vCT561 – Principles Of A Frame 7F Combustion Inspection

vCT561 – Principles Of A Frame 7F Combustion Inspection

2 days (4-hours sessions) - 8 PDH Credits Awarded


No future dates scheduled


In today’s environment it is important to be properly prepared for turbine outages.  Even if you are not expected to be the “technical advisor”, it is still important for you to appreciate all the activities that are important to the outage plan and its implementation.  This course is intended to improve the effectiveness of your Frame 7F combustion inspection activities. Topics include: Outage Planning • Disassembly • Inspection • Repairs This course has been designed for plant personnel who are involved in safely and effectively maintaining combustion turbines. The course assumes the  participant has an understanding of the function and construction of those combustion turbine components to be inspected.  If not, we suggest participating in our Combustion Turbine Fundamentals (vCT201) class prior to participation in this session. Personnel should also recognize that a hot gas path or major inspection will include a combustion inspection.  If your site is planning a hot gas path or major inspection then this virtual course should be taken in advance of the other courses (that typically follow this scheduled class).


  1. List the gas turbine operational and safety issues that typically cause the scheduling of a combustion inspection.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose and conceptual differences of a combustion, hot-gas-path, and major inspections on the Frame 7F gas turbines.
  3. Demonstrate sufficient knowledge to conduct a combustion inspection.
  4. List the considerations that are to be included when developing an outage plan or schedule.
  5. Describe the major considerations when making repair/replace/reuse decisions.
  6. Describe the procedures for the safe and effective disassembly/reassembly of the gas turbine components associated with a combustion inspection.
  7. Describe the common procedures for cleaning and inspecting gas turbine components associated with a combustion inspection.
  8. Describe the common repair methods for gas turbine components.

Course dates/location/fee

See for detail on the course dates and registration fees. Virtual instructor led training (VILT) schedule on vC561 is for two ½-day classes.  Enrollment should be 10-days in advance of the scheduled dates to allow HPC to forward copies of the text prior to course beginning. 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.

Course Outline (Two 4-hour sessions)

Day One: 1 hour – Introduction 1 hour - Documentation, Component and Parts Requirements, Safety, Tools & Measuring Equipment, Scheduling 1 hour - Accessibility, Parts Identification, Fuel System 1 hour - Ignition and Flame Detection. Day Two: 1 hour - Combustion Components 1 hour - Borescope Inspection 1 hour - Inspection Data 1 hour - Reassembly

Frequently asked questions

  • Will HPC Technical Services schedule this course for our personnel only? YES, call or email Stephen Parker, for a price quotation.
  • Will HPC Technical Services customize the presentation to suit our particular needs?
  • Is HPC Technical Services' textbook available for purchase as a reference document?
  • Can HPC Technical Services provide "Technical Assistance" in conducting functional checkouts or troubleshooting problems? Yes we can.  Call or contact Stephen Parker, for our rate sheets and any further information required.

What you will receive

  1. 1 copy of HPC Technical Services' textbook, vCT561 Principles of a Frame 7F Combustion Inspection. It is a valuable desktop reference in addition to being able to enhance the learning process.
  2. A Certificate of Completion