About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)
This 5 half-day online course will cover all aspects of steam turbines including design and features of modern turbines, material, rotor balancing, features enhancing the reliability and maintainability of steam turbines, rotor dynamic analysis, Campbell, Goodman and SAFE diagrams, blade failures: causes and solutions, maintenance and overhaul of steam turbines, and modeling of steam turbines.
This course will also cover in detail all the components of these turbines, instrumentation, control systems, governing systems and selection criteria. The main focus of this course will be in the failure modes of steam turbine components, causes and solutions for component failure, maintenance, refurbishment and overhaul, rotor dynamic analysis of steam turbines, and computer simulation of steam turbine rotor dynamics. All possible failure modes of steam turbine components and the maintenance required to prevent them will be discussed in detail. Examples of rotor dynamic analysis, and stability criteria will be covered thoroughly.
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. This course 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 Components and Systems: Learn about all components and systems of the various types if 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, 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 Selection and Applications: Gain a detailed understanding of the selection considerations and applications of steam turbines in steam power plants, co-generation, combined cycle plants, and drivers for compressors pumps, etc
- 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
- Engineers of all disciplines
- Maintenance personnel
- Other technical individuals
The VILT will be delivered online in 5 half-day sessions comprising 4 hours per day, with 2 x 10 minutes break per day, including time for lectures, discussion, quizzes and short classroom exercises.
Additionally, some self-study will be requested. Participants are invited but not obliged to bring a short presentation (10 mins max) on a practical problem they encountered in their work. This will then be explained and discussed during the VILT. A short test or quiz will be held at the end the course.
The instructor relies on a highly interactive training method to enhance the learning process. This method ensures that all the participants gain a complete understanding of all the topics covered. The training environment is highly stimulating, challenging, and effective because the participants will learn by case studies which will allow them to apply the material taught to their own organization.
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).
Lastly, he was awarded his Bachelor of Engineering Degree “with distinction” from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He also received a Master of Applied Science in Engineering (M.A.Sc.) from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers in the province of Ontario, Canada.
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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