Diesel Engines, Solar Power, Wind Power, and Gas Turbines (1.8 CEUs)

Description

Daily Schedule:
8:00am - Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30am - Session begins
4:30pm - Adjournment
Breakfast, two refreshment breaks and lunch are provided daily.
 
Introduction
Power has been generated efficiently, reliably, and economically from diesel engines, solar power plants, wind farms, and gas turbines.  Diesel engines and gas turbines are  also used for Emergency Power Systems as well. The environmental emissions of these power generating plants are minimal.  This seminar will cover all aspects of two- and four-stroke diesel engines, gas turbines, wind and solar power generating plants.  This seminar will cover in detail all the components of these types of power plants such as: pistons, cylinders, compressors, combustors, wind turbines, wind turbine generators, photovoltaic panels, gas turbines, lubricating systems, instrumentation, control systems, and generators.  The design, selection considerations, operation, maintenance, pay-back period, economics of these power plants 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 diesel engines, gas turbines, wind and solar power generating plants during the last two decades.

This seminar will illustrate through sophisticated computer simulation how gas turbines 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 gas turbine plants.
  • Minimization of the environmental emissions of diesel engines and gas turbines

Who Should Attend

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

Seminar Learning Outcomes

  • Power Plant Components and Systems: Learn about all components and subsystems of the various types of power plants such as: diesel engines, solar power plants, gas turbines, wind turbines and generators, and wind turbine farms.
  • Power Plant Computer simulation: Gain a thorough understanding of computer simulation of gas turbines plants.
  • Power Plants Economics: Examine the advantages, applications, performance and economics of power plants such as: diesel engines, gas turbine plants, wind turbines and generators, wind turbine farms, and solar power generation.
  • Power Plant Equipment: Learn about various power plant equipment including: pistons, cylinders, compressors, turbines, governing systems, combustors,  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: diesel engines, gas turbines, 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 of diesel engines, and gas turbines.
  • Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Systems: Learn about the latest instrumentation and control systems of diesel engines, gas turbines, solar and wind power plants.
  • Power Plant Reliability and Testing: Increase your knowledge of diesel engines, gas turbines, solar and wind turbine 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: diesel engines, gas turbines, 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 diesel, gas turbines, solar and wind 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. 

After Attending this Course, You Will:

  • Gain a thorough understanding about all components and subsystems of the various types of diesel engines, gas turbines, solar power plants, wind turbines and generators, and wind turbine farms
  • Examine the advantages, applications, performance and economics of diesel engines, gas turbine plants, solar power plants, wind turbines and generators, and wind turbine farms
  • Learn about various equipment including pistons, cylinders, two- and four-stroke diesel engines, compressors, combustors, turbines, governing systems, photovoltaic panels, current generated by incoming light, transformers, generators and auxiliaries, wind turbines and generators, and wind turbine farms
  • Gain a thorough understanding of computer simulation of gas turbines
  • Discover the inspection and maintenance required for diesel engines, gas turbines, solar and wind power generation, generators, wind turbines and generators, and wind turbine farms to minimize their operating cost and maximize their efficiency, reliability, and longevity
  • Learn about the monitoring and control of environmental emissions
  • Discover the latest instrumentation and control systems of diesel engines, gas turbines, solar and wind power generating plants
  • Increase your knowledge of predictive and preventive maintenance, reliability and testing required for diesel engines, gas turbines, solar power generating plants, wind turbines and generators, and wind turbine farms
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the selection considerations and applications of diesel engines, gas turbines, solar power generating plants, wind turbines and generators, and wind turbine farms.

Instructor

Philip Kiameh

Philip Kiameh, M.A.Sc., B.Eng., D.Eng., P.Eng. (Canada) has been a teacher at University of Toronto and Dalhousie University, Canada for more than 24 years. In addition, Prof Kiameh has taught courses and seminars to more than four thousand working engineers and professionals around the world, specifically Europe and North America. Prof Kiameh has been consistently ranked as "Excellent" or "Very Good" by the delegates who attended his seminars and lectures.
Prof Kiameh wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York. Below is a list of the books authored by Prof Kiameh:
  1. Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, October 2011.
  2. Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, March 2003.
  3. Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, January 2012.
  4. Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
  5. Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
Prof. Kiameh has received the following awards:
  1. The first "Excellence in Teaching" award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  2. The "Excellence in Teaching Award" in April 2007 offered by TUV Akademie (TUV Akademie is one of the largest Professional Development centre in world, it is based in Germany and the United Arab Emirates, and provides engineering training to engineers and managers across Europe and the Middle East).
  3. Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).
  4. Entrance Scholarship to University of Ottawa (1984).
  5. Natural Science and Engineering Research Counsel (NSERC) scholarship towards graduate studies – Master of Applied Science in Engineering (1984 – 1985).
Prof. 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 30 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (formerly, Ontario Hydro - the largest electric utility in North America).
While working at Ontario Hydro, Prof. Kiameh acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time that Prof Kiameh worked as a Field Engineer and Design Engineer, he was 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.
Later, Prof Kiameh worked as the manager of a section dedicated to providing training for the staff at the power stations. The training provided by Prof Kiameh covered in detail the various equipment and systems used in power stations.
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.

Program Outline

Day 1 - –Diesel Engines, Wind Power Generation
  • Diesel engine operation
  • Diesel engine features
  • Diesel engine pistons
  • Diesel engine cylinders
  • Diesel engine strokes
  • Diesel engine diagrams
  • Diesel engine valves
  • Diesel engine air flow
  • Diesel engine fuel
  • Two-stroke diesel engines
  • Two-stroke diesel engine intake, crankcase compression, transfer and exhaust
  • Two-stroke diesel engine design
  • Two-stroke diesel engine types
  • Four-stroke diesel engines
  • Four-stroke diesel engine components
  • Four-stroke diesel engine design
  • Four-stroke diesel engine types
  • Advantages and disadvantages of two-stroke diesel engines
  • Diesel engine thermal efficiency
  • Diesel engine capital cost, operation and maintenance cost, and economics
  • Maintenance of diesel engines
  • Maintenance of diesel engine lubrication and cooling systems
  • Diesel engine inspection
  • Common failure modes of diesel engines
  • Diesel engine diagnostics
  • Diesel engine instrumentation and alarms
  • Diesel engine maintenance activities
  • Diesel engine operational activities
  • Wind Power Generation
  • Wind Power Generation fundamentals
  • Wind power generation empirical measurements
  • Wind power generation modeling using statistical functions
  • Wind power generation growth
  • Wind power turbine design
  • Power electronic devices used with wind turbines
  • Wind turbine components
  • Alternative wind turbine designs: horizontal versus vertical axis
  • Evaluation of a potential location for a wind power plant using wind data
  • Determination of average wind speed
  • Determination of approximate available energy from a wind turbine using statistical distributions
  • Effects of season and height on wind speed
  • Rate of return of a wind project
  • Estimating power output from a specific wind turbine for a proposed site
  • Rated capacity and capacity factor from a wind farm
  • Wind power turbine tip speed ratio, induced radial wind speed, and optimal turbine rotational speed
  • Theoretical limits on wind turbine performance
  • Rotating devices and the Betz limit
  • Wind turbine tip speed ratio, advance ratio, and effect of changing tip speed ratio on power extracted by the blade
  • Wind turbine capacity factor
  • Sample calculation of wind turbine capacity factor
  • Reasons for reduced capacity factor from a wind turbine
  • Load-following wind power plants
  • Capacity factor and renewable energy
  • Typical capacity factors of wind farms
  • Wind turbine boundary layer, drag, turbulence, separation and wake
  • Economics of Wind Power
  • Economic analysis of wind power generation
  • Capital and Operation and Maintenance cost of a wind power project
  • Rate of return of a wind power project
  • Comparison of large- and small-scale wind power systems
  • The Solar Power
  • Availability of energy from the sun and geographic availability
  • Direct, diffuse and Global insolation
  • Solar Photovoltaic Technologies
  • Photovoltaic panel design, material, and features
  • Fundamental of photovoltaic cell performance
  • Losses in photovoltaic cells and Gross current generated by incoming light
  • Examples of photovoltaic solar plants
  • Net current generated as a function of device parameters
  • Calculation of maximum power output from a solar photovoltaic cell
  • Other factor affecting performance of a solar plant
  • Design and operation of practical photovoltaic systems
  • Available system components for different types of solar power plant designs
  • Net metering agreement of a solar power plant
  • Options for mounting photovoltaic panels
  • Auxiliary components of a solar power plant
  • Operation and maintenance considerations for different photovoltaic panel designs
  • Examples and data of real solar power plant operation and maintenance
  • Estimating output from Photovoltaic systems: Extended Approach
  • Economics of Solar Power Systems
  • Sensitivity analysis of payback to insolation, cost of electricity, and Maximum Rate of Return
  • The role of government and individual support for Photovoltaic systems
  • Importance of energy efficiency
Day 2 - –Wind Turbine Generators, Wind Turbine Economics and Solar Power
  • Wind turbine generators
  • Double-feed generators
  • Double-feed generators used in wind turbine applications
  • Brushless Double-Fed Machines
  • Brushless Double-Fed Machines design, configuration, features, and advantages
  • Brushless Double-Fed Machines control schemes, and winding configurations
  • Equivalent circuit for the Brushless Double-Fed Machine
  • Brushless Double-Fed Machines parameter extraction
  • Brushless Double-Fed Generator Operation
  • Brushless Double-Fed converter rating
  • Brushless Double-Fed Generator control systems
  • Brushless Double-Fed Generator advantages
  • The Solar Power
  • Availability of energy from the sun and geographic availability
  • Direct, diffuse and Global insolation
  • Solar Photovoltaic Technologies
  • Photovoltaic panel design, material, and features
  • Fundamental of photovoltaic cell performance
  • Losses in photovoltaic cells and Gross current generated by incoming light
  • Examples of photovoltaic solar plants
  • Net current generated as a function of device parameters
  • Calculation of maximum power output from a solar photovoltaic cell
  • Other factor affecting performance of a solar plant
  • Design and operation of practical photovoltaic systems
  • Available system components for different types of solar power plant designs
  • Net metering agreement of a solar power plant
  • Options for mounting photovoltaic panels
  • Auxiliary components of a solar power plant
  • Operation and maintenance considerations for different photovoltaic panel designs
  • Examples and data of real solar power plant operation and maintenance
  • Estimating output from Photovoltaic systems: Extended Approach
  • Economics of Solar Power Systems
  • Sensitivity analysis of payback to insolation, cost of electricity, and Maximum Rate of Return
  • The role of government and individual support for Photovoltaic systems
  • Importance of energy efficiency
  • 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
  • Gas Turbine Dynamic Compressors Technology
  • Gas Turbine Compressors Auxiliaries, Off-Design Performance, Stall, and Surge
  • Gas Turbine Centrifugal Compressors –Components, Performance Characteristics, Balancing, Surge Prevention Systems, and Testing
  • Gas Turbine Dynamic Compressors Performance
  • Gas Turbine Compressor Seal Systems
  • Gas Turbine Dry Seals, Advanced Sealing Mechanisms, and Magnetic Bearings
  • Gas Turbine Power Station Performance Monitoring
  • Gas Turbine Governing Systems
  • Gas Turbine Protective Devices
  • Gas Turbine Instrumentation
  • Gas Turbine Lubrication Systems
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Gas Turbine-Generator Balancing, Vibration Analysis and Maintenance

Day 3 - –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

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Education @ Your Desk. A Live Webinar Class means that you will attend the class via the web using your computer. There are scheduled breaks for coffee and lunch. You use a microphone, headset, or your phone and are able to interact with the instructor and other students while following notes while watching the presentation slides online just as you would in a live classroom. Notes are posted online. For an extra cost a hard copy can be requested.

The virtual classroom is becoming more and more popular, and we have a lot of experience teaching in this format. The only real difference between a live in-class and live via webinar is where you sit and what you look at. You can learn from the comfort of your own home or office. You pay less for the live webinar format than you would for the in-class format, and you do not have to travel to another city to attend the class. Please contact us at gic@gic-edu.com for Special Group & Corporate Rates for one or more participants.

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  • Toronto, ON Wednesday, July 10, 2019
    Toronto Airport West
    5444 Dixie Rd
    Mississauga, ON
    L4W 2L2
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