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Gas Turbine - 6,7,9, B,E, F, HA Class : Gas Turbine - 6,7,9, B, E, F Class Operation Familiarization


Location :  Houston, TX

Start Date
TXSeptember 09,10,11,12,13 (2024)
TXDecember 02,03,04,05,06 (2024)

Course Description



Gas Turbine


Course Description

This course offers a basic understanding of the operations of GE heavy duty gas turbine (6,7,9, B, E, F class). This course does not include any discussions of generators. The course is designed for those persons with power plant operations background.

The course is held at a GE Learning Center. All locations have turbine equipment available to view which enhances the learning experience beyond classroom lectures and discussions. The course is lecture based and with periodic viewing of the available equipment in the facility. No hands-on training will be provided due to the time limitation of the class.

This course is intended for personnel with limited or basic knowledge of GE gas turbine operation.


5 Days

Target Audience

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Instruction is given in English, therefore a reasonable ability to read and understand spoken English is required

Reasonable computer skills

Class Size

Maximum number of students: 15

Learning Objectives

This course will provide basic knowledge on the following:

  • Gas turbine major components and functions
  • Generator major components and functions
  • Auxiliary support systems purpose, components and functions
  • Turbine-Generator Startup, Loading, Shutdown and Emergency operations
  • How to locate information in the unit service manuals
  • Operating factors that affect maintenance intervals


Course Content


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Lesson 1

  1. Overview of Gas Turbine Major Components
  2. Basic Gas Turbine Operating Cycle and Performance Characteristics

Lesson 2

  1. Turbine Reference Drawings

Lesson 3

  1. Fundamentals of Gas Turbine Controls and Protection

Lesson 4

  1. Gas Turbine Auxiliary Systems – purpose, function and operation
  1. Turbine Devices
  2. Cooling and Sealing Air
  3. Lubrication and Hydraulic Oil
  4. Gas and Liquid Fuel
  5. Starting Systems
  6. Inlet Air Filtration and Heating/Cooling

Lesson 5

  1. Generator Major Components
  2. Generator Electrical Fundamentals
  3. <>
  4. Generator Cooling

Lesson 6

  1. Gas Turbine-Generator Operation
  2. Control Screens
  3. Operation and Maintenance Considerations