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Part 3: Gas Turbine Operation – Troubleshooting Support Systems, Compressors, and More

Summary: This is Part 3 of a discussion on Gas Turbine Operation with my guest, Robert Hawkins. In Part 1 we covered concepts related to the basic operation of Gas Turbines, which are important to understand for effective troubleshooting when issues arise. In Part 2 we covered issues that can occur with startup, shutdown, and combustion. In Part 3 we cover considerations related to support systems, compressor performance and water wash, turbine performance, and vibration monitoring

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Topics Covered:

  • Operational concerns with support systems such as lube oil, fuel, hydraulic oil, and more
  • Compressor performance including online and offline water wash considerations
  • Turbine performance and vibration monitoring

Guest Bio: Robert is a Lead Technical Support Specialist for Nexus Controls Remote Diagnostic Service team and has over 30 years of experience with steam and gas turbines, mechanical, and control systems. His past roles include Product Services Engineer, Instructor, and Field Engineer.

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