Air Compressors and Gas Turbines: Selection and Design

Turbines & Rotating Equipment​

Air Compressors and Gas Turbines: Selection and Design

The Air Compressors and Gas Turbines: Selection and Design course focuses on the principles, selection criteria, and design considerations for air compressors and gas turbines. Air compressors are essential for supplying compressed air in various industrial processes, while gas turbines are widely used for power generation and mechanical drive applications.

The course covers the following key topics:

  1. Compressed air system fundamentals: Understanding the basics of compressed air systems, including air properties, compression cycles, and system components.
  2. Air compressor types and selection: Exploring different types of air compressors, such as reciprocating, rotary screw, and centrifugal compressors, and learning how to select the appropriate compressor based on application requirements.
  3. Compressor design considerations: Understanding the design factors that impact compressor performance, such as compression ratio, efficiency, capacity control, and intercooling.
  4. Gas turbine principles and applications: Learning about the working principles of gas turbines, their various applications, and the factors to consider when selecting a gas turbine for a specific application.
  5. Gas turbine design and performance: Understanding the design aspects of gas turbines, including turbine cycles, combustion systems, and aerodynamics, and evaluating their performance characteristics.
  6. Efficiency and reliability optimization: Exploring strategies to improve the efficiency and reliability of air compressors and gas turbines, including maintenance practices, operational parameters, and system optimization techniques.
  7. Case studies and practical applications: Analyzing real-world case studies and examples to gain practical insights into the selection and design of air compressors and gas turbines in different industries.

The course covers the following key topics:

  1. Introduction to gas turbines and compressors: Understanding the basic operation, components, and applications of gas turbines and compressors.
  2. Control system architecture: Exploring the structure and components of control systems used in gas turbines and compressors, including sensors, actuators, controllers, and human-machine interfaces.
  3. Control modes and strategies: Learning about different control modes, such as speed control, load control, and temperature control, and the corresponding control strategies used in gas turbines and compressors.
  4. Instrumentation and measurement: Understanding the types of sensors and instruments used to measure critical parameters such as temperature, pressure, flow rate, and vibration in gas turbines and compressors.
  5. Control algorithms and tuning: Examining the algorithms and techniques used to develop control algorithms for gas turbines and compressors, and the importance of proper tuning for optimal performance.
  6. Safety and protection systems: Exploring the safety and protection systems implemented in gas turbines and compressors, including overspeed protection, temperature limits, and emergency shutdown systems.

This course is designed for engineers, designers, project managers, and professionals involved in the selection, design, and optimization of air compressors and gas turbines. It provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed decisions regarding compressor and turbine selection, design efficient systems, and ensure reliable performance in industrial applications.

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