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Aeroderivative Turbines - LM and TM Package Operations/ Familiarization Training: TM2500 & TM2500+ Aero Package Operations/ Familiarization

Course Schedule

Location:  Kuwait City , Kuwait

Start Date
GEKTCOctober 13-17, 2019

Course Description


Gas Turbine - TM2500 & TM2500+ Aero Package Operation/Familiarization 

This course introduces the basic skills and knowledge required to ensure proper operation of the TM2500+ model turbines and their associated systems. The course focuses on operator responsibilities such as startup, loading and monitoring during operation.


5 Days

Target Audience

  • Supervisors
  • Operations
  • Mechanical Maintenance


  • Instruction is given in English; therefore, a reasonable ability to read and understand spoken English is required

Class Size

Maximum number of Students: 15

Learning Objectives

This course will provide basic knowledge on the following:

  • Introduction and history of the TM2500
  • Gas turbine basics
  • TM2500 engine construction
  • Support systems (hydraulic start, turbine lube oil, generator lube oil, VSVs, ventilation and combustion air, fuel systems, fire protection, vibration, etc.)
  • Generator and electrical systems
  • Control system
  • Startup and shutdown
  • Faults and alarms, analyzing problems, taking proper action

Course Content


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

LESSON 1 – Gas Turbine Basics

A.Compressor Theory, Types, Operation, and Stall

B.Gas Turbine Combustors

C.NOx Reduction

D.Turbine Section

E.Air/Exhaust Gas Flow Characteristics

F.Gas Turbine Configurations

LESSON 2 – Turbine Construction

A.LM2500 History, Models and Options

B.Engine Stations and Orientation

C.Shaft and Bearing Configuration

D.Frame/Support Members

E.HP Compressor Assembly

F.Variable Stator Vane Assembly

G.Combustor Assembly

H.HP Turbine Assembly

I.Power Turbine Assembly

J.Accessory Gear Box

K.Engine Airflow

L.Turbine Instrumentation

M.Key Performance Features and Operating Parameters

LESSON 3 – Gas Turbine Support Systems

A.Introduction to Package Configuration and Support Systems

B.Engine/Package Documentation

C.Turbine (Synthetic) Lube Oil System

D.Variable Geometry Systems

E.Hydraulic Starting System

F.Fuel System, including Dry or Water/Steam Injection NOx Reduction Systems, as applicable

G.Ventilation and Combustion Air System, including Inlet Cooling and Anti-Icing, as applicable

H.Water Wash System

I.Vibration Monitoring System

J.Fire and Gas Protection System

LESSON 4 – Electrical Systems

A.Fundamentals of Electricity and Power Generation

B.Static vs. Brushless Excitation

C.Voltage Regulation, VAR and Power Factor Control


E.Electrical Protection

F.Motor Control

G.Battery/Charging Systems

LESSON 5 – Generator

A.Generator Construction

B.Generator (Mineral) Lube Oil System

C.Load Reduction Gear, as applicable

D.Optional Synchronous Clutch, as applicable

LESSON 6 – Control System

A.Control System Architecture

B.Control Panel Layout and Hardware

C.Control System Functionality

D.HMI Screen Set

LESSON 7 – Operation

A.Pre-Start Activities

B.Permissive Conditions

C.Startup Sequence

D.On Line Operation

E.Droop vs. Isochronous Operation

F.Shutdown Sequences

Please click on one of the links below for location information including directions, area hotels, and PPE requirements: 

Information Guide to Houston

Information Guide to Kuwait