Six Workshops at ASME Turbo Expo 2011 to Provide Hands-On Training

NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2011 – The ASME International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) has announced six instructional workshops for engineers and other technical professionals in the gas turbine field.

The workshops, to be held June 4-5, 2011, at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, will provide hands-on training for professionals seeking to broaden their knowledge and proficiency in various gas turbine topics, including maintenance and repair. The training will take place in conjunction with ASME Turbo Expo 2011.

The titles of the workshops are: Gas Turbine Operations and Maintenance, Technology and Applications of Turbine Coatings, Advances in Turbine Aero-Thermo-Mechanical Design and Analysis, Gas Turbine Aerothermodynamics & Performance Calculations, Basic Gas Turbine Metallurgy and Repair Technology, and Introduction to Optimization Methods and Tools for Multi-Disciplinary Design in Turbomachinery.

The courses will be taught by experts from leading companies and research organizations, including GE, Rolls-Royce, Air Force Research Laboratory, University of Cambridge, and Oxford University.

ASME Turbo Expo 2011, beginning on June 6 and continuing to June 10, will bring together engineers and researchers from around the world to discuss recent technology advancements in engine design, materials, operations and maintenance, noise reduction, alternative fuels, combustion diagnostics, and micro-turbines, among many other topics. 

IGTI organizes and manages Turbo Expo.  The institute, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., supports the exchange of information focused on improving the design, manufacture, operation and maintenance, and environmental impact of gas turbines, turbo-machinery, and related equipment.


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