American Power Engineering Company Imparts Turbine Training to Global Audiences

Turbine Technology Services Corporation (TTS), a full-service gas turbine engineering services firm based in Orlando, Florida, is presenting an advanced ‘Gas Turbine Inspection and Maintenance’ training seminar to power generation managers, engineers and technical staff from the Oceanic Region at two, two-day seminars in Australia during August.

The ‘Gas Turbine Inspection and Maintenance’ seminar is being presented on August 13th and 14th, 2012 at the Pan Pacific Perth Hotel and August 16th and 17th at the Hilton Brisbane in Australia.

Pat Begley’s seminar will cover fundamental knowledge of gas turbine inspection and maintenance based on the age of the equipment, critical components and operational lifetime expectancy.

Australia has been in the spotlight as analysts expect the Oceanic country to become the top liquefied natural gas producer in the world and the recent surge in production, coupled with low political risk and relative stability, places Aussies a prime source for LNG.

Presented by Pat Begley, vice president at TTS, the seminar approaches the challenges of gas turbine operation from a strategic management perspective, stressing the importance of performing proactive inspections and thorough maintenance to obtain optimal ROI.

At power plants worldwide, gas turbines are a major capital investment of critical value to power generation operations, requiring its owners and managers to place equal importance in their maintenance, particularly as their equipment approaches or exceed its technical lifetime.

Failure to inspect and maintain gas turbines properly, along with its systems and technology, can lead to costly repairs and downtimes that hinder revenue generation for energy companies and private power companies affected by common maintenance issues and challenges.

According to a study on ‘The Industrial Gas Turbine Global Maintenance Market’, it is estimated that the maintenance of gas turbines worldwide is worth over $18 billion, a figure that deserves the attention of the power generation industry as the need for increased routine maintenance is likely to increase in years to come.

"Gas turbines are increasingly being used in Australia in power generation and process applications in the traditional utility sector as well as in mining and LNG compression applications", said Pat Begley of TTS. "Understanding current operation and maintenance procedures is key to maintaining optimum reliability, availability and viability of these key assets".

As expert trainer, Pat Begley’s seminar will cover fundamental knowledge of gas turbine inspection and maintenance based on the age of the equipment, critical components and operational lifetime expectancy, delivered over a two-day schedule in two Australian cities.

With almost three decades of experience in the application of heavy rotating equipment for the power generation, cogeneration, and oil and chemical industries, Mr. Begley is expected to deliver valuable knowledge to attendees from diverse management and engineering roles in global energy companies.

TTS has extensive expertise and exceptional reputation in project management and the supervision of installation, start-up, operation, maintenance and controls of industrial and aeroderivative gas turbines and related equipment, further adding equity to Begley’s presentation.

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