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Gas Turbine - LM6000: LM6000 Engine Familiarization

Course Schedule

Location :  Houston, TX

Start Date
TXMay 27,28,29 (2020)
TXAugust 12,13,14 (2020)
TXSeptember 16,17,18 (2020)

Course Description


Gas Turbine - LM6000 Engine Familiarization

LM6k aero gas turbine

Course Description

Basic Gas turbine theory and operation and the knowledge required to ensure consistent, trouble-free performance from the engine and its associated equipment.

This course is intended for owners, operators and customer personnel concerned with the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the GE LM6000 Aeroderivative gas turbine.


3 Days

Target Audience

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  • Leadership
  • Supervisors
  • Operations
  • Mechanical Maintenance


Technical background or relevant experience

Class Size

Maximum number of students: 15

Learning Objectives

This course will provide basic knowledge on the following:

  • History of the LM6000
  • Terms and abbreviations
  • Frames, cases and rotors
  • Model comparisons (PA/PC versus PB/PD)
  • VSV, VBV, IGV systems overview and operation
  • Air systems (primary, secondary and parasitic)
  • HP recoup, LP recoup and LPT thrust balance
  • Bearings and sump pressurization
  • Fuel systems
  • Oil system
  • Sensors and instrumentation
  • Troubleshooting using the Operations and Maintenance Manual


Course Content


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  2. Participant background
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Lesson 1 – Gas turbine Basics

  1. Introduction and history of the LM6000/lineage
  2. Terms and abbreviations
  3. Frames, cases and rotors
  4. Comparison PA/PC versus PB/PD

Lesson 2 – LM6000 Construction

  1. VSV, VBV, IGV systems overview, operation and limits
  2. Air systems- Primary / Secondary / Parasitic
  3. HP recoup / LP Recoup/ LPT Thrust balance
  4. Fuel systems

Lesson 3 – Gas Tubine Support Systems

  1. Sump pressurization
  2. Bearings
  3. Oil System- component description / function / operation
  4. Sensors / instrumentation
  5. Troubleshooting using Operation and Maintenance manual


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