THERMAL POWER PLANT PERFORMANCE TESTING

26 – 28 APRIL 2017, SINGAPORE

About The Course

This seminar provides detailed description of the all performance testing methods for all thermal power plant equipment including boilers, turbines, condensers, pumps, fans, deaerators, and feedwater heaters.  The methodology, and code requirements for the performance tests for all thermal power plant equipment will be covered thoroughly in this seminar.  The preparatory work and instrumentation required for each test will be described in detail in this seminar.  The efficiency calculations for all the equipment used in circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) boiler and pulverized coal boiler power plants will be covered in-depth in this seminar.  All the processes, operational and maintenance activities, capital projects, technical options, potential initiatives and incentives to implement upgrades/repairs for increasing the power plant equipment efficiency will also be covered in detail.  This seminar will also provide a thorough explanation of CFB and pulverized coal boiler technology including hydrodynamics, combustion, emissions, design considerations, gas-solid separators, design of CFB and pulverized coal boiler components, management of solid residues, materials, stoichiometric calculations, and model for sulfur capture. The operation, maintenance, testing, and refurbishment options of all the equipment and systems used in CFB and pulverized coal power plants will be covered in detail including, boilers, superheaters, reheaters, turbines, condensers, feedwater heaters, deaerators, pumps, compressors, fans, electric generators, instrumentation and control systems, and governing systems, etc.   All the factors which affect CFB and pulverized coal boiler power plant efficiency and emissions will be explained thoroughly.  All the methods used to calculate the heat rate of CFB and pulverized coal power plants will be covered in detail. All the areas in CFB and pulverized coal boiler power plants where efficiency loss can occur will be explained. This seminar will also provide up-dated information in respect to the following methods used to improve CFB boiler and pulverized coal boiler power plant heat rate:

  • Optimizing the Combustion Process and Sootblowing
  • Controlling the Steam Temperature
  • Recovering Moisture from Boiler Flue Gas
  • Performing Steam Turbine Maintenance
  • Lowering Condenser Back Pressure
  • Pre-drying High Moisture Coal and Reducing Stack Temperature

Learning Outcomes

  • Thermal Plant Performance Testing: Gain a thorough understanding of all the performance testing methods for all thermal power plant equipment including boilers, turbines, condensers, pumps, fans, deaerators, and feedwater heaters.
  • Performance Test Methodology and Code Requirements: Understand the methodology, and code requirements for the performance tests of all thermal power plant equipment
  • Performance Test Preparatory Work and Instrumentation: Learn about the preparatory work and instrumentation required for each equipment performance test in a thermal power plant
  • Equipment Efficiency Calculations: Gain a thorough understanding of the efficiency calculations for all the equipment used in circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) boilers and pulverized coal boilers power plants
  • Calculating the Heat Rate of CFB and Pulverized Coal Boiler Power Plants: Learn all the methods used to calculate the heat rate of CFB and pulverized coal boiler coal power plants
  • Benefits of Lowering the Heat Rate of CFB and Pulverized Coal Boiler Power Plants: Understand all the benefits of lowering the heat rate of circulating fluidized-bed boiler coal power plants
  • Methods Used to Improve CFB and Pulverized Coal Boiler Power Plants Heat Rate: Gain a thorough understanding of all the methods used to improve the heat rate of CFB and pulverized boiler coal power plants
  • Processes, Operational and Maintenance Activities in CFB and Pulverized Coal Boiler Power Plants: Discover all the processes, operational and maintenance activities used to improve the heat rate of CFB and pulverized coal power plants
  • Capital Projects Used to Improve the Heat Rate of CFB and Pulverized Coal Boiler Power Plants: Learn about all the capital projects used to improve the heat rate of CFB and pulverized coal power plants
  • Technical Options for Improving the Heat Rate of CFB and Pulverized Coal Boiler Power Plants: Understand all the technical options used to improve the heat rate of CFB and pulverized coal boiler power plants
  • Potential Initiatives and Incentives to Implement Upgrades/Repairs for Improving the Heat Rate of CFB and Pulverized Coal Bed Boiler Power Plants: Discover all the potential initiatives and incentives to implement upgrades/repairs for improving the heat rate of CFB and pulverized coal power plants
  • Factors Affecting CFB and Pulverized Coal Boiler Power Plants Efficiency and Emissions: Learn about all the factors which affect CFB and pulverized coal boiler power plants efficiency and emissions
  • Areas in CFB and Pulverized Coal Power Plants where Efficiency Loss Can Occur: Discover all the areas in CFB and pulverized coal power plants where efficiency loss can occur
  • Optimize the Operation of CFB and Pulverized Coal Power Plant Equipment and Systems to Improve the Plant Heat Rate: Understand all the techniques and methods used to optimize the operation of CFB and pulverized coal power plant equipment and systems to improve the plant heat rate
  • CFB and Pulverized Coal Power Plant Equipment and Systems: Learn about various types of CFB and pulverized coal power plant equipment and systems including: boilers, superheaters, reheaters, steam turbines, governing systems, deaerators, feedwater

Who Should Attend

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

Course Faculty - 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 23 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 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 30 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (formerly, Ontario Hydro – the largest electric utility in North America).

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.

Each delegate will receive a copy of the following materials written by the instructor:

“POWER GENERATION HANDBOOK” second edition published by McGraw-Hill in 2012 (800 pages)

Excerpt of the relevant chapters from the “POWER PLANT EQUIPMENT OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE GUIDE” published by                McGraw-Hill in 2012 (800 pages)

THERMAL POWER PLANT PERFORMANCE TESTING MANUAL (includes practical information about all the performance testing methods for all thermal power plant equipment – 300 pages)

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