Covering LM2500, LM2500+, LM2500+G4, LM6000PA up to LM6000PF Gas Turbines


About The Course

This course is intended for customer personnel concerned with day-to-day on-site operations and maintenance of the several GE LM2500/PGT25 and LM6000 aero-derivative gas turbine models. The purpose of the training is to provide the knowledge required to ensure consistent, trouble-free performance from the engine and its associated equipment.

Key Learnings

  • How a Gas Turbine works
  • The construction of the LM2500 and LM6000 including where the important and/or relevant component is located
  • The LM2500 and LM6000 axial flow compressors including what is causing stall and surge
  • The Variable Geometry Control systems
  • The combustion systems (SAC & DLE)
  • The Turbine sections
  • The Auxiliary systems
  • The LM2500 and LM6000 Operations
  • The LM2500 and LM6000 maintenance philosophy
  • How to read and use the Operation and Maintenance manuals including the IPB (Illustrated Parts Breakdown Book)
  • The LM2500 and LM6000 gas turbine control system principles
  • Troubleshooting and Practical Cases
  • The Generator

Who Should Attend

Operators and Maintenance engineers (mechanical as well as I&C).
In general this course is applicable to those who need an in-depth understanding of the LM2500/PGT25 AND LM6000 gas turbines and the related auxiliary systems. The training course is also meant for employees of companies that are (future) end users of LM gas turbines or contractors that operate the gas turbines on behalf of those companies.


Entry Level: The course participants should have some basic knowledge of operation and maintenance of rotating equipment, not necessarily gas turbines.

Course Faculty - Fred Weenink

The trainer is originally educated as a Merchant Marine Chief Engineer in both Diesel Engines and Steam Turbines.

After his 11 years career in the Merchant Marine he has been a teacher at Merchant Marine Academy, worked in a large combined cycle power plant and for over 20 years for a GE licensed gas turbine manufacturer/packager/service provider for heavy-duty and LM gas turbines, first as service engineer and later as contract manager, project engineer and trainer/training manager.


Currently he is trainer and education & training manager at VBR Turbine Partners an independent ISO 9001:2015 certified gas turbine service provider. The service portfolio of VBR Turbine Partners includes gas turbine spare parts, troubleshooting & problem solving, hot section exchanges, engine overhaul consultancy, control system retrofits, remote condition monitoring & training.


How a Gas Turbine works

The LM2500 & LM6000 Compressor, Combustion and Turbine Sections

The Auxiliary Systems

Operations and the Maintenance Philosophy

The Gas Turbine Control System Principles

Troubleshooting and Practical Case

Introduction to the Generator

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