Distance - Ultra Supercritical Steam Power Plants Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Power Plants, Wind Power Generation, and Solar Power (1.8CEUs)

Introduction
This seminar will cover all aspects of the most efficient power plants including ultra supercritical steam power plants, integrated gasification combined cycles, wind and solar power generating plants. The ultra supercritical steam power plants have achieved a net electrical efficiency of 50%. The integrated gasification combined cycle power plants have achieved a net electrical efficiency of 60%. This efficiency is almost double the efficiency of conventional power plants. The integrated gasification combined cycle power plants can also burn any type of gas, liquid, or solid fuel including natural gas, heavy fuels, orimulsion, bunker c, biomass, and coal. They are capable of converting these fuels into a synthetic gas before burning the fuel. Their environmental emissions are negligible. They also have high reliability and low operation and maintenance cost.

This seminar will cover in detail all the components of ultra supercritical steam power plants, integrated gasification combined cycles, wind and solar power generating plants such as: wind, gas and steam turbines, heat recovery steam generators, deaerators, condensers, lubricating systems, instrumentation, control systems, solar panels, inverters, transformers, and generators. The design, selection considerations, operation, maintenance, pay-back period, economics of these power plants will be covered in detail. This seminar will also provide in-depth coverage of the emission limits, reliability, economics, monitoring and governing systems of ultra supercritical power plants, integrated gasification combined cycles, wind and solar power generating plants. This seminar will cover updated information in respect to all the significant improvements that have been made to these power generating plants during the last two decades.

This seminar will illustrate through sophisticated computer simulation how modern power 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 plant operating period by avoiding unnecessary outages and maintenance activities.
  • Determination of essential plant maintenance activities to reduce the duration of outages.
  • Profit optimization of power plants.
  • Minimization of the environmental emissions from power plants.
Who Should Attend
  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals
Seminar Outcome
  • Power Plant Components and Systems: Learn about all components and subsystems of the various types of ultra supercritical power plants, integrated gasification combined cycles, wind turbine farms, and solar power generating plants.
  • Power Plant Computer simulation: Gain a thorough understanding of computer simulation of the most efficient power plants.
  • Power Plant Economics: Examine the advantages, applications, performance and economics of power plants such as: ultra supercritical power plants, integrated gasification combined cycles, wind and solar power generating plants.
  • Power Plant Equipment: Learn about various power plant equipment including: wind, gas and steam turbines, governing systems, combustors, deaerators, feed water heaters, inverters, transformers, generators and auxiliaries.
  • Power Plant Maintenance: Learn all the maintenance activities required for ultra supercritical power plants, integrated gasification combined cycles, wind and solar power generating plants 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 ultra supercritical power plants, integrated gasification combined cycles, wind and solar power generating plants.
  • Power Plant Reliability and Testing: Increase your knowledge of power plant predictive and preventive maintenance, reliability and testing.
  • Power Plant Design, Selection and Applications: Gain a detailed understanding of the design, selection considerations and applications of power plants such as: ultra supercritical power plants, integrated gasification combined cycles, wind and solar power generating plants.
  • 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 Features
Each delegate will receive an excerpt, in digital form, of the relevant chapters from the Manual listed below authored by the instructor:

1. “POWER PLANT EQUIPMENT OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE GUIDE” published by McGraw-Hill in 2012 (800 pages)

2. “POWER GENERATION HANDBOOK - 2nd edition” published by McGraw-Hill in 2011 (800 pages)

3. POWER GENERATION MANUAL (includes practical information about power generation - 150 pages)

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.
Day 1 – Ultra Supercritical Power Plants Design, Equipment, Systems, and Economics
  • Review of Thermodynamics Principles
  • Steam Power Plants
  • Steam Generators
  • Steam Turbines
  • Ultra Supercritical Power Plant Technology
  • Ultra Supercritical Power Plant Cycle Overview
  • High pressure and intermediate pressure steam turbine configuration of Ultra Supercritical Power Plants
  • Evaluation of Ultra Supercritical Power Plant technology
  • Design of Ultra Supercritical Power Plants
  • Ultra Supercritical Power Plant high pressure steam path
  • Ultra Supercritical Power Plant intermediate pressure section
  • Ultra Supercritical Power Plant aerodynamic design
  • Ultra Supercritical Power Plant high pressure turbine first stage
  • Ultra Supercritical Power Plant high pressure and intermediate pressure cooling
  • Ultra Supercritical Power Plant turbine design technology
  • Ultra Supercritical Power Plant materials
  • Advanced seal design of Ultra Supercritical Power Plants
  • Advantages of Ultra Supercritical Power Plants
  • Ultra Supercritical Power Plants environmental emissions
  • Recent advances in Ultra Supercritical Power Plants
  • Economics of Ultra Supercritical Power Plants
  • Ultra Supercritical Power Plant instrumentation and Control Systems
  • Ultra Supercritical Power Plant Maintenance
  • Ultra Supercritical Power Station Performance Monitoring
  • Ultra Supercritical Power Plant Turbine Governing Systems
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Ultra Supercritical Power Plant Turbine-Generator Balancing, Vibration, Analysis and Maintenance
  • Features Enhancing The Reliability and Maintainability of Ultra Supercritical Power Plants
Day 2 – Gas Turbines, Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Power Plants, Computer Simulation of Gas Turbines and Combined Cycle Power Plants
  • Gas Turbine Fundamentals
  • Gas Turbine Design
  • Gas Turbine Applications in Power Stations, Gas Turbine Protective Systems, and Tests
  • Gas Turbine Components
  • 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
  • Combined Cycles
  • Integrated Gasification Combined Cycles
  • Selection of The Best Power Enhancement Option for Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Plants
  • Economic and Technical Considerations for Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Performance Enhancement Options
  • Selection Considerations of Integrated Gasification Combined Cycles
  • Economics of Integrated Gasification Combined Cycles
Day 3 – Wind Power Farms, Solar Power Generation, Transformers and Generators
  • 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
  • Inverters
  • Transformers Components and Maintenance
  • Synchronous Generators
  • Generator Components, Auxiliaries, and Excitation
  • Generator Testing, Inspection, and Maintenance
  • Multiple-Choice Questions

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