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Gas Turbine - LM6000: LM6000 Engine Familiarization


Location :  Houston, TX

Start Date
TXSeptember 11,12,13 (2024)
TXOctober 23,24,25 (2024)
TXDecember 02,03,04 (2024)

Course Description



LM6000 Engine Familiarization


Course Description

Basic Gas turbine theory and operation and the knowledge required to ensure consistent, trouble-free performance from the engine and its associated equipment.

This course is intended for owners, operators and customer personnel concerned with the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the GE LM6000 Aeroderivative gas turbine.


3 Days

Target Audience

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  • Leadership
  • Supervisors
  • Operations
  • Mechanical Maintenance


Technical background or relevant experience

Class Size

Maximum number of students: 15

Learning Objectives

This course will provide basic knowledge on the following:

  • History of the LM6000
  • Terms and abbreviations
  • Frames, cases and rotors
  • Model comparisons (PA/PC versus PB/PD)
  • VSV, VBV, IGV systems overview and operation
  • Air systems (primary, secondary and parasitic)
  • HP recoup, LP recoup and LPT thrust balance
  • Bearings and sump pressurization
  • Fuel systems
  • Oil system
  • Sensors and instrumentation
  • Troubleshooting using the Operations and Maintenance Manual


Course Content


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  2. Participant background
  3. Course schedule

Lesson 1 – Gas turbine Basics

  1. Introduction and history of the LM6000/lineage
  2. Terms and abbreviations
  3. Frames, cases and rotors
  4. Comparison PA/PC versus PB/PD

Lesson 2 – LM6000 Construction

  1. VSV, VBV, IGV systems overview, operation and limits
  2. Air systems- Primary / Secondary / Parasitic
  3. HP recoup / LP Recoup/ LPT Thrust balance
  4. Fuel systems

Lesson 3 – Gas Tubine Support Systems

  1. Sump pressurization
  2. Bearings
  3. Oil System- component description / function / operation
  4. Sensors / instrumentation
  5. Troubleshooting using Operation and Maintenance manual


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