8:00am - Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30am - Session begins
4:30pm - Adjournment
Breakfast, two refreshment breaks and lunch are provided daily.
This seminar will cover all aspects of steam power plants and combined cycle plants (gas turbines operating in conjunction with a steam power generating plant). This seminar will cover in detail all the components of these types of power plants such as: steam turbines, economizers, boilers, superheaters, reheaters, heat recovery steam generators, deaerators, feedwater heaters, boiler feed pumps, condensers, gas turbines, lubricating systems, instrumentation, and control systems. The design, selection considerations, operation, maintenance, pay-back period, economics of steam power 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 steam power plants and combined cycles plants during the last two decades.
This seminar will illustrate through sophisticated computer simulation how 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 combined cycle plant operating period by avoiding unnecessary outages and maintenance activities.
- Determination of essential combined cycle maintenance activities to reduce the duration of outages.
- Profit optimization of combined cycle plants.
- Minimization of the environmental emissions of combined cycle plants.
- Engineers of all disciplines
- Maintenance personnel
- Other technical individuals
- Combined Cycle Plant Computer simulation: Gain an understanding of computer simulation of combined cycle plants.
- Steam Power Plant and Combined Cycle Plant Components and Systems: Learn about all components and subsystems of the various types of steam power plants and combined cycle plants.
- Steam Power Plant and Combined Cycle Plant Economics: Examine the advantages, applications, performance and economics of steam power plants and combined cycle plants.
- Steam Power Plant and Combined Cycle Plant Equipment: Learn about various steam power plant and combined cycle plant equipment including: steam and gas turbines, boilers, superheaters, heat recovery steam generators, governing systems, deaerators, and feed water heaters.
- Steam Power Plant and Combined Cycle Plant Maintenance: Learn all the maintenance activities required for steam power plants and combined cycle plants to minimize their operating cost and maximize their efficiency, reliability, and longevity.
- Steam Power Plant and Combined Cycle Plant Environmental Emissions: Learn about the monitoring and control of environmental emissions from steam power plants and combined cycle plants.
- Steam Power Plant and Combined Cycle Plant Instrumentation and Control Systems: Learn about the latest instrumentation and control systems of steam power plants and combined cycles plants.
- Steam Power Plant and Combined Cycle Plant Reliability and Testing: Increase your knowledge of steam power plant and combined cycle plant predictive and preventive maintenance, reliability and testing.
- Steam Power Plant and Combined Cycle Plant Selection and Applications: Gain a detailed understanding of the selection considerations and applications of steam power plants and combined-cycle plants.
- Steam Power Plant and Combined Cycle Plant Profitability: Learn about the reliability, life cycle cost, profitability, refurbishment, and life extension methods for all types of steam power plants and combined cycle plants.
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.
Each delegate will receive a copy of the following materials written by the instructor:
- “POWER GENERATION HANDBOOK - 2nd edition” published by McGraw-Hill in 2011 (800 pages)
- Practical manual (300 pages)
Program Outline (1.2 CEUs / 12 PDHs)
Day 1 –Steam Power Plants, Steam Generators, and Steam Turbines
- Review of Thermodynamics Principles
- Steam Power Plants
- Steam Generators
- Steam Turbines
- Feedwater Heaters
- Efficiency and Heat Rate
- Supercritical Plants
- The Fire-Tube Boiler
- The Water-Tube Boiler
- The Steam Drum
- Superheaters and Reheaters
- Once-Through Boilers
- 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
Day 2 –Combined Cycle Plants
- Effects of ambient temperature and pressure on combined cycle plant 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
- 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
- University of Toronto Central Steam, Co-generation and District Heating Plant
- Economics of Combined Cycles Co-generation Plants
Philip Kiameh, M.A.Sc., B.Eng., D.Eng., P.Eng. (Canada) has been a teacher at University of Toronto, Canada for 20 years. During this period, he taught courses and seminars to working engineers and professionals around the world. He wrote 6 books for working engineers. Four of them have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York.
Prof. Philip Kiameh performed research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories. He also has more than 27 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (formerly, Ontario Hydro - the largest electric utility in North America). While in Ontario Hydro, Prof. Philip Kiameh worked as Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During this period, he was the manager of a section that provided training for the staff at the power stations. This training covered all the equipment and systems used in power stations. Philip was also responsible for the operation, maintenance, diagnostics, and testing of gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, motors, transformers, inverters, valves, pumps, compressors, instrumentation and control systems. Further, his responsibilities included designing, engineering, diagnosing equipment problems and recommending solutions to repair deficiencies and improve system performance, supervising engineers, setting up preventive maintenance programs, writing Operating and Design Manuals, and commissioning new equipment.
Professor Philip Kiameh was awarded his Bachelor of Engineering Degree "with distinction" from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He also received a Master of Applied Science in Engineering (M.A.Sc.) from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers in the province of Ontario, Canada.
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