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STEAM TURBINE COMPONENTS, ROTORS AND CASINGS

STEAM TURBINE COMPONENTS, ROTORS AND CASINGS

26 – 27 APRIL 2017, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a detailed knowledge of the materials used in steam turbine components, how they degrade and how they fail
  • Gain an understanding of how operation affects component degradation failure modes and life span
  • Discover the methods used in determining failure causes
  • Understand the knowledge that can be gained from on-site and laboratory investigations
  • Learn how materials, manufacturing and in-service created defects can promote failure
  • Become familiar with common causes of steam turbine component failures using real life examples
  • Participate in interactive technical discussions

Course Faculty - Dr. Maxine Watson

Dr. Maxine Watson

Director,  MorrisWatson

Maxine Watson

 

SPECIALISED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE

 

Maxine has a first class BSc (Hons) in Metallurgy and Microstructural Engineering for which she was awarded the Institute of Metallurgists Royal Charter Prize for outstanding achievement, and a PhD in Engineering undertaken for the UK Atomic Energy Authority. She has over 33 years’ experience in metallurgy and materials engineering, specialising in the life assessment and prevention of failures in rotating machinery. Maxine has leads root cause failure analysis investigations and provides independent advice and expert witness reports for legal (criminal and civil) and insurance cases and for other investigatory bodies e.g. government safety and defence agencies and in power generation, industrial plant and equipment, aero and rail accident investigations.

 

PROFFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

 

Before moving to New Zealand she held several senior positions in the UK including Head of Power and Utilities, for ESR Technology, Head of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering with the Engineering, Safety and Risk Division and the Rail Division (ex British Rail Research) of AEA Technology in the UK. The ESR division incorporated three UK National Centres of Excellence – The National Centre of Tribology, The National Non-Destructive Testing Centre and the Pump Centre (UK centre of excellence in pumps and pumping system technology) and one European Centre of Excellence, the European Space Tribology laboratory. She began her career in the Nuclear Industry with the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), Harwell Research Laboratories where she worked on Advanced Cooled Gas Reactor and Fast Reactor power programmes. She worked on design, build, commissioning and de-commissioning issues for UK nuclear power stations and conventional power plant and performed many failure investigations and life assessment programmes including gas and steam turbines, valves, bearings, gearboxes, pumps and conveyer plant.

 

Maxine is the Chair of the Australia and New Zealand Gas Turbine Users Forum and also regularly Chairs industry events such as Asia Powertech, Singapore Gas Turbines and the Australia Gas Turbines Conference. Maxine also devises and presents training courses for GTUF, IIR Australia and ibc Asia in root cause failure analysis, metallurgy for engineers, gas and steam turbine failure investigation, surface engineering and gas turbine life assessment and for the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in gas and steam turbine failure investigation and in gas turbine rotor life management

REAL CASE STUDIES FROM

  • Overview of Steam Turbines Types and Operating Principles.
  • Steam Turbine Components What Are They Made From and Why?
  • Coating Technologies
  • Steam turbine component damage, degradation and factors which limit component life
  • Common Repair Techniques for Turbine Components
  • What is failure analysis?
  • Failure Investigation
  • How Steam Turbine Components Fail
This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

RELAY PROTECTION IN POWER SYSTEMS

RELAY PROTECTION IN POWER SYSTEMS

Comprehensive and interactive course on relay protection in power systems, incorporating fault analysis, protection requirements, various protection systems up to the latest state of the art microprocessor technology

28 MARCH – 1 APRIL 2016, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

A comprehensive and interactive course on relay protection in power systems, incorporating fault analysis, protection requirements, various protection systems up to the latest state of the art microprocessor technology.

This 5 day course offers a comprehensive understanding of relay protection and its application in practice. Beginning with fault analysis and nature of the faults in the system, specifying the relay protection objectives, explaining different protection systems and offering protection solutions for different elements of the power system. The course concludes with the latest technology in protection and numerical microprocessor relays.

Learning Outcomes

  • Fault analysis
  • Current and Voltage transformers
  • Overcurrent and Earth fault protection
  • Transformer differential protection
  • Distance protection
  • Feeder unit protection
  • Generator protection
  • Motor protection
  • Busbar protection
  • Protection settings
  • Numerical microprocessor protection

Who Should Attend

This training course will be valuable to participants who work in the power industry from generator companies to transmission and distribution system operators. It is also valuable to engineers in building services where protection is applied to 11kV supply points and below to the LV distribution. Engineers working in oil and gas industry who are involved in electrical aspects of the industry such as HV & LV motors and electricity equipment will gain from the course.

Course Faculty - Jelica Polimac

jelicapolimacJelica Polimac has extensive experience in the design, erection, and refurbishment of transmission and distribution networks, HV substations and power plants with a particular expertise in protection, control and auxiliary supply systems. She has managed electrical projects from transmission level of 420kV to 11kV in urban areas with particular emphasis on technical side of the contracts including writing specifications, tender evaluation, design and design review, liaison with contractors,

commissioning and computer aided design. She acted as a Protection & Control Engineer, Plant Engineer, and Commissioning Officer Advanced for many transmission National Grid projects.

Working for well know companies such as Kennedy & Donkin, Parsons Brinkerhoff, Mott Mc Donald, London Underground and London Electricity she was also involved in power plant, distribution and transportation projects.

Jelica gained experience in Asset management, and reliability assessment working on London Underground’ projects, such as strategy and assessment of reliability in the 22/11/0.4kV underground railway network, Age profile for key assets in LU network, and Renewals and Upgrades of assets in the London Underground network.

Jelica has also been responsible for developing new computer applications for the design of HV and MV projects. The applications included standardising design procedures, standardising symbols, creating a package of commands written in the relevant computer languages and providing user manuals. She was involved in the implementation of the software package for automatic processing cable connections and wiring diagrams from CAD schematic drawings. In addition, she has had responsibility for standardising general design, design methods, procedures, calculations, symbols, and an item identification system in electrical engineering, as well as the naming convention of all documents in transmission & distribution companies.

PAST TESTIMONIALS

“Great job in explaining protection concepts” – Engineer. Keppel FELS Ltd

“Very good training to know thebasics & principles of protection” – Project Manager, Siemens Pte Ltd

“Comprehensive, good introduction course to the fresh engineer in power system & protection industry” – Electrical Engineer,  Chiyoda Singapore Pte Ltd

“Very specific well organize material relay protection training. Most important is conducted by very experienced chartered engineer kudos to poweredge & trainer” – Electrical Engineer, Carigali Hess Operating Company Sdn Bhd

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

KEEPING ELECTRICAL SWITCHGEAR SAFE

KEEPING ELECTRICAL SWITCHGEAR SAFE

28 – 29 MARCH 2016, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

Although the probability of failures of electrical equipment such as switchgear, transformers, protection systems and ancillary equipment are low, the consequences of failure can be substantial. It is therefore vital to keep up the switchgear safe and reliable.

This 2-day course is aimed at owners, operators and users of electrical switchgear in industrial and commercial organisations in both high and low voltage networks, plant and equipment. This training course will deal with the issues around design, maintaining and operating switchgear safe. It provides the latest UK industry practices and incorporates the very latest R&D work being undertaken by UK electricity utilities. It will help managers, engineers and others to understand their responsibilities and duties in the selection, use, operation and maintenance of high-voltage switchgear.

Safety issues associated with switchgear and the non- invasive diagnostic techniques in use today will be fully discussed. Degradation processes are well determined with the latest monitoring techniques as well as typical failure modes in switchgear and other electrical equipment. By using historic performance information, failure data coupled to modern diagnostic information and simple but effective asset management techniques the risk of failure can be considerably reduced. The learning process is also aided by the use of practical advice and case examples.

Learning Outcomes

The course has been structured to give electrical engineers, engineering managers and other professionals a comprehensive basis and understanding of the principles of keeping electrical switchgear safe with opportunity to learn about:

•    Discussion on possible issues with switchgear in operation

•    Importance of data management in the asset management system

•    Whole-life management approach

•    The main drivers for switchgear performance – overstressing, operation, modification and fault clearance

•    Maintenance practise of oil and non-oil switchgear

•    Assessment of ancillary equipment and enclosures

•    The assessment of aged switchgear & condition monitoring

•    Testing and commissioning

Who Should Attend

•    Electrical engineers, engineering managers, asset managers and other professionals working with or have responsibility for switchgear and ancillary equipment;

•    Ex-industrial staff or technicians who are now undertaking engineering duties in a power systems environment

Course Faculty - Vukan Polimac

Vukan Polimac

Chartered Engineer MIET CIGRE SMEIT SAIEE

Fellow of IET, IEEE, CIGRE

Vukan Polimac

In his 30 years working experience he provided highest quality services in system planning and analysis to major transmission and distribution and transportation companies including London Underground, National Grid Company (UK), MTRC Metro in Hong Kong, West Coast Main Line connection to NG, Scottish Power, ESB-Ireland, ESKOM-South Africa, Mauritius CEB, Balkan countries – grids of Romania and former Yugoslavia, HV network ISA-Colombia, Western Power Distribution-UK, etc.

 

Vukan’s technical expertise includes most aspects of power systems analysis, electrical asset management and railway connections to power networks where he provides solutions to technical problems and supports other field’s experts in complex assignments. He has project management skills in technical and environmental projects as well as experience in short and long-strategic term planning, maintenance and asset management, power quality analysis of transmission and generation systems, distribution, transportation and other power networks. Experienced in generation and network integration, electrical component of energy master plans as well as strategic asset replacement, he was also involved in load- forecast analysis and generation dispatching. Published papers on asset management based on projects and experience in working for distribution companies in Africa and Europe.

 

Vukan is very experienced in design, procurement, commissioning, erection and refurbishment of major projects in transmission and distribution substations up to 420 kV and hydro and thermal power plants. Served as project manager on several major projects as well as head of the Engineering Group, Vukan was responsible for final design, equipment specifications, layouts tender evaluation and commissioning. He has carried out conceptual development of protection and control philosophy for various projects as well as reviewed and approved project drawings and documents. He has applied the latest IEC standards, various codes of practice and engineering recommendations.  He has also specific experience in conceptual design of power supply for transportation and traction railway systems, defining the design principles and technical specifications for future design and privatisation process. He has analysed quality of power supply for connection of AC and DC unbalanced load to power network and published papers on practical implementation. Vukan carried out feasibility studies on reactive compensation (SVC and MSC) focusing on voltage variation and harmonic distortion issues.

 

Vukan has performed technical and economic evaluations, cost benefit net present value analysis, of various transmission and distribution schemes and electrical equipment. He carried out a number of asset evaluation analysis on electrical equipment and published papers on asset management, reliability and maintenance. He has performed equipment assessment and residual life prediction as part of strategic asset management analysis for a major underground transportation company in Asia. His duties have also included equipment arrangement optimisation in particular reliability aspect in terms of failure rate and financial consequences as non-supplied energy to the consumers.

Topics Covered

  • Safety of Electrical Switchgear
  • Management System
  • Requirements for design and maintenance
  • Main drivers in assessment of switchgear aging
  • Analysis of insulation media
  • Protection assessment
  • Compliance with ISO 55000
  • Managing risks
  • PPE Personal protective equipment
This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

DISTRIBUTION NETWORK PLANNING

DISTRIBUTION NETWORK PLANNING

30 MARCH – 1 APRIL 2016, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This 3-day planning course has been designed for engineering managers and engineers who work for owners and operators of both high and low voltage electricity networks in the range from 230/415V to 132kV.

The delegates will get a full understanding of issues associated with planning of MV and LV electricity networks via a practical approach that contains worked and delegate examples. The course will introduce planning concepts, various network configurations along with protection systems and the types of equipment used in typical systems. It also covers fault level, power quality, harmonics, power factor, cable ratings, earthing and lightning protection.

Learning Outcomes

This course has been designed to give electrical engineers, engineering managers and other professionals a sound grounding and understanding of the principles of planning electricity networks – both in industrial settings and electricity utilities:

•    Planning concepts;

•    Equipment used in electrical systems;

•    Network configurations including options for protection systems;

•    Fault level, including associated calculations;

•    Power quality;

•    Harmonics; and,

•    Earthing systems and lightning protection

Who Should Attend

•    This course has been designed for:

–    Electrical engineers

–    Engineering managers

–    Asset managers and other professionals working with or have responsibility for the planning, operation and development of electricity networks

–    Graduate engineers who are new to electrical power systems

–    Engineers or technicians who have changed jobs and are now working in an electricity power systems environment

Course Faculty - Vukan Polimac

Vukan Polimac

Chartered Engineer MIET CIGRE SMEIT SAIEE

Fellow of IET, IEEE, CIGRE

Vukan Polimac

In his 30 years working experience he provided highest quality services in system planning and analysis to major transmission and distribution and transportation companies including London Underground, National Grid Company (UK), MTRC Metro in Hong Kong, West Coast Main Line connection to NG, Scottish Power, ESB-Ireland, ESKOM-South Africa, Mauritius CEB, Balkan countries – grids of Romania and former Yugoslavia, HV network ISA-Colombia, Western Power Distribution-UK, etc.

 

Vukan’s technical expertise includes most aspects of power systems analysis, electrical asset management and railway connections to power networks where he provides solutions to technical problems and supports other field’s experts in complex assignments. He has project management skills in technical and environmental projects as well as experience in short and long-strategic term planning, maintenance and asset management, power quality analysis of transmission and generation systems, distribution, transportation and other power networks. Experienced in generation and network integration, electrical component of energy master plans as well as strategic asset replacement, he was also involved in load- forecast analysis and generation dispatching. Published papers on asset management based on projects and experience in working for distribution companies in Africa and Europe.

 

Vukan is very experienced in design, procurement, commissioning, erection and refurbishment of major projects in transmission and distribution substations up to 420 kV and hydro and thermal power plants. Served as project manager on several major projects as well as head of the Engineering Group, Vukan was responsible for final design, equipment specifications, layouts tender evaluation and commissioning. He has carried out conceptual development of protection and control philosophy for various projects as well as reviewed and approved project drawings and documents. He has applied the latest IEC standards, various codes of practice and engineering recommendations.  He has also specific experience in conceptual design of power supply for transportation and traction railway systems, defining the design principles and technical specifications for future design and privatisation process. He has analysed quality of power supply for connection of AC and DC unbalanced load to power network and published papers on practical implementation. Vukan carried out feasibility studies on reactive compensation (SVC and MSC) focusing on voltage variation and harmonic distortion issues.

 

Vukan has performed technical and economic evaluations, cost benefit net present value analysis, of various transmission and distribution schemes and electrical equipment. He carried out a number of asset evaluation analysis on electrical equipment and published papers on asset management, reliability and maintenance. He has performed equipment assessment and residual life prediction as part of strategic asset management analysis for a major underground transportation company in Asia. His duties have also included equipment arrangement optimisation in particular reliability aspect in terms of failure rate and financial consequences as non-supplied energy to the consumers.

Topics Covered

  • Overview of Planning Requirements
  • Drafting a LV Distribution System
  • Planning of MV networks
  • Consideration of Voltage
  • Lightning protection and Surge Arresters
  • Layout consideration in planning Faults in the System Types of Protection
  • MV Switchgear
  • Inverters and Converters
  • Load and Energy Management
  • Software for planning
This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

COAL PROPERTIES & SAFETY TRAINING

COAL PROPERTIES & SAFETY TRAINING

An essential & comprehensive course on coal analysis, international standards, coal sampling, laboratory analysis, instrumental analytical techniques coal blending & related coal safety issues

27 - 28 FEBRUARY 2017, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

Note From Trainer

Each year, billions of tonnes of coal are traded in national and international markets for use in power generation, steel and cement production, plus several other sectors.

The price of coal not only reflects the quantity of coal but also reflects the relationship of one or more properties to the performance of the coal under operating conditions.

The properties of coal often form the basis of sale contracts – and the payment for the coal is based on the analytical results.

Coal is a very heterogeneous material containing various organic and inorganic (mineral) matter – and therefore exhibits a wide range of physical properties.

The analysis of coal is generally performed on the coal samples taken from the bulk material and not from the individual components. Given the complexity of coal, sampling protocols must provide material that is representative of the cargo being sampled.

To ensure that a representative sample is collected, correct sampling procedures and rules should be followed. Also, coal analyses should be sufficiently accurate so as to preclude negative scientific or economic consequences.

All coal analyses should follow standard procedures in order to obtain repeatable and reproducible results. This course reviews the various aspects of coal sampling and analysis. It provides descriptions of standard procedures for coal sampling, preparation and routine testing of coal specified in the international Standards.

The commonly used techniques for routine coal analysis and recent developments are also examined.Blending of imported and domestic coal is becoming of increasing importance.

Until recently, coal blending in power stations was mainly adopted to reduce the cost of generation and increase the use of indigenous or more readily available coal.

Lower-grade (higher ash) coal can be mixed with higher grade (imported) coal without deterioration in thermal performance of the boiler – thus reducing the cost of generation.

In some cases coal blending is used as a form of pollution control, such as the combination different coals to ensure compliance with sulphur emission limits.

Many methods of coal blending are used. Coals can be blended at the coal mine, at the preparation plant, trans-shipment point, or at the power station.

The method selected depends upon the site conditions, the level of blending required, the quantity to be stored and blended, the accuracy required, and the end use of the blended coal.

This course examines the different reasons and priorities for coal blending. These include the methods used in coal blending, from coal characterisation though to mixing and storage methods, including some case studies in challenging situations.

There are several related safety issues that plant operators should evaluate when handling and storing coal.

Self-heating and spontaneous combustion can be a significant problem in the global coal industry – not only due to the obvious safety hazards and the potential loss of valuable assets – but also with respect to the release of gaseous pollutants from coal fires.

Basic policy and risk assessment measures that plant operators should adopt are reviewed in this course.

Key stages in coal transport, handling and storage are separately examined – ranging from coal handleability problems, vessel-related issues, coal stockpiles, conveyor belts and coal silos.

Current best practice covering safety and plant operation is included.

Course Faculty - Dr. Andrew W. Cox

Dr Andrew W. Cox

Manager, Energy Intelligence & Marketing Research

Dr Andrew W. Cox

Since May 1995 Dr Cox has been an independent energy and environmental consultant. He specialises in consultancy work in the coal and energy sectors in the United Kingdom and throughout the world.  Recent consultancy work has involved project and background studies covering climate change issues, economic appraisals and evaluations of coal to liquids technologies, surface coal mining projects, and a global market survey of virtual reality training systems in the mining sector.
Dr Cox was Editor of the monthly newsletter UK Coal Review from 1991 to 1999. The newsletter examined all aspects of the UK coal sector – including: coal production in underground and surface mines; UK power station sector; coal imports and transportation; corporate and related policy developments.  In 2000 Dr Cox co-authored a book Digging Up Trouble [with Huw Beynon and Ray Hudson, published by Rivers Oram Press] – which examined the environmental, social, economic and political issues surrounding the UK opencast coal sector.

 

Since the late-1980s Dr Cox has written or contributed to a wide range of energy and environmental publications – with recent papers and articles dealing with clean coal technologies, the development of coal to liquid technologies, carbon capture and storage, and second generation biofuels.

 

Recent articles, papers and reports have covered a wide range of topics – including:

  • International Clean Coal Projects;
  • Reviews of the Indian and Chinese Coal Sectors,
  • Drax Power Station; Coalbed Methane;
  • Coal Liquefaction Technologies and Project Developments;
  • Future of Global Oil Supplies;
  • Climate Change Policies; Sustainability and Carbon Neutral Cities,
  • Offshore Renewable Energy Systems;
  • Energy efficiency developments – including equipment and technology developments – Low Energy Housing, Energy Efficiency in Data Centres and other buildings.

 

His academic qualifications include:

  • Doctorate in Chemical & Process Engineering from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK,

Thesis title: “Future Strategies for Coal in the United Kingdom”

  • MSc Degree Course: Environmental Technology (Energy Policy Option)

Imperial College, University of London

  • BSc (Hons) Degree Course: Human Environmental Science

King’s College, University of London

 

Dr Cox is also a Visiting Lecturer at Imperial College London

Topics Covered

  • Performance Test Calculations
  • Power Output/Heat Rate Calculations
  • Correction Factors
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Performance Diagnostics
  • Performance Improvements
  • Combined Cycle GT Plant Overview
  • Performance Terms and Definitions
  • Brayton Cycle
  • Rankine Cycle
  • Combined Cycle
  • Performance Test Objectives
  • Uncertainty Analysis
This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

COMBINED CYCLE GAS TURBINE PERFORMANCE – February

COMBINED CYCLE GAS TURBINE PERFORMANCE

Implementing a successful performance evaluation strategy for a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant

06 - 10 MARCH 2017, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

To provide attendees with a detailed understanding of the calculations required to evaluate the performance of a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) Power Plant. Provide an understanding of the requirements as regards implementing a successful performance evaluation strategy for a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant

Learning Outcomes

  • Performance Test Calculations
  • Power Output/Heat Rate Calculations
  • Correction Factors
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Performance Diagnostics
  • Performance Improvements
  • Combined Cycle GT Plant Overview
  • Performance Terms and Definitions
  • Brayton Cycle
  • Rankine Cycle
  • Combined Cycle
  • Performance Test Objectives
  • Uncertainty Analysis

Who Should Attend

This course would be ideal for any engineer requiring an understanding of the thermodynamic calculations required to assess the performance of a CCGT Power Plant. Attendees would be encouraged to bring their own plant data for discussion during the course.

Course Faculty - Colin Campbell

Colin Campbell

20 years experience in the Gas Turbine and Power Generation Industry

Colin has over 20 years experience in the Gas Turbine and Power Generation Industry. Having graduated from Glasgow University with a Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Colin joined John Brown Engineering (JBE) as a Controls Engineer in 1993. At this time JBE was a licensee for GE Gas Turbines and project managed the installation and commissioning of many types of GE Gas Turbine both in simple cycle and combined cycle configurations. Colin was involved in many aspects of this work including commissioning support, field service and technical training.

 

He spent several weeks in the US working with GE to learn the MK V Speedtronic Control System and quickly became an expert in all versions of the Speedtronic Control System. This expertise has been maintained by attending further training courses in MK VI and MK VIe Speedtronic Control Systems.

 

Specialising in technical training he went onto manage a technical training business for a Masaood Group Company before joining his current employer Masaood John Brown (MJB). During this time he developed the business to cover all types of rotating equipment and assisted in the development and delivery of detailed technical training programmes covering subject areas including Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Performance, Gas Turbine Technology and Steam Turbine Operations & Maintenance.

 

He has delivered courses at locations all over the world and to management levels for companies such as British Petroleum, Saudi Electric, ARAMCO, Gasco, Adgas, RWE Npower and Shell. He has successfully project managed the delivery of technical training programmes for several large companies covering all aspects of Power Plant Operations and Maintenance.

Topics Covered

  • Performance Test Calculations
  • Power Output/Heat Rate Calculations
  • Correction Factors
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Performance Diagnostics
  • Performance Improvements
  • Combined Cycle GT Plant Overview
  • Performance Terms and Definitions
  • Brayton Cycle
  • Rankine Cycle
  • Combined Cycle
  • Performance Test Objectives
  • Uncertainty Analysis
This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

SOLAR ENERGY & PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER

SOLAR ENERGY & PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER

An essential & comprehensive course on solar energy and photovoltaic power, covering solar energy resources, PV technology and grid-connected and stand-alone PV applications & Project Financial Analysis

26 – 27 JANUARY 2016, SINGAPORE

About The Course

This course will provide a comprehensive discussion of solar energy resources, PV and balance of system technologies, technical standards for PV, grid-connected and stand-alone PV applications and project financial analysis.It will discuss international trends in the deployment of PV and present case studies on the experience to date and future prospects for PV in Australia and Indonesia.

Learning Outcomes

  • Characteristics of solar energy resources
  • PV and balance of system technologies, including PV modules, inverters, batteries, maximum power point trackers, wiring, DC circuit breakers, fuses and lightning protection
  • Technical standards for PV systems
  • Design of grid-connected and stand-alone PV systems
  • International deployment and cost trends for PV systems
  • PV project financial analysis
  • Insights from case studies of the deployment of PV systems in Australia and Indonesia

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for professionals from the electricity industry, PV system designers and government policy makers. Participants should have some technical knowledge of the electricity industry.

Course Faculty - Dr. Hugh Outhred & Dr. Maria Retnanestri

Dr Hugh Outhred

Hugh has 40 years’ experience in
energy industry research, consulting & teaching

Dr. Hugh Outhred

In a 40-year career, Hugh Outhred (PhD) has contributed to research on electric power system analysis and control, the theory of electricity industry restructuring and electricity market design, renewable energy technology, renewable energy integration, energy sector policy and sustainability policy. He has taught more than 120 short courses on electricity industry restructuring and sustainability in many countries since 1989.

 

His research in competitive electricity industry design includes landmark papers published in 1980 with co-authors at MIT: Homeostatic Utility Control and Quality of Supply Pricing for Electric Power Systems and later papers such as A Theory of Electricity Industry Design for Operation and Investment, Incorporating Network Effects In A Competitive Electricity Industry: An Australian Perspective, and Integrating Non-Storable Renewable Energy into the Australian Electricity Industry (these and his other research papers can be provided on request).

 

In 1993 and 1994 Hugh co-authored a report on electricity industry restructuring for the California Energy Commission that highlighted the complexity of electricity restructuring in that context.

 

In 1995 and 1996 he led a project for the Australian National Grid Management Council to undertake electricity-trading experiments according to the proposed National Electricity Market trading rules prior to their formal implementation.

 

Hugh has been a member of two Australian electricity industry regulatory bodies, the NSW License Compliance Advisory Board and the National Electricity Tribunal throughout their existence from 1997 to 2000 and 1998 to 2006 respectively.

 

From 2004 to 2007, he was the founding Presiding Director of the Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets at the University of New South Wales.

 

From 2009 to 2011, he was a Lead Author for the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation, published in 2011.

 

Hugh has been a Fulbright Senior Fellow at the University of California Berkeley, USA and has held visiting positions at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA, the University of Liverpool in Britain and the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Spain.

 

He has been a Board member of the Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Renewable Energy and an Associate Director of the Centre for Photovoltaic Devices and Systems at the University of New South Wales.

 

Hugh is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy and a Life Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

Dr. Maria Retnaestri

MariaRetnanestriDr. Maria Retnanestri is a Visiting Fellow in the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications at the University of New South Wales.

She holds the degrees of Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (STTNAS Jogjakarta), Master of Engineering Science in Electrical Engineering (UNSW) and PhD in Electrical Engineering (UNSW).

In her PhD research, Maria Retnanestri developed the I3A (Implementation, Accessibility, Availability and Acceptability) Framework to investigate overall sustainability of renewable energy projects, considering their institutional, financial, technological, social and ecological sustainability dimensions. From 2008 to 2011, she then further developed and applied this research to identify ways to overcome barriers to renewable energy for sustainable development in Indonesia with financial support from an Australian Development Research Award.

With that financial support, she conducted more than 20 workshops, seminars, public lectures, field visits and study tours in Indonesia involving various kinds of renewable energy stakeholders in knowledge sharing and capacity building activities.

PAST TESTIMONIALS

“A tailor made course on PV for non-professionals. Excellent.Topped up to the required level of knowledge for me.” – Managing Director, Neat Solutions Pvt Ltd

“Concise yet complete brief course to bring professionals up to date with the latest issues and trends with photovoltaic systems.” – Engineer, Public Utilities Board, Singapore

“The course is comprehensive and has increased my knowledge and competency.” – Senior Engineer, Tenaga Nasional Berhad

“This training has opened my eyes to other country’s case studies on solar PV systems.” – Engineer, TNB Energy Services Sdn Bhd

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

INTRODUCTION TO POWER SYSTEMS

INTRODUCTION TO POWER SYSTEMS

For non-technical persons needing to increase their understanding of the power system, system operations and the power market

27 FEBRUARY – 03 MARCH 2017, SINGAPORE

About The Course

A comprehensive & interactive course on Power Systems, incorporating issues on supply, generation, transmission, distribution, supply reliability, economics, demand management and renewable energy in the grid & “Smart Grids”.

Non-technical professionals, support professionals or new engineering entrants into the Power industry must grasp the language and technology of Power systems in order to proactively understand its key business activities. A confident understanding of the technical jargon used and a visual understanding of the various aspects of technology, facilities and equipment provides an overall appreciation of the “big picture” of the Power industry. This serves as an excellent foundation for smooth communication and increased efficiency in inter-department project team efforts and related engagements with the Power industry.

Learning Outcomes

This training course will be valuable to participants who either work in the power industry or deal with it externally. Those who need a fundamental understanding of the Power systems, or how it operates will find this course applicable. Beginning with the basic terms and concepts, the instructor will lead participants through lectures and multimedia presentations of the power generation technologies and power delivery systems. Participants will learn about issues such as reliability, performance and potential bottlenecks or limits on the system that can impact trading. They will gain an understanding of key power marketing fundamentals such as pricing and scheduling.

  • Basic design, operation and components of electrical supply systems
  • The integrated electrical grid – generation, transmission and distribution
  • Constraints and limitations of Power supply – voltage regulation, supply quality, reliability and efficiency and economics
  • The environment, renewable energy and the electrical regulatory regimes
  • The smart grid: What does it mean? How will it improve electrical supply?

Who Should Attend

This course is targeted for non-technical persons needing to increase their understanding of the power system, system operations and the power market, including:

  • Financiers • Power traders • Power project developers • Support professionals in non-technical functions • Professionals in other energy industries. • Electric utility personnel who are new or have new job responsibilities.

Course Faculty - Vukan Polimac

Vukan Polimac

Chartered Engineer MIET CIGRE SMEIT SAIEE

Fellow of IET, IEEE, CIGRE

Vukan Polimac

In his 30 years working experience he provided highest quality services in system planning and analysis to major transmission and distribution and transportation companies including London Underground, National Grid Company (UK), MTRC Metro in Hong Kong, West Coast Main Line connection to NG, Scottish Power, ESB-Ireland, ESKOM-South Africa, Mauritius CEB, Balkan countries – grids of Romania and former Yugoslavia, HV network ISA-Colombia, Western Power Distribution-UK, etc.

 

Vukan’s technical expertise includes most aspects of power systems analysis, electrical asset management and railway connections to power networks where he provides solutions to technical problems and supports other field’s experts in complex assignments. He has project management skills in technical and environmental projects as well as experience in short and long-strategic term planning, maintenance and asset management, power quality analysis of transmission and generation systems, distribution, transportation and other power networks. Experienced in generation and network integration, electrical component of energy master plans as well as strategic asset replacement, he was also involved in load- forecast analysis and generation dispatching. Published papers on asset management based on projects and experience in working for distribution companies in Africa and Europe.

 

Vukan is very experienced in design, procurement, commissioning, erection and refurbishment of major projects in transmission and distribution substations up to 420 kV and hydro and thermal power plants. Served as project manager on several major projects as well as head of the Engineering Group, Vukan was responsible for final design, equipment specifications, layouts tender evaluation and commissioning. He has carried out conceptual development of protection and control philosophy for various projects as well as reviewed and approved project drawings and documents. He has applied the latest IEC standards, various codes of practice and engineering recommendations.  He has also specific experience in conceptual design of power supply for transportation and traction railway systems, defining the design principles and technical specifications for future design and privatisation process. He has analysed quality of power supply for connection of AC and DC unbalanced load to power network and published papers on practical implementation. Vukan carried out feasibility studies on reactive compensation (SVC and MSC) focusing on voltage variation and harmonic distortion issues.

 

Vukan has performed technical and economic evaluations, cost benefit net present value analysis, of various transmission and distribution schemes and electrical equipment. He carried out a number of asset evaluation analysis on electrical equipment and published papers on asset management, reliability and maintenance. He has performed equipment assessment and residual life prediction as part of strategic asset management analysis for a major underground transportation company in Asia. His duties have also included equipment arrangement optimisation in particular reliability aspect in terms of failure rate and financial consequences as non-supplied energy to the consumers.

PAST TESTIMONIALS

“The course was very beneficial to me. Recommended for new  comers who never had any “Power” background” – Senior  Executive, CEO Office, Sarawak Energy Berhad

“Good knowledge for non-technical professionals to understand  various aspects of the power & utility industry & business” – Senior Financial Analyst, Sarawak Energy Berhad

“Engineering made easy for Non-Engineers” – Energy Market Authority Singapore

“The videos. The good thing about the course is that the whole power industry was presented in a concise manner giving us better picture” – Geologist, PetroEnergy Resources Corporation

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

HEAT RATE OPTIMIZATION OF COAL POWER PLANTS

HEAT RATE OPTIMIZATION OF COAL POWER PLANTS

16 – 18 JANUARY 2017, SINGAPORE

About The Course

This seminar provides detailed description of all the methods used to reduce the heat rate (increase the efficiency) of pulverized coal
and circulating fluidized bed coal power plants. All the processes, operational and maintenance activities, capital projects, technical
options, potential initiatives and incentives to implement upgrades/repairs for increasing the plant efficiency will be covered in detail.
This seminar will also provide in-depth explanation of all the equipment and systems used in coal power plants. This includes, boilers,
superheaters, reheaters, turbines, condensers, feedwater heaters, deaerators, pumps, compressors, fans, electric generators, instrumentation and control systems, and governing systems, etc. All the factors which affect the power plant efficiency and
emissions will be explained thoroughly. All the methods used to calculate the heat rate of the power plant will be covered in detail.
All the areas in pulverized coal and circulating fluidized bed power plants where efficiency loss can occur will be explained. This
seminar will also provide updated information in respect to the following methods used to improve the power plant heat rate:
  • Optimizing the Combustion Process and Sootblowing
  • Controlling the Steam Temperature
  • Recovering Moisture from Boiler Flue Gas
  • Performing Steam Turbine Maintenance
  • Lowering Condenser Back Pressure
  • Pre-drying High Moisture Coal and Reducing Stack Temperature

Learning Outcomes

  • Calculating the Heat Rate of Coal Power Plants: Learn all the methods used to calculate the heat rate of coal power plants
  • Benefits of Lowering the Heat Rate of Coal Power Plants: Understand all the benefits of lowering the heat rate of coal power plants
  • Methods Used to Improve Coal Power Plants Heat Rate: Gain a thorough understanding of all the methods used to improve the heat rate of coal power plants.
  • Processes, Operational and Maintenance Activities: Discover all the processes, operational and maintenance activities used to improve the heat rate of coal power plants
  • Capital Projects Used to Improve the Heat Rate: Learn about all the capital projects used to improve the heat rate of coal power plants
  • Technical Options for Improving the Heat Rate: Understand all the technical options used to improve the heat rate of coal power plants
  • Potential Initiatives and Incentives to Implement Upgrades/Repairs for Improving the Heat Rate: Discover all the potential initiatives and incentives to implement upgrades/repairs for improving the heat rate of coal power plants
  • Factors Affecting Coal Power Plant Efficiency and Emissions: Learn about all the factors which affect coal power plants efficiency and emissions
  • Areas in Pulverized Coal and Circulating Fluidized Bed Power Plants w

here Efficiency Loss Can Occur: Discover all the areas in pulverized coal and circulating fluidized bed power plants where efficiency loss can occur

  • Optimize the Operation of Coal Power Plant Equipment and Systems to Improve the Plant Heat Rate: Understand all the techniques and methods used to optimize the operation of coal power plant equipment and systems to improve the plant heat rate
  • Coal Power Plant Equipment and Systems: Learn about various coal power plant equipment and systems including: boilers, superheaters, reheaters, steam turbines, governing systems, deaerators, feedwater heaters, coal-handling equipment, transformers, generators and auxiliaries

Who Should Attend

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

Course Faculty - Philip Kiameh

Philip Kiameh

Has more than 32 years of practical engineering experience with with Ontario Power Generation and as an Engineering Supervisor and Training Manager, has conduct courses and seminars, to more than 4,000 working engineers and professionals who consistently ranked him as “Excellent” or “Very Good”. Philip has also wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York.

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 25 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 Poweredge Pte Ltd Training Center, Singapore, December 2016
  2. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  3. 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).
  4. Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).
  5. Entrance Scholarship to University of Ottawa (1984).
  6. 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 32 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (OPG – formerly, Ontario Hydro – the largest electric utility in North America). Prof. Kiameh retired from OPG in November 2016.

 

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.

Topics Covered

  • Calculating Heat Rate
  • Benefits of Lowering Heat Rate
  • Efficiency of Power Plants and Power Plant Systems
  • Areas of a Pulverized Coal Plant where Efficiency Loss Can Occur
  • Assessing the Range and applicability of Heat Rate Improvements
  • Heat Rate Improvement – Methodologies, Capital and Maintenance Projects
  • Heat Rate Improvement – Common Recommendations
This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

MASTERCLASS IN DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, COMMISSIONING AND QUALITY CONTROL OF GRID CONNECTED PV PLANTS

DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, COMMISSIONING AND QUALITY CONTROL OF GRID CONNECTED PV PLANTS

Gain first-hand comprehensive discussion of the most relevant topics of different stages across the value chain of a grid-connected solar PV project

24 – 28 APRIL 2017, SINGAPORE

About The Course

This course will provide a first-hand comprehensive discussion of the most relevant topics of different stages across the value chain of a grid-connected solar PV project. Issues like technical design, best practices of installation, energy yield prediction, commissioning, O&M, EPC contract, quality assurance or Technical Due Diligence (TDD) will be highlighted focusing specifically on the challenges and best practices in order to ensure a clear understanding of what leads to a good or a poor result.

The content of the course not only focuses on technical aspects, it illustrates also the interface between technical results and commercial or financial interpretations bringing LTA and investors to a common ground allowing an interdisciplinary and more accurate evaluation of technical outcomes with financial impact.

This course contains the knowhow of PV expertise acquired over almost one decade of intensive activities in mature and nascent markets in the Americas, Asia and Europe.

Learning Outcomes

This course will be valuable to participants involved in any of the different stages of the value chain providing a global understanding of the deployment of PV projects.

Beginning with introductory aspects, the instructor will lead the participant through the natural course of PV projects including references to real projects in the past keeping a balanced mix between PV theory, hands-on practices, legal, commercial and academic topics. Through this multi-perspective approach the participant will gain a better understanding of the interface between different stakeholders.

  • How to assess an investor from the technical perspective
  • Identifying risks in each project stage
  • How to estimate the yield losses due to shading
  • How to evaluate and validate the accuracy of meteorological data
  • How to estimate the profitability of a PV system
  • How to differentiate between suitable and unsuitable sites for a plant location
  • How to structure and improve an O&M program
  • How to design an optimal PV plant from the technical perspective
  • How to conduct a TDD
  • How to detect and interpret module failures in the field
  • Best practices to be applied during installation
  • Which guidelines must be applied to properly certify a PV plant
  • How to select an optimal DC/AC ratio of an inverter
  • Witnessing and evaluation of the correctness of commissioning protocols
  • How to identify potential risks of EPC contracts
  • Basics of IV curve tracing, electroluminescence and infrared technology

Who Should Attend

There are no prerequisites to attend this course but a basic knowledge of PV technology and PV systems will help to increase the understanding of the content shared during the 5 days of instruction.

  • Lenders
  • Project developers
  • Investors
  • EPCs
  • Project managers
  • Installers
  • Designers
  • Government policy makers
  • Module manufacturers

Course Faculty - Asier Ukar

Asier Ukar

Senior Technical Manager Business Unit Photovoltaic Systems

PI-Photovoltaik Institut Berlin AG

Asier Ukar

Asier Ukar is Senior Technical Manager of the Business Unit PV Systems at the PI-Photovoltaik Institut Berlin AG based in Berlin, Germany. He has 10 years of experience in deployment of roof top and multi-MW grid-connected PV systems with physical presence in Germany, Spain, Italy, Bulgaria, the UK, Czech Republic, Chile, Brazil, Israel, Irland, Turkey, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Morocco and India, being active in the Asian market since 2010. Asier Ukar has years of experience in the creation of feasibility studies, design of roof top and multi-MW PV plants, installation supervision, commissioning, energy yield assessment, tender process

support, contract assessment and comprehensive quality assurance of grid-connected PV plants. The installed capacity of the power plants for which he has acted as a consultant range from 105 kWp to 350MWp. He is in charge of supervising the technical activities of the Business Unit PV Systems, developing tailor-made design and inspection packages, site-specific inspection concepts acting as on-site specialized supervisor with presence at the key phases of the projects. The Business Unit PV Systems has been actively involved in the design, supervision, operation and refinancing of approximately 3.5 GWp of installed capacity since 2007 in

Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Asier Ukar acts as consultant for several banks, lenders, governmental authorities, system integrators and module manufacturers since 2008,and is responsible for the capacity building programs at PI Berlin AG since 2014. Asier Ukar regularly collaborates in scientific publications and is invited as a speaker at international conferences around the world.

 

Asier Ukar acts internationally as an independent expert in lawsuits and court hearings and he is listed as an international expert in various organizations, including “Asian Development Bank” (ADB), the German “Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt” (PTB), “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit“ (GIZ) and the organ Deutsche Kommission Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik “(DKE), which belongs to the German Institute Standards (DIN) and „Verband der Elektrotechnik, Elektronik und Informationstechnik“ (VDE).

Asier Ukar holds a diploma in mechanical engineering from the University Karlsruhe, Germany (TU Karlsruhe) and speaks five languages.

Testimonials


“Very educational and timely knowledge sharing. Trainer is very experienced in the PV plants technology design construction and commissioning.” Senior Manager, Single Buyer Department (Technical Advisory), Tenaga Nasional Berhad.

 

“Simple, amazing and informative!” Construction Dept, Greenheat Corporation (EPC) and O & M.

 

“Good course to learn about major considerations when involved with PV plants.” Senior Manager, Building & Construction Authority, Singapore

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan