BEST OPERATION PRACTICES FOR A HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER PLANT

22 – 24 NOVEMBER 2017, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This seminar will provide a comprehensive understanding of all the best operation practices for a hydro-electric power plant.  The design and operation of a hydro-electric power plant and all its equipment are covered in detail in this seminar.  The main focus of the seminar is on the best practice guidelines to optimize the performance of every equipment in the hydro-electric power plant.  This includes turbine, governing system, transformers, generator, instrumentation and control systems.  All the methods used to optimize the performance of a hydro-electric power plant to meet international standards will be discussed in detail in this seminar.  This includes optimization of the plant management, plant automation, upgrading the hydro-electric power plant to a computer-based supervisory control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, and optimization of all equipment operation, surveillance, monitoring, testing, and maintenance. This seminar is also focused on using advanced algorithms to optimize the generator efficiency, and optimization of a hydro-electric power plant performance by selecting specific operating parameters such as the most efficient load, maximum sustainable load, fixed turbine flow, headwater/tailwater elevation control, load following/automatic generation control, condensing reactive power control, automatic load reduction and reinstatement for temperature considerations.  The seminar will also cover in detail all the inspection methods and tests required to identify faults and deficiencies in hydro-electric power plant equipment, as well as, the most advanced repair techniques and refurbishment methods.  This seminar will also cover all the activities required to commission this equipment and all protective systems associated with it.  The objective of the seminar is to maximize the performance, efficiency, reliability, and longevity of hydro-electric power plants by providing the best guidelines and practices for operating and maintaining them.

 

This seminar is a MUST for anyone who is involved in operating, managing, inspecting, testing, maintaining or refurbishing hydro-electric power plants because it covers the best operation methods and provides the necessary guidelines and rules that ensure the successful repair and refurbishment of hydro-electric power plants. In addition, this seminar will cover in detail the advanced fault detection techniques, critical components and all modern troubleshooting and commissioning methods which increases the reliability, and capacity factor (power output) of hydro-electric power plants and minimizes their forced outages, and operation and maintenance costs.

Learning Outcomes

  • Best Operation Practices for Hydro-Electric Power Plants: Gain a thorough understanding of the best operation practices for hydro-electric power plants
  • Hydro-Electric Power Plant Design and Operation: Learn about hydro-electric power plant design and operation
  • Optimization of Hydro-Electric Power Plant Performance to Meet International Standards: Learn all the methods used to allow hydro-electric power plants to meet international standards of performance
  • Optimization of Hydro-Electric Power Plant Equipment Performance: Understand all the techniques used to optimize power plant equipment performance and allow them to meet international standards
  • Optimize hydro-Electric Power Plant Management: Learn the methods used to optimize hydro-electric power plant Management
  • Automation and Upgrades Required for a Hydro-Electric Power Plant: Gain a thorough understanding of all the automation and upgrades required for a hydro-electric power plant to improve its performance
  • Hydro-Electric Power Plant Upgrade to a Computer-Based Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA): Understand how to upgrade a hydro-electric power plant to a computer-based SCADA
  • Using Advanced Algorithms to Optimize the Generator Efficiency: Learn how to use advanced algorithms to optimize the generator efficiency
  • Best Practices for Reliability, Monitoring and Maintenance of a Hydro-Electric Power plants: Understand all the methods used to improve the reliability, monitoring and maintenance of hydro-electric power plants
  • Optimization of Hydro-Electric Power Plant Performance by Selecting Specific Operating Parameters: Learn how to optimize hydro-electric power plant performance by selecting the most efficient load, maximum sustainable load, fixed turbine flow, headwater/tailwater elevation control, load following/automatic generation control, condensing reactive power control, automatic load reduction and reinstatement for temperature considerations

Who Should Attend

  • 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, 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.

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:

  • Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, October 2011.
  • Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, March 2003.
  • Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, January2012.
  • Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
  • Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).

TOPICS COVERED

Hydro-Electric Power Plant Design

Classification of Hydro-Electric Power Plants

Economics of Hydro-electric Power Plants

Optimization of Turbine and Generator Performance

Best Practices for Reliability, Operation

Power Station Protective Systems

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