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This seminar provides a thorough understanding of co-generation & combined cycle plants. Each of the components such as compressors, gas & steam turbines, heat recovery steam generators, condensers, lubricating systems, generators are covered in detail

Course Outline
De-regulation of the electricity markets is sweeping across the world.  There will be increasing opportunities for highly efficient power generating plants, such as combined cycle and co-generation, to compete against the older plants of established utilities.  These new plants are environmentally friendly and more than twice as efficient as the older fossil and nuclear generating plants.  Independent Power Producers and utilities are planning to construct additional combined cycle and co-generation plants due to their short construction lead-time and low capital investment.

Combined cycle plants have a 4 -5 year pay back period because of low staffing requirements and low operating and maintenance costs.  They also have the advantage of long-term fuel price stability, fuel flexibility and low emissions.  These plants can be located close to the power-user reducing transmission costs and increasing reliability.  Studies have identified combined cycles to be the most economic of available power generating methods.  A shake-up in the electricity market is forecasted and the competitive edge of combined cycle plants provides them with a promising future.

This seminar provides a thorough understanding of co-generation and combined cycle plants.  Each of the components such as compressors, gas and steam turbines, heat recovery steam generators, deaerators, condensers, lubricating systems, instrumentation, control systems, transformers, and generators are covered in detail.  The selection considerations, operation, maintenance and economics of co-generation plants and combined cycles as well as emission limits, monitoring and governing systems will also be covered thoroughly.  All the significant improvements that were made to co-generation and combined cycles plants during the last two decades will also be explained.

This seminar provides also in-depth computer simulation of gas turbines under steady-state and transient conditions.  The analysis performed by gas turbine simulators 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 the outage.
The simulation program is capable of simulating the following parameters to determine their effects on gas turbine performance, turbine creep life, environmental emissions, gas turbine life cycle cost, revenue, and profitability: variations in ambient temperature and pressure, inlet and exhaust losses, engine deterioration, different faults, power augmentation methods including peak mode, and water injection, control system performance (including proportional offset, integral windup, and trips), variations in the fuel type (natural gas, diesel, etc), variations in maintenance techniques and frequency, variations in many key parameters. 

The simulation program is also capable of trending the following:   

Many gas turbine key parameters such as exhaust gas temperature, speed, etc.
Compressor characteristics, and its operating point during engine transients.
These trends can also be provided as bar charts.  The simulated data can be exported to other Window packages such as Excel spreadsheets, etc.  Many simulation exercises are included to describe how the simulation program should be used for different scenarios including co-generation and combined cycle plants.  

Delegates are encouraged to bring the operational data of their gas turbines, co-generation and combined cycle plants.  The instructor will be able to perform simulation of their plants to reduce unnecessary maintenance activities, optimize the profits, and minimize environmental emissions.

Objectives To provide a comprehensive understanding of computer simulation of gas turbines, combined cycle and co-generation plants as well as their selection criteria, operation and maintenance requirements, and economics. Participants will develop an in-depth understanding of these plants and their numerous advantages.

Who Should Attend Engineers of all disciplines, managers, technicians, maintenance personnel, and other technical individuals.

Special Feature The following is included with your registration:

1- A book (600 pages) titled "POWER GENERATION HANDBOOK" published by McGraw-Hill in 2002 and authored by the instructor.
2- A manual (300 pages) authored by the instructor covering additional information about power generation and computer simulation.
3- Each delegate will receive a copy of the gas turbine computer simulation program.

Faculty: Philip Kiameh, University of Toronto/Ontario Power Generation

After Participating in this Course, You will be Able to:
  • Gain a thorough understanding of computer simulation on gas turbines, co-generation, and combined cycle plants
  • Identify all components and subsystems of the various types of gas turbines, steam power plants, co-generation, and combined cycle plants
  • Employ the advantages, applications, performance and economics of co-generation and combined cycle plants
  • Learn about various equipment including compressors, turbines, governing systems, combustors, deaerators, feed water heaters, transformers, generators, and auxiliaries
  • Apply the maintenance required for gas turbines, steam power plants, and generators 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 gas turbines and combined cycles
  • Increase your knowledge of predictive and preventive maintenance, reliability and testing
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the selection considerations and applications of co-generation and combined-cycle plants

Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

3.0 CEUs/30 PDHs

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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The course was very well presented and the course instructor was absolutely amazing.
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Our instructor, Stephen Lamming, was outstanding and a true expert in his field. He was able to complement the technical air monitoring information with practical real life examples which was highly beneficial. He is an excellent communicator and was highly interactive with the course attendees. This course was recommended to me because Stephen Lamming does an outstanding job. I was very impressed with this course and have subsequently recommended it to my colleagues.
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Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
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