This course covers the construction, operation and controls of gas turbines giving participants the knowledge needed to operate, maintain and troubleshoot gas turbine systems. Participants will first learn about the gas turbine cycle and will then dive deeper into construction, operation and maintenance techniques.
Topics discussed will include the operation and maintenance of the air inlet and filtration system, the pulse cleaning system and the evaporative cooler. It will also include the various operations of the turbine control panel, the operator mode commands and the operation of the protection systems.
Participants will gain an understanding of all the different components of a turbine necessary for the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of gas turbines.
This course will be highly interactive and include group discussions, case studies and syndicate work. It will include practical exercises that will allow all participants to use the knowledge they gained to demonstrate their skills in operating, maintaining and troubleshooting gas turbine systems.
This course covers the fundamental skills for gas turbine operation personnel and maintenance personnel, including gas turbine operators, gas turbine maintenance technicians, and controls technicians. It will also be beneficial for professionals managing and supervising personnel involved in the operation and maintenance of gas turbines.
Tony Foskey is an experienced power plant operator, technician and instructor with over 24 years of experience in the power generation industry; he specialized in training in operations and maintenance on power plant systems.
Tony has delivered over 350 training courses including the development of graduate-level mechanical engineering courses for Saudi Aramco.
Prior to being Director of Technical Training for Technology Transfer Services, he worked at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), training engineers to operate and maintain their power plants and electrical transmission systems.
Tony has also written several instruction manuals on Gas Turbines such as the GE FRAME 7FA/EA, Westinghouse 501D, Ge LM 6000/2500 and Siemens 501F.