Aero-derivative Gas Turbines – Major Components and Support Systems
- Define an aero-derivative gas turbine
- Describe how an aero-derivative gas turbine is different from its heavy duty counterpart
- Discuss the basic design of the compressor section
- Explain the basic purpose of a combustor
- Describe the fuel delivery system for an aero-derivative gas turbine and its flow paths
- Describe the lube oil system for an aero-derivative gas turbine and how it functions
The impact of the gas turbine on the history of power generation cannot be overstated. Since the late 1940s, what started as jet engine technology has transformed the power industry. Gas turbines, also known as combustion turbines, convert thermal energy to mechanical energy through the combustion of fuel. They do so by taking in air, compressing it, then exhausting the gases.
The Aero-Derivative Gas Turbines - Major Components and Support Systems training course is an overview of these gas turbines. They are more efficient than their heavy duty counterparts, but less rugged and cost more per kilowatt.
This online course discusses the motivation behind the auto-derivative gas turbine. It also describes the gas turbine's basic components and support system. This course focuses on:
- Industrial auto-derivative turbine history
- Basic auto-derivative design
- Lube oil
Aero-Derivative Gas Turbines - Major Components and Support Systems is part of the Combustion Turbine Fundamentals series.
- Training Type: Online Interactive
- 55 Minutes