Steam and Gas Turbines

Course Description

Covers the principles, design, operation, maintenance, and repair of marine steam turbines including their reduction gears, thrust bearings, couplings, governors, and lubrication systems. Line shafting, bearings, and propellers are other topics included. This course also includes an introduction to the design and operation of gas turbines. [Lab time required]

Entrance Requirements

Learning Objectives

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following STCW elements:

Demonstrate proficiency in the following skills:

Other Objectives


  1. Introduction: Thermodynamics
  2. Turbine classification
  3. Turbine staging
  4. Turbine construction: Blading, rotors
  5. Turbine construction: Diaphragms, casings
  6. Couplings
  7. Reduction gears
  8. Bearings: Journal and thrust
  9. Turbine balancing
  10. Lube oil theory and purification
  11. Lube oil systems
  12. Speed control: Throttles, governors
  13. Turbine operation, start up, securing
  14. Casualty control
  15. Maintenance and repair
  16. Gas turbine construction
  17. Gas turbine operation

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