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Power Generation: Gas Turbines, Co‑Generation, Combined Cycle Plants, Wind Power Generation, and Solar Power

Computer Simulation, Selection, Applications, Operation, Maintenance, Performance Monitoring, Power Augmentation, Economics, Profit Optimization, Revenue and Life Cycle Cost Analysis

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Description

This seminar will cover all aspects of steam power plants, gas turbines, co-generation, combined cycle plants, wind and solar power generating plants. This seminar will cover in detail all the components of these types of power plants such as: compressors, gas and steam turbines, heat recovery steam generators, deaerators, condensers, lubricating systems, instrumentation, control systems, transformers, and generators. The design, selection considerations, operation, maintenance, pay-back period, economics of co-generation plants and combined cycles, as well as, emission limits, reliability, monitoring and governing systems are also covered in detail. This seminar will also provide up-dated information in respect to all the significant improvements that have been made to co-generation, combined cycles plants, wind and solar power generating plants during the last two decades.

This seminar will illustrate through sophisticated computer simulation how gas turbines, co-generation and combined cycle plants perform under steady-state and transient conditions. In addition, the delegates will learn how to use the computer simulation program which provides the following benefits:

  • Allow the operator to extend the gas turbine operating period by avoiding unnecessary outages and maintenance activities.
  • Determination of essential gas turbine maintenance activities to reduce the duration of outages.
  • Profit optimization of co-generation and combined cycle plants.
  • Minimization of the environmental emissions of co-generation and combined cycle plants.

Who should attend

  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals

Benefits to participants

Power Plant Computer simulation: Gain a thorough understanding of computer simulation of gas turbines, co-generation, and combined cycle plants.

Power Plant Components and Systems: Learn about all components and subsystems of the various types of power plants such as: gas turbines, steam power plants, co-generation, combined cycle plants, wind turbines and generators, wind turbine farms, and solar power generation.

Power Plants Economics: Examine the advantages, applications, performance and economics of power plants such as: co-generation, combined cycle plants, wind turbines and generators, wind turbine farms, and solar power generation.

Power Plant Equipment: Learn about various power plant equipment including: compressors, turbines, governing systems, combustors, deaerators, feed water heaters, transformers, generators and auxiliaries, wind turbines and generators, wind turbine farms, and solar power generating plants.

Power Plant Maintenance: Learn all the maintenance activities required for power plants such as: gas turbines, steam power plants, combined cycles, generators, wind turbines and generators, and wind turbine farms to minimize their operating cost and maximize their efficiency, reliability, and longevity.

Power Plant Environmental Emissions:
Learn about the monitoring and control of environmental emissions.

Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Systems: Learn about the latest instrumentation and control systems of gas turbines and combined cycles.

Power Plant Reliability and Testing: Increase your knowledge of power plant predictive and preventive maintenance, reliability and testing.

Power Plant Selection and Applications: Gain a detailed understanding of the selection considerations and applications of power plants such as: co-generation, combined-cycle plants, wind turbines and generators, wind turbine farms, and solar power generation.

Power Plant Profitability: Learn about the reliability, life cycle cost, profitability, refurbishment, and life extension methods for all types of power plants.

Training methodology

The instructor relies on a highly interactive training method to enhance the learning process. This method ensures that all the delegates gain a complete understanding of all the topics covered. The training environment is highly stimulating, challenging, and effective because the participants will learn by case studies which will allow them to apply the material taught to their own organization.

Special feature

Each participant will receive a copy of the following materials written by the instructor:

  1. Power Generation Handbook, second edition, published by McGraw-Hill in 2012 (800 pages)
  2. Excerpt of the relevant chapters from the Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide published by McGraw-Hill in 2012 (800 pages)
  3. Power Generation Manual (includes practical information about power plants - 100 pages)

Program outline

Day 1 - Steam Power Plants, Steam Generators, Steam Turbines, Steam Turbine Auxiliaries, and Gas Turbines

  • Review of Thermodynamics Principles
  • Steam Power Plants
  • Steam Generators
  • Steam Turbines
  • Reheaters
  • Condensers
  • Feedwater Heaters
  • Efficiency and Heat Rate
  • Supercritical Plants
  • Co-generation Plants
  • Arrangement of Co-generation plants
  • Economics of Co-generation Plants    
  • The Fire-Tube Boiler
  • The Water-Tube Boiler
  • The Steam Drum
  • Superheaters and Reheaters
  • Once-Through Boilers
  • Economizers
  • Fans
  • The Stack
  • Steam Generator Control
  • Feedwater and Drum-Level Control
  • Steam-Pressure Control
  • Steam-Temperature Control
  • Mechanisms of Energy Conversion in a Steam Turbine
  • Turbine components
  • Rotating and Stationary blades
  • Thrust bearings
  • Labyrinth seals
  • Turbine controls
  • Testing of Turbine blades
  • Quality Assurance of Turbine Generator Components
  • Assembly and testing of turbine components
  • Turbine Types
  • Compound Turbines
  • Turbine Control Systems
  • Steam Turbine Maintenance
  • Steam Generators, Heat Exchangers, and Condensers
  • Power Station Performance Monitoring
  • The Turbine Governing Systems
  • Steam Chests and Valves
  • Turbine Protective Devices
  • Turbine Instrumentation
  • Lubrication Systems
  • Gland Sealing System
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Turbine-Generator Balancing, Vibration   Analysis and Maintenance
  • Features Enhancing The Reliability and Maintainability of Steam Turbines     
  • Gas Turbine Fundamentals
  • Overview of Gas Turbines
  • Gas Turbine Design
  • Gas Turbine Calculations
  • Gas Turbine Applications in Power Stations, Gas Turbine Protective Systems, and Tests
  • Gas Turbine Compressors
  • Dynamic Compressors Technology
  • Compressors Auxiliaries, Off-Design Performance, Stall, and Surge
  • Centrifugal Compressors – Components, Performance Characteristics, Balancing, Surge Prevention Systems, and Testing
  • Dynamic Compressors Performance
  • Compressor Seal Systems
  • Dry Seals, Advanced Sealing Mechanisms, and Magnetic Bearings

Day 2 - Gas Turbine Components and Auxiliaries, Computer Simulation of Gas Turbines

  • Gas Turbine Combustors
  • Axial-Flow Turbines
  • Gas Turbine Materials
  • Gas Turbine Lubrication and Fuel Systems
  • Gas Turbine Bearing and Seals
  • Gas Turbine Instrumentation and Control Systems
  • Gas Turbine Performance Characteristics
  • Gas Turbine Operating and Maintenance Considerations
  • Gas Turbine Emission Guidelines and Control Systems    
  • Effects of ambient temperature and pressure on gas turbine performance
  • Simulation of effects of component deterioration on engine performance Power Augmentation
  • Simulation of engine control system performance
  • Profits, Revenue and Life Cycle Cost Analysis
  • Non-Dimensional Analysis
  • Computer Simulation Applications
  • Computer Simulation of Gas Turbines and Combined Cycles – Exercises and Solutions

Day 3 - Combined Cycles, Co-generation Plants, Wind and Solar Power Generation, Transformers and Generators

  • Combined Cycles
  • Integrated Gasification Combined Cycles
  • Single-Shaft Combined Cycle Power Generating Plants
  • Steam Turbine Selection for Combined Cycle Power Systems
  • Absorption Chillers
  • Selection of The Best Power Enhancement Option for Combined Cycle Plants
  • Economic and Technical Considerations for Combined Cycle Performance Enhancement Options
  • Applications of Co-generation and Combined Cycle Plants
  • Selection Considerations of Combined Cycles and Co-generation Plants
  • Co-generation Application Considerations
  • University of Toronto Central Steam, Co-generation and District Heating Plant
  • Economics of Combined Cycles Co-generation Plants
  • Wind Power Generation
  • Economics of Wind Power
  • Wind Power Turbine Generators – Brushless Double-Feed Generators
  • The Solar Power
  • Solar Photovoltaic Technologies
  • Economics of Solar Power Systems
  • Transformers
  • Transformers Components and Maintenance
  • Synchronous Generators
  • Generator Components, Auxiliaries, and Excitation
  • Generator Testing, Inspection, and Maintenance
  • Multiple-Choice Questions