, yet enjoyable career.

Ease of installation, serviceability and operational and design flexibility are critical factors determining the success of any Gas Turbine installation. In order to identify and select a suitable system for a particular application, it is important that the selection and design related parameters are properly understood. For example, fuel economy is critical in the success of any Gas Turbine operation.

This course places the tried and tested and latest practices and technologies in perspective, while also equipping the participants with the requisite knowledge and skill sets needed to tackle problems related to various systems in a facility. It is presented by an instructor who is a highly experienced engineer from industry, having a mix of both extensive experience and teaching skills. The topics covered are derived from the acclaimed IDC Technologies' courses attended by over 300,000 engineers and technicians during the past 20 years.


NB: The course description of all EIT "Certificate" courses has been changed to "Professional Certificate of Competency". Some course brochures are not yet updated. The actual certificate received by successful students will include the new title.

 

Course Outline

Module 1: GENERAL OVERVIEW OF GAS TURBINES

Introduction
Frame type heavy-duty gas turbines
Industrial type gas turbines
Aircraft derivative gas turbines
Comparison between aircraft-derivative and industrial heavy-duty turbines
Small and micro gas turbines
Aircraft gas turbines
Gas turbine components
Siemens Gas Turbine Technology


Module 2: FUNDAMENTAL GAS TURBINE CYCLE THERMODYNAMICS

Reversible cycles with ideal gases
Constant pressure or Brayton cycle
Ideal inter-cooled and reheat cycles
Actual gas turbine cycles
List of terms and symbols used


Module 3: GAS TURBINE COMPONENTS

Compressors
Centrifugal compressors
Axial-flow compressors
Compressor theory
Compressor aerodynamics
Common problems affecting axial compressor operation and performance
Air compressor performance characteristics
Combustors
Combustor performance and efficiency
Turbines
Fuel nozzles and igniters
Emission control


Module 4: MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION

Introduction
General metallurgical behavior in gas turbines
Gas turbine blade materials
Blade manufacturing techniques
Future materials


Module 5: BEARINGS AND SEALS

Bearing materials
Through hardened materials
Case hardened materials
Cage materials
Babbitts
Bearing design principles
Tilting-pad journal bearings
Design of thrust bearings
Seals


Module 6: LUBRICATION SYSTEM IN GAS TURBINES

Introduction
Oil reservoir
Pumps and oil jets
Lubrication oil filters
Oil coolers
Relief valves
Lubricant selection
Oil system cleaning and conditioning
Filter selection
Oil sampling and testing


Module 7: FUELS AND FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEMS

Introduction
Fuel specifications and fuel properties
Other important fuel properties
Fuel treatment
Economics of fuel selection
Gas fuels
Heavy fuels
Comparative fuel costs
Cleaning of turbine components
Fuel supply and control systems
Dual-fuel operation and operational flexibility
Integrated gasification combined cycle


Module 8: SOUND SUPPRESSION IN EXHAUSTS, AIR REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS

Noise from gas turbine engines
Aircraft sound suppression methods
Air requirements and environmental considerations


Module 9: AUXILIARY SYSTEMS

Starting systems
Fuel washing systems
Gears
Gear design and performance parameters
Couplings and shaft alignment
Shaft alignment


Module 10: PERFORMANCE AND MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT STANDARDS

Introduction
Performance standards
Mechanical standards


Module 11: CONTROL SYSTEMS AND INSTRUMENTATION

Control systems
Startup and shutdown considerations
Control of the equipment during operation
Lifecycle costs
Condition monitoring systems and their implementation
Temperature, pressure and vibration measurement
Campbell diagram
Gas turbine performance measurement and calculations
Protection systems and alarms
Failure diagnostics


Module 12: INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

Installation requirements
Philosophy of maintenance
Maintenance techniques
Maintenance of critical gas turbine components
Maintenance planning and scheduling
Spares and inventory management
Maintenance tools
Inspection
Gas turbine overhaul and repair
Training
Training types
Typical problems
Health monitoring in gas turbines
Troubleshooting in gas turbines
General troubleshooting techniques for compressors, combustors and turbines
Evaluation of the effectiveness of gas turbine maintenance

Learning and Teaching

Benefits of online learning to Students

  • Cost effective: no travel or accommodation necessary
  • Interactive: live, interactive sessions let you communicate with your instructor and fellow students
  • Flexible: short interactive sessions over the Internet which you can attend from your home or office. Learn while you earn!
  • Practical: perform exercises by remotely accessing our labs and simulation software
  • Expert instructors: instructors have extensive industry experience; they are not just 'academics'
  • No geographical limits: learn from any location, all you need is an Internet connection
  • Constant support: from your instructor(s) and a dedicated Learning Support Officer for the complete duration of the course
  • International insight: interact and network with participants from around the globe and gain valuable insight into international practice 


Benefits of online learning to Employers

  • Lower training costs: no travel or accommodation necessary
  • Less downtime: short webinars (60-90 minutes) and flexible training methods means less time away from work
  • Retain employees: keep staff who may be considering a qualification as full time study
  • Increase efficiency: improve your engineering or technical employees’ skills and knowledge
  • International insight: students will have access to internationally based professional instructors and students

 

How Does it Work?

EIT online learning courses involve a combination of live, interactive sessions over the Internet with a professional instructor, set readings, and assignments. The courses include simulation software and remote laboratory applications to let you put theory to practice, and provide you with constant support from a dedicated Learning Support Officer.


Practical Exercises and Remote Laboratories

As part of the groundbreaking new way of teaching, our online engineering courses use a series of remote laboratories (labs) and simulation software, to facilitate your learning and to test the knowledge you gain during your course. These involve complete working labs set up at various locations of the world into which you will be able to log to and proceed through the various practical sessions.

These will be supplemented by simulation software, running either remotely or on your computer, to ensure you gain the requisite hands-on experience. No one can learn much solely from lectures, the labs and simulation software are designed to increase the absorption of the materials and to give you a practical orientation of the learning experience. All this will give you a solid, practical exposure to the key principles covered and will ensure that you obtain maximum benefit from your course.

 

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