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					                                                                                       A special thanks to Southwest
                                                                               Research Institute for allowing IGTI to
                                                                                use their facilities and providing the
                                                                                 instructors for this training week.

                ASME International Gas Turbine Institute &
                Southwest Research Institute Training Week
 Don’t miss this unique opportunity for career advancement by attending one or multiple
                          courses being offered at one location!

Introduction to Gas Turbines and Centrifugal Compressors
Monday and Tuesday, February 21 - 22, 2011
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Southwest Research Institute
San Antonio, TX

This two day class is a unique opportunity to join the experts to learn what you need to know to apply and
operate gas turbines and gas compressors in your operation as well as to interact and network with your peers in
the field of turbomachinery applications.
In addition to the theoretical presentations, real life case studies will be presented by the instructors in an
interactive forum which will further enhance the students’ skills in troubleshooting gas turbine and gas
compressors issues. Acquiring and perfecting these skills will enable them to go back to the workplace
and perform their job with a much higher level of performance and accuracy.
There will also be an opportunity for hands-on learning using Southwest Research Institute’s gas turbines and

After successfully completing this course, you should be able to:
Understand the functioning of compressors, gas turbines, and their industrial applications.

Who Should Attend:
Engineers, Operators, Technicians, Managers

Dr. Rainer Kurz, Solar Turbines Incorporated, Manager - Systems Analysis
Dr. Kurz is currently the manager of Systems Analysis Engineering at Solar Turbines. He received his
Doctorate from the Armed Forces University in Hamburg, Germany. Dr. Kurz is the past chairman of the
ASME-IGTI Oil & Gas Committee and an ASME Fellow.

Dr. Klaus Brun, Southwest Research Institute, Manager - Rotating Machinery Section
Dr. Brun’s is currently the Manager of the Rotating Machinery Section at Southwest Research Institute in San
Antonio, Texas. Dr Brun received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the
University of Virginia and a B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Florida. He is a member
of the International Gas Turbine Institute Board of Directors, the past Chair of the ASME-IGTI Oil & Gas
Applications Committee, and a member of the Gas Turbine Users Symposium Advisory Committee.

Course Schedule:
Monday, February 21, 2011

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon       I.     Gas Turbine Components
                                    a. Compressor
                                    b. Turbine
                                    c. Combustor
                                    d. Ancillary & Auxiliary Systems

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.              Group Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.        II.    Gas Compressor Components
                             III.   Aerodynamics & Thermodynamics
                                    a. Compressor & Turbines
                                    b. Simple Cycle Gas Turbine

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon       IV.    Combustion
                             V.     Gas Turbine and Gas Compressor Applications
                             VI.    Performance Maps & What To Do With Them
                             VII.   Practical Application of Rotordynamics
                                        a. Troubleshooting
                                        b. Balancing
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.              Group Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.        VIII. Gas Turbine & Gas Compressor Testing
                             IX.    Fuel Suitability for Gas Turbines
                             X.     Maintenance
Registration Information:

To register, please click here to download the registration form. Please be sure to check the appropriate
course box. Complete it and fax to:
                         Shirley Barton, Professional & Member Development Manager
                                   ASME International Gas Turbine Institute
                          1-404-847-0151 or pdf it and e-mail to:

*Register for more than one course being held during this Training Week and receive a 10% discount off
the total fee.

Hotel Information:
Please visit the following web site to view a list of hotels in close proximity to the Southwest Research Institute
Please call the hotel directly to make your reservation and ask for the Southwest Research Institute contracted

If you are not planning to rent a car, “The Fairfield Inn & Suites San Antonio SeaWorld/Westover Hills”
offers Free Shuttle to SwRI. Please visit their web page for more information:

Southwest Research Institute Directions:
SwRI Main Offices, San Antonio, Texas
6220 Culebra Road
P.O. Drawer 28510
San Antonio, Texas 78228-0510
Phone: (210) 684-5111

From San Antonio International Airport:
Exit the airport and take Loop 410 West. Take the Culebra Road exit and turn left onto Culebra. After about one
mile, turn right at the SwRI main gate. Directions to the Building where classes will be held will be sent to you
once you have registered.

From Downtown San Antonio:
Take IH-10/35 South or IH-37 South to I-10 West; take Hwy 90 to Hwy 151. Take Hwy 151 N. Exit at
Callaghan, turn right. At Culebra Rd., turn left. At first signal, about one-half mile, turn left at the SwRI main
gate. Directions to the Building where classes will be held will be sent to you once you have registered.

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