Archive for October, 2016

Balance of Plant: CCGT Power Stations

Balance of Plant: CCGT Power Stations

23 – 25 AUGUST 2017, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This course covers the less obvious but no less essential sections of a combined cycle power station plant and equipment.

Firstly, gas fuel supply to the power station and the AGI (above ground installation). Included is the safe handling of the gas and operation of system.

Highly essential to the safe and efficient operation of the plant is the provision of the correct quality of water for the boilers and station. This is explained in a section covering the water cycle, various impurities and the processes employed in the production of the high quality water required. Also discussed are the differing problems encountered on plant due to the effects of impurities.
The overall efficiency of power plant is highly influenced by the type of system installed to condense steam at the turbine low pressure exhaust. The course will compare the various cooling water or air systems in use.

Fixed and portable fire protection systems are explored along with the provision of compressed air and gases used on the power station along with their storage.

Lubrication is highly important to the wellbeing and continual operation of plant. Finally the provision of station electrical supplies, along with back up supplies and station black start capability are covered.

Who Should Attend

This course would ideally suit professionals just starting their career in the power industry as well as staff considering the design of new plant and the options available.

Would also suit junior operations staff with the willingness to learn more about the design and operation of the general services plant of the power station

Course Faculty - Brian Matkin

Brian has considerable experience with coal fired plant up to 350MW and all Auxiliary Power Station Plant. As a Shift Charge Engineer, besides being responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Units he was responsible for training Unit Operators to become Technician Engineers. In this new role the staff became responsible for the Permit System, HV Switching & Emergency Procedures.

Brian’s Industry career achievements

Eon/Powergen TXu Drakelow Power Station Drakelow Power station was a coal fired Power Station operating 2 x 350 MW Assisted Circulation Boiler/Units and 1 x 350 MW Supercritical Pressure Once through Boiler/Unit

  1. During unit outage joined Mechanical Maintenance where he was responsible for the Condenser/Feed Range repairs & Budget.

Eastern Electricity Drakelow Power Station

  1. Responsible for the introduction of computer based refresher training for PF Codes of Practice including liaison with outside agencies.
  2. In charge of Operations staff rotas and training of operators on the supercritical unit.
  • Being responsible for the mill ball budget, saved costs by utilising high chrome second hand mill balls rather than new cast steel ones.

CEGB Drakelow Power Station

  1. Responsible for investigation into the total compressed air supply to the station and the replacement of the reciprocating compressors with up to date screw type compressors along with associated oil separating and drying equipment.

After the closure of Drakelow, Brian went on to become involved in providing Operations training at various locations including Operations simulator training on a 500MW unit simulator (Coal Fired). He was also part of a team to develop operations training for Flue Gas De-Sulphurisation Plant (Limestone/Gypsum Process). In addition he has carried out auditing of Safety Rules and associated documentation.

TOPICS COVERED

Fuel Handling and Storage

Water Treatment

Cooling Water Systems

Fire Protection Systems

Electrical Systems and Back up Supplies

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 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.

28 to 29 NOVEMBER 2016, 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

GENERATION CONTROLS

GENERATION CONTROLS:

Compliance with Generator Regulatory Technical Requirements

22 - 25 MAY 2017 | KUALA LUMPUR

About The Course

The Generation Controls course is designed to instruct plant engineers and technicians on the core concepts of utility generators and associated control systems with a goal of familiarizing technical utility staff with the requirements of the latest NERC regulations and to help them identify their role in meeting these requirements within their organization. The material is tailored to cover the specific systems, configurations and operating scenarios associated with the attendees.

The course provides classroom based instruction and utilizes a comprehensive computer based course manual along with a generator controls simulation software package. This software package allows each attendee to perform interactive simulation exercises that are related to various course topics, such as: Generator Reactive Capability, Generator Voltage Control, Auto Voltage Regulator Tuning, Power System Stabilizer Operation and others. The simulations utilize accurate generator and control system models and allow the user to adjust settings, alter system configurations and control operation while viewing the simulated response on graphs and meters. The interactive simulations are an excellent means of better understanding the practical application of the course material.

Learning Outcomes

Delegates will learn about:

  • Review technical background material necessary to understand the topic and provide references for further study
  • Review latest version of the applicable standard along with regional interpretations of the requirements
  • Discuss methods of meeting technical requirements.
  • Perform sample calculations, exercises and simulations illustrating the technical issues and test methods.

Who Should Attend

Electrical engineers involved in power generation, particularly for those plants in an interconnected system Power plant operational staff, particularly for those units equipped with a PSS or considering the addition of a PSS Electrical engineers involved in interconnected system operation and planning, particularly those involved in dynamic system simulation

Course Faculty - Leonardo Lima

Leonardo Lima received his B.S.E.E. in 1986, his M.Sc. in 1991 and his D.Sc. in 1999 from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in power system analysis and simulation, including system studies for transmission planning and operation. He worked in the development of the small-signal stability program PacDyn between 1984 and 1988. In 1992, he joined the Power System Engineering Department of the Universidade Federal Fluminense, in Niterói, Brazil, as an Assistant Professor, lecturing under-graduate and graduate courses in classical control theory, power system analysis, power system stability, power system planning, and electrical machines. He became a full Professor in 1999. He joined the PTI’s (currently Siemens PTI) consulting practice in 2002 and became a Principal Consultant in 2009, where he specialized in dynamic modelling and simulation using PSS/E. He joined Kestrel Power Engineering in 2010 as a Senior Engineer. He is a member of the IEEE Power Engineering Society and is currently the Secretary of the Power System Stability Controls Subcommittee of the Power System Dynamic Performance Committee.

REAL CASE STUDIES FROM

  • 5MWp Italy – Module claim – 100% Electroluminescence – micro cracks
  • 40MWp Israel – 100% Infrared – Hot Spot analysis, soiling
  • 4 MWp Germany – Technical Design – roof top, shading analysis
  • 64 MWp Bulgaria – Module claim – Potential Induced Degradation analysis
  • 130 MWp Chile – Technical design c-Si fixed tilted – desert area
  • 9 MWp India – Technical design (c-Si fixed tilted and tracking, thin film fixed tilted)
  • 140 MWp Philippines – Design review
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

BALANCE OF PLANT: COAL FIRED POWER STATIONS

BALANCE OF PLANT: COAL FIRED POWER STATIONS

25 – 27 APRIL 2017, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This course covers the less obvious but no less essential sections of a coal fired power station plant and equipment.

Firstly, Fuel handling and storage including stocking out and reclaim of coal into the power station and the safe handling and operation of systems.

What about waste products? Also covered is an overview of ash and dust handling systems along with environmental considerations.

Highly essential to the safe and efficient operation of the plant is the provision of the correct quality of water for the boilers and station. This is explained in a section covering the water cycle, various impurities and the processes employed in the production of the high quality water required. Also discussed are the differing problems encountered on plant due to the effects of impurities.

The overall efficiency of power plant is highly influenced by the type of system installed to condense steam at the turbine low pressure exhaust. The course will compare the various cooling water or air systems in use.

Fixed and portable fire protection systems are explored along with the provision of compressed air and gases used on the power station along with their storage.

Lubrication is highly important to the wellbeing and continual operation of plant.

Finally the provision of station electrical supplies, along with back up supplies and station black start capability are covered.

Learning Outcomes

This course would ideally suit professionals just starting their career in the power industry as well as staff considering the design of new plant and the options available. Would also suit junior operations staff with the willingness to learn more about the design and operation of the general services plant of the power station PROFFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Course Faculty - Brian Matkin

Brian has considerable experience with coal fired plant up to 350MW and all Auxiliary Power Station Plant. As a Shift Charge Engineer, besides being responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Units he was responsible for training Unit Operators to become Technician Engineers. In this new role the staff became responsible for the Permit System, HV Switching & Emergency Procedures.

Brian’s Industry career achievements

Eon/Powergen TXu Drakelow Power Station Drakelow Power station was a coal fired Power Station operating

2 x 350 MW Assisted Circulation Boiler/Units and 1 x 350 MW Supercritical Pressure Once through Boiler/Unit

  • During unit outage joined Mechanical Maintenance where he was responsible for the Condenser/Feed Range repairs & Budget.

Eastern Electricity Drakelow Power Station

  • Responsible for the introduction of computer based refresher training for PF Codes of Practice including liaison with outside agencies.
  • In charge of Operations staff rotas and training of operators on the supercritical unit.
  • Being responsible for the mill ball budget, saved costs by utilising high chrome second hand mill balls rather than new cast steel ones.

CEGB Drakelow Power Station

  • Responsible for investigation into the total compressed air supply to the station and the replacement of the reciprocating compressors with up to date screw type compressors along with associated oil separating and drying equipment.

After the closure of Drakelow, Brian went on to become involved in providing Operations training at various locations including Operations simulator training on a 500MW unit simulator (Coal Fired). He was also part of a team to develop operations training for Flue Gas De-Sulphurisation Plant (Limestone/Gypsum Process). In addition he has carried out auditing of Safety Rules and associated documentation.

REAL CASE STUDIES FROM

  • 5MWp Italy – Module claim – 100% Electroluminescence – micro cracks
  • 40MWp Israel – 100% Infrared – Hot Spot analysis, soiling
  • 4 MWp Germany – Technical Design – roof top, shading analysis
  • 64 MWp Bulgaria – Module claim – Potential Induced Degradation analysis
  • 130 MWp Chile – Technical design c-Si fixed tilted – desert area
  • 9 MWp India – Technical design (c-Si fixed tilted and tracking, thin film fixed tilted)
  • 140 MWp Philippines – Design review
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

OLTC Function, Selection & Operation

OLTC Function, Selection & Operation

13 – 15 DECEMBER 2016, KUALA LUMPUR

About The Course

This course will aid participants in the understanding of on-load tap changers (OLTC) and provide the utility world with greater appreciation and knowledge of OLTC’s selection and function.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the 3-day seminar the participants have learned:

  • How an OLTC works
  • To make decisions concerning OLTC with regards to operation, maintenance, troubleshooting
  • How the mechanical part in your power transformer works.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for middle to senior asset engineers, asset managers and engineers dealing with specification, operation, maintenance and protection engineers.

Course Faculty - Max Philipp

Max Philipp has over 25 years’ experience in the field of Transformers, Substations and Management. With a record of directing business strategy, managing start up situations and negotiating business agreements.  Extensive experience gained in international operations, strategic management and marketing and a technical expertise in the field of High Voltage Regulation, Transformers and Substations. From Hands on to managing teams in the Asset Management of Substations and especially Power Transformers give him the right background to pass on his wealth of experience. His customer base includes Power Utilities, High & Medium Voltage Substations, Transformer Manufacturers and Industrial customers in the Asia Pacific region. As a Consultant and Trainer, his technical expertise includes:

*Voltage regulation, *Commissioning of OLTC, *Selection Criterias for Power Transformers, *Technical Understanding & Evaluation of Products and *Fault Prevention & Damage Investigation.

In his previous engagements Max Philipp has worked for Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen GmbH of Germany. In his career he has founded and run 2 subsidiaries from scratch. The first one is in Australia and his last engagement was as Managing Director to set up Reinhausen Asia Pacific in Kuala Lumpur. Due to his previous engagement’s he has established deep contacts all over Asia Pacific Power Industry.

Max Philipp is a CIGRE member and is the chairman for the Transformer Working Group A2.

PAST TESTIMONIALS

 “It helped to improve my knowledge of OLTC “

 “To have a better appreciation of the design and operation of transformer and OLTC”

 “This course is very informative as it is related to our daily work”

 “It is a very informative course that can help increase the competency of the substation engineers”

 “Good technical OLTC exposure”

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

Maintenance Planning & Scheduling

Maintenance Planning & Scheduling

31 JULY – 02 AUGUST 2017, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

A key component of production cost is maintenance and the key role of maintenance is to guarantee the reliability of the production. The crucial element for ensuring that maintenance is cost effectively delivered is the planning and scheduling of maintenance tasks.

Given the huge impact maintenance management can have on production output, as well as the increasing tendency for maintenance departments to be asked to do “more with less”, it is essential that maintenance professionals strive toward the implementation of best practices in maintenance planning.

Ron Moore, author of Making Common Sense Common Practice, quotes benchmarking studies that show that reactive maintenance correlates strongly with poor plant or facility performance. Yet many companies are still operating in this fire-fighting mode.

A proactive approach means that we regain control of the work we do and it’s timing. This leads to improved safety and availability. This course provides a methodology for: pre-planning routine maintenance tasks generated by predictive and preventive maintenance programs, planning tasks to recover from malfunction or breakdown and a strategy to allow us to cope with random failure. The course will cover the essential steps we need to take to plan and schedule our maintenance work properly. That will help maximize the proactive content and further our goal of achieving best-in-class performance.

Learning Outcomes

In summary, this 3-day intensive training course will help maintenance professionals to:

  • Develop the ability to produce logical and comprehensive maintenance plans using a systematic and structured approach.
  • Produce work schedules that optimize Plant Availability.
  • Enable high productivity and effectiveness of the workforce by proper work preparation.
  • Plan the ‘unexpected’; managing trips, breakdowns and other unwanted incidents, smoothly and efficiently.

Who Should Attend

Maintenance Managers, Engineers, Planners, Schedulers, Supervisors and Senior Technicians.

Individual Attention and Post Training Support

•    Delegates will get individual attention, working in teams of four.
•    Additional skilled and experienced trainers will be brought to help, if the numbers are larger, so as to maintain the teams to trainer ratio at about 4:1.
•    Participants will have email access to the trainer 3 months post training for any questions on implementation issues.

Course Faculty - V. Narayan

V NarayanNarayan retired from The Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies in 2002, after a distinguished career in maintenance and project engineering.
As the Head of Maintenance Strategy Group, Shell UK Exploration and Production, he was involved in the following assignments:
  • Created a new process and authored a standard to build in Reliability into new Projects. This process, called ‘Operations in Projects’ is now extensively used in all major Shell Projects. This clear Business Process enables Shell to maximise Life Cycle Net Present Value by designing lean Plants with high Reliability.
  • Created a comprehensive Reliability Database, using failure records from 15 Offshore Platforms over a 17 year period and applying Weibull analysis. It includes a Relief Valve Database analysing some 14000 test bench records, as well as one for Gas, Heat and Smoke Detectors.
  • Managed the Internal Consultancy Services and later extended it to other
Shell Companies as Head of Shell’s Centre of Excellence for the E&P sector.
Provided Training and Consultancy Services to Shell Companies in Brunei, Philippines, Argentina, Australia, Gabon, Nigeria and Oman.
  • Was the Custodian of Shell Standards relating to Maintenance Strategy.
  • Was a regular lecturer in RCM at the Shell Training Centre in Holland, conducting 14 sessions over an 8 year period.
  • Carried out a Maintenance Review of Shell Gabon’s Oil Production Facilities,
As Maintenance and Reliability Adviser, Shell International, The Hague, he was involved in the following
  • Created Shell’s process and Performance Indicators, for Bench-Marking Maintenance Performance of Refineries and Gas Plants. This methodology is still in use today.
  • Carried out a Maintenance Audit of Woodside Petroleum’s LNG Plant in
Western Australia.
  • Coordinated the Shell Group Refineries participating in the external Bench-Marking studies conducted by Solomon Associates Inc.
  • Facilitated a major Root Cause Analysis at a Shell Chemical Plant in The Netherlands.
  • Carried out a review of a major Shutdown execution at Pernis, the largest Shell Refinery, identifying significant improvement opportunities. Many of these are now embedded in their planning process.
  • Carried out an audit of the Planning of the largest Shutdown at Shell’s
Stanlow Refinery.
  • Was a founder member of the Shell MERIT team, which made major improvements to Refineries’ maintenance performance. Shell now sells this process to third parties.
  • Identified best practices and opportunities for business improvement in fields of reliability, maintenance, inspection and projects in Shell Refineries, and Gas Plants.
  • Created and edited Shell’s Reliability Newsletter promoting best maintenance and operating practices and techniques worldwide.
He has published many articles and presented papers at International Conferences. He has worked in the upstream and downstream Oil and Gas Industry sectors, Engineering, Automobile and Pharmaceutical Industries. He has worked in several countries and cultures, including Saudi Arabia, India, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. He is currently on the faculty of Shell Open University and Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, in their MSc programme in Asset Integrity

Topics Covered

  • Work Identification

  • Maintenance Planning

  • Priority Setting

  • Maintenance Scheduling

  • Emergency Response

  • Data and CMMS

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

Reliability Engineering

Reliability Engineering

24 – 28 JULY 2017, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

The reliability of a Plant or Facility determines its performance – process safety, environmental and cost performance all depend on it. It is thus a pivotal driver, which we can use to make significant business gains. Unfortunately it is often seen as a black art, best left to mathematicians or other specialists.

This practical training course will show you that it is easy to understand and explains how to use data from operating and maintenance records and get the results.

Learning Outcomes

The links between maintenance and reliability, and the effect of Reliability on Process & Environmental Safety, Production volume and maintenance costs will become clear.

By attending this 5 day training course, you will acquire the following:

  • Learn reliability terms, their definitions and its use.
  • Practice exercises to determine e.g., MTBF, MTTR, Scale and Shape factors etc. and learn how to use these to determine maintenance strategies and operating philosophies.
  • Find out how Plant availability depends on reliability and see how configuration affects the outcome.
  • Study different failure distributions and see why these matter. Exercises on spares holdings will show them how to optimize these to meet service level and cost considerations.

A number of tools including RCM, RBI, FMECA, IPF, RBD, FTA, ETA, and Modelling will be covered briefly, so that you know what to use where. Failure analysis using RCA will be discussed. The Business Process to manage Reliability Improvement and a roadmap to achieve high performance will be included.

Who Should Attend

Engineers from industries including Oil & Gas (Upstream and Downstream), Power Generation, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Manufacturing can apply the learning to their advantage. They can be from Production, Maintenance, Projects, Design and Inventory Management teams.

For optimal results, a University degree in Science or Engineering is desirable, as some mathematical background knowledge is necessary. Managers, supervisors or support staffs from different disciplines are all suitable.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers conducts two courses every year on Risk & Reliability Strategies based entirely on the book “Effective Maintenance Management: Risk and Reliability Strategies for Optimal Performance” by V. Narayan.

A copy of this book will be issued free to all participants at this course and will be utilised during the training conducted by the author.

Course Faculty - V. Narayan

V NarayanNarayan retired from The Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies in 2002, after a distinguished career in maintenance and project engineering.
As the Head of Maintenance Strategy Group, Shell UK Exploration and Production, he was involved in the following assignments:
  • Created a new process and authored a standard to build in Reliability into new Projects. This process, called ‘Operations in Projects’ is now extensively used in all major Shell Projects. This clear Business Process enables Shell to maximise Life Cycle Net Present Value by designing lean Plants with high Reliability.
  • Created a comprehensive Reliability Database, using failure records from 15 Offshore Platforms over a 17 year period and applying Weibull analysis. It includes a Relief Valve Database analysing some 14000 test bench records, as well as one for Gas, Heat and Smoke Detectors.
  • Managed the Internal Consultancy Services and later extended it to other
Shell Companies as Head of Shell’s Centre of Excellence for the E&P sector.
Provided Training and Consultancy Services to Shell Companies in Brunei, Philippines, Argentina, Australia, Gabon, Nigeria and Oman.
  • Was the Custodian of Shell Standards relating to Maintenance Strategy.
  • Was a regular lecturer in RCM at the Shell Training Centre in Holland, conducting 14 sessions over an 8 year period.
  • Carried out a Maintenance Review of Shell Gabon’s Oil Production Facilities,
As Maintenance and Reliability Adviser, Shell International, The Hague, he was involved in the following
  • Created Shell’s process and Performance Indicators, for Bench-Marking Maintenance Performance of Refineries and Gas Plants. This methodology is still in use today.
  • Carried out a Maintenance Audit of Woodside Petroleum’s LNG Plant in
Western Australia.
  • Coordinated the Shell Group Refineries participating in the external Bench-Marking studies conducted by Solomon Associates Inc.
  • Facilitated a major Root Cause Analysis at a Shell Chemical Plant in The Netherlands.
  • Carried out a review of a major Shutdown execution at Pernis, the largest Shell Refinery, identifying significant improvement opportunities. Many of these are now embedded in their planning process.
  • Carried out an audit of the Planning of the largest Shutdown at Shell’s
Stanlow Refinery.
  • Was a founder member of the Shell MERIT team, which made major improvements to Refineries’ maintenance performance. Shell now sells this process to third parties.
  • Identified best practices and opportunities for business improvement in fields of reliability, maintenance, inspection and projects in Shell Refineries, and Gas Plants.
  • Created and edited Shell’s Reliability Newsletter promoting best maintenance and operating practices and techniques worldwide.
He has published many articles and presented papers at International Conferences. He has worked in the upstream and downstream Oil and Gas Industry sectors, Engineering, Automobile and Pharmaceutical Industries. He has worked in several countries and cultures, including Saudi Arabia, India, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. He is currently on the faculty of Shell Open University and Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, in their MSc programme in Asset Integrity

Topics Covered

  • Reliability Engineering Concepts &Application
  • Human Error & Reliability
  • Degradation Mechanisms
  • Risk Management
  • Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
  • Risk Based Inspection (RBI)
  • Instrumental Protective Functions (IPF)
  • Failure Mode, Effects and Critically Analysis (FMECA)
  • Fault Tree and Event Tree Analysis
  • Reliability Block Diagram Modelling
  • Simple and Complex Weibull Chart Exercise
  • Data Sources
  • Getting The Basics Right (GTBR)
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

Incentive Regulation for the Electricity Industry

Incentive Regulation for the Electricity Industry

29 - 30 August 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

About The Course

This course will provide a comprehensive discussion of incentive regulation for the electricity industry, covering the fundamental characteristics of the electricity industry, the roles for competition and regulation in the industry, objectives, concepts and challenges of electricity industry regulation, the specific features of incentive regulation and its strengths and weaknesses as a regulatory paradigm. Case studies from the USA, Europe and Australia will illustrate real-world experience, including recent developments in response to increasing penetration of distributed energy resources – particularly PV, reversible storage, end-use efficiency and flexible demand.

Learning Outcomes

  • Fundamental characteristics of the electricity industry and options for electricity industry structure
  • Roles for competition and regulation in the electricity industry and comparison of their strengths and weaknesses
  • Objectives for economic regulation of the electricity industry and the main types of economic regulation in use
  • Features of incentive regulation, which is based on rewards and penalties, and its strengths and weaknesses
  • Experience with incentive regulation in the UK, USA and Australia
  • Recent developments in electricity industry structure and regulation in response to increasing penetration of distributed energy resources – including rooftop PV, reversible storage, end-use efficiency and flexible demand

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for senior staff from government, regulators and industry. Participants should have relevant professional qualifications and prior knowledge of the electricity industry.

Course Faculty - Dr Hugh Outhred

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.

TOPICS COVERED

Fundamental characteristics of the electricity industry

Electricity industry design and structural options

Roles and objectives for electricity industry regulation

Features, strengths and weaknesses of incentive regulation

Experience with incentive regulation & current trends: UK

Experience with incentive regulation & current trends: USA

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

Gas Turbine Speedtronic Control Systems and Troubleshooting

Gas Turbine Speedtronic Control Systems and Troubleshooting

08 – 12 MAY 2017, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This course will provide a detailed overview of Gas Turbine Speedtronic Control systems such that attendees will have a much clearer understanding of the configuration and reliability of these systems.

The course will begin with an overview of control system redundancy and configuration options. An analysis will be made of the advantages and disadvantages of TMR (Triple Modular Redundant Systems).

Programming methods will also be discussed together with a troubleshooting and fault finding session focusing on both turbine and diagnostic alarms. This topic will include practical sessions using simulators. Gas turbine control and protection will also be discussed in detail.

Valve calibration will also be covered including the measurements necessary to ensure the valve is operating as per the required specification.

In the final section of this course there will be a detailed examination of the requirements as regards the upgrading of Gas Turbine control systems. Also the options for remote monitoring systems will be discussed together with the advantages and disadvantages of these systems.

Teaching Method

The course will be taught using a mixture of lecturing using PowerPoint presentations and practical sessions using simulators.

Who Should Attend

The course is ideal for those engineers/technicians that require a broad based understanding of Gas Turbine Speedtronic Control Systems and in particular an understanding of the requirements for Control System upgrade.

Course Faculty - Rober (Bob) J. Johnston

Bob has over 40 years’ experience in the Industrial Gas Turbine industry with particular focus on the General Electric (GE) product family. He is experienced with all aspects of the GE Gas Turbines; from hands-on troubleshooting, to planning and costing of complete gas turbine package refurbishment. Bob has been involved with all facets of the GT maintenance and operation cycle including; testing, installation, commissioning, trouble-shooting, maintenance, refurbishment, control system retro-fits, vibration analysis and correction, boroscope inspection & machine evaluation. Bob has had many years’ experience in the preparation and presentation of training programs, project management and tender preparation & evaluation.
He spent 7 years as Director of a medium sized company and was involved in all aspects of the day-to-day operation. He is fully computer literate, both from a business perspective and as a home computer hobbyist.

TOPICS COVERED

 Speedtronic Control

 System Hardware

Control System Interfaces (HMI)

Communication Systems

Control System Programming

Basic Fault Finding

Alarm Systems

Gas Turbine Control (Speedtronic Control Blocks)

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

Underground HV Substation Design

Underground HV Substation Design

27 – 31 MARCH 2017, SINGAPORE

About The Course

HV Substations play an important role in the electric power systems. Specific requirements are set for underground substations which are mainly designed in city centers where land, if available, is sold at a premium and it is often the only feasible way to construct it. The most common underground substation types are for major BSP and distribution substations within the DNO as well as substations supplying underground metros or business and commercial canters.

Properly planned and designed substation is essential for reliable operation of a power system network. A new substation should be built to meet the requirements of the growing load and operation under the changing competitive markets. Upgrading of the existing substations would require a comprehensive knowledge of the substation as well as the overall power system. Specific requirements associated with underground installation are addressed in this course with practical examples of resolving technical challenges such as increase heating due to the electrical load and subsequent losses, planned and unplanned maintenance and provision for quick and effective equipment replacement.   Safety requests include explosion and fire hazard, fire escape routes, cable routes describing the mitigating measures and specification for this environment.

This course covers all aspects of medium and high voltage substation design with the particular focus on underground substations including regulatory requirements and general design considerations from feasibility through technical specification and tendering to the detail design. A practical understanding of planning, design, technical specification application and a step by step approach of the underground substation design process is explained as well as design documentation for each design stage.

Health & safety and environmental issues relevant for the underground substation design are covered in this comprehensive course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the latest criteria and practical techniques for the design of Underground HV substations
  • Understand a step by step approach of the substation design process from initial site survey, underground substation concept, technical specification to the detail design of equipment
  • Gain knowledge of the technical requirements, configuration philosophies
  • Gain knowledge of design practices and work processes
  • Learn how to specify equipment for a new underground substation
  • Learn how to manage the underground substation design
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of specific substation components
  • Gain knowledge of underground substation layout and busbar design
  • Help engineers and technicians to work with confidence to ensure continuous supply with complete reliability by minimizing interruptions
  • Understand the safety considerations of underground substations
  • Understand the environmental aspects of underground substation design and critical factors involved
  • Gain knowledge of reliability considerations and maintenance considerations in the design stage
  • Understand the technical aspects involved in the selection of major equipment in underground substations
  • Gain knowledge of specific substation earthing design
  • Understand design documentation from general arrangement to schematic diagrams
  • Learn how to manage the design

Who Should Attend

  • Design Engineers/Technicians in DNO and Metro transportation companies
  • Industrial and Utility Engineers/Technicians
  • Managers of design engineering departments
  • Electrical Engineers/Technicians
  • Commissioning Engineers/Technicians
  • Consulting Engineers/Technicians
  • Planners of Power Systems
  • Project Engineers
  • Safety Professionals
  • Others who want a knowledge of a substation design

Course Faculty - 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 ha s 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.

REAL CASE STUDIES FROM

  • 5MWp Italy – Module claim – 100% Electroluminescence – micro cracks
  • 40MWp Israel – 100% Infrared – Hot Spot analysis, soiling
  • 4 MWp Germany – Technical Design – roof top, shading analysis
  • 64 MWp Bulgaria – Module claim – Potential Induced Degradation analysis
  • 130 MWp Chile – Technical design c-Si fixed tilted – desert area
  • 9 MWp India – Technical design (c-Si fixed tilted and tracking, thin film fixed tilted)
  • 140 MWp Philippines – Design review
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