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Gas Turbine - 6,7,9, B,E, F, HA Class : Gas Turbine - Operation - F-Class (Advanced)

Course Schedule

Location :  Houston, TX

Start Date
TXMay 20,21,22,23,24 (2024)
TXSeptember 30 (2024), October 01,02,03,04 (2024)

Course Description


$4,050 USD

Gas Turbine Advanced Operation 


Course Description                   

This course is designed to enhance GE F-class (7F, 9F, 6F) gas turbinegenerator configuration and operational knowledge and skills. The course builds on prior knowledge and experience of the participants. They will learn to analyze operating problems of their Gas Turbine properly and take the necessary corrective action. Participants gain competence to interpret fault annunciations 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 F class Advanced Operations course will provide a detailed understanding of gas turbine operating sequences and control and protection functions by focusing on the operational relationships of the compressor, combustor and turbine sections along with generator and auxiliary systems. Discussion on turbine auxiliary systems is limited to key operational interfaces. Generator hydrogen and seal oil system operations will be covered. Participants may wish to bring their unit specific HMI control screens, alarm lists, control specification and device summary with them to facilitate correlating classroom discussions with specific unit parameters. Review of causes and responses for key process alarms and trips will be conducted throughout the course. Participants are also encouraged to bring information concerning issues their gas turbine generators may currently have or have experienced in the past, for discussion.



5 days


Target Audience                        




General Prerequisites               

Participants should have:

  1. Prior Gas Turbine experience as control room or outside operator, I&C or Mechanical Technician
  2. Have attended a GE Gas Turbine Operation course, or possesses equivalent knowledge
  3. Technical background (Mechanical or Controls)
  4. Reasonable computer skills

NOTE: Participants will have difficulty to follow this course content if they do not fulfill the prerequisites listed above.


Course Prerequisites                 N/A



Class Size                                Maximum number of students: 12



Learning Objectives                 

This course will provide basic knowledge on the following:

  1. Familiarize with gas turbine operating sequences and modes: Start, Synchronize, Loading and Shutdown
  2. Understand control and protection functions for the turbine, generator and auxiliary systems
  3. How to interpret and understand HMI screen graphics, information and commands
  4. Respond to an alarm from the HMI screen and how to locate/trace signals to the control logic
  5. Be able to utilize alarm causes response database in respect to the equipment and systems
  6. Maintain availability, optimum performance and reliability by quickly addressing operational issues, alarms and recovering from a trip or Not Ready to Start condition
  7. Be able to assess the effects of abnormal operating conditions on the turbine and generator components
  8. Navigate throughGE Documentation such as the O&M manual, P&IDs and Device Summary
  9. Identify nominal and alarm settings from device summary and control specifications
  10. Operation of Generator Hydrogen and Seal Oil Systems
  11. Learn the impact of operations on the turbine maintenance inspection intervals


Course Content                          INTRODUCTION

  1. Instructor Background
  2. Participant Background
  3. Course Schedule


  1. F-Class Turbine Theory, performance and Component Review
  2. Generator Component Overview


  1. Device Summary, P&IDs and Control Specifications
  2. Primary Operator Interface: HMI Menus & Screens Review


  1. Alarm/Trip Documentation
  2. Alarms and Trips Interpretation and Troubleshooting


  1. Turbine Devices and Operating Conditions
  2. Combustion Systems: DLN 2.6 / 2+ / 2.6+ Fuel System Operation
  3. Fuel Control Functions: FSR, Startup, Speed, Loading and Temperature


  1. Turbine Startup Sequence Procedure
  2. Synchronization and Loading: Generator Off Line and On-Line Operations
  3. Variable Inlet Guide Vane, Inlet Bleed Heat and Compressor Bleed Valve Operation
  4. Protection: Over Speed, Over Temperature, Vibration
  5. Protection: Exhaust Temperature Spreads and Combustion Monitoring
  6. Shutdown Sequence Procedure


  1. Hydrogen cooledGenerator and its auxiliary systems


  1. Advanced Controls Topics:
  2. OpFlex/ Enhanced Transient Stability Controls
  3. Steam Temperature Matching
  4. Operational Effects on Maintenance Intervals
  5. F Class Upgrade Options