- Mechanical Engineering Training
- Optimization and Controls of Furnaces, Boilers and Steam Plants
This course explains the different control strategies and process dynamics found in typical steam plants and combustion units. You also learn to make a steam system more integrated, more responsive, more robust and more energy efficient.
- Course Outline
After participating in the course you will be able to:Description
• Perform 1MG tuning for your steam plant
• Apply cascade, feed forward, mid-range, split-range and ratio control methods in a steam plant
• Understand the impact of thermodynamics and process design on the control of energy systems
• Cross-limit with %02 trim combustion control logic
• Improve process dynamics of a steam temperature loop
• Maximize steam production using the shrink-swell effect and tuning of the boiler drum level
• Design and tune the steam header and plant master controller
• Tackle the control challenges of cogeneration
With energy cost rising, steam production has become a major cost center for the manufacturing industry. In order to improve their profitability, plants have reduced the amount of vented or condensed steam and have reduced the number of boilers in operation. Although “closing” the steam system improves the energy efficiency of a plant it also increases the variability in steam quality leading to potential product quality or possible process operation issues. This course explains the different control strategies and process dynamics found in typical steam plants and combustion units. You also learn to make a steam system more integrated, more responsive, more robust and more energy efficient. It is a hands-on course that uses process simulation as a learning tool to better understand combustion and steam processes.Objective
To impart the knowledge and develop skills for maximizing performance of furnaces, boilers and steam plantsWho Should Attend
Process engineers, control engineers, instrumentation personnel, facility/utility engineers, boiler superintendents, plant managers, consulting engineers and technologists, personnel with responsibility over the optimization of boilers, furnaces, power plants or steam plants. Personnel from power generation, iron and steel, oil refining, pulp and paper, breweries, metal refining, petrochemical, food processing, automotive, primary metal, universities and hospitals will benefit from this seminar.
Besides lectures, you have the opportunity to simulate a steam plant system for variable loads under instructor guidance. Computers will be provided (3 students per computer).
Instructor: Benoit Janvier, MSc Chemical EngineeringProgram Outline Day I
Registration and Coffee
Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method
Session 1 Applied Thermodynamics
Session 2 Steam System Thermodynamics
Session 3 Fundamentals of Lambda Tuning (IMC for PID controllers) for Steam and Combustion Systems
Adjournment - 4:30 pmDay II
Session 4 Advanced Control Overview
Session 5 Applied Combustion % Heat Transfer
Session 6 Combustion Control, Cross-Limiting logic and %02 Trim / Furnace Draft Control
Adjournment - 4:30 pmDay III
Session7 Plant Master Design, Control and Tuning
Session8 Process Dynamics and Tuning of the Boiler Drum Level and shrink-swell compensation
Adjournment - 4:30 pmDay IV
Session 9 Steam Pressure Control of Multi-Header Systems
Session10 Advanced Steam Temperature Control
Adjournment - 4:30 pmDay V
Session 11 Steam Turbine Controls
Session 12 Introduction to Power Generation Controls and Cogeneration
Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes
Adjournment - 12:00 pm
8:00 Registration and Coffee (Day I only)
8:30 Session begins
4:30 Adjournment (Day I - Day IV)
12:00 Adjournment (Day V only)
There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a 20 minute refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session.Faculty
Benoit Janvier, MSc in Chemical Engineering is a Senior Process Performance Consultant with over ten years of experience in process and control performance audits, high-infidelity simulations, process control training and steam systems. He has also worked for EnTech Controls in Toronto as a Process Control Consultant and as a Senior Process Control Consultant for Emerson Process Management based in Austin, Texas. He is also a present member of Order of Engineers of Quebec, International Society of Automation, Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada.
- Prerequisites & Certificates
2.7 CEU / 27 PDH
- Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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