June 2021 Virtual Steam Turbine Fundamentals

Steam Turbine Fundamentals Seminar (4 Days/ 24 hours)

This program is based on MD&A’s world-recognized open enrollment program, currently not offered due to COVID-19 concerns. The program has been shortened from 36 to 24 hours but covers the same range of topics.

This course is ideal for plant operations, maintenance, and engineering personnel interested in gaining a broad understanding of turbine-generator design, operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance. It is ideal for new engineers and/or those who are new to turbine-generator technology. The program is based on a large steam turbine design by GE, but several references to different OEMs will be made. Participants will learn about turbine-generator design and construction and will be able to identify major components using correct terminology. Auxiliary systems will be described and students will review one-line diagrams and consider typical problems and corrective responses.

Control system philosophy and design overview will give participants a clear understanding of speed and load control. The starting and loading chart and instruction will be discussed and participants will work through interactive exercises to practice using this important tool. An overview of protective systems including alarm and trip functions will further the student’s appreciation for safe operation and what to do under alarm or trip conditions. A significant portion of time will be spent reviewing and discussing a correct response to each alarm and trip function. The recommended periodic testing procedures will be reviewed and the reasons behind each explored.

Abnormal operating conditions such as high vibration, water induction, bearing oil/metal temperature excursions, and generator faults will be reviewed. Emphasis will be placed on the underlying causes and prevention whenever possible and how to deal with them properly when they do occur. Protection of personnel and equipment will be given high priority throughout the program.

Finally, an overview of routine and periodic maintenance will round out the program. Students will be instructed on typical outage work scopes including subcontracting practices. They will learn the importance of sound maintenance and operating practices and their impact on outage intervals, efficiency, and equipment life.

This is a virtual training program. We utilize the GoToTraining software platform which enables us to share desktop, video, documents, and conduct breakout activities, polling and tests. The virtual experience will be interactive.

System Requirements for Attendees
You can attend training from anywhere, anytime using a compatible computer or mobile device!

Download Info PDF for links to download and install the full-featured desktop software on your Windows and Mac computer, or join from a web browser, or GoToTraining App.

Participants will receive a 3-ring binder with presentation material copies.

If you have a problem with registration, please call (518) 399-3616.

  • Next Session 06/07/2021 - 06/10/2021iCal
  • Registration: Closed
  • Registration Closes: 06/04/2021
  • Tuition Fees:

    Single Rate: $1,995 (1-2 registrants on / before May 14, 2021)

    Group Rate: $1,795 (3 or more from the same company, registering together on / before May 14, 2021)

    Late Rate: $2,095 (After May 14, 2021)

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Bookings are closed for this event.

Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend the session you registered for, you may send a substitute. Please contact MD&A regarding substitutions. There is a $300 fee for those who cancel 31 days or more from the date of the event and do not send a substitute. Those who cancel 30 days or less from the date of the event and do not send a substitute will be charged 50% of the registration fee.

International clients are required to pay in advance by credit card.

MD&A reserves the right to cancel classes due to low attendance.


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