Archive for April, 2018

ADVANCED HEAT EXCHANGER DESIGN, INSPECTION AND TROUBLESHOOTING

ADVANCED HEAT EXCHANGER DESIGN, INSPECTION AND TROUBLESHOOTING

13 – 15 AUGUST 2018, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

The design, performance and operation of modern heat exchangers requires an understanding of the principles of heat transfer and fluid flow, coupled with access to numerically based techniques and supporting data. This course will review heat transfer fundamentals as applied to tubular and plate devices.

 

Upon completion of this course, delegates will have gained an understanding of the application of basic principles of heat transfer and fluid flow to the design, operation and maintenance of shell and tube heat exchangers as well as compact and air-cooled heat exchangers. Participants will gain an understanding of TEMA and ASME codes and learn how to numerically analyze the different heat exchanger configurations. Attention will be paid to the recognition and solving of a wide variety of industrial problems, taking existing case studies.

 

The course will also address the ways in which systematic techniques of inspection and maintenance (including Fouling Control) can alleviate major problem areas.

Course Objective

Upon the successful completion of this course, each participant will be able to:

  • Design, inspect, maintain and operate heat exchangers and analyse their performance in a professional manner
  • Employ the concepts of heat transfer coefficients and determine their overall effect on heat exchanger fouling
  • Differentiate between the various types of heat exchangers
  • Discuss the industrial features and other information that explain distributed types in relation to power cycles, distillation, re-cuperators and regenerators
  • Carry out heat exchanger analysis for counter flow, cross flow and multi-pass heat exchangers and to apply the relevant correction factors
  • Conduct a heat energy balance for different types of heat exchangers
  • Choose the correct heat exchanger for a given application and its costing in line with the advantages and disadvantages of its type and scope of its applications
  • Determine the cooling performance of a range of heat exchangers and establish insights on the effectiveness/ NTU method for heat exchanger analysis in terms of heat capacity ratios
  • Interpret TEMA standards and terminologies for present-day shell and tube heat exchangers

Who Should Attend

The course is developed for project engineers, process engineers, plant and maintenance engineers and supervisors in the oil, chemical and other process industries who require a wider and deeper appreciation of heat exchanger design, performance, inspection, maintenance and operation. It should also prove useful to those generally knowledgeable on the subject, but who may require a refresher or update.

No prior knowledge of heat transfer is required. Participants will be taken through an intensive primer of heat transfer principles as they apply to shell and tube heat exchangers.

Course Faculty - Dr. John L Sproston

John Sproston (UK) B. Sc., M.Eng., Ph D is a Senior Mechanical & Instrumentation Engineer with over 45 years of industrial experience in Process Control & Instrumentation, Liquid & Gas Flowmetering, Heat Exchanger Engineering, Pumps, Compressors, Turbines and Control Valve Technology. He is currently a Senior Independent Consultant to various petrochemical industries in the UK, USA, Oman, Kuwait and KSA wherein he provides consultancy services on both the application and operational constraints of process equipment in the oil & gas industries.

 

During his early career, Dr. Sproston held key positions in Rolls Royce (UK) where he was involved in the design of turbine blading for jet engines, subject to pre-specified distributions of pressure.  During this period and since, he has also been closely involved in various aspects of Turbomachinery, Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics where he has become a recognized authority in these areas.

 

Later, he joined the academic staff of University of Liverpool in UK as a Professor in Mechanical Engineering Courses. A substantial part of his work has been concerned with detailed aspects of Flowmetering both of single & multiphase flows.  He has supervised doctoral research students in this area in collaboration with various European flowmeter manufacturers.

 

He joined Haward Technology Middle East in 2002 and was later appointed as European Manager (a post which has since lapsed) and has delivered over 150 training courses in Flowmeasurement (single- and multi-phase), Control, Heat Exchangers, Pumps, Turbines, Compressors, Valve and Valve Selection as well as other topics throughout the UK, USA, Oman and Kuwait. During the last two years he has delivered Courses with other Training Companies operating in the Far and Middle East.

 

He has published about 150 papers in various Engineering Journals and International Conferences and has contributed to Textbooks on the topics listed above.

TOPICS COVERED

Types of Heat Exchangers

Heat Exchanger Analysis in Detail

Counter Flow, Cross Flow and Multi-Pass Heat Exchangers

Heat Exchanger Energy Balance

Counter Flow Heat Exchanger

Heat Exchanger Selection for a Given Process

Heat Exchanger Costing

Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers

Heat Exchanger Maintenance

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 MINING FUNDAMENTALS

COAL MINING FUNDAMENTALS

14 – 16 AUGUST 2018, KUCHING, SARAWAK

Learning Outcomes

  • 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
  • Learn the practical aspects of mine management and pit logistics
  • Understand the impact and the character of different layers of minerals in a deposit
  • Grasp the physical constraints that affect drilling, and the pros and cons of each method
  • Comprehend the practicalities of material handling with coal, and the holistic pit to port (mind to harbor) 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

Who Should Attend

The course is generally applicable to anyone who would like to understand more about coal, including:
– Mining Engineers
– Geologists
– Administrators
– Executives
– Potentials investors in coal projects
– 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 Faculty - Scott Thomson

Scott Thomson

CoalBed Energy Consultants

Scott Thomson

Scott Thomson is a geologist with over 40 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 a 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), drilling, 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 Easter 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

The background to coal

Coal Fundamentals: the “essential science”

The mining of coal

The drilling of coal

How is coal used?

Coal in the blast furnace

Coal in the power station

Coal markets and trade flows

Coal shipping and logistics of material handling

Coal resources and reserves

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

EXTENSIVE LM2500 and LM6000 GAS TURBINE FAMILIARIZATION TRAINING

EXTENSIVE LM2500 and LM6000 GAS TURBINE FAMILIARIZATION TRAINING

Covering LM2500, LM2500+, LM2500+G4, LM6000PA up to LM6000PF Gas Turbines

08 - 12 OCTOBER 2018, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This course is intended for customer personnel concerned with day-to-day on-site operations and maintenance of the several GE LM2500/PGT25 and LM6000 aero-derivative gas turbine models. The purpose of the training is to provide the knowledge required to ensure consistent, trouble-free performance from the engine and its associated equipment.

Key Learnings

  • How a Gas Turbine works
  • The construction of the LM2500 and LM6000 including where the important and/or relevant component is located
  • The LM2500 and LM6000 axial flow compressors including what is causing stall and surge
  • The Variable Geometry Control systems
  • The combustion systems (SAC & DLE)
  • The Turbine sections
  • The Auxiliary systems
  • The LM2500 and LM6000 Operations
  • The LM2500 and LM6000 maintenance philosophy
  • How to read and use the Operation and Maintenance manuals including the IPB (Illustrated Parts Breakdown Book)
  • The LM2500 and LM6000 gas turbine control system principles
  • Troubleshooting and Practical Cases
  • The Generator

Who Should Attend

Operators and Maintenance engineers (mechanical as well as I&C).
In general this course is applicable to those who need an in-depth understanding of the LM2500/PGT25 AND LM6000 gas turbines and the related auxiliary systems. The training course is also meant for employees of companies that are (future) end users of LM gas turbines or contractors that operate the gas turbines on behalf of those companies.

 

Entry Level: The course participants should have some basic knowledge of operation and maintenance of rotating equipment, not necessarily gas turbines.

Course Faculty - Fred Weenink

Fred Weenink is originally educated as a Merchant Marine Chief Engineer in both Diesel Engines and Steam Turbines.

After his 11 years career in the Merchant Marine he has been a teacher at Merchant Marine Academy, worked in a large combined cycle power plant and for over 20 years for a GE licensed gas turbine manufacturer/packager/service provider for heavy-duty and LM gas turbines, first as service engineer and later as contract manager, project engineer and trainer/training manager.

 

Currently he is trainer and education & training manager at VBR Turbine Partners an independent ISO 9001:2015 certified gas turbine service provider. The service portfolio of VBR Turbine Partners includes gas turbine spare parts, troubleshooting & problem solving, hot section exchanges, engine overhaul consultancy, control system retrofits, remote condition monitoring & training.

TOPICS COVERED

How a Gas Turbine works

The LM2500 & LM6000 Compressor, Combustion and Turbine Sections

The Auxiliary Systems

Operations and the Maintenance Philosophy

The Gas Turbine Control System Principles

Troubleshooting and Practical Case

Introduction to the Generator

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