TG706 – Advanced Steam Turbine Maintenance & Control Issues Seminar

TG706 – Advanced Steam Turbine Maintenance & Control Issues Seminar

4.5 days - 32 PDH Credits Awarded


No future dates scheduled


The goal of this seminar is to provide the power generation industry with a forum for the transfer of the latest techniques and technologies concerning steam turbine maintenance and controls issues.  Utilization of the latest techniques and technologies should assist power plant personnel in achieving:
  • Shorter Outage Durations
  • Longer Intervals Between Outages
  • Increased Efficiency and Output
  • Increased Reliability
The agenda that HPC proposes from year-to-year is designed based upon recommendations received from industry leaders, plant turbine engineers, and consultants.  View the seminar schedule and you’ll note how significant these topics are to the industry.  The OEM has similar seminars at times – they represent the OEM views and are biased by their business interest.  There are major expositions throughout the year, but you’ll never get this much information on one topic (the steam turbine) in one sitting. Participants benefit by learning the latest techniques / technologies that can have a direct effect upon planning and implementing their next steam turbine outage. Past presenters include:  Alstom Power, Bently-Nevada, Calgon, Elliot Company, Encotech, General Electric, HPC Technical Services, Manning Heat Treatment, Mechanical Dynamics & Analysis, NovaTech, REACT, Renewal Parts Maintenance, Sermatech, Steam Path Services, Turbine Diagnostic Services, Turbine Services Inc., TurboCare, Turbo Components & Engineering, Turbo Parts, WILMAR Engineering.

Course Dates / Location / Fee

See for detail on the course dates / locations / and registration fees. HPC’s 3-4-2 policy applies:  Sign up 3 for the same course/date and pay for only 2! HPC Technical Services reserves the right to cancel any course/seminar within 10-working days of the scheduled date.  Fees are 100% refunded or credited to another Seminar (clients' choice) if HPC should cancel any Seminar.  HPC is not responsible for non-refundable airline tickets or other travel expenses under any circumstance.

Seminar Schedule (subject to change)


  • 0730-0800       Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 0800-0830       Introduction and Welcome by Stephen Parker, HPC Technical Services
  • 0845-1045       Overview of Turbine Design Principles
  • 1100-1200       Steam Turbine High-Impact Low Probability Risk Items
  • 1200-1300       Lunch Break
  • 1300-1500       Steam Path Audit
  • 1515-1700       Deposit Analysis / Considerations


  • 0730-0800       Continental Breakfast
  • 0800-0900       Steam Turbine Control Concepts
  • 0900-1000       Turbine Trip Systems
  • 1015-1200       Turbine Controls Upgrade Considerations
  • 1200-1300       Lunch
  • 1300-1430       Major Steam Path Upgrade Considerations – a Plant’s Perspective
  • 1445-1600       Cost / Benefit Evaluation for a Turbine Upgrade
  • 1600-1700       Borescopic Inspections


  • 0800-0945       Valve Linearity Testing & Considerations
  • 1000-1200       Turbine Operation, Testing, Valve Tuning & Diagnostics Using Digital Turbine Controls
  • 1200-1300       Lunch
  • 1300-1400       Steam Path Welding Repair
  • 1400-1500       Turbine Bearing Maintenance Issues
  • 1515-1700       Partition Repair by Partial Replacement


  • 0800-1000       Infrared Thermography During Turbine Maintenance Activities
  • 1015-1200       Tops-Off Alignment Considerations to Account for Casing Distortion
  • 1200-1300       Lunch
  • 1300-1400       Turbine Maintenance Tooling
  • 1400-1445       Brush Sealing Systems
  • 1500-1630       Repair/Replace/Reuse Decision Making
  • 1730-               Open Bar and Vendor Fair


  • 0800-0930       Turbine Supervisory Instruments’ Functional Purpose and Use
  • 0945-1100       Using the TSI Systems for Maximum Advantage
  • 1100-1200       Discussions and Feedback

What you will receive

  1. 1 copy of Seminar Presentation Binder, including a color printout for ALL presentations
  2. A Certificate of Completion with 31 PDH awarded.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can HPC Technical Services perform a outage support?  Yes we can.  Call or contact Stephen Parker, for our rate sheets and any further information required.