ASME to Hold Gas Turbine Training Week

Feb 25, 2013

by Jean Thilmany

NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2013 – The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International Gas Turbine Institute will hold a special training program on gas turbines this spring at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Commencing April 29 and continuing to May 3, the program will cover a range of topics pertaining to gas turbine technology, including systems design, operation, and maintenance. Two experts in the field – Thomas Van Hardeveld and Tim Lieuwen – will instruct the training classes, which will also address turbine emissions and centrifugal compressors.

Attendees will have the opportunity to advance their knowledge and gain professional development hours on three topics:

Gas Turbine Design, Operation and Maintenance April 29–30
Participants will receive an overview of the basic components of managing gas turbines, with special emphasis on modern approaches to operations and maintenance practices. The topics and principles covered apply to all types of gas turbines in industrial applications, including oil and gas, petrochemical, manufacturing and off-shore.

Gas Turbine Combustion: Emissions and Operability May 1
This course will introduce students to gas turbine combustion emissions, operability issues and combustion dynamics. Training will cover premixed and non-premixed systems, the impact of design and operation on NOx, CO emissions, combustion dynamics, and combustion instabilities, among other topics.

Centrifugal Compressor Design, Operation and Maintenance May 2-3
Participants will receive a fundamental understanding of all of the basic components of centrifugal compressors and the important role of critical auxiliary systems such as sealing, control and monitoring, anti-surge, and lubrication. The different drivers available for compressors will be covered.

About the Instructors
Thomas Van Hardeveld has 38 years of experience in all aspects of the operation and maintenance of gas turbines, compressors, and other gas transmission and process equipment. For more than 20 years, he has been involved in international consulting and has conducted training courses on rotating equipment, asset management and reliability. Van Hardeveld has co-authored books on pipeline operation and maintenance.

Tim Lieuwen is a professor at Georgia Institute of Technology and executive director of the Georgia Tech Strategic Energy Institute.  He is the author of numerous technical papers on gas turbine combustion, as well as the books Combustion Instabilities in Gas Turbines, Synthesis Gas Combustion, Unsteady Combustor Physics, and Gas Turbine Emissions.

The International Gas Turbine Institute, based in Atlanta, Ga., promotes technical information exchange in the worldwide gas turbine community and is the organizer of ASME Turbo Expo, a global conference encompassing a technical program, keynote speeches, and exposition of products and services.

About ASME
ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world.