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Combustion Turbine Power Plants

Lee Layton, PE

This 4-hour course is a about combustion turbine power plants. A combustion turbine power plant is a simple plant that typically consists of a gas turbine supplied by natural gas. These plants are not particularly efficient, but they are relatively inexpensive to build and can be installed in a short amount of time. They are ideal for short-term needs and for supplies peaking needs. When used in a combined cycle plant though, the overall efficiency is very good. With large quantities of natural gas available in the US, combined cycle power plants are expected to be a major component in utility generation fleets for many years. This course covers the design and operational characteristics of a combustion turbines as well as taking an in-depth look at the natural gas industry.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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