Steam Turbine Operation & Maintenance
This course is designed to introduce participants to the operating principals of a
typical Steam Turbine.
The course identifies the major components and shows how these components
work together to convert thermal energy into mechanical energy.
Also covered are auxiliary devices and systems, speed control and turbine
protection systems, turbine startup, operator checks, turbine shutdown, and
typical operating problems.
Explain what a steam turbine does and describe how steam turbines are
used in industrial applications.
Identify basic components of a single stage steam turbine and describe
the function of each.
State some of the operator checks commonly required during steam
Explain basic procedures for starting up and shutting down a steam
Principals of operations
Steam turbine function and basic operation
Auxiliary devices and systems
- steam strainers and steam traps
- lubrication system
- seal systems
Speed control and turbine protection systems
- over speed trip mechanism
- other protective devices
Preparing the turbine for startup
Preparing turbine auxiliary systems
-using the over speed trip mechanism
- gradual shutdown
- shutting down auxiliary systems
Typical operating problems