Gas Turbine Operation & Troubleshooting

Starts from:Thu, February 21, 2019
Campus Location

Course Description

Gas Turbine Operation & Troubleshooting


Course Overview:


The course shall help the participant will have a deeper understanding of the interpretation of operating data, maintenance procedures, used materials and coatings in gas turbines, refurbishment techniques for gas turbine parts and mechanical trouble shooting. This knowledge will allow the participants to indentify the required resources, spare parts orders, maintenance planning, better understand the requirements for refurbishment of parts and better understanding of the quality of the refurbished parts.


Course Contents :

  • Turbine
  • Operations
  • Design Data Sheets
  • Material Selection and Coatings
  • Troubleshooting and Problem Solving
  • Major Maintenance Execution
  • Refurbishment Techniques


First day


  • Make acquaintance, presentation of the program. Discussion of subjects of special interest to the participants


Introduction to the MS5001 and MS6001B gas turbines

  • Introduction to the MS5001
  • Introduction
  • The accessory compartment
  • The turbine compartment
  • The compressor air intake system
  • Cooling/sealing air system
  • The compressor compartment
  • The combustion system
  • The turbine section and the exhaust arrangement

Introduction to the MS6001B

  • Design philosophy
  • Basic design
  • Design data
  • Design details


Design data sheets

  • Design data sheets

Second day

Gas Turbine Materials and Coatings

Gas turbine materials and coatings

  • Introduction
  • Gas turbine materials
  • Super alloys in the heavy-duty gas turbines
  • Coatings
  • Failure mechanisms
  • Blade/wheel cooling techniques



  • Maintenance
  • Factors affecting Maintenance/Inspection
  • Stand-by and running inspection
  • Special inspection methods
  • Scheduling of disassembly inspections
  • Combustion inspection
  • Hot Gas Path Inspection (HGPI)
  • Major inspection


Third day

Gas Turbine Refurbishment Technology

  • Gas turbine refurbishment technology
  • Introduction
  • Inspection and NDT
  • Metallurgical examination
  • Repair of combustion parts
  • Repair of HGP parts
  • Rotor repair
  • Upgrading and extending lifetime
  • Remaining lifetime investigation


Fourth day

  • Gas turbine operation
  • Interpretation of operating data


Performance evaluation

  • Gas turbine performance graphs
  • Ambient corrections
  • Compressor cleaning


An introduction to the gas turbine control system

  • Product Overview
  • Introduction Control systems
  • Introduction Protective systems


Trouble shooting

  • Introduction
  • The machine history
  • Logical flowchart
  • Start and stop diagrams
  • Systematic trouble shooting
  • List with typical problems


Remaining subjects

Evaluation of the gas turbine course