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COAL POWER PLANT OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE – NOV

COAL POWER PLANT OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

19 - 21 NOVEMBER 2018, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This seminar provides detailed description of coal power plant operation and maintenance.  All the methods and procedures used to operate and perform maintenance and refurbishment activities in coal power plants will be covered in detail.  All the techniques used to monitor the performance and efficiency of pulverized coal and circulating fluidized bed coal power plants and improve their heat rate (increase the efficiency) will be covered.  All the processes, operational and maintenance activities, capital projects, technical options, potential initiatives and incentives to implement upgrades/repairs for increasing the plant efficiency, reliability and safety will be covered in detail.  This seminar will also provide in-depth explanation of all the equipment and systems used in coal power plants.  This includes, boilers, superheaters, reheaters, turbines, condensers, feedwater heaters, deaerators, pumps, compressors, fans, coal handling system, ash handling system, transformers, electric generators, instrumentation and control systems, and governing systems, etc.   All the factors which affect power plant performance, efficiency, reliability, safety and emissions will be explained thoroughly. All the areas in pulverized coal and circulating fluidized bed power plants where efficiency loss can occur will be explained. This seminar will also provide up-dated information in respect to the following topics:

  • Performing Boiler Maintenance and Refurbishment
  • Performing Steam Turbine Maintenance and Refurbishment
  • Improving Coal Power Plant Heat Rate, Capacity Factor, Reliability and Safety
  • Performing Transformer and Generator Maintenance and Refurbishment

Learning Outcomes

  • Coal Power Plant Operation: Understand how all the equipment and systems used in coal power plants operate
  • Coal Power Plant Maintenance: Gain a thorough understanding of all the maintenance methods and refurbishment procedures of every equipment and system used in coal power plants
  • Coal Power Plants Performance and Efficiency: Learn all the techniques used to monitor coal power plant performance and efficiency
  • Calculating the Heat Rate of Coal Power Plants: Learn all the methods used to calculate the heat rate of coal power plants
  • Coal Power Plant Tests: Discover all the tests required for all the equipment and systems of coal power plants
  • Coal Power Plant Reliability and Safety: Understand all the methods used to enhance the reliability and safety of coal power plants
  • Processes, Operational and Maintenance Activities: Discover all the processes, operational and maintenance activities used to improve the heat rate, reliability and safety of coal power plants
  • Potential Initiatives and Incentives to Implement Upgrades/Repairs for Improving the Heat Rate: Discover all the potential initiatives and incentives to implement upgrades/repairs for improving the heat rate, reliability and safety of coal power plants
  • Factors Affecting Coal Power Plant Efficiency, Reliability, Safety and Emissions: Learn about all the factors which affect coal power plants efficiency reliability, safety and emissions

Who Should Attend

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

Course Faculty - Philip Kiameh

The trainer has been a teacher at University of Toronto and Dalhousie University, Canada for more than 25 years. In addition, He has taught courses and seminars to more than four thousand working engineers and professionals around the world, specifically Europe and North America. He has been consistently ranked as “Excellent” or “Very Good” by the delegates who attended his seminars and lectures.

 

The trainer 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 him:

  1. Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, October 2011.
  2. Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, March 2003.
  3. Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, January 2012.
  4. Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
  5. Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).

 

The trainer has received the following awards:

  1. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by Poweredge Asia Training center, Singapore, December 2016
  2. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  3. The “Excellence in Teaching Award” in April 2007 offered by TUV Akademie (TUV Akademie is one of the largest Professional Development centre in world, it is based in Germany and the United Arab Emirates, and provides engineering training to engineers and managers across Europe and the Middle East).
  4. Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).
  5. Entrance Scholarship to University of Ottawa (1984).
  6. Natural Science and Engineering Research Counsel (NSERC) scholarship towards graduate studies – Master of Applied Science in Engineering (1984 – 1985).

The trainer 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 32 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (OPG – formerly, Ontario Hydro – the largest electric utility in North America). He retired from OPG in November 2016.

 

While working at Ontario Hydro, he acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time that the trainer 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, he worked as the manager of a section dedicated to providing training for the staff at the power stations.  The training provided by him covered in detail the various equipment and systems used in power stations.

 

The trainer 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.

TOPICS COVERED

Review of Coal Power Plants Thermodynamics

Layout of Steam Power Plants

Efficiency Loss in Coal Power Plants

Factors Influencing Power Plant Efficiency

Reliability, Safety and Emissions

Steam Turbine Maintenance

Degradation of Boiler Components

Electric Generator Operation and 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

DESIGN OF CIRCULATING FLUIDIZED BED BOILERS

DESIGN OF CIRCULATING FLUIDIZED BED BOILERS

19 - 21 SEPTEMBER 2018, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This seminar will provide a comprehensive understanding of the design of circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boilers.  The design of all CFB boiler components and equipment including furnace, cyclones, economizers, superheaters, reheaters, loop seals, expansion joints, refractory, and L-valves will be covered in detail.  All potential operating problems and major operating problems, corrective actions and maintenance required for CFB boilers will be covered thoroughly. This seminar will focus on designing CFB boilers that have the highest efficiency, and maximum longevity and capacity factor.  All the common problems encountered in CFB Boilers will be discussed in detail.  This includes thermally induced failures, anchor system induced failures, and water walls tube failures, NMEJ damages, clinker formation, refractory damages, APH tube chock-up, erosion and corrosion.  The solutions to each of these problems will be presented.  All repair and refurbishment methods, preventive and predictive maintenance required for CFB boilers will be covered in-depth.

 

Several studies have confirmed that CFB boilers are the best method for power generation.  This is due to their fuel flexibility, and lowest electricity cost among all types of boilers.  This technology is in great demand due to various other advantages such as lower emissions as compared to other types of boilers and has a carbon footprint well below the norms laid down by the World Bank emission requirements.  This seminar is a MUST for anyone who is involved in the design, operation or maintenance of circulating fluidized bed boilers, because it covers how these boilers are designed and provides guidelines and rules that ensure the CFB boilers have great performance. This seminar will also provide up-dated information in respect to the design of supercritical once-through CFB boilers and ultra supercritical CFB boilers.

Learning Outcomes

  • Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler Design: Gain a thorough understanding of the best design methods of circulating fluidized bed boilers.
  • Design of Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler Components and Systems: Learn all the techniques used to design CFB boiler equipment and systems including furnace, cyclones, economizers, superheaters, reheaters, loop seals, expansion joints, refractory, and L-valves.
  • Design of Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler to Achieve Highest Efficiency, and Best Performance and Economics: Gain a thorough understanding of all the methods used to design CFB boilers having the highest efficiency, longevity and capacity factor as well as best economics.
  • Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler Equipment: Learn about various equipment of circulating fluidized bed boilers including: furnaces, cyclones, economizers, superheaters, reheaters, ammonia injection systems, electrostatic precipitators, polishing dry scrubbers, fuel and sorbent feeding systems, bottom ash handling and extraction systems and materials
  • Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler Environmental Emissions: Learn about the monitoring and control of environmental emissions from circulating fluidized boilers
  • Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler Instrumentation and Control Systems: Learn about the latest instrumentation and control systems of circulating fluidized bed boilers
  • Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler Reliability and Testing: Increase your knowledge of predictive and preventive maintenance, reliability and testing of circulating fluidized bed boilers

Who Should Attend

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

Course Faculty - Philip Kiameh

The trainer has been a teacher at University of Toronto and Dalhousie University, Canada for more than 25 years. In addition, He has taught courses and seminars to more than four thousand working engineers and professionals around the world, specifically Europe and North America. He has been consistently ranked as “Excellent” or “Very Good” by the delegates who attended his seminars and lectures.

 

The trainer 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 him:

  1. Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, October 2011.
  2. Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, March 2003.
  3. Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, January 2012.
  4. Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
  5. Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).

 

The trainer has received the following awards:

  1. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by Poweredge Asia Training center, Singapore, December 2016
  2. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  3. The “Excellence in Teaching Award” in April 2007 offered by TUV Akademie (TUV Akademie is one of the largest Professional Development centre in world, it is based in Germany and the United Arab Emirates, and provides engineering training to engineers and managers across Europe and the Middle East).
  4. Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).
  5. Entrance Scholarship to University of Ottawa (1984).
  6. Natural Science and Engineering Research Counsel (NSERC) scholarship towards graduate studies – Master of Applied Science in Engineering (1984 – 1985).

The trainer 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 32 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (OPG – formerly, Ontario Hydro – the largest electric utility in North America). He retired from OPG in November 2016.

 

While working at Ontario Hydro, he acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time that the trainer 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, he worked as the manager of a section dedicated to providing training for the staff at the power stations.  The training provided by him covered in detail the various equipment and systems used in power stations.

 

The trainer 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.

TOPICS COVERED

Advantages of CFB Boilers

Hydrodynamics in CFB Boilers

Combustion in CFB Boilers

Control Systems of CFB Boilers

Design of a Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler

CFB Design with External Fluid Bed Heat Exchanger

Corrosion and Erosion Potential in a CFB Boiler

Maintenance Solutions to Common Problems Found in CFB Boilers

Ultra Supercritical Fluidized Bed (CFB) Boilers

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

SPEEDTRONIC MARK VIE MAINTENANCE TRAINING

SPEEDTRONIC MARK VIE MAINTENANCE TRAINING

12 – 14 NOVEMBER 2018, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This program is intended for all control technicians and engineers of existing, installed turbines (steam or gas) on which a new Mark VIe control system has been installed. It is expected that the technicians will have hands-on experience with their turbine systems. This training will familiarize them with the hardware and software components of the control system, providing detailed knowledge to work with the Mark VIe control system in application with their turbine.

 

The course is modular and includes custom training material derived from the site specific Mark VIe system. Training is performed with short lectures followed by labs. The hands-on computer based labs teach the student the fundamental skills to navigate and use the GE controls software. The simulation of the Operator’s HMI computer gives the trainee the opportunity to fully explore the control’s interface while building confidence to diagnose and troubleshoot alarms.

Learning Outcomes

The objective of this course is to train the participants to become familiar and comfortable using the GE Mark VIe hardware and software.

 

The participants will learn:

  • Major components of the Mark VIe system
  • How to start the HMI screen viewing software and navigate the screens
  • Terminology used within the ToolboxST software
  • How to start the software and use the on-line mode to view live values in the hardware
  • Software structure, terminology, and view live values in the software
  • Finder tool and its uses for troubleshooting
  • Familiarization of the Trender Tool
  • How to use the Trender Tool to view historical data, and events (trips,alarms,SOEs)
  • How to Troubleshoot basic software blocks and adjusting live values
  • How Finder, Trender, Watch Windows, and Online Modifications are used together for troubleshooting & maintenance functions.
  • How to view alarms using CIMPLICITY
  • How to trace an alarm to its origin in the ToolboxST software
  • How to use the Trender Tool in conjuction with the Finder Tool and troubleshoot system problems
  • Procedures and precautions when placing a Terminal Board and I/O Module
  • Procedures and precautions for replacing a Controller
  • PDM components and review the procedures and precautions when replacing
  • Servo calibration procedure in the software and review documentation GEH-6700 Chapter 13 (p347) & Control Specification (Chapter 5)
  • How to move a hardwired point
  • How to disable or enable a digital or analog signal
  • The software structure (Programs, User Blocks, and Function Blocks)
  • How to add software (Programs/User Blocks) To monitor data on-line
  • How to make software changes.

Course Faculty

The trainer has over 32 years industrial/training experience in commissioning and project management, instrumentation and control engineering, development and delivery of engineering courses, business development and sales to a variety of customers mainly associated with oil/gas industries and power engineering in the UK and overseas.

 

CAREER HISTORY

Education, Qualifications and Training:

  • 1976-80   University of Teesside, UK:B.Sc. (Hons) in Instrumentation & Systems Eng.
  • 1986-87   University of Malmo, Sweden:     M.Sc. in Marine Engineering.

 

Professional Training:

  • Moor Products, U.K. (PSC-352 SLDC and 320 Interface)
  • Allen Bradley (PLC 25), U.K.
  • General Electric, USA: (Mark V ,Mark VI & Mark VIe)
  • DCS (WDPF), USA. : (Oper.& Maintenance), Foxboro
  • MACutils software.
  • DCS (VALMET), U.K.: (Oper. / Maint.)
  • DCS (BAILEY- INFI 90), U.K.: Oper. /Maint.
  • SENTINEL / LA-RR1 G.T. Control System, U.K.
  • PC S/W Packages: Excel, Access, Project, Ppoint, etc.

TOPICS COVERED

MARK VIe SYSTEM OVERVIEW & ARCHITECTURE

CIMPLICITY STARTUP AND NAVIGATION

ToolboxST BASICS

MONITORING I/O 

ALARM TRACING using WorkstationST

TROUBLESHOOTING CIMPLICITY SCREENS

VIEWING TRIP LOG DATA

CONTROLLER CARD REPLACEMENT

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

INTRODUCTION TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR THE ENERGY INDUSTRY

INTRODUCTION TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR THE ENERGY INDUSTRY

24 – 26 SEPTEMBER 2018, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

The Significance and Application of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is probably the most important technology development of this decade. Artificial Intelligence attempts to simulate several key human capabilities. Simply put, it is a tool that looks for hidden patterns in a massive pool of data that most energy companies are acquiring or developing in business daily. These patterns have predictive value. Machines that can learn from these massive amounts of data can help you make faster, better and cheaper decisions.

The adoption to Artificial Intelligence requires an open mind, and a willingness to change your relationship with technology in order to take advantage of the benefit it brings. Artificial Intelligence brings together both engineering and science, to gain insights and make predictions that are based on algorithms without relying on rules-based programming. Artificial Intelligence should be seen as a tool to craft and implement a strategic vision, and that means putting strategy first. Without strategy as a starting point, Artificial Intelligence risks becoming a tool buried inside your company’s routine operations: it will provide a useful service, but it will limit its long-term value.

 

In this 3 day highly practical and interactive training course, we will take the participants through the latest developments in Artificial Intelligence and share how to apply it to the different business areas within the energy business in practice.

The program is structured in such a way that a good balance between theory and practice will be achieved. From experience we know that we will get the best results when the participants are actively involved. All the topics will be explained in-depth with the use of practical examples, real-life case studies and simulations.

Learning Outcomes

By attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Get an overview on how Artificial Intelligence can help in making faster, better and cheaper data-driven decisions in the energy industry
  • Understand how Artificial Intelligence can increase profitability, lower risk and improve transparency for compliance
  • Learn how to align business strategy and Artificial Intelligence
  • Determine what the challenges are in implementing Artificial Intelligence
  • Get a clear overview of the way forward on how to implement Artificial Intelligence in the energy business

 

At the end of this training course, you will have a clear idea of how your company can extract value from Artificial Intelligence.

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers, scientists, business support professionals as well as technology officers responsible for identifying and adopting new innovative technologies in the energy business
  • Professionals who want to improve decision making and efficiency in the company by adopting new technologies such as Big data Analysis, Artificial Intelligence and Automation.

Course Faculty

This highly interactive and hands-on workshop will be delivered by our experts. Together they have unique practical, academic knowledge and experience about the energy sector and Artificial Intelligence. Both trainers we recently executed Artificial Intelligence Projects for RWE and E.ON.

Laszlo Siller

An energy commodity supply chain professional with over ten years of experience in Risk Management, Risk Controlling, and Portfolio Management, ranging from Mining and Oil & Gas to Power and Renewables. The trainer has further experience developing intelligent systems with Artificial Intelligence as well as training for different levels of the organisation and interdisciplinary project management. In 2013 he became Special Expert of Commodity Portfolio and Risk Management, for Matra Power Plant owned by RWE. Laszlo was a member of different Committees such as the Risk and Portfolio Management. The portfolio included gas, and lignite power plant blocks, mines, renewables, CO2 and FX, wholesale and retail consumers. Laszlo made several projects in Decision Automation from Production to Trading. He did other projects on asset valuation, in-house development of ETRM systems, and developing algorithmic trading software. He became an expert in developing intelligent systems with Artificial Intelligence based on technology, human knowledge, and Data Science. Laszlo was a member of the Risk Management team of RWE Hungary a holding company with several assets in CE region.

 

Kasper Walet

Skilled and accomplished professional with over 25 years of extensive of C-level board level experience in in the energy markets worldwide. The trainer has a strong expertise in all the aspects of energy commodity trading markets, international sales, derivatives trading, staff training, risk management and regulatory compliance within dynamic and high-pressure environments.

TOPICS COVERED

Introduction Artificial Intelligence and Strategy

Essentials of Decision Automation

Linking Strategy and Artificial Intelligence

Overview of Decision Automation through Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Examples in Python

Business Process Automation

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