This course will provide the trainee with the knowledge necessary to understand and enhance their mechanical aptitude in the area of both Steam and Gas Turbines

The purpose of this course is to develop a working knowledge of the various types of Turbines as well as the different procedures and regulations associated with operation and installation of this equipment. With the completion of this course the participants are equipped with the knowledge required to inspect, troubleshoot and repair Turbines and their related systems.

Technicians are required to have good technical comprehension regarding turbines and the associated systems.  The technicians that participate in this training will be better equipped to repair and maintain as well as install and commission turbines and their associated systems within their responsibilities as well as increasing the knowledge within the maintenance team, thereby increasing the safe and efficient productivity of the mechanical systems.  With further on-job training and experience the technician will be able to attend more advanced training in this area therefore enhancing the maintenance team’s capabilities and knowledge.

  • Agenda
  • Audience
  • Technical Information

The following Topics will be covered allowing the Technicians a much stronger understanding of the Operation and Maintenance of Machinery and Equipment in the Petroleum Industry

The course will begin with a review of the course outline as well as and further activities scheduled for the day.


Day 1 – Description and Application

  • Define terminology associated with turbines.
  • Identify hazards and describe safe work practices pertaining to turbines.
  • Identify the types of turbines and describe their operation.
    • Steam
    • Gas
    • Hydro
    • Wind


Day 2 – Maintenance and Installation

  • Identify turbine components and describe their purpose and operation.
  • Describe the factors to consider when installing turbines.
    • Manufacturers’ specifications
    • Job site specifications
    • Location drawings
    • Auxiliary systems
    • Sequence of installation
  • Describe the procedures used to install turbines and their components.

Day 3 – Maintenance and Installation (cont’d)

  • Identify considerations for determining if turbine component repair or replacement is required.
  • Identify tools and equipment used to install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair turbines and describe their applications and procedures for use.
  • Describe the procedures used to troubleshoot. Inspect and repair turbines and their components.
    • Manufacturers’ specifications
    • Manufacturers’ representative
    • Technical manuals
  • Describe the procedures used to commission turbines.


The specifications and installation requirements that are required with the maintenance and installation as well as commissioning of this equipment is knowledge that is impertinent to the correct and successful development for all Mechanical Technicians in the Industry.  For the trainees this is the opportunity to excel in the environment of maintenance in the field.  This training will enhance the previous knowledge of the trainee and assist the trainee in providing better maintenance procedures. This training will allow the technician to understand the maintenance and operation of equipment not normally under their responsibilities.

This course is mainly targeted to Mechanical Technicians in Oil and Gas industry working in the field as an introduction or refresher.

The course can also be applicable to employees working with equipment purchasing, procurement, storage, and job planning as well as immediate supervisors to the working technicians.

Discipline:  Mechanical Technician Course

Delivery type:     Classroom

Provider:    TPL

Possible Instructors:   Fully qualified and certified TPL instructor with a minimum of 15 years instructor experience to international delegates in client or offsite locations.

Level: Foundation

Course Version:  0

Length:      3 days

Skills Needed to
Take Course (pre-requisites):
        Trainees should have completed a minimum of awareness training in Compressors.  To provide a better understanding of Turbines and their associated components it is recommended that all trainees have completed training on Dynamic Compressors