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Aeroderivative Turbines - LM and TM Package Operations/ Familiarization Training: Gas Turbine - LM6000 Aero Package Operation/Familiarization


Location :  Houston, TX

Start Date
TXOctober 21,22,23,24,25 (2024)

Course Description



LM6k aero gas turbine

Course Description

This course is designed to cover topics from Basic Gas turbine theory to detailed turbine operation to ensure consistent, trouble-free performance from the engine and its associated equipment.   This course develops a background in gas turbine operation that enables participants to analyze operating problems properly and take the necessary corrective action.

We emphasize the operator's responsibilities with regards to auxiliary systems, operational data taking and evaluation. Operators are instructed in how to interpret fault annunciation and how to determine if the annunciated fault can be remedied by operator action or by the assistance of instrumentation and/or maintenance personnel. The course focuses on package familiarization, starting, and loading and specific operator checks of the various turbine support and auxiliary systems to ensure safe and reliable operation of the gas turbine.


5 Days

Target Audience

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  • Supervisors
  • Operations
  • Mechanical Maintenance
  • Electrical Maintenance



Class Size

Maximum number of students: 15

Learning Objectives

This course will provide basic knowledge on the following:

  • Introduction and history of the LM6000
  • Gas turbine basics
  • LM6000 engine construction
  • Support systems (hydraulic start, synthetic lube oil, mineral lube oil, VGs, ventilation and combustion air, fuel systems, fire protection, vibration, etc.)
  • Generator and electrical systems
  • Control system
  • Startup and shutdown
  • Faults and alarms, analyzing problems, taking proper action


Course Content


  1. Instructor background
  2. Participant background
  3. Course schedule

Lesson 1 – Gas turbine Basics

  1. Compressor Theory, Types, Operation, and Stall
  2. Gas Turbine Combustors
  3. NOx Reduction
  4. Turbine Section
  5. Air/Exhaust Gas Flow Characteristics
  6. Gas Turbine Configurations

Lesson 2 – LM6000 Construction

  1. LM6000 History, Models and Options
  2. Engine Stations and Orientation
  3. Shaft and Bearing Configuration
  4. Frame/Support Members
  5. LP Compressor Section
  6. Fixed vs. Variable Inlet Guide Vane Assembly
  7. Variable Bypass Valve Assembly
  8. HP Compressor Assembly
  9. Variable Stator Vane Assembly
  10. Combustor Assembly
  11. HP Turbine Assembly
  12. LP Turbine Assembly
  13. Accessory Gear Box
  14. Engine Airflow
  15. Turbine Instrumentation
  16. Key Performance Features and Operating Parameters

Lesson 3 – Gas Tubine Support Systems

  1. Introduction to Package Configuration and Support Systems
  2. Engine/Package Documentation
  3. Turbine (Synthetic) Lube Oil System
  4. Variable Geometry Systems
  5. Hydraulic Starting System
  6. Fuel System, including Dry or Water/Steam Injection NOx Reduction Systems, as applicable
  7. Ventilation and Combustion Air System, including Inlet Cooling and Anti-Icing, as applicable
  8. SPRINT™ System, as applicable
  9. Water Wash System
  10. Vibration Monitoring System
  11. Fire and Gas Protection System

Lesson 4 – Electrical Systems

  1. Fundamentals of Electricity and Power Generation
  2. Static vs. Brushless Excitation
  3. Voltage Regulation, VAR and Power Factor Control
  4. Synchronization
  5. Electrical Protection
  6. Motor Control
  7. Battery/Charging Systems

Lesson 5 - Generator

  1. Generator Construction
  2. Generator (Mineral) Lube Oil System
  3. Load Reduction Gear, as applicable
  4. Optional Synchronous Clutch, as applicable

Lesson 6 – Control System

  1. Control System Architecture
  2. Control Panel Layout and Hardware
  3. Control System Functionality
  4. HMI Screen Set

Lesson 7 - Operation

  1. Pre-Start Activities
  2. Permissive Conditions
  3. Startup Sequence
  4. On Line Operation
  5. Droop vs. Isochronous Operation
  6. Shutdown Sequences


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