Gas Turbines: Operation, Maintenance and Troubleshooting

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Virtual or Classroom
16hr Content
Registration deadline: 15 July 2024

Custom Scheduling
Dr Dimitri Antoniadis

Format: Instructor-led

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Course Objective

To teach students high level practical skills in the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of gas turbines.

Private course for team

Custom scheduling

Industry Expert

On-site or virtual

1-year access

to course material

PDH Hours qualified course

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About the course


   Live sessions

   2 days




This instructor lead course takes the students on a tour of all aspects of gas turbine operation, with maintenance, inspection and troubleshooting featuring prominently. All of the components in the gas path, from the air intake, through the compressor, combustor and turbine are covered, as well as the auxiliary systems, with the reasoning behind design choices being explained in a practical manner. Thermodynamics, flame stability, surge and stall and emissions are among the many topics covered.

Within the course the control systems, and inspection and maintenance procedures for a gas turbine are shown. With knowledge of these the student will have the troubleshooting skills to diagnose failure mechanisms, such as misalignment, imbalance, oil whip and erosion, and performance degradation. The instructor will also take the student through cases of real damage and life degradation cases on turbines and explain different repair strategies. 

The course is formed of 8 modules split across 2 training days. All modules will be live sessions with the instructor. This training course is available as a company in-house training only; there is a choice between an online training or an onsite training. All training materials will be available through your EngineeringTrainer account.

After the course you maintain 1-year unlimited access to the course material. This allows you to perform modules again when you need to refresh the knowledge for your projects.


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Program & Details

  1. Industry standards and best practices

  2. ISO conditions

  3. External factors affecting gas turbine performance

  4. Procurement, construction and commissioning

  1. Thermodynamic cycle

  2. Inlet duct and filters

  3. Axial flow compressors; design and operating conditions

  4. Compressor surge, stall and fouling

  5. Compressor cleaning

  6. Combustors; design and operating conditions

  7. Flames and fuel quality

  8. Combustor operating point versus emissions

  9. Power turbine; design and operation

  10. Seals and replacement

  11. Bearings and loads

  12. Shaft configurations

  1. Fuel Gas System

  2. Lubrication Oil System

  3. Oil Inspection

  4. Fire Detection

  5. Extinguishing Systems

  1. Combustion Inspection

  2. Hot gas path Inspection

  3. Major Inspection

  4. Borescope Inspections

  5. Inspection using NDT (Non-destructive testing)

  6. Inspection intervals and schedules

  1. Startup and shut down control

  2. Temperature control

  3. Acceleration control

  4. Speed/Load control

  5. Protection systems

  6. Acceptance test requirements

  1. Failure due to fatigue

  2. Corrosion

  3. Abrasion and erosion

  1. Monitoring and Diagnostic Systems

  2. Vibration monitoring

  3. Unbalance

  4. Misalignment

  5. Rubbing

  6. Oil Whip and Oil Whirl

  7. Gears; eccentricity, backlash and misalignment

  8. Industry standard guidelines

  1. Major factors influencing maintenance schedule

  2. Damage cases and repair strategies

  3. Blade repair; machining, re-bucketing and testing

  4. Rotor balancing

  5. Hot parts life evaluation

  6. Thermal Barrier Coatings

  7. Rotor life

  8. Fretting

  9. Repair or replace?


After this course, you...

  • have seen how to troubleshoot, maintain and inspect gas turbines in a professional manner

  • know how to use the outputs from instrumentation and inspections to monitor gas turbine performance and troubleshoot failure modes

  • have seen how the thermodynamic cycle works, the reasons for design choices and how operating points can influence the emissions

  • have an overview of industry standard guidelines and procedures for gas turbine operation and maintenance 

  • have the knowledge needed to take a leading role around a gas turbine and to teach other professionals to work efficiently with a gas turbine

  • know the tools to maximise operational efficiency and minimise maintenance costs of gas turbines

Who should attend this course

Personal who are responsible for the operation, maintenance and fault identification on gas turbines:

  • Engineers

  • Supervisors

  • Technicians

  • Operators


  • General technical background

Level: Intermediate

Live sessions

This course consists of instructor-led group sessions, these group sessions can be Virtual or Onsite. During these sessions participants can ask questions to the instructor which are discussed, as well as questions submitted beforehand in the learning portal.

After each live session used slides and exercise documents are made available to participants on the learning portal.

Please note that for privacy reasons no recordings of the live sessions are made or provided.

You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to watch content again if this is beneficial for your daily work activities.

The live sessions are scheduled together with the customer and are private for their team only. 

Typically the training course would be scheduled as:

  • Virtual: 8 sessions of 2 hours

  • Onsite: 2 days of 8 hours

A personal digital certificate will be made available to each participant upon full attendance.

Example Certificate:


This course consists of instructor-led live sessions which consist of presentations, demonstrations and discussions of questions. During each live session participants can ask questions to the instructor (through chat or microphone) which will be answered.

Please note that for privacy reasons no recordings of the live sessions are made or provided.

The training material used in the live sessions, for example the slides or exercises, will be available in the EngineeringTrainer portal for a year after the date of the training allowing you to refresh your knowledge or review material if needed. 

No, course content is not available for download.

The training material used in the sessions, for example the slides or exercises, will be available in the EngineeringTrainer portal for a year after the date of the training allowing you to refresh your knowledge or review material if needed. 

Please note that for privacy reasons no recordings of the live sessions are made or provided. 

Yes, interactive Q&A sessions are part of the live sessions in this course and allow you to interact with the instructor and ask questions.

To respect the privacy of the participants the live sessions will not be recorded, and as such the live sessions cannot be played back. Therefore it is important for all participants to block the time slots of the live sessions in their calendars and be present. 

No software licenses are provided as part of this course. 

Yes, this course qualifies for PDH hours as per the NCEES CPC Guidelines.

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