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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.
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
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
Common problems affecting axial compressor operation and performance
Air compressor performance characteristics
Combustor performance and efficiency
Fuel nozzles and igniters
General metallurgical behavior in gas turbines
Gas turbine blade materials
Blade manufacturing techniques
Through hardened materials
Case hardened materials
Bearing design principles
Tilting-pad journal bearings
Design of thrust bearings
Pumps and oil jets
Lubrication oil filters
Oil system cleaning and conditioning
Oil sampling and testing
Fuel specifications and fuel properties
Other important fuel properties
Economics of fuel selection
Comparative fuel costs
Cleaning of turbine components
Fuel supply and control systems
Dual-fuel operation and operational flexibility
Integrated gasification combined cycle
Noise from gas turbine engines
Aircraft sound suppression methods
Air requirements and environmental considerations
Fuel washing systems
Gear design and performance parameters
Couplings and shaft alignment
Startup and shutdown considerations
Control of the equipment during operation
Condition monitoring systems and their implementation
Temperature, pressure and vibration measurement
Gas turbine performance measurement and calculations
Protection systems and alarms
Philosophy of maintenance
Maintenance of critical gas turbine components
Maintenance planning and scheduling
Spares and inventory management
Gas turbine overhaul and repair
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
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Mechanical Engineering encompasses the conceptualisation, design, manufacture, control and maintenance of machines ranging from a conveyer, space shuttle to nanotechnology based objects. In broad terms, mechanical engineering channels the energy and forces in nature to the service of people. The fields in which mechanical engineering professionals operate are wide - ranging from oil and gas, power generation, water utilities, process plants, mining, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and defence.
A diploma in mechanical engineering is ideal for anyone wanting to get involved in the general engineering (whether design or maintenance) of large plants, especially as a plant engineer. Recently, mechanical engineering has begun to include many new systems in the electronics and control arena such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and SCADA as these are critical to the control of mechanical devices.
Students in the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) School of Mechanical Engineering can study an Advanced Diploma of Mechanical Engineering with subjects that include: mechanics, structural engineering, drive systems, rotating equipment, hydraulics, pneumatics, lubrication engineering, HVAC, pumps, compressors, machinery safety, energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.
The focus in the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) School of Mechanical Engineering is in providing students with both deep and broad skills in mechanical engineering technology, focusing on real systems. Whilst there is probably not a shortage of theoretically orientated practitioners in mechanical engineering, there is a need for highly skilled, practically oriented engineers, technologists and technicians, due to the rapidly increasing use of new technologies which are becoming a key component of all modern plants and equipment. Studying our mechanical engineering diploma online means you don't have to take extended periods away from existing work commitments.
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