Archive for July, 2016

COAL BLENDING

COAL BLENDING

Understand coal’s physical and chemical characteristics and gain an understanding of the impacts of the blend on the power plant equipment items, from coal handling through the boiler to the dust collection plant.

27 to 28 MARCH, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

Various pressures on plant owners are forcing them to use a variety of coals from different sources, including buying shipments of coal on the spot market. Coal suppliers are sourcing more diverse coals and combining different coals to meet client purchase specifications. In both scenarios, coals are being combined to produce a blend suitable for utilisation. This course seeks to address the technical and practical aspects of coal blending, highlight the potential consequences of incompatible coals being blended and explore some of the methods that are employed to ensure successful coal blending.
The latest global and regional forecasts for the coal markets and new coal-fired plant will be provided for the period up to and beyond 2020.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, participants will have an understanding of coal physical and chemical characteristics, be aware of which properties exhibit linear and non-linear behaviour when combined and have a basic appreciation of the activities involved in the evaluation of candidate coals and proposed blends. From a practical point of view, participants will gain an understanding of the impacts of the blend on the power plant equipment items, from coal handling through the boiler to the dust collection plant. Participants will gain an awareness of some of the theoretical characterisation techniques which are used to evaluate coal blends and have an overview of practical issues associated with the implementation of coal blending at a utility scale.

Who Should Attend

This training course will be valuable to participants who need a fundamental understanding of the rationale for and mechanics of coal blending. The course is targeted at technical persons involved either with coal supply or coal utilisation, needing to gain an understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of coal blending. Attendees may include: utility coal procurement personnel, plant operations staff, plant engineers and operators, thermal coal marketing or customer support personnel, coal traders as well as infrastructure and logistics officials.

Course Faculty - Rod Boyd

Rod Boyd has considerable experience as a mechanical engineer in the energy industry providing specialist services to local and international clients in the areas of fuel evaluation and assessment, coal fired boiler design and operation, combustion science and technology, control of combustion related emissions, plant performance improvement, advanced coal technologies and power plant due diligence studies.

Dr Boyd was previously the Principal Engineer / Boiler and Combustion Systems with the NSW State owned utility Pacific Power and was responsible for the evaluation of prospective coal supplies and optimisation of plant performance on the 10,000MW of coal fired plant in NSW.

He has provided specialist services to power utilities, equipment manufacturers, coal producers and research institutions on coal fired boiler design and operation. Dr Boyd has published more than 30 journal and conference papers on topics related to coal utilisation. He has provided training in coal technology to power utility engineers from Australia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.

TOPICS COVERED

MOTIVATION FOR COAL BLENDING
COAL PROPERTIES AND SPECIFICATIONS
PREDICTION OF BLEND BEHAVIOR
COAL BLEND IMPACTS ON PLANT PERFORMANCE
BLENDING TECHNIQUES
CASE STUDIES

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

REVENUE PROTECTION – TRADITIONAL AND SMART METERING

REVENUE PROTECTION - TRADITIONAL AND SMART METERING

29 NOV – 1 DEC 2016, SINGAPORE

About The Course

This is a comprehensive and interactive course on the subject of Revenue Protection in the Electricity and Gas Metering World. Incorporating reasons why a Revenue Protection is a useful tool to reduce non-technical losses. Maximise the Smart Meter functionality for the stakeholder and end customer. Supported by case studies from around the world, including Great Britain, USA, and Europe. Good and bad practises and experiences are discussed and analysed

Learning Outcomes

Course attendees will receive a thorough grounding of why Revenue Protection is a useful solution to revenue leakage, best practice in locating energy theft in tradition meters and moving forward into Smart Metering, security of metering, and the theory will be supported by case studies to make the learnings very practical for application to the attendees’ own businesses and organisations. Many of the principles that are established in the course will be applicable to stakeholder / consumer engagement at large, and not just in the context of smart metering, Therefore delegates might consider attending even if they are not directly involved in smart metering.

* What comprises Revenue Protection decision making
* Best practises on reducing non-technical losses
* Smart metering useful tool to the supplier/customer
* Engagement with key stakeholders  Who need to be involved?
* Tools for stakeholder / consumer engagement
* Revenue Protection training
* Outcomes and lessons learned from several International case studies, including Great Britain, Europe, USA

Who Should Attend

Energy industry professionals who are seeking to gain a strategic overview of the concepts and methodologies, alongside practical tips and advice for planning and developing a Revenue Protection solution, including:

Smart Meter Project Managers
Smart Meter Deployment Business Analysts
Meter Asset Co-ordinators
Business Analysts
Operational Field Managers

Managers, advisors and experts in a range of organisations including:
Supply and distribution companies
Governments, regulators and market operators

Course Faculty - Mike Wilkinson

CaptureMike Wilkinson is a highly experienced consultant and operational manager, with extensive international consulting experience and expertise in strategic, regulatory and commercial issues. He has a keen understanding and thirty two years of practical experience, specialising in the application of effective regulation in electricity and gas industries. Mike thrives on understanding how regulation and competition inter-relate in energy markets, and helping his clients to navigate the often difficult environments in which they have to participate and engage.

Mike is the VC of the UK Revenue Protection Association and on the board of the executive committee, to work with the membership to collectively give expert knowledge and experiencing in matters of energy theft to the UK government.

Mike is an excellent communicator and experienced trainer. Mike is often asked to present at conference and workshops spanning four continents, to chair proceedings of expert panels, in UK and internationally. He can be relied on to give his personal and industry experience into the analysis of the issues that the participants face, and to help practitioners inside and outside the industry to solve their problems and plan for success.

Topics Covered

Introduction to Energy Theft

Revenue Protection

Meter Security

Smart Metering Stakeholders

Revenue Protection Training

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

IEC 61850 SEMINAR AND HANDS-ON TRAINING

IEC 61850 SEMINAR AND HANDS-ON TRAINING

24 – 26 OCTOBER 2016, SINGAPORE

About The Course

IEC 61850 is the most important, comprehensive, and crucial international standard for information sharing in electrical substations: Information about single line diagrams, signals for protection, automation, and SCADA. And describing information exchange between engineering and configuration tools, between Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) in and between substations, with control centers, as well as in and with power generation sites.

The three-day training course will give all professionals in the utility industry a comprehensive introduction on IEC 61850. It provides all crucial knowledge engineers need regarding the scope, use-cases, capabilities, benefits, restrictions, limits of IEC 61850, and availability of products (IEDs and Tools).

The seminar will teach people from utilities, suppliers, consultants, and other parties in order to prevent disconnects in discussions of groups dealing with procurement, purchase, engineering, configuration, commissioning, test, operation, and error diagnostics, and maintenance.

Demonstrations and basic hands-on exercises complete the course. Windows-based hands-on examples can be taken home and used after the course for free.

Registered attendees can provide written questions prior to the course. All crucial questions will be answered during and after the course.

Learning Outcomes

* The course helps people to understand the philosophy of the 20+ parts of the standard series IEC 61850.
* This is the most comprehensive course to shorten the time to use the standards.
* The training is saving you a lot of time reading the sheer amount of documents and money.
* We possess the expertise and sophisticated capability that is truly essential.
* This is the opportunity to harvest the benefits of the standard for Power Automation Systems.
* Attendees will learn how to tap the field instrumentation in factories and other facilities using standard field busses like Profibus, Ethernet/IP, Modbus, … using Gateways.
* Attendees will receive experience from trainer that has conducted more than 230 courses, with 4.100+ attendees, from 900+ companies all over.

Who Should Attend

The course is especially set-up for:
* Managers within all groups dealing with power automation
* In-house and third-party consultants,
* Technical advisors responsible for decision making, setting long-term strategies, for protection, automation and SCADA systems.
* People responsible for primary and secondary asset management.
* Protection engineers,
* Finally: ALL people that care about Smart Grids and electric power in public utilities, industrial sites, or building automation
* Everybody that is open-minded to learn how IEC 61850 fits into the future power deliver system of all voltage levels.

Course Faculty - Karlheinz Schwarz

Karlheinz SchwarzKarlheinz Schwarz (president of Schwarz Consulting Company, SCC; Karlsruhe/Germany) specializing in distributed automation systems. He is involved in many international standardization projects (IEC 61850 – utility automation, DER, hydro power, IEC 61400-25 – wind power, IEC 61158 – Fieldbus, ISO 9506 – MMS, …) since 1984. He is engaged in representing main industry branches in the international standardization of real-time information modeling, configuration, and exchange systems.

He provides consulting services and training to utilities, system integrators, consultants, and vendors. He has trained some 4,100 experts from more than 900 companies and more than 60 countries. The training courses are considered to be outstanding. Mr. Schwarz is a well-known authority on the application of mainstream information and communication technologies in the utility industry.

TOPICS COVERED

Substation configuration language (SCL)
Protocol implementations and Mappings for IEC 61850-7-2
Conventional & Hydro power plants
Demonstration: Design of ICD and CID documents, analyzing and using SCD documents
Demonstration: Configuring and using Server devices for monitoring and control using IEC 61850 and IEC 60870-5-104
IEC 61850 series overview and parts
IEC 61850-6 Engineering process
IEC 61850 Application modeling principles
Preparation of hands-on training. The hands-on training will use the DLL evaluation kit.
Demonstration: Configuring and using Client devices for IEC 61850 to IEC 60870-5-104 gateway, and proxy server for IEC 61850; demonstration of IEC61850 Client to OPC UA Server

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

BEST PRACTICE IN CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT FOR ENERGY NETWORKS

BEST PRACTICE IN CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT FOR ENERGY NETWORKS

31 OCTOBER – 01 NOVEMBER 2016, SINGAPORE

About The Course

Energy network operators have long since recognised that they have a role in the community beyond the provision of energy infrastructure. Often they involve themselves at community level, sponsoring local sports teams, and supporting local charities. These activities may be philanthropic, divorced from the businesses’ main activities and set aside from the regulatory regime under which the businesses operate.

Regulators across the world are increasingly setting out requirements for energy network operators to undertake consumer engagement when they formulate their regulatory proposals, and on an ongoing basis. More generally, regulators will look more favourably on a business’ regulatory proposal if the business can demonstrate that they have undertaken consumer engagement that shows that the business’ proposal aligns with consumer sentiment. This can give substantial benefits to the regulated network businesses above those that are already being obtained.

This course aims to highlight the advantages of effective consumer engagement in the core business of the network businesses. It sets out models, levels and stages of consumer engagement, and differentiates good from bad. The course is supported by substantial case study material from across the world. It is a course for real life practitioners in the energy network businesses and in regulatory bodies, as well as policy makers in governments.

Learning Outcomes

Course attendees will receive a thorough grounding in best practice in consumer engagement for energy network businesses. The theory will be supported by robust case studies, to make the learning very practical for application to the attendees’ own businesses and organisations. Delegates from energy network businesses should leave the course with the tools to analyse the existing consumer engagement activities in their own businesses, and how to design and implement improvements. Delegates from governments and regulators will leave the course with increased capability to design and implement new consumer engagement policies and requirements for regulated industries. They will also be able to evaluate the programs that the regulated business implement, to determine which are fit for purpose, what improvements can be made to them, and what store can be put on the result of the consumer engagement activities.

Who Should Attend

1. Energy network industry personnel who are seeking to increase their understanding and practical application of consumer engagement in their businesses, including regulatory affairs managers and staff at all levels who deal with regulators and the regulatory framework, stakeholder and consumer engagement practitioners, external affairs staff, and management at all levels who have a focus on external relationships, and consumer relationships in particular.

2. Staff of government departments and regulators who set policy, legislation, rules and regulations governing energy networks, and those who evaluate the effectiveness of the consumer-facing activities of the network businesses.

3. External parties, service providers and consultants interested in serving the energy network industry in its consumer facing activities, to include those who design and implement consumer engagement programs.

4. Those who are interested in assessing the effectiveness of energy network businesses’ consumer engagement activities, including financial analysts and investors, as well as representatives of consumers and consumer advocates.

Course Faculty - David Prins

DavidPrinsDavid Prins is a highly experienced consultant and project manager, with extensive international consulting experience and expertise in strategic, regulatory and commercial issues. He has a keen understanding and twenty-five years of practical experience spanning four continents, specialising in the application of effective regulation and competition in electricity and gas industries.  David thrives on understanding how regulation and competition inter-relate in energy markets, and helping his clients to navigate the often difficult environments in which they have to participate and engage.

David has provided advice to public and private sector clients – industry participants, governments, regulators and consumer organisations – throughout Australia and New Zealand, as well as in Europe, Asia, and North America.  Much of his most recent work has involved advice on consumer facing issues in electricity industries, including smart metering in energy and water industries, and energy pricing and margins.

David is a valued member of the Australian Energy Regulator’s Consumer Challenge Panel, to help ensure that decisions on electricity and gas network regulatory access arrangements and costs across Australia incorporate the interests of consumers.  In this role, David challenges the Australian network businesses regarding their consumer engagement activities, and ensuring that their regulatory proposals are in consumers’ interests.  He also challenges the regulator on how its regulatory decision making processes take into account consumers’ interests and produce positive outcomes for consumers of energy.

David is an excellent communicator and experienced trainer.  As well as undertaking formal training, David is often asked to present at conference and workshops, to chair proceedings, and to facilitate and moderate expert panels, in Australia and internationally.  He can be relied on to stimulate an audience’s interests, to weave his personal and industry experience into the analysis of the issues that the participants face, and to help practitioners inside and outside the industry to solve their problems and plan for success.

Topics Covered

Energy Network Regulation Models of consumer engagement

Tools for consumer engagement

The elements of good and bad consumer engagement

Ongoing individual consumer engagement

Measuring the success of consumer engagement Case studies

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

Third Industrial Revolution and Implications for the Energy Markets

Third Industrial Revolution and Implications for the Energy Markets

8th to 9th DECEMEBER, 2016, SINGAPORE

About The Course

This course will explore the theory and practices involved in the transition that is occurring known as the “Third Industrial Revolution”. An overview of the five pillars of the Third Industrial Revolution will lead into a detailed analysis of each pillar. The course will focus on the benefits and challenges this revolution presents to Businesses, Administrators, Government agencies, Policy makers, Utilities, and other players in the energy and industry fields. Issues to be covered include: Accelerating the transition to Renewable Energy, transitioning the building stock of every continent into micro-power plants, Deploying storage technologies throughout the infrastructure to store intermittent energies, Using Internet technology to transform the power grid of every continent into an energy-sharing inter-grid, Transitioning the transport fleet to electric plug-in and fuel cell vehicles that can buy and sell electricity, and the widespread ramifications of how these changes will affect your work, business, and lives. Additional topics may include (as time allows): the importance of collaborative behavior, Social networks aiding boutique professional and technical workforces, Moving from centralized business models to lateral distributed models, Replacing traditional, hierarchical organization of economic and political power with lateral power organized more democratically across society, and additional material. The presentation is by a Renewable Energy expert with over 25 years of personal experience with training administrators, contractors and other instructors on topics of energy and its impacts on Business, society, and culture.

Learning Outcomes

This course will allow participants to gain theoretical and practical knowledge about “Third Industrial Revolution” with a focus on real-world applications and examples of the five pillars of the revolution. Participants in this course will upon completion, be able to:

  • Define & explain “Third Industrial Revolution”
  • Describe and identify the Five Pillars of the “Third Industrial Revolution” (TIR)
  • Describe financial benefits engaging in the transitions of the revolution
  • Correctly understand the affects of the transition on Business and Society
  • Recommend a path of participation in the transition to meet a business owner’s administrators goals
  • Provide clients with the tools for adapting to and participating in the TIR
  • Identify and describe different effects of the TIR on Businesses and Society at large
  • Explain best practices for successful transition of various players during the TIR
  • Demonstrate the positive benefits of the TIR to various stake holders
  • Present cogent discussions and effective presentations on the TIR and its coming effects

Who Should Attend

  • Administrators for stakeholders in the Energy and other industrial fields
  • Investors
  • Project managers
  • Designers
  • Government policy makers
  • Business leaders
  • Creative individuals interested in societal change

Course Faculty - Christopher LaForge

IREC Certified Master Trainer
– Photovoltaic Technologies

Christopher LaForge

Christopher LaForge is the CEO of Great Northern Solar and is a NABCEP certified Photovoltaic Installation Professional. He has been an instructor with the Midwest Renewable Energy Institute since 1993 Teaching advanced Photovoltaic (PV) design and installation and is an IREC Certified Master Trainer (TM) in Photovoltaic Technologies. Christopher was the primary curriculum developer for the MREI Photovoltaic courses at the Institutes inception.

 

A strong advocate for clean energy production Christopher volunteers with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (board of directors member 2004-2014, Chair of the Nominations Committee-current) and with the Northern Futures Foundation.

Christopher LaForge has been designing, specifying, installing and operating Battery based Solar Electric systems (PV) for over 30 years.  LaForge has lived “off-Grid” for over 26 years where he runs his business Great Northern Solar.

 

LaForge has been training contractors, administrators and officials in the operation of PV systems including those employing storage for over 26 years.  In the last 5 years LaForge has been investigating and developing trainings for the application of energy storage in commercial and other large applications.

 

With the development of Lithium Ion and other advanced battery technologies LaForge has begun to consult and present trainings in battery design and deployment for the commercial market.

 

In 2016 LaForge developed a hands-on seminar for retrofitting a LiOn storage and energy arbitrage system for a commercial building in Duluth Minnesota.  The Hartley Solar Storage Retrofit Seminar walked participants through the design and implementation of the advanced storage system to provide for building resiliency and peak demand load shaving as well and potential other ancillary services for the Hartley Nature Center and Minnesota Power – the site Utility.

 

This small prototype is beta-testing Energy Arbitrage software that allows the client to choose several operational modes for cost reduction and resiliency.

 

Most recently LaForge presented “Energy Storage into Renewable Energy Systems” for the North Central Electrical League in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area of Minnesota.

Learning Outcome

  • Defining the Third Industrial Revolution and outlining its’ Implications for the Energy Markets
  • The five pillars of the Third Industrial Revolution
  • The big shift – accelerating the transition to Renewable Energy
  • Transitioning the building stock of every continent into micro-power plants
  • Deploying hydrogen and other storage technologies in every building and throughout the infrastructure to store intermittent energies
  • Using Internet technology to transform the power grid of every continent into an energysharing inter-grid that acts just like the Internet
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

Commercial and Industrial Utility Grade Energy Storage Systems

Commercial and Industrial Utility Grade Energy Storage Systems

Reviewing a Nascent Industry

5th to 7th DECEMBER 2016, SINGAPORE

About The Course

This course will provide a detailed analysis of Commercial and Industrial Utility Grade Energy Storage Systems. Beginning with an overview of the current available technologies the course will present the elements of Commercial and Industrial Energy Storage (C&IES) with a focus on the benefits to Commercial and Industrial energy users as well as the advantages of energy storage for Utilities. Issues to be covered include: Storage system design, battery applications, component specification and installation, integration of storage with Renewable Energy (RE) systems, multiple presentations of specific manufacturers of storage systems, O&M issues, available industry resources for ongoing education and the development of individual projects as a Capstone to the course. The presentation is by a RE expert with over 25 years of personal experience with training administrators, contractors and other instructors on the topic of independent RE storage based systems

Learning Outcomes

This course will allow participants to gain practical and theoretical knowledge about C&IES systems with a focus on real-world applications and current working examples of the various technologies.

Participants in this course will upon completion of this course, be able to:

  • Define & explain how Commercial and Industrial Energy Storage (C&IES) operates and the benefits of these systems.
  • Describe and identify components of a C&IES system
  • Identify the best application and limitations of each system type
  • Calculate  C&IES system costs
  • Describe financial benefits of C&IES systems
  • Correctly size a C&IES system
  • Recommend a C&IES system type to meet a business owner’s or Utility administrators goals
  • Provide clients with equipment and vendor information
  • Identify and describe different C&IES system types, their storage capabilities and their recommended uses
  • Identify and describe the additional System components for integrating Renewable Energy (RE) Systems into C&IES systems
  • Explain and safety issues with C&IES system
  • Define commissioning, operation and maintenance procedures for C&IES systems
  • Demonstrate proper safety procedures when installing a C&IES systems
  • Size and design a PV system to satisfy consumer demands, site specifics, and the NEC

Who Should Attend

  • Project developers and administrators
  • Investors
  • EPCs
  • Project managers
  • Installers
  • Designers
  • Government policy makers

Course Faculty - Christopher LaForge

IREC Certified Master Trainer
– Photovoltaic Technologies

Christopher LaForge

Christopher LaForge is the CEO of Great Northern Solar and is a NABCEP certified Photovoltaic Installation Professional. He has been an instructor with the Midwest Renewable Energy Institute since 1993 Teaching advanced Photovoltaic (PV) design and installation and is an IREC Certified Master Trainer (TM) in Photovoltaic Technologies. Christopher was the primary curriculum developer for the MREI Photovoltaic courses at the Institutes inception.

 

A strong advocate for clean energy production Christopher volunteers with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (board of directors member 2004-2014, Chair of the Nominations Committee-current) and with the Northern Futures Foundation.

Christopher LaForge has been designing, specifying, installing and operating Battery based Solar Electric systems (PV) for over 30 years.  LaForge has lived “off-Grid” for over 26 years where he runs his business Great Northern Solar.

 

LaForge has been training contractors, administrators and officials in the operation of PV systems including those employing storage for over 26 years.  In the last 5 years LaForge has been investigating and developing trainings for the application of energy storage in commercial and other large applications.

 

With the development of Lithium Ion and other advanced battery technologies LaForge has begun to consult and present trainings in battery design and deployment for the commercial market.

 

In 2016 LaForge developed a hands-on seminar for retrofitting a LiOn storage and energy arbitrage system for a commercial building in Duluth Minnesota.  The Hartley Solar Storage Retrofit Seminar walked participants through the design and implementation of the advanced storage system to provide for building resiliency and peak demand load shaving as well and potential other ancillary services for the Hartley Nature Center and Minnesota Power – the site Utility.

 

This small prototype is beta-testing Energy Arbitrage software that allows the client to choose several operational modes for cost reduction and resiliency.

 

Most recently LaForge presented “Energy Storage into Renewable Energy Systems” for the North Central Electrical League in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area of Minnesota.

Learning Outcome

  • Outlining Storage Types
  • Designing Storage Systems
  • Battery Basics
  • Battery Sizing
  • Buyers Guide
  • Battery containment Requirements for containing battery banks
  • Battery containment – Typical commercial battery containment
  • MSDS Exotic batteries have serious use issues-see the example
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

UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SYSTEMS (UPS’S), VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVES (VFD’S), AND INDUSTRIAL BATTERIES

UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SYSTEMS (UPS’S), VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVES (VFD’S), AND INDUSTRIAL BATTERIES

Selection, Applications, Operation, Sizing, Diagnostic Testing, Troubleshooting, and Maintenance

01 – 02 DECEMBER 2016, SINGAPORE

About The Course

This seminar will provide a comprehensive understanding of the various types of uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s),  and industrial batteries.  This seminar will focus on maximizing the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of this type equipment by providing an understanding of the characteristics, selection criteria, common problems and repair techniques, preventive and predictive maintenance.

This seminar is a MUST for anyone who is involved in the selection, applications, or maintenance of uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), and industrial batteries because it covers how this equipment operates, the latest maintenance techniques, and provides guidelines and rules that ensure the successful operation of this equipment. In addition, this seminar will cover in detail the basic design, operating characteristics, specification, selection criteria, advanced fault detection techniques, critical components and all preventive and predictive maintenance methods in order to increase reliability of the equipment and reduce the operation and maintenance cost.

This seminar will provide the following information for all uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), and industrial batteries:

  • Basic Design
  • Specification
  • Selection Criteria
  • Sizing Calculations
  • Enclosures and Sealing Arrangements
  • Codes and Standards
  • Common Operational Problems
  • All Diagnostics, Troubleshooting, Testing, and Maintenance

Learning Outcomes

  • Equipment Operation: Gain a thorough understanding of the operating characteristics of uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), and industrial batteries
  • Equipment Diagnostics and Inspection: Learn in detail all the diagnostic techniques and inspections required of critical components of uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), and industrial batteries
  • Equipment Testing: Understand thoroughly all the tests required for the various types of uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), and industrial batteries
  • Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Determine all the maintenance and troubleshooting activities required to minimize the downtime and operating cost of uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s),  and industrial batteries
  • Equipment Repair and Refurbishment: Gain a detailed understanding of the various methods used to repair and refurbish uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), and industrial batteries
  • Efficiency, Reliability, and Longevity: Learn the various methods used to maximize the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), and industrial batteries
  • Equipment Sizing: Gain a detailed understanding of all the calculations and sizing techniques used for uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), and industrial batteries
  • Design Features: Understand all the design features that improve the efficiency and reliability of uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), and industrial batteries
  • Equipment Selection: Learn how to select uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), and industrial batteries by using the performance characteristics and selection criteria that you will learn in this seminar
  • Equipment Enclosures and Sealing Methods Learn about the various types of enclosures and sealing arrangements used for uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), and industrial batteries
  • Equipment Commissioning: Understand all the commissioning requirements for uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), and industrial batteries
  • Equipment Codes and Standards: Learn all the codes and standards applicable for uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), and industrial batteries
  • Equipment Causes and Modes of Failure: Understand the causes and modes of failure of uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), and industrial batteries
  • System Design: Learn all the requirements for designing different types of uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), and industrial batteries

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

Power Electronics, Rectifiers and Pulse-Width Modulation Inverters, Variable  Frequency Drives (VFD’s), Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS’s) Design, Equipment, Operation, Efficiency, Specifications, Modularity, Response to Power Quality Events, Monitoring, Testing, High-Efficiency Designs, UPS Topologies for Large Critical Power Systems, Smart UPS’s

Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS’s) Sizing, Configurations, Regulations and Code Requirements, Options, Communication, Evaluation Parameters, Protection, Reliability, Installation, Commissioning, Maintenance, Power Problems, Disturbances, UPS Batteries, Troubleshooting and Maintenance of Industrial Batteries

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

ELECTRICAL DESIGN CONCEPTS FOR NON-ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS

ELECTRICAL DESIGN CONCEPTS FOR NON-ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS

24 – 25 NOVEMBER 2016, SINGAPORE

About The Course

This course, focused on basic electrical design concepts, is designed to meet today demands for more integration of engineering disciplines in industrial and commercial design, construction and maintenance. It will familiarize you with basic electrical circuits and circuit parameters, and provide a general understanding of the methods used to design low voltage power distribution systems (for voltages 600 volts and below).

You will gain practical understanding of basic concepts such as direct, single-phase, and three-phase alternating current, power, power factor, and inductive loads. You will study basics of electrical generation, transmission and distribution, basic design philosophy and design procedures, electrical construction materials, services, and grounding and power quality concepts.

Application of Canadian Electrical Code to design procedures, including relevant sections of the Canadian Electrical Code will be emphasized. You will learn how to communicate effectively with engineers and contractors who are designing or building, upgrading or expanding your plant’s electrical distribution.

Instruction will assume that you have no prior electrical engineering education but are currently involved with the electrical equipment and systems

Learning Outcomes

  • Design of Electrical Systems: Gain an understanding of how to design electrical systems
  • Electrical Equipment Used in Electric Power Distribution Systems: Understand thoroughly all electric equipment used in Electric Power Distribution
  • Equipment Diagnostics and Inspection: Learn in detail all the diagnostic techniques and inspections required of critical components of electrical equipment.
  • Equipment Testing: Understand thoroughly all the tests required for the various types of electrical equipment
  • Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Determine all the maintenance and troubleshooting activities required to minimize electrical equipment downtime and operating cost
  • Equipment Sizing: Gain a detailed understanding of all the calculations and sizing techniques used for all electrical equipment
  • Equipment Selection: Learn how to select electrical equipment by using the performance characteristics and selection criteria that you will learn in this seminar
  • Electric Equipment Protection: Learn about the various types of protection methods used for electric equipment
  • Equipment Codes and Standards: Learn all the codes and standards applicable for electrical equipment

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals (this seminar is suitable for individuals who do not have an electrical background)

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

Power Systems Fundamentals, Transformer Engineering, Basics, and Procurement, Design of Industrial Power Distribution Systems and Problems

Induction Motor Performance and Procurement, 3-Phase Fault (Short-Circuit) Calculations, Design of an Industrial Power Distribution System and Problems, Protection Design Philosophy, Emergency Power and Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS), and Design Problems: Simplified Calculations, Guidelines and Techniques

Circuit Breakers, Fuses, Power System Protection, Step-by-Step Procedure in Protection Coordination and Design

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

DISTRIBUTED CONTROL SYSTEMS AND SMART TECHNOLOGY

DISTRIBUTED CONTROL SYSTEMS AND SMART TECHNOLOGY

Selection, Applications, Operation, Troubleshooting and Diagnostics

28 – 30 NOVEMBER 2016, SINGAPORE

About The Course

This seminar will provide a comprehensive understanding of distributed control systems (DCSs), and smart technology.  The seminar will focus on all the advanced features and advantages of DCS’s including optimization of control strategies, enhancement of performance and reliability, two-way communication, remote diagnostics and troubleshooting, reduction in instrumentation and control cables, telemetry, minimization of instrumentation and control equipment cost, etc. This seminar will also provide an in-depth understanding of the design of all modern control systems as well as all their instrumentation and equipment. All the methods used to enhance control system performance, reliability, robustness, speed of response and minimize wear and tear of control system components will be covered thoroughly. The seminar will also provide a thorough understanding of all types of control valves, actuators, and their accessories.  The sizing and selection process of all types of control valves and actuators will be covered thoroughly.  This includes all the calculations, materials used in this equipment, elastomers, packing materials and designs, cavitation and noise control methods, etc.  All the applicable non-destructive tests and troubleshooting methods for control valves and actuators will also be covered in detail in this seminar.  Several examples of sizing control valves and actuators for liquid and compressible fluid applications will be performed during the seminar. The main focus in this seminar will be on maximizing the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of these systems and equipment by providing an understanding of the characteristics, selection criteria, common problems and repair techniques, preventive and predictive maintenance.

This seminar is a MUST for anyone who is involved in the selection, applications, or maintenance of modern instrumentation and control systems, distributed control systems (DCSs), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA), control valves, actuators, and smart technology because it covers how these systems and equipment operate, the latest maintenance techniques, and provides guidelines and rules that ensure their successful operation. In addition, this seminar will cover in detail the basic design, operating characteristics, specification, selection criteria, advanced fault detection techniques, critical components and all preventive and predictive maintenance methods in order to increase the reliability of these systems and equipment and reduce their operation and maintenance cost

Learning Outcomes

This seminar will provide the following information for modern control systems, distributed control systems (DCSs), SCADA, control valves, actuators, and smart technology:

  • Basic Design
  • Specification
  • Selection Criteria
  • Sizing Calculations
  • Enclosures and Sealing Arrangements
  • Codes and Standards
  • Common Operational Problems
  • All Diagnostics, Troubleshooting, Testing, and Maintenance

Practical applications of smart instrumentation, and Distributed Control Systems, control valves, actuators, etc in the following industries will be discussed in detail:

  • Chemical and petrochemical
  • Power generation
  • Pulp and paper
  • Aerospace
  • Water and sewage treatment
  • Electrical power grids
  • Environmental monitoring and control systems

The instructor will guide the delegates during the seminar to do the following:

  • Design distributed control systems for the chemical, petro-chemical, and power generation industries
  • Size and select the smart instrumentation, control valves, and actuators for these control systems
  • Troubleshoot and repair these control systems

The seminar will focus on the following:

  • Strategies used to enhance the performance of modern distributed control systems and smart instrumentation as well as reduce their capital, operation and maintenance costs
  • Techniques used to increase the reliability and enhance the performance of distributed control systems and smart instrumentation as well as reduce the failure rate of their components and plant downtime
  • Methods used to minimize plant upsets and failures due to disturbances

Following the seminar, individuals will be able to do the following:

  • Design modern distributed control systems for all industrial applications
  • Select all the smart instrumentation and equipment required for Distributed Control Systems
  • Operate, diagnose, troubleshoot and repair all distributed control systems equipment including smart instrumentation, processors, control valves, and actuators

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

Review of Control System Fundamentals, Control System Design, Applications of Control Systems in the Chemical, Aerospace, and Power Generation industries, Proportional-Integral-Derivative control, Strategies to Optimize Control System Performance

Distributed Control Systems (DCS) Architecture, Features, Advantages, Communication Protocols, Human-Machine Interface, Processors, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System, Smart Instrumentation, Remote diagnostics and troubleshooting

Intelligent (Smart) Transmitters, Controllers, Sizing and Selection of Control Valves, Positioners, and Actuator for Compressible and Non-Compressible Fluids, Control Valve Flashing, Cavitation and Noise Control, Control System   Troubleshooting and Diagnostics

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

Effective Plant Turnaround Management

EFFECTIVE PLANT TURNAROUND MANAGEMENT

Optimising your Plant Turnaround Management Strategy to exceed Safety, Quality, Time and Cost targets.

21 – 23 November 2016 | Kuala Lumpur| Malaysia

About The Course

Turnarounds are complex projects that have a substantial impact on business performance. It is imperative that Turnarounds are effectively planned and executed, especially in continuous process industries such as Oil, Gas and Chemicals. Turnarounds are more than merely technical events carried out by the maintenance function. They are an integral part of any company’s business strategy

This highly complex, hazardous and, at times, technically difficult undertaking that affects so many companies and engages so many people at all levels of the company, is one critical activities within a life-cycle of plant. Compared with the wealth of information available on general maintenance subjects, much of what does exist seems to be built around planning and scheduling and tend to ignore the business approach to Turnarounds.

The purpose of the course is to present a Model of Excellence for Turnarounds that has been developed and refined over a 30 year period by many hundreds of people working in different industries around the world.  The course will consist of direct teaching of principles, case studies of real situations, free discussion of issues and workshops to give hands on experience of the elements of Turnarounds.

Master the critical skills in managing a world-class plant Turnaround project by acquiring the following:

  • Acquire the critical elements of plant turnaround management within the Turnaround Model of Excellence
  • Assessment and engagement models to effectively manage your contractors
  • Strategies to drive quality and ensure reliability during the turnaround process
  • Practical co-ordination strategies to ensure effective logistical planning and to ensure reliability post shutdown
  • A safe system of work that aligns appropriately with the risk profile of turnarounds
  • Effective measures to benchmark progress, performance and overall productivity

This practical-focused master class will teach you the practical skills to:

  • Justify and execute a strategic and structured plant turnaround plan
  • Create a maintenance contracting model that ensure continuous commitment to project goals and timelines
  • Implement key strategies to ensure safety, quality and reliability throughout the shutdown
  • Acquire best practice plant management and execution techniques to drive high performance and achieve optimal productivity

Course Faculty - Tom Lenahan

Author of the Textbook “Turnaround, Shutdown & Outage Management” (ISBN 10: 0-7506-6787-7) and has presented papers on Turnaround Management and maintenance at international conferences in UK, Hungary, South Africa and India. Contributed technical articles on Shutdown Management to the UK Maintenance Management magazine.

Gained extensive experience and expertise in many aspects of maintenance, project and construction Management. Specialist in Turnaround (Shutdown & Outage) Management and similar projects from concept through to on-site completion in the Power Generation, Oil, Gas, and Chemicals. Assisted clients in the resolution of maintenance and Turnaround issues of various types including; contractor strategy, procurement process, project engineering, training, effectiveness, and costing, procedural failures and patterned thinking.

Developed a “Model of Excellence” for benchmarking Shutdown performance. The model is used to assess client’s performance against current best practice and to generate real time recommendations for improvement. To date carried out 50+ Turnaround audits and supervised 200+ further audits. Developed a comprehensive Shutdown Management training course that has been delivered in many countries around the world as well as forming part of an MSc in Maintenance Management at Manchester University in the UK. This course was also taught for five years at the Central Queensland University in Australia and at the Austral University of Buenos Aires in Argentina.

Previous participating organisations include the following companies:

*    Cuu Long Joint Operating Company

*    Hess (Thailand) Limited

*    Petronas Carigali

*    S-Oil Corporation

*    Petronas Gas

*    Asean Bintulu  Fertilizer

*    Carigali Hess Operation Co.

*     MTBE Malaysia

*     HMC Polymers

*     CNOOC SES

*     Shell Refining Company

*     Esso Malaysia

*     Optimal Chemicals

*     Penta-Ocean Construction

   Hear what others have said about this course
   “Good course. It gives me an insight to the few problems/issues I faced.” Petronas Carigali
   “It was a helpful course to give you an overall in-depth input on various TA aspects.Petronas Carigali
   “A dynamic course for support services in the oil & gas industry.” Penta Ocean Construction Ltd

   WHO SHOULD ATTEND
 This Workshop has been researched and developed for Managers, Superintendents, Supervisors, Engineers, Planners, Team Leaders and Coordinators of:

  • Shutdown & Turnarounds
  • Maintenance
  • Engineering
  • Operations
  • Health & Safety
  • Reliability
  • Plant Outage
  • Asset Management

TOPICS COVERED

Organisation of the Turnaround Team

 

Safety of the Turnaround Project

 

Maintaining the Quality Criteria through the Turnaround

 

Planning For Successful Plant Turnaround

 

Contractor Relationships and Management in Turnarounds

 

Managing Costs in a Turnaround Project

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