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Steam and Gas Turbine Symposium – Troubleshooting and Repair Options for Improved Reliability and Operational Flexibility

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Steam Gas Turbine Symposium – Troubleshooting and...

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Attend the two-day Steam and Gas Turbine Symposium in San Antonio, TX on October 17 & 18, 2017.
$1,499.00 $0.00

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Event Details

A Two-Day Training Experience for 

Electric Power Industry Personnel

October 17 & 18, 2017

Wyndham Garden, San Antonio Riverwalk

Special rates available through September 25th by calling 210-515-4555. 

Ask for the Turbine Conference rate. 

Course description

This course provides each delegate with a detailed and applied review of the most common turbine failure modes. Our instructors will focus on risk informed repair and life extension strategies which have a significant bottom line impact. The course will also offer best practices and maintenance considerations for flexible operation which typically includes more cycling. Lower minimum loads, and greater capacity ratings. All modules are supplemented with current case studies demonstrating the applied techniques. Eligible for 12 pdh credits.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for plant maintenance and operations personnel, consultants, loss control engineers, equipment OEM’s and central staff responsible for fossil, nuclear and combined cycle plant reliability. Ideal for those needing to fulfill pdh credits in 2017. This course eligible for 12 pdh.

Course Training Modules

Module 1 Steam Turbine and Gas Turbine Reliability Improvement

Failure Modes and Advanced Troubleshooting

  • Industry failure statistics – locating the areas of highest risk
  • Steam and gas turbine design features and advancements
  • Common failure modes for steam and gas turbines
  • Detecting and troubleshooting turbine issues before they manifest into a forced outage
  • Turbine vibration – unlocking the secrets of rotor lateral and torsional vibration
  • Turbine operational audits – how to identify and avoid common operational pitfalls
  • Most effective nondestructive inspections to detect known failure modes
  • Technical advisory management and integration into outage scopes
  • Targeted outage repairs – how to get back online with as little spend, time and risk as possible

Practical Case Studies:

  • Blade failures and repair strategies – high cycle
  • Fatigue, low cycle fatigue, aeroelastic vibration, water droplet erosion and solid particle erosion
  • Stress corrosion cracking and repair options
  • Casing cracking
  • Gas turbine thermally sensitive vibration
  • Rotor shaft cracking
  • Rotor bow repairs

Module 2 Power generation industry trends, challenges and strategies to win in today’s marketplace

Operational flexibility, repair strategies and life extensions, technology advances and retrofits:

  • Proactive maintenance response to changing environmental regulations
  • Impact of renewable energy and gas prices on turbine assetsSteam turbine rotor retrofits, gas turbine hot gas path and combustion system upgrades
    •  Ultra-minimum minimum load
    •  Two-shift cycling
  • “No-brainers” to regain lost capacity
  • Material sampling and life extension assessments – fix only what is broken
  • Outage planning and risk assessments for key turbine hardware

Practical case studies: 

  • Boresonic inspection interval extensions
  • Retrofits – additional stage considerations
  • Remaining life studies – creep, low cycle fatigue, stress corrosion cracking
  • Dynamic low pressure turbine re-inspection intervals
  • Utilize material sampling to time repairs

 Our Instructors

Stephen R. Reid, P. E. is president and principal engineer of TG Advisers Inc. (TGA) Steve's company has provided troubleshooting and condition assessments on more than 350 STG units including assessments on all nuclear units in the U.S., Spain and Belgium. TGA also provides expert witness services, failure analysis and maintenance optimization services on both steam and gas turbine units. He has numerous patent disclosures/awards, and has published more than 50 papers. He received the ASME George Westinghouse Silver Medal, is past chairman of the ASME Power Operations Committee and is a Registered P.E. He is a short-course instructor for all major conferences, EPRI and a number of OEMs.

Thomas R. Reid, P.E. is the manager of engineering for TG Advisers Inc. Tom and team provide engineering services to gas turbine, steam turbine and generator users worldwide. Tom is a graduate of General Electric’s Edison Engineering Development Program and has numerous patent disclosures related to turbine design and advanced repair technology. Tom holds a BSME from Virginia Tech and a MSME from Georgia Tech.


Legal Notice

Energy-Tech University is a project of Energy-Tech magazine and TG Advisers, Inc. All programs and events are subject to change and/or cancellation due to low registration and/or circumstances beyond the control of the course hosts. Energy-Tech University does not endorse any specific product, course of action, procedure, opinion or other information offered during the Turbine Rotor Design Symposium course. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this website and program or provided during the training, Energy-Tech University, its officers, directors, partners, employees and agents assume no responsibility for its content, use or interpretation. Relying on the information provided by Energy-Tech University is at the sole risk of the registered students.  Please note our refund policy: Prior to September 1, 2017 - 100%, prior to September 22, 2017 - 50%; thereafter - No Refund. 

Have questions about Steam and Gas Turbine Symposium – Troubleshooting and Repair Options for Improved Reliability and Operational Flexibility? Contact Energy-Tech & TG Advisers, Inc.

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Wyndham Garden, San Antonio Riverwalk
103 9th St
San Antonio, TX 78215


Energy-Tech & TG Advisers, Inc.

Energy-Tech is a magazine dedicated to the engineering, operations and maintenance of electric power plants. It is published 4x/year in print (February, May, August and November) and monthly as an E-dition, and has delivered quality technical information to approximately 20,000 engineers, plant maintenance and operations  personnel, and senior level management in the power generation industry for over 25 years. Energy-Tech is published by WoodwardBizMedia, a division of Woodward Communications Inc.

TG Advisers, Inc., is a network of turbine and generator experts with extensive OEM, utility, and engineering consulting experience who have designed units operating worldwide, developed novel service strategies, and engineered major unit upgrades.

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