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Principles and Management of Combined Cycle Power Plants

Even if you are not a technical engineer, working within the industry combined cycle power plants, it is incredibly important to have the foundational understanding of how power plants work, plant layout and operating principles. Having a strong foundational understanding will enable you to better operate, manage projects, costs and service internal and external customers.   The combined cycle power plant fundamentals course will provide basic technical concepts needed to understand how a power plant works, followed by a general overview of combined cycle power plant layout, measurement and operating principles. All major systems in the power plant will be discussed from fuel and water into the plant to the generation of electricity. Relationships between power plant systems will be illustrated. Focus will be on simple presentation of technical ideas, so attendees are not required to have an engineering or technical background.

Turning 'Theory' into 'Practice'?

This combined cycle power plant fundamentals course will provide basic technical concepts needed to understand how a power plant works, followed by a general overview of combined cycle power plant layout, measurement and operating principles. All major systems in the power plant will be discussed from fuel and water into the plant to the generation of electricity. Relationships between power plant systems will be illustrated. Focus will be on simple presentation of technical ideas, so attendees are not required to have an engineering or technical background.

Who should attend?

Investor Owned/Power Generating Electric Utilities, Merchant Generators/IPPs, Public Power Companies, Power Plant Operating Companies, Power Plant Finance Providers, Industrial Power Plants   Groups and individuals needing to obtain a deeper understanding in order to better understand perform their function, interact with internal and external clients within the Electric Utilities, Generators, and Power Plant industry including: Generation Business Managers Asset Managers Environmental Managers Financial Managers Safety/Security Managers Project Managers Sales, marketing, communications Purchasing/Procurement Managers Construction Managers Engineering Managers IT Managers Outage Managers

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation


Introduction, Format, Objectives Primer on Power Plants

         Power Plant Concepts

         A Simple Power Plant

         Basic Energy Conversion

         Transferring Heat to Steam Energy

         Converting Steam Energy to Mechanical Energy

         Converting Mechanical Energy to Electrical Energy

 

Heat and Energy

         Properties of Substances

         Mass, Volume, and Density

         Pressure and Flow

         Temperature and Heat

         Forms of Energy

 

Combustion Basics

         How Does Fuel Burn

         Oil and Natural Gas Combustion

         Natural Gas and Oil Ignition Systems

         Fuel Supply and Preparation Systems

 

Combustion Turbines

         Types of Gas Turbines and Their Applications

         Components of a Gas Turbine

         Air, Fuel and Exhaust Flow Paths

         Combustion Turbine Operation

 

Emissions Control

         Basics of Gas Turbine Emissions Control

         Low NOx Burners

         Water & Steam Injection

         SCR

 

Heat Recovery Steam Generator

         Modes of Heat Transfer

         Furnace Heat Transfer and Temperature Control

 

Boiler Steam-Water Cycle

         Boiler Steam-Water Cycle

         Typical Waste Heat Boiler Configurations

         Economizer

         HP, IP and LP Sections

 

Steam Turbines

         Classifications

         Typical Steam Turbine Cycle

         Components

         Impulse and Reaction Turbines

         Steam Seals

 

Power Plant Electrical

         Generation and Transmission Concepts

         Power Plant Alternating Current (AC) Generators

         Power Plant Switchyards

 

Condenser

 

Balance of Plant Equipment

 

Water Treatment

 

Instrumentation, Control Systems and Interlocks

 

Plant Maintenance & Operations

 

Plant Asset Management

         Cost of Generation (O&M & Capital)

         Plant Performance & Value



Benefits to you

Explore the basic concepts of

o    energy conversion, namely, conversion of chemical energy to electricity

o    temperature, work, and heat in power plant operation

o    fuel combustion and how fuels are prepared and combusted in a combustion turbine

o    heat recovery steam generator and how they work together to produce steam energy

o    steam turbine and how the turbine transforms steam energy from the heat recovery steam generator into mechanical energy

o    electrical generator and how the generator transforms mechanical energy from the turbine into electrical energy

o    electrical switch yard and how it works to transmit electrical energy into the electrical transmission and distribution systems outside of the power plant

o    Power Plants, plant equipment, turbines , steam generators, and the how they work

Increase understanding of components of a combined cycle power plant and how they work together to produce energy

Enhance your understanding of plant operations and energy conversions within the operations

Understand the operations, maintenance and related activities of a combined cycle plant

Review the basic components of electrical generator use into electrical energy

Review various components that create electrical transmissions

Overview the production of steam energy production

Review the basics of fuel combustions and preparations within a combustion turbine

Overview of the management concepts of a combined cycle plant

o    Asset Management

o    Budget and cost of generation

o    Capital Investment

BIG QUOTE:

Companies already benefiting include:

Duration of Course

2 Day Course

Course details

 January 23-24, 2013

For more information about this course and how to register, please contact Emily Jones at emilyj@marcusevansch.com or call 312.540.3000 ext 6714

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