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live, interaCtive classes over the internet

Professional Certificate of Competency in

gas turbine

12 Modules over 3 months

For upcoming start dates, please view our course schedule at:

Bring yourself up to speed in the latest trends and technologies

related to gas turbine engineering
Learn while you earn. You can complete this course while you work
Receive ongoing support from a dedicated Course Coordinator
and an experienced instructor

you will learn how to: Presented by

• Explain the basic thermodynamic principles
behind gas turbines Tom
• Understand the basic operation of a gas turbine
• Clearly describe the operation and function of gas
Dip EE, Dip Bus Mngmt
turbine components
• Perform simple troubleshooting and maintenance
• Do a simple review of the successful operation of a gas turbine and know what characteristics
are required for materials and fuels
• Perform simple condition monitoring interpretation and maintenance
We have taken all the key troubleshooting and problem solving skills from experienced engineers and
distilled these into one intensive course to enable you to solve real gas turbine problems.

Secure your place now!

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BENEFITS OF LIVE presented by
eLEARNING Tom Neillings
Dip EE, Dip Bus Mngmt
• Attend lessons in an online classroom with
your instructor and fellow students
• Upgrade your skills and refresh your Tom started his career as an engine fitter in the RAF. After leaving the RAF
knowledge without having to take valuable Tom worked in oil and gas North Sea projects, during this period he
time away from work gained valuable experience and knowledge of diesel power generating
systems operating in harsh environments. Tom continued his career in
• Receive information and materials in small, South Africa with a short period in Saudi Arabia.
easy to digest sections
• Learn while you travel – all you need is an Tom's down-to-earth and practical, yet entertaining approach to the
Internet connection subject of gas turbines makes him a sought after speaker and instructor
in this area. His enthusiastic approach to training coupled with his helpful nature is guaranteed to maximize
• Have constant support from your course the learning outcome for his delegates.
instructor and coordinator for the duration of
Please note: Instructors are subject to change.
the course
• Interact and network with participants from
around the globe and gain valuable insight
into international practice
• Learn from international industry experts,
based around the globe 12 modules over 3 months
• Live interactive webinars, not just a ‘book on
the web’
• Revisit recordings of webinars whenever and
as often as you wish
• Receive a certificate of completion for overview
Continuous Professional Development (CPD) The gas turbine engineering function in any organisation encompasses many disciplines touching upon
purposes different aspects of gas turbine plant operation and facility management. The advent of new gas turbine
designs and applications has transformed this function into one that is becoming highly specialised and
increasingly sophisticated. In recent times, there is huge demand for highly skilled, knowledgeable and
practically oriented gas turbine engineers. The certificate has been designed and structured keeping this
fact in mind.
Presentation format This course provides a comprehensive overview in the area of gas turbine engineering and is designed to
The course features real-world applications and develop your overall skills, boost your career options and benefit your employer. The numerous practical
uses a blended approach involving self-study, application tips and short cuts to engineering problem solving are imparted during the course make it highly
interactive online webinars and homework practical and relevant to your applications and its successful completion will provide a gateway to a fulfilling
assignments with a mentor on call. The course and intensive yet enjoyable career.
consists of 12 modules, over a period of 3 months.
Ease of installation, serviceability and operational and design flexibility are critical factors determining the
Some modules may involve a practical component success of any gas turbine installation. In order to identify and select a suitable system for a particular
or group activity. For each module there will be an application, it is important that the selection and design related parameters are properly understood. For
initial reading assignment along with coursework, example, fuel economy is critical in the success of any Gas Turbine operation.
quizzes or problems to be handed in and in some
cases practical exercises. Participants will have This course places the tried and tested and latest practices and technologies in perspective, while also
ongoing support from their instructor and equipping the participants with the requisite knowledge and skill sets needed to tackle problems related to
course coordinator. various systems in a facility. It is presented by an instructor who is a highly experienced engineer from
industry, having a mix of both extensive experience and teaching skills. The topics covered are derived from
Course reading material will be delivered in the acclaimed IDC Technologies' courses attended by over 500,000 engineers and technicians during the
electronic (PDF) format in advance of online
past 20 years.
presentations. Presentations and group
discussions will be conducted using a live
interactive software system. Assignments will be
submitted electronically and wherever possible,
practical exercises will be conducted using
Includes 4 free
simulation software and remote labs.
Reference Manuals Over 1400 pages of tables,
charts, figures and handy hints
valued at over US$400
live webinars You will have access to 4 of our
up-to-Date technical eBooks.
During the course you will participate in 6 live
interactive sessions with the instructor and other • Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering (ME)
participants from around the world. Each webinar will • Practical Machinery Vibration Analysis and
last approximately 90 minutes, and we take student Predictive Maintenance (VB)
availability into consideration wherever possible
before scheduling webinar times. • Practical Hydraulic Systems: Operation and Troubleshooting (HD)
Contact us for details of webinar session scheduling. • Practical Lubrication Engineering for Engineers and Technicians (LB)
All you need to participate is an adequate Internet
These eBooks are NOT required for the course – they are a bonus resource to aid you in your career.
connection, a computer, speakers and, if possible, All required reading materials will be provided electronically in smaller, easy-to-read sections, in the online student
a microphone. The software package and setup portal throughout the course.
details will be sent to you prior to the first webinar. Please note: Students can also purchase the technical manuals both in hard copy and electronic format
Please note: Webinars may last up to 2 hours at a reduced fee.
depending on student interaction and level of content.

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course outline HARDWARE
Module 1: module 7: FUELS AND FUEL SUPPLY and SOFTWARE
• Introduction • Introduction REQUIREMENTS
• Frame type heavy-duty gas turbines • Fuel specifications and fuel properties All you need to participate is a computer with
• Industrial type gas turbines • Fuel treatment, economics of fuel selection an adequate Internet connection, speakers
• Aircraft derivative gas turbines • Gas fuels, heavy fuels and, if possible, a microphone.
• Comparison between aircraft-derivative and • Comparative fuel costs
The software package and setup details will be
industrial heavy-duty turbines • Cleaning of turbine components
sent to you on the course start date.
• Small and micro gas turbines • Fuel supply and control systems
• Aircraft gas turbines • Dual-fuel operation and operational flexibility

Gas turbine components
Siemens Gas Turbine Technology
• Integrated gasification combined cycle
CYCLE THERMODYNAMICS ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS Some practical work experience in some of these
• Reversible cycles with ideal gases • Noise from gas turbine engines topics would obviously be advantageous.
• Constant pressure or Brayton cycle • Aircraft sound suppression methods
• Ideal inter-cooled and reheat cycles • Air requirements and environmental
• Actual gas turbine cycles considerations
• List of terms and symbols used
module 3: GAS TURBINE COMPONENTS • Starting systems Where possible, throughout the course you will
• Compressors • Fuel washing systems participate in hands-on exercises using simulation
• Centrifugal compressors • Gears software or remote labs, which will help you put
• Gear design and performance parameters theory to practice immediately!
• Axial-flow compressors
• Compressor theory • Couplings and shaft alignment
• Compressor aerodynamics • Shaft alignment
• Common problems affecting axial
compressor operation and performance
• Air compressor performance characteristics Participants completing and achieving
• Introduction
• Combustors at least 50% or more in each assignment
• Performance standards
• Combustor performance and efficiency and 100% in each quiz, as well as
• Mechanical standards
• Turbines attending 65% of the live webinars, will
• Fuel nozzles and igniters module 11: CONTROL SYSTEMS AND receive the Engineering Institute of
• Emission control INSTRUMENTATION Technology Professional Certificate of
• Control systems Competency in Gas Turbine
• Startup and shutdown considerations Engineering.
• Introduction
• Control of the equipment during operation
• General metallurgical behavior in gas
• Lifecycle costs
• Condition monitoring systems and their
• Gas turbine blade materials
• Blade manufacturing techniques
• Temperature, pressure and vibration
• Future materials measurement
module 5: BEARINGS AND SEALS • Campbell diagram gas turbine engin

• Bearing materials • Gas turbine performance measurement

• Through hardened materials and calculations
• Case hardened materials • Protection systems and alarms
• Cage materials • Failure diagnostics
Certificates are provided in electronic
• Babbitts module 12: INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS, format. Hard copies are available for
• Bearing design principles OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE an additional fee, contact us for details.
• Tilting-pad journal bearings • Installation requirements
• Design of thrust bearings • Philosophy of maintenance
• Seals • Maintenance techniques and tools
module 6: LUBRICATION SYSTEM IN GAS • Maintenance of critical gas turbine
• Introduction •
Maintenance planning and scheduling
• Oil reservoir • Spares and inventory management All our short courses are available for delivery
• Inspection ‘on demand’ for groups.
• Pumps and oil jets
• Lubrication oil filters • Gas turbine overhaul and repair Online “Group Courses” can be shortened,
• Oil coolers • Training, training types lengthened, or can even be presented in a
• Typical problems classroom.
• Relief valves
• Health monitoring in gas turbines “Group Courses” are perfect for in-company/
• Lubricant selection
• Troubleshooting in gas turbines in-house training and can be fully tailored.
• Oil system cleaning and conditioning
• General troubleshooting techniques for For a summary of COST SAVINGS, a full list of
• Filter selection
compressors, combustors and turbines topics and delivery options, please email
• Oil sampling and testing
• Evaluation of the effectiveness of gas Kevin Baker: or contact our
turbine maintenance nearest office:

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