Fundamentals of Gas Turbine Operation and Routine Maintenance

Learning objectives

  • Describe pre-start up maintenance/inspection, and windmilling parameters
  • Describe the basic startup process for a combustion turbine (CT)
  • Describe the basics of swapping fuel types, and the risks involved
  • Explain how the environment affects the CT (high and low temperature, barometric pressure, etc.)
  • Identify emergency procedures and the conditions in which they would be implemented
  • Explain the purpose of a water wash
  • Explain what a load commutated inverter is and how it communicates with the exciter to start a combustion turbine

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will be familiar with several common procedures for operating and maintaining a combustion turbine (CT) as well as some conditions that require emergency procedures.

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