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CHM 165 - Steam Turbines Operation Control and Troubleshooting

Code Start Date Duration Venue
CHM 165 05 August 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 165 09 September 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 165 14 October 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 165 18 November 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 165 23 December 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Steam turbines when installed and operated properly, are reliable and tend to be forgotten, i.e., out of sound and out of mind.  But, they can be sleeping giants that can result in major headaches if ignored. Steam turbine operation control and troubleshooting is essential to the Oil & Gas, power plant, chemicals and petrochemicals plant industries. These steam turbines represent a significant part of the capital and operating costs of most plants, so that optimizing their operations is of major economic importance.

This 5-day course will cover in details the operating principles of steam turbines, specifications, their design, thermodynamics, and effect of efficiency on operating costs, energy usage, special materials of construction, selection, troubleshooting, and maintenance.

Course Objectives

  • Explain the operating principles of steam turbines
  • Recognize operating problems, and implement a steam turbine troubleshooting monitoring
  • Increase confidence to operate and supervise steam plant
  • Describe the principles of operation and maintenance of steam plant
  • Understand the concepts such as operation, maintenance and turbine failures
  • Understand the basics of Turbine, Thermodynamics and principles of actions
  • Become familiar with the mechanical design, configurations, application ranges and constraints for steam turbines
  • Learn about different turbine components
  • Learn the selection and sizing of steam turbines for compressor drives & understand the operation
  • Learn examples from recent failure incidents attributed to design defects and maintenance deficiencies

Who Should Attend?

  • Plant Operation & Maintenance teams
  • Operation Engineers, Supervisors, Team leaders 
  • Process engineers, Inspection and Reliability Engineers 
  • Engineers and technicians in charge of steam turbine operation, maintenance and steam turbine projects 

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Steam turbine performance
  • Steam properties, inlet and exhaust conditions
  • Ideal and actual expansion
  • Expansion mechanisms 
  • Monitoring steam characteristics on the Mollier diagram
  • Impulse stage, reaction stage and different types of multistage turbine
  • Overall performance, performance measurement, monitoring and tracking,  efficiency
  • Steam consumption related to power supply

Day 2

  • Steam turbine technology
  • Main types of turbines, new designs
  • Technical components: rotor, wheels, casing, bearings and thrust bearings, sealing devices
  • Vibrations and critical speeds
  • Condenser and vacuum devices system
  • Gland seal systems and Seal Steam System.
  • Steam Turbine Inspection

Day 3

  • Steam turbine control systems
  • Speed control systems
  • Governing Systems & Governor Classes
  • Controllers: characteristics of conventional and digital controllers
  • Equipment technology: sensors, transmitters, controllers
  • Safety devices: overspeed trip devices, vibrations, temperature 
  • Trip-throttle or main stop valves
  • Surveillance and condition monitoring

Day 4

  • Steam turbine operation
  • Lube Oil systems and Lubrication Management
  • Important parameters for turbine operation
  • Monitoring of steam circuit and lubrication circuit
  • Commissioning, Start-up and shutdown sequences of different types of turbines
  • Incidents occurring in the steam network, the machine or the ancillary equipment
  • Safety and prevention

Day 5

  • Steam turbine troubleshooting
  • Steam turbine problems
  • Axial shift & turbine differential expansion problem
  • Reasons for the axial displacement increases 
  • Turbine deposits problems and washing 
  • Steam turbine start-up risks
  • Steam turbine rotor vibration failures
  • Common potential causes