Power Generation > Steam Turbine Design – Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

This 5 half-day Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) course will cover all aspects of steam turbine design including blade design and material, operating principles, sizing and selection procedures, inspection, diagnostics, maintenance and overhaul of steam turbines, steam turbine start-up and shutdown procedures, surveillance and health monitoring of steam turbines, governing systems as well as all the components, instrumentation and control systems of steam turbines, and address root cause analysis and solutions to steam turbine failures.

All possible failure modes of steam turbine components and the maintenance required to prevent them will be discussed in detail. Examples of recent steam turbine failure incidents attributed to design defects, processing and manufacturing deficiencies, assembly errors, off-design or unintended service conditions, and maintenance deficiencies will also be covered in detail.

This course will also provide updated information in respect to all the methods used to enhance the availability, reliability and maintainability of steam turbines, increase the efficiency and longevity of steam turbines, and improve the rotor dynamic stability.

It will also cover in detail all steam turbine valves, jacking oil system, turning gear, turbine supervisory system, steal turbine monitoring technology, validation, and verification tests, performance testing of steam turbines and steam turbine codes especially ASME PTC6.

  • Steam Turbine Blade Design and Material: Gain a thorough understanding of steam turbine blade design and material
  • Steam Turbine Components and Systems: Learn about all components and systems of the various types of steam turbines such as stationary and rotating blades, casings, rotor, seals, bearings, and lubrication systems
  • Steam Turbine Failure Modes, Inspection, Diagnostic Testing and Maintenance: Understand all the failure modes of steam turbine components, root causes and solutions of steam turbine component failure, inspection, diagnostic testing, and all maintenance activities required for steam turbines to minimize their operating cost and maximize their efficiency, reliability and longevity
  • Steam Turbine Instrumentation and Control Systems: Learn about the latest instrumentation, control systems and governing systems of steam turbines
  • Steam Turbine Reliability and Maintainability: Increase your knowledge about all the methods used to enhance the reliability and maintainability of steam turbines as well as the predictive and preventive maintenance required for steam turbines
  • Steam Turbine Sizing, Selection and Applications: Gain a detailed understanding of the sizing and selection considerations as well as application ranges and constraints of steam turbines in steam power plants
  • Steam Turbine Valves, Load Frequency Control, Turbine Bypass Systems, and Steam Turbine Superheater Attemperators: Gain a thorough understanding of all steam turbine valves, load-frequency control, turbine bypass systems, and steam turbine superheater attemperators
  • Jacking Oil System and Turning Gear: Learn about the turbine jacking oil system and turning gear operation
  • Turbine Supervisory System: Gain a thorough understanding of the turbine supervisory system
  • Steam Turbine Monitoring, Technology, Validation and Verification Tests for Power Plants: Learn about steam turbine monitoring technology, validation, and verification tests for power plants
  • Steam Turbine Codes: Learn about steam turbine codes including ASME PTC6, DIN test code, and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Doc 1, IEC Doc B
  • Steam Turbine Rotor Dynamic Analysis, Campbell, Goodman and SAFE Diagrams: Gain a thorough understanding of steam turbine rotor dynamic analysis, Campbell, Goodman and SAFE diagrams
  • Pre-Commissioning and Commissioning of Steam Turbines: Learn about all the pre-commissioning and commissioning activities of steam turbines
  • Steam Turbine Retrofitting for the Life Extension of Power Plants: Gain a thorough understanding of steam turbine retrofitting for the life extension of power plants as well as all rerates, upgrades and modifications of steam turbines

This VILT course is intended for:

  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals
  • Basic or Foundation

Your specialist course leader has more than 32 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (OPG), one of the largest electric utility in North America. He was previously involved in research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories.

While working at OPG, he acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time, he worked as a Field Engineer and Design Engineer, he was responsible for the operation, maintenance, diagnostics, and testing of gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, motors, transformers, inverters, valves, pumps, compressors, instrumentation and control systems. Further, his responsibilities
included designing, engineering, diagnosing equipment problems and recommending solutions to repair deficiencies and improve system performance, supervising engineers, setting up preventive maintenance programs, writing Operating and Design Manuals, and commissioning new equipment.

Later, he worked as the manager of a section dedicated to providing training for the staff at the power stations. The training provided by him covered in detail the various equipment and systems used in power stations. In addition, he has taught courses and seminars to more than four thousand working engineers and professionals around the world, specifically Europe and North America. He has been consistently ranked as “Excellent” or “Very Good” by the delegates who attended his seminars and lectures.

He written 5 books for working engineers from which 3 have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York. Below is a list of the books authored by him;

  • Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, October 2011.
  • Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, March 2003.
  • Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, January 2012.
  • Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
  • Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).

Furthermore, he has received the following awards:

  • The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by PowerEdge, Singapore, in December 2016
  • The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  • The “Excellence in Teaching Award” in April 2007 offered by TUV Akademie (TUV Akademie is one of the largest Professional Development centre in world, it is based in Germany and the United Arab Emirates, and provides engineering training to engineers and managers across Europe and the Middle East).
  • Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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