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COAL: PIT TO PORT TO POWER

COAL: PIT TO PORT TO POWER

27 – 29 November 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Training Overview

The course is generally applicable to anyone who would like to understand more about coal, including mining engineers, geologists, administrators, executives, potential investors in coal projects, and financial analysts. The course is designed to be particularly accessible to young professionals, and those who may already have a different background and wish to understand more about this important international resource

Course Objective

  • Understand the historical development of coal and the peculiarities of the SE Asian scene relative to the international experience.
  • Understand the key parameters that make or break a coal project.
  • Learn the essential science behind coal.
  • Understand the relationship between water and gas in coal and the implications.
  • Understand mining methods, and why one type may be more suitable than another.
  • Comprehend the practicalities of material handling with coal, and the holistic pit to port (mine to harbour) system.
  • Learn what greenhouse emissions and a warming world mean for the coal industry.
  • Comprehend the differences between resources and reserves and the requirements to move resources to reserves.
  • Understand the basic economic drivers behind coal projects.
  • Learn how to undertake due diligence on a coal project.
  • Participate in practical discussions and exercises that enhance practical understanding

Course Faculty - Scott Thomson

Scott Thomson is a geologist with over 35 years experience in the coal mining and energy industries. He has held leadership roles in industry and has worked as a consultant to the Coal Bed Methane (CBM) and coal mining industry for the past 20 years. He has been a managing director of a leading directional drilling service and technology supply company, and a Research Leader in coal seam gas associated with a major Australian CRC.

 

Scott is Managing Director of CoalBed Energy Consultants, which provides project management, technical services, business development, due diligence and consulting services in coal mining, CBM (CSG), Coal Mine Methane (CMM), fugitive emissions and related areas. CoalBed counts in its client list all of the major mining companies in Australia, and many CBM players. Scott and his son Duncan have developed popular training courses in Coal Mining Fundamentals, CBM Fundamentals, CBM production and completion, and drilling which have been delivered to a range of clients in Australia and overseas.

 

CoalBed have developed unique skills in the evaluation of fugitive emissions from shallow open cut mining operations and act as Estimators for companies reporting to the National Greenhouse Officer for Carbon Tax compliance. The company also manages surface to inseam directional drilling programs for geological exploration and degasification, and have developed expertise in the use of directional drilling data for improved geological modelling.

 

Scott has worked in most of the major coal seam gas basins throughout the world, and assisted with technology transfer of advanced directional drilling technology into emerging markets such as China, India, South Africa, Central-Asia and Eastern Europe. Recent related experience includes developing projects in Indonesia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, South America and Southern Africa.

 

Scott is the author of a number of papers that have been published in a range of journals and proceedings, and was also a co‐recipient of the prestigious Stefanko Award for best paper at the 2007 SME Conference in Denver, CO, USA for a paper titled “A Petroleum Industry Approach to Coal Mine Drainage”.

 

He holds a BSc in Geology from the University of Newcastle, an MSc in Geology from the University of New England and an MBA from Deakin University. He is a member of the Geological Society of Australia and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

TOPICS COVERED

Coal Fundamentals: the “essential science”

How is coal formed?

The mining of coal

How is coal used?

Coal in the Blast Furnace

Coal in the Power Station

Coal Quality – the detail

Coal markets and trade flows

Coal shipping and logistics of material handling

Coal resources and reserves

Due diligence

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

DEPLOYMENT OF ROOFTOP PHOTOVOLTAIC PROJECTS FEASIBILITY, CHALLENGES AND BUSINESS MODELS

DEPLOYMENT OF ROOFTOP PHOTOVOLTAIC PROJECTS FEASIBILITY, CHALLENGES AND BUSINESS MODELS

03 – 05 OCTOBER 2017, SINGAPORE

About The Course

This course will provide a first-hand comprehensive discussion of the most relevant topics of the different stages across the value chain of a roof top grid-connected solar PV project. Topics like installation standards, commissioning practices, assessment of rooftop suitability, benefits and challenges of PV development, building integrated PV or the various business models in roof top deployment will be highlighted, focusing specifically on the challenges and best practices in order to ensure a clear understanding of what leads to a good or a poor result.

 

The content of the course not only focuses on technical aspects, it illustrates also the interface between technical concepts and commercial consequences bringing utilities, developers and system integrators to a common ground. This course contains the knowhow of PV expertise acquired over almost one decade of intensive activities in mature and nascent markets in the Americas, Asia and Europe.

Learning Outcomes

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

 

Beginning with introductory aspects, the instructor will lead the participant through the natural course of PV projects including references to real projects keeping a balanced mix between PV theory, first hand practical lessons, commercial and academic topics. Through this multi-perspective approach, the participant will gain a better understanding of the overall picture of the roof-top PV deployment, in particular:

 

  • Different approaches for evaluating the suitability of a roof for PV installation
  • Best practices to be applied during installation and commissioning of roof top PV plants
  • Project organigram of a PV project
  • Understanding of the various challenges affecting PV plants in general and in the SE-Asian region
  • Requirements and models of building integrated PV
  • Health and Safety during roof top PV installation
  • Floating solar as an alternative to space scarcity
  • Principles and dimensioning of storage systems for roof-top PV plants
  • Understanding the various business models in roof top PV deployment
  • Basics in regards to the interface between the distribution system operator and the plant owner

Application of some of the above mentioned aspects in real case studies

Who Should Attend

There are no prerequisites to attend this course but a basic knowledge of PV technology and PV systems will help to increase the understanding of the content shared during the 3 days of instruction.

 

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

Course Faculty - Asier Ukar

Asier Ukar is Senior Technical Manager of the Business Unit PV Systems at the PI-Photovoltaik Institut Berlin AG based in Berlin, Germany. He has 10 years of experience in deployment of roof top and multi-MW grid-connected PV systems with physical presence in Germany, Spain, Italy, Bulgaria, the UK, Czech Republic, Chile, Brazil, Israel, Irland, Turkey, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Morocco and India, being active in the Asian market since 2010. Asier Ukar has years of experience in the creation of feasibility studies, design of roof top and multi-MW PV plants, installation supervision, commissioning, energy yield assessment, tender process support, contract assessment and comprehensive quality assurance of grid-connected PV plants. The installed capacity of the power plants for which he has acted as a consultant range from 105 kWp to 350MWp.

 

He is in charge of supervising the technical activities of the Business Unit PV Systems, developing tailor-made design and inspection packages, site-specific inspection concepts acting as on-site specialized supervisor with presence at the key phases of the projects. The Business Unit PV Systems has been actively involved in the design, supervision, operation and refinancing of approximately 3.5 GWp of installed capacity since 2007 in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Asier Ukar acts as consultant for several banks, lenders, governmental authorities, system integrators and module manufacturers since 2008,and is responsible for the capacity building programs at PI Berlin AG since 2014. Asier Ukar regularly collaborates in scientific publications and is invited as a speaker at international conferences around the world.

 

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

 

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

Testimonial from ASIERS’S other courses

“It is a very good training with knowledgeable trainer useful for related party with solar industry” – PROJECT MANAGER

 

“Mandatory course for any PV plant player/owner.” – HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

 

“It was an exceptional course delivered by people who are clearly leaders in the industry” – ENGINEER

 

“The trainers are knowledgeable and able to deliver clear and in-depth technical details and aspects of every topics discussed during the course. The course is very comprehensive, covering different phases of building a utility scale PV plant.” – DIRECTOR

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

FUNDAMENTALS OF POWER GENERATION FOR NON-TECHNICAL PROFESSIONALS

FUNDAMENTALS OF POWER GENERATION FOR NON-TECHNICAL PROFESSIONALS

Gain an overview of Power Generation Technology, Processes and
Activities around the Plant and the Environment

21 - 22 AUGUST 2017, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

Course Overview

Whether in a technical, managerial or supporting role, professionals like yourself must grasp the terminology and technology of the power generation business in order to maximize the effectiveness of your role in this business. The Power Generation business has a unique language that must be conquered and understood by non-technical professionals. A clear understanding of Power Generation equipment, processes, and their complex interactions provide an excellent foundation for smooth communication and increased efficiency in inter-department project team efforts.

 

This 2 day course aims to de-mystify what power engineers do and experience in and around the power generation facility.  This is your opportunity to explore and understand important Power Generation concepts, principles, and technology which are presented in a reader-friendly format and illustrated with examples. As a non-technical professional, you too can grow with the Power industry with a deeper understanding of the critical role you play in contributing to its success!
No technical knowledge is assumed, and the trainer will explain the basic concepts behind the plant items, in addition to their function. Presentation of the course will be through a combination of lectures, presentations and group activities.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn the following aspects in power generation technology, processes and the environment:

  • Examine the types of power generating plant
  • Explore the energy conversion processes
  • Understand the steam raising process and the components and operation of boilers
  • Uncover the operation of large steam turbo-generators
  • Appreciate the functions and operations of a Gas fired generation plant
  • Identify the commercial and environmental impact of power generation

Who Should Attend

The course is intended for non-technical professional who work and service the Power Generation business who require an understanding of the modern Power plant.  New engineering entrants and forward-looking executives in the following fields who are interested in enhancing their knowledge and awareness of this business for increased productivity & contribution to the team they are supporting can also attend.
Accounting – Administration – Business Development – Commercial –  Estimation & Proposal – Finance and Administration – Finance – HSE – Joint Ventures – Legal – Logistics – Materials Planning – Planning & Budgeting- Procurement – Sourcing – Supply Chain – Tender/ Contract – Training

Previous participating companies include:
Energy Market Authority, Singapore, CLP Holdings Limited, Tuas Power Generation, JTC Corporation, Glow Company Limited, Emerson Electric Asia Ltd.-ROHQ, Travelers Asia, Sembcorp Industries, Manila Electric Company

Course Faculty - Brian Matkin

Brian has considerable experience with plants 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.

TOPICS COVERED

Basic concepts

Primary Fuels for Generation

Overview of steam theory/thermodynamics

Steam and Water systems

Boilers

Steam turbines

Gas turbines

Electrical 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

HV / LV POWER SYSTEM RELAY PROTECTION

HV / LV POWER SYSTEM RELAY PROTECTION

02 – 06 OCTOBER 2017, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This seminar is specifically designed to provide an advanced understanding of the principles of power system protection design. Yet, via a progressive “building block” approach, this seminar has been specifically designed to meet the learning requirements of those who presently have only a fundamental knowledge of protection principles, while also considering advanced topics to provide a valuable insight for those more experienced in the discipline of power system protection design. Hence, this seminar will assist both those whose day to day work involves them in the application of protection design, coordination and relay setting, and also those in less directly associated areas of electricity system design

  • The introductory material covers the basic principles of protection design, reliability, security and dependability as well as the implementation of unit and non-unit protection schemes, and remote, local and dead zone back-up schemes.
  • With this grounding, delegates learn the principles of fault level calculation, including a comprehensive, but easily comprehendible discussion of sequence components.
  • The seminar proceeds to cover the application of over current and earth fault protection, including application to transformers, parallel networks, and the need for directional facilities.
  • The implementation of voltage and current transformers, to IEC60044, covers both the steady state and transient requirements for these essential components, including the application of the (1+X/R) CT transient requirement.
  • Distance relay protection discussions cover fundamental design aspects, relay comparator characteristics and load transfer implications. Protection signalling requirements, to meet regulatory requirements covers the fundamental principles of distance relay permissive and blocking schemes as well as considering power line carrier applications.
  • Short circuit protection of induction motors is considered, but since most electrical failures are actually the result of previous overheat, this latter topic is especially considered in detail.
  • Finally, the specialized requirements for the protection of synchronous generators are comprehensively considered. This discussion includes high speed protection for actual generator faults, and also coordinated slower protection philosophies for generator and power system events.

Learning Outcomes

This seminar is specifically designed to provide a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the principles of power system protection design. This seminar has been carefully formulated to provide a valuable insight into power system protection design and principles for those more experienced in the discipline of protection design while yet meeting the learning requirements of those who presently have a more limited knowledge of power system protection principles.

Who Should Attend

This seminar will assist both those whose day to day work involves them in the application of protection design, coordination and relay setting, and also those in other less directly associated areas of electrical power system design. This seminar has been prepared specifically to meet the requirements of:

 

  • Protection Design Engineers, to identify protection implications and to ensure design, coordination and relay setting principles provide the necessary levels of speed, security, dependability and safety.
  • Power System Network Operators, to ensure optimisation of network performance and operation without compromising protection principles or risking inadvertent protection operators.
  • Planning Engineers, to identify the difficulties in providing protection for various power system configurations under review.
  • Maintenance Engineers, to ensure that system protection is not compromised as plant is removed from service during maintenance.
  • Circuitry Design Engineers, to ensure that protective schemes are implemented in a manner to provide optimum performance.
  • Commissioning Engineers, to ensure the actual field installation of the protection scheme and associated relay settings meets the design requirements.
  • Field Technicians, to understand the importance of their role in installing, testing and maintaining effective, reliable, dependable and secure protection systems.
  • Project Managers, to ensure that the project implementation provides a safe and efficient implementation of electrical design.

Seminar Outline

  • Fundamental Principles of Power System Protection
  • Fault Studies and Sequence Components
  • Over Current & Earth Fault Protection
  • Instrument Transformers to IEC 60044
  • Introduction to Distance Protection
  • Protection Signalling
  • Advanced Applications of Distance Protection
  • High Impedance Differential Protection
  • Transformer Protection
  • Low Impedance Busbar Differential Protection
  • Feeder Digital Current Differential Protection
  • Induction Motor Protection
  • Generator Protection

Course Faculty - Barrie Moor

Mr. Barrie Moor

Principal Engineer at Power System Protection Training, Australia

Experience:

  • 39 years in the Queensland Electricity
  • Transmission and Generation Supply Industries
  • 30 years in the discipline of Protection Design
  • 20 years in Post Graduate Electricity Supply System Training

With over 39 years experience in the Queensland electricity supply industry, our principal engineer, the seminar author and presenter, Barrie Moor, has been involved in the design, coordination and implementation of protection schemes associated with Queensland’s HV and EHV transmission systems since 1981. Barrie also has extensive experience with the protection of large generating plants having had responsibility for the protection of generators at many of Queensland’s major power stations.

    TOPICS COVERED

Fundamental Principles of Power System

Protection Fault Studies and Sequence Components

Sequence Components

Over Current & Earth Fault Protection

Instrument Transformers to IEC 60044

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

HV / LV POWER SYSTEM RELAY PROTECTION

HV / LV POWER SYSTEM RELAY PROTECTION

11 - 15 SEPTEMBER 2017, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This seminar is specifically designed to provide an advanced understanding of the principles of power system protection design. Yet, via a progressive “building block” approach, this seminar has been specifically designed to meet the learning requirements of those who presently have only a fundamental knowledge of protection principles, while also considering advanced topics to provide a valuable insight for those more experienced in the discipline of power system protection design. Hence, this seminar will assist both those whose day to day work involves them in the application of protection design, coordination and relay setting, and also those in less directly associated areas of electricity system design

  • The introductory material covers the basic principles of protection design, reliability, security and dependability as well as the implementation of unit and non-unit protection schemes, and remote, local and dead zone back-up schemes.
  • With this grounding, delegates learn the principles of fault level calculation, including a comprehensive, but easily comprehendible discussion of sequence components.
  • The seminar proceeds to cover the application of over current and earth fault protection, including application to transformers, parallel networks, and the need for directional facilities.
  • The implementation of voltage and current transformers, to IEC60044, covers both the steady state and transient requirements for these essential components, including the application of the (1+X/R) CT transient requirement.
  • Distance relay protection discussions cover fundamental design aspects, relay comparator characteristics and load transfer implications. Protection signalling requirements, to meet regulatory requirements covers the fundamental principles of distance relay permissive and blocking schemes as well as considering power line carrier applications.
  • Short circuit protection of induction motors is considered, but since most electrical failures are actually the result of previous overheat, this latter topic is especially considered in detail.
  • Finally, the specialized requirements for the protection of synchronous generators are comprehensively considered. This discussion includes high speed protection for actual generator faults, and also coordinated slower protection philosophies for generator and power system events.

Learning Outcomes

This seminar is specifically designed to provide a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the principles of power system protection design. This seminar has been carefully formulated to provide a valuable insight into power system protection design and principles for those more experienced in the discipline of protection design while yet meeting the learning requirements of those who presently have a more limited knowledge of power system protection principles.

Who Should Attend

This seminar will assist both those whose day to day work involves them in the application of protection design, coordination and relay setting, and also those in other less directly associated areas of electrical power system design. This seminar has been prepared specifically to meet the requirements of:

 

  • Protection Design Engineers, to identify protection implications and to ensure design, coordination and relay setting principles provide the necessary levels of speed, security, dependability and safety.
  • Power System Network Operators, to ensure optimisation of network performance and operation without compromising protection principles or risking inadvertent protection operators.
  • Planning Engineers, to identify the difficulties in providing protection for various power system configurations under review.
  • Maintenance Engineers, to ensure that system protection is not compromised as plant is removed from service during maintenance.
  • Circuitry Design Engineers, to ensure that protective schemes are implemented in a manner to provide optimum performance.
  • Commissioning Engineers, to ensure the actual field installation of the protection scheme and associated relay settings meets the design requirements.
  • Field Technicians, to understand the importance of their role in installing, testing and maintaining effective, reliable, dependable and secure protection systems.
  • Project Managers, to ensure that the project implementation provides a safe and efficient implementation of electrical design.

Seminar Outline

  • Fundamental Principles of Power System Protection
  • Fault Studies and Sequence Components
  • Over Current & Earth Fault Protection
  • Instrument Transformers to IEC 60044
  • Introduction to Distance Protection
  • Protection Signalling
  • Advanced Applications of Distance Protection
  • High Impedance Differential Protection
  • Transformer Protection
  • Low Impedance Busbar Differential Protection
  • Feeder Digital Current Differential Protection
  • Induction Motor Protection
  • Generator Protection

Course Faculty - Barrie Moor

Mr. Barrie Moor

Principal Engineer at Power System Protection Training, Australia

Experience:

  • 39 years in the Queensland Electricity
  • Transmission and Generation Supply Industries
  • 30 years in the discipline of Protection Design
  • 20 years in Post Graduate Electricity Supply System Training

With over 39 years experience in the Queensland electricity supply industry, our principal engineer, the seminar author and presenter, Barrie Moor, has been involved in the design, coordination and implementation of protection schemes associated with Queensland’s HV and EHV transmission systems since 1981. Barrie also has extensive experience with the protection of large generating plants having had responsibility for the protection of generators at many of Queensland’s major power stations.

     TOPICS COVERED

  • Fundamental Principles of Power System

  • Protection Fault Studies and Sequence Components

  • Sequence Components

  • Over Current & Earth Fault Protection

  • Instrument Transformers to IEC 60044

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