Performance Monitoring, Maintenance and Profit Optimization, Power
Augmentation, Profits, Revenue and Life Cycle Cost Analysis


About The Course

This seminar provides in-depth understanding of computer simulation of gas turbines under steady-state and transient conditions.  The selection considerations and applications of co-generation and combined cycles are also covered in this seminar.  The analysis performed by gas turbine simulators provides the following benefits:

  1. Allow the operator to extend the gas turbine operating period by avoiding unnecessary outages and maintenance activities.
  2. Determination of essential gas turbine maintenance activities to reduce the duration of the outage.


The simulation program is capable of simulating the following parameters to determine their effects on gas turbine performance, turbine creep life, environmental emissions, gas turbine life cycle cost, revenue, and profitability: variations in ambient temperature and pressure, inlet and exhaust losses, engine deterioration, different faults, power augmentation methods including peak mode, and water injection, control system performance (including proportional offset, integral windup, and trips), variations in the fuel type (natural gas, diesel, etc), variations in maintenance techniques and frequency, variations in many key parameters.


The simulation program is also capable of trending the following:

  1. Many gas turbine key parameters such as exhaust gas temperature, speed, etc.
  1. Compressor characteristics and its operating point during engine transients.

These trends can also be provided as bar charts.  The simulated data can be exported to other Window packages such as Excel spreadsheets, etc.  Many simulation exercises are included to describe how the simulation program should be used for different scenarios including co-generation and combined cycle plants.


Delegates are also encouraged to bring the operational data of their gas turbines.  The instructor will be able to perform simulation of their plants to reduce unnecessary maintenance activities, optimize the profits, and minimize environmental emissions.


De-regulation of the electricity markets is sweeping across the world.  There will be increasing opportunities for highly efficient power generating plants, such as combined cycle and co-generation, to compete against the older plants of established utilities.  These new plants are environmentally friendly and more than twice as efficient as the older fossil and nuclear generating plants.  Independent Power Producers and utilities are planning to construct additional combined cycle and co-generation plants due to their short construction lead-time and low capital investment.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a thorough understanding of computer simulation on gas turbines
  • Learn about all components and subsystems of the various types of gas turbines
  • Examine the advantages, applications, performance and economics of gas turbines
  • Learn about various equipment including compressors, turbines, governing systems, combustors, heat recovery steam generators, and auxiliaries
  • Learn about the monitoring and control of environmental emissions
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the selection considerations and applications of co-generation and combined cycles

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals


Course Faculty - Philip Kiameh

Philip Kiameh

Has more than 32 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation as an Engineering Supervisor and Training Manager, has conduct courses and seminars, to more than 4,000 working engineers and professionals who consistently ranked him as “Excellent” or “Very Good”. Philip has also wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York.

Philip Kiameh

Philip Kiameh has more than 32 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (OPG), one of the largest electric utility in North America. He was previously involved in research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories.


While working at OPG, Philip acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time, he worked as a Field Engineer and Design Engineer, he was responsible for the operation, maintenance, diagnostics, and testing of gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, motors, transformers, inverters, valves, pumps, compressors, instrumentation and control systems. Further, his responsibilities included designing, engineering, diagnosing equipment problems and recommending solutions to repair deficiencies and improve system performance, supervising engineers, setting up preventive maintenance programs, writing Operating and Design Manuals, and commissioning new equipment.


Philip subsequently worked as the manager of a section dedicated to providing training for the staff at the power stations.  The training provided by him covered in detail the various equipment and systems used in power stations. He has taught courses and seminars to more than four thousand working engineers and professionals around the world, specifically Europe and North America. He has been consistently ranked as “Excellent” or “Very Good” by the delegates who attended his seminars and lectures.


Philip has written 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York.  Below is a list of the books authored by him:

  1. Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, October 2011.
  2. Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, March 2003.
  3. Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, January 2012.
  4. Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
  5. Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).


Furthermore, he has received the following awards:

  1. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by PowerEdge, Singapore, in December 2016
  2. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  3. The “Excellence in Teaching Award” in April 2007 offered by TUV Akademie (TUV Akademie is one of the largest Professional Development centre in world, it is based in Germany and the United Arab Emirates, and provides engineering training to engineers and managers across Europe and the Middle East).
  4. Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).


Lastly, Philip was awarded his Bachelor of Engineering Degree “with distinction” from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He also received a Master of Applied Science in Engineering (M.A.Sc.) from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers in the province of Ontario, Canada.


Review of Thermodynamics Principles

The Turbine Governing Systems

Gas Turbine Fundamentals

An overview of Gas Turbines

Gas Turbine Design

Dynamic Compressors Technology

Gas Turbine Compressors

Gas Turbine Combustors

Axial-Flow Turbines

Gas Turbine Lubrication and Fuel Systems

Gas Turbine Instrumentation And Control Systems

Gas Turbine Performance Characteristics

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan