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EFFECTIVE ENERGY PROCUREMENT AND MANAGEMENT

EFFECTIVE ENERGY PROCUREMENT AND MANAGEMENT

29 – 30 OCTOBER 2018, SINGAPORE

About The Course

This course will provide a first-hand comprehensive discussion of the most relevant topics of different stages across the value chain of a grid-connected solar PV project. Issues like technical design, best practices of installation, energy yield prediction, commissioning, O&M, EPC contract, quality assurance or Technical Due Diligence (TDD) 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 results and commercial or financial interpretations bringing LTA and investors to a common ground allowing an interdisciplinary and more accurate evaluation of technical outcomes with financial impact.

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 PV projects.

Beginning with introductory aspects, the instructor will lead the participant through the natural course of PV projects including references to real projects in the past keeping a balanced mix between PV theory, hands-on practices, legal, commercial and academic topics. Through this multi-perspective approach the participant will gain a better understanding of the interface between different stakeholders.

  • How to assess an investor from the technical perspective
  • Identifying risks in each project stage
  • How to estimate the yield losses due to shading
  • How to evaluate and validate the accuracy of meteorological data
  • How to estimate the profitability of a PV system
  • How to differentiate between suitable and unsuitable sites for a plant location
  • How to structure and improve an O&M program
  • How to design an optimal PV plant from the technical perspective
  • How to conduct a TDD
  • How to detect and interpret module failures in the field
  • Best practices to be applied during installation
  • Which guidelines must be applied to properly certify a PV plant
  • How to select an optimal DC/AC ratio of an inverter
  • Witnessing and evaluation of the correctness of commissioning protocols
  • How to identify potential risks of EPC contracts
  • Basics of IV curve tracing, electroluminescence and infrared technology

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 5 days of instruction.

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

Course Faculty

He is an energy market professional with 30 years experience working in the oil, gas, coal, electricity, renewable energy and emissions sectors.

 

With an honours degree in Applied Chemistry, where he specialized in fuel technology, and a postgrad in Marketing and Business, Jeremy has been able to combine his knowledge of energy technology with the application of business processes to improve corporate efficiency and profitability.

 

After a successful career in the downstream oil industry as a strategic and economic analyst Jeremy developed media products to assist with the understanding and development of the emergent energy derivatives market in the 1990s, including the development and launch (as editor) of Energy Risk. Later, he joined a start-up energy brokerage desk in London, where he brokered IPE Brent futures and options, as well as assisting in the development of an OTC electricity brokerage service.

 

Since 2008, he has been based full-time in Bangkok where he has focused on developing Asia’s energy and environment markets. A recurring area of work has been the development of the energy buyer market, which has included procuring electricity, gas and coal supplies for clients, assisting with power purchase agreements and developing forward strategies and risk scenarios.

 

In addition to advisory work the trainer is a frequent speaker and chairman at conferences, is a recognized market commentator and he also teaches introductory and advanced courses on coal, gas and emission markets across Asia.

TOPICS COVERED

Introduction to Energy Management

Developing a Procurement Plan

Addresssing Procurement Options in Asia

Procurement case study

Implementing a Strategic Energy Plan (SEP)

Hedging & risk management

Implementing a Sustainability Action Plan (SAP)

Sustainability case study

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

CIRCULATING FLUIDIZED BED BOILERS

CIRCULATING FLUIDIZED BED BOILERS

Selection, Applications, Operation, Maintenance, Performance Monitoring, Diagnostic Testing, Troubleshooting, Refurbishment, Common Problems and Solutions, Life Extension, and Economics

07 - 09 NOVEMBER 2018, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This seminar will provide a comprehensive understanding of various types of circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boilers. All the components of CFB boilers including furnace, cyclones, economizers, superheaters, reheaters, ammonia injection systems, electrostatic precipitators, polishing dry scrubbers, fuel and sorbent feeding systems, bottom ash handling and extraction systems will be covered in detail.  The design,  selection considerations, operation, maintenance,  diagnostic testing,  troubleshooting, refurbishment, pay-back period,  and economics as well as, emission limits, reliability, monitoring and control systems of CFB boilers will also be covered thoroughly.  This seminar will focus on maximizing the efficiency, common problems and solutions, reliability, and longevity of CFB boilers by providing an understanding of the characteristics, selection criteria, common problems, and repair techniques, preventive and predictive maintenance. All the common problems encountered in CFB Boilers will be discussed in detail.  This includes thermally induced failures, anchor system induced failures, water walls tube failures, NMEJ damages, clinker formation, refractory damages, APH tube chock-up.  Solutions will be presented to each problem.

 

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 selection, applications, or maintenance of circulating fluidized bed boilers, because it covers how this equipment operates, the latest maintenance techniques, and provides guidelines and rules that ensure successful operation of CFB boilers. This seminar will also provide up-dated information in respect to all the significant improvements that have been made to this equipment during the last two decades.

Learning Outcomes

  • Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler Advantages: Gain a thorough understanding of the advantages of circulating fluidized bed boilers.
  • Circulating Fluidized Bed Boilers Components and Systems: Learn about all components and subsystems of the various types of circulating fluidized bed boilers.
  • Circulating Fluidized Bed Boilers Applications, Performance and Economics: Examine the applications, performance and economics of Circulating Fluidized Bed Boilers.
  • 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 Boilers Maintenance: Learn all the maintenance activities required for circulating fluidized bed boilers, to minimize their operating cost and maximize their efficiency, reliability, and longevity.
  • Circulating Fluidized Bed Boilers Environmental Emissions: Learn about the monitoring and control of environmental emissions from circulating fluidized boilers.
  • Circulating Fluidized Bed Boilers Instrumentation and Control Systems: Learn about the latest instrumentation and control systems of circulating fluidized bed boilers.
  • Circulating Fluidized Bed Boilers, Reliability and Testing: Increase your knowledge of predictive and preventive maintenance, reliability and testing of circulating fluidized bed boilers.
  • Circulating Fluidized Bed Boilers Selection and Applications: Gain a detailed understanding of the selection considerations and applications of circulating fluidized bed boile
  • Circulating Fluidized Bed Boilers Reliability, Refurbishment, and Life Extension Methods: Learn about the reliability, life cycle cost, profitability, refurbishment, and life extension methods for all types of circulating fluidized bed boile
  • Circulating Fluidized Bed Boilers Commissioning: Understand all the commissioning requirements of circulating fluidized bed boile
  • Circulating Fluidized Bed Boilers Codes and Standards: Learn all the codes and standards applicable for circulating fluidized bed boilers.

Who Should Attend

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

Course Faculty

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

Components of CFB Boilers

Heat Transfer in CFB Boilers

Design of CFB Boilers

Common Problems and Solutions of CFB Boilers

Methods Used to Improve the Heat Rate

Ultra Supercritical Fluidized Bed (CFB) Boilers

Commissioning Stages of the Boiler and Auxiliaries

 

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

ELECTRICAL GENERATORS, EXCITATION SYSTEMS AND GOVERNING SYSTEMS

ELECTRICAL GENERATORS, EXCITATION SYSTEMS AND GOVERNING SYSTEMS

Selection, Applications, Operation, Diagnostic Testing, Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Refurbishment.

10 - 14 DECEMBER 2018, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This seminar will provide a comprehensive understanding of the various types of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), governing systems, and protective systems.  This seminar will focus on maximizing the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of this equipment by providing an understanding of the characteristics, selection criteria, common problems and repair techniques, preventive and predictive maintenance.  The emphasis in this seminar is on inspection methods, diagnostic testing, troubleshooting, modern maintenance techniques, refurbishment, rewind and upgrade options, and advanced methods for preventing partial discharge and other failures.

 

This seminar is a MUST for anyone who is involved in the selection, applications, or maintenance of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems because it covers how this equipment operates, the latest maintenance techniques, and provides guidelines and rules that ensure the successful operation of this equipment. In addition, this seminar will cover in detail the basic design, operating characteristics, specification, selection criteria, advanced fault detection techniques, critical components and all preventive and predictive maintenance methods in order to increase reliability of the equipment and reduce the operation and maintenance cost.

 

This seminar will provide the following information for all types of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems:

  • Basic Design
  • Specification
  • Selection Criteria
  • Sizing Calculations
  • Enclosures and Sealing Arrangements
  • Codes and Standards
  • Common Operational Problems
  • All Diagnostics, Troubleshooting, Testing, and Maintenance

Learning Outcomes

  • Equipment Operation: Gain a thorough understanding of the operating characteristics of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Equipment Diagnostics and Inspection: Learn in detail all the diagnostic techniques and inspections required of critical components of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Equipment Testing: Understand thoroughly all the tests required for the various types of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Determine all the maintenance and troubleshooting activities required to minimize the downtime and operating cost of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Equipment Repair and Refurbishment: Gain a detailed understanding of the various methods used to repair and refurbish generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Equipment Rewind and Upgrade Options: Discover all options available to rewind and upgrade the generator rotor and stator to enhance the output and reduce downtime
  • Efficiency, Reliability, and Longevity: Learn the various methods used to maximize the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Advanced Methods to Prevent Failure: Gain a thorough understanding of all the methods used to prevent partial discharge, and other failures in generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Equipment Sizing: Gain a detailed understanding of all the calculations and sizing techniques used for generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Design Features: Understand all the design features that improve the efficiency and reliability of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Equipment Selection: Learn how to select generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems by using the performance characteristics and selection criteria that you will learn in this seminar
  • Equipment Enclosures and Sealing Methods Learn about the various types of enclosures and sealing arrangements used for generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Equipment Commissioning: Understand all the commissioning requirements for generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Equipment Codes and Standards: Learn all the codes and standards applicable for generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Equipment Causes and Modes of Failure: Understand causes and modes of failure of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • System Design: Learn all the requirements for designing different types of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems

Who Should Attend

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

Course Faculty

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

Synchronous Generators, Generator Stator and Rotor Construction

Generator Components, Auxiliaries and Excitation

Generator Main Connections, Generator Surveillance and Testing, Advanced

Methods for Preventing Partial Discharge, Performance and Operation of Generators

Generator Inspection and Maintenance, Generator Rotor Reliability and Life Expectancy

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

WASTE TO ENERGY

WASTE TO ENERGY

27 - 29 NOVEMBER 2018, MANILA, PHILIPPINES

About The Course

This course covers all aspects of waste to energy systems, from the types of waste (garbage, refuse, industrial and agro wastes, etc.) to the entire set of technologies to convert the waste into valuable energy and using it for self-supply of heat and electricity or selling it based on an advantageous Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

 

Waste, in almost any case, people do not want to deal with – they simply want to get rid of it. However, almost all types of waste are combustible. And waste is available at low cost or free of cost. Sometimes one even gets paid for the take-away of waste.

 

The training provides comprehensive information on best practice and advanced power generation tech­nology through conditioning of waste materials and direct combustion, gasification, production and uti­li­sation of biogas, state of the-art dumping grounds with landfill gas collection and electricity genera­tion, and conversion of biomass wastes from agro industries like palm oil, sugar or rice mills into combined heat and power (CHP). The course also covers municipal waste incineration plants (WIP) with all its elements, like high tech grate and combustion chamber, flue gas cleaning system with filters, DeNOx and washer and details of how to meet with the strongest environment protection standards.

 

The comparison of waste dumping vs. waste incineration and the evaluation under economic and environ­mental aspects are also enclosed in detail, as well as the profitability of converting industrial wastes into valuable energy.

Project developers, governmental decision takers, non-technical professionals, support professionals or new engineering entrants into the waste based power industry have to and will grasp the language and technology in order to proactively understand the key business activities. A confident understanding of the technical jargon used and a visual understanding of the various aspects of technology, facilities and equipment provides an overall appreciation and serves as an excellent foundation for smooth communi­cation and increased efficiency in inter-department project team work and negotiations with deliverers of components / equipment as well as customers purchasing the generated heat and electricity.

Learning Outcomes

  • Fuels for Power Generation: Learn about the fuels to be used for power generation, and become aware of the fact that worthless wastes can be used as well.
  • Energy, Power, Electricity: Expand your understanding of the energy needs in your ambient, your country, the world and the technical methods for generating power and electricity.
  • Waste, a Resource for Energies: Gain a detailed understanding of the many types of wastes – from refuse / municipal wastes to industrial and agro wastes and become familiar with the technical methods of converting waste into valuable energy.
  • Power Plant Technologies: Increase your knowledge on power plant technologies from best practice to most advanced units and acquire the know-how to improve your own energy system converting it into a highly efficient one.
  • Conditioning of Wastes for a Straightforward Utilisation: Learn about biogas plant and gasifier tech­nology to convert solid and liquid wastes into combustible gases for an easy energetic utilisation.
  • Equipment for Power Generation from Wastes: Increase your knowledge of the equipment needed for power generation from wastes including: combustion chambers, steam generators, super­heaters, turbines, water treatment and feed water systems, deaerators, combustion air and feed­water preheaters, and generators, as well as the layout principles of steam-condenser systems to gain highest efficiency.
  • Energies from Waste Dumping Grounds: Learn how to build a state-of-the-art municipal waste dumping ground and how to collect landfill gas and benefit from it through power generation.
  • Independent Power Producer (IPP) and Power Purchase Agreement (PPA): Expand your under­standing of generating and selling electricity as IPP through using wastes as fuel and learn how to come to an advantageous PPA.
  • Environment Protection: Examine today’s advanced methods for landfill dumping of municipal wastes and learn how to apply state-of-the-art technologies for the prevention of hazards to the environment.
  • Technology and Economics of Waste to Energy in Rice Mills: Learn about the best technology to use rice husk as fuel in combustion chambers and acquire the know-how for obtaining an excellent profita­bility with an Internal Rate of Return of IRR > 35 % per year.
  • Highly Efficient Co-Generation of Heat and Power (CHP): Gain a thorough understanding and examine the advantages, applications, performance and benefits of waste fuelled power plants as well as highly efficient co-generation systems.
  • Practicality of Waste to Energy in Palm Oil Industries: Acquire the full know-how of not only using the fibres but all waste materials and generating 18 MW of electricity in addition to the supply of all steam and electricity to the palm oil mill.
  • Municipal Waste Incineration Plant (WIP): Gain a profound understanding of all sections of a WIP, the technologies used to obtain a full combustion and learn about how the built-in systems can guarantee an environment protection corresponding to best standards of the world.

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Non-technical professionals
  • Owners / managers of agro-business (palm oil mills, sugar, rice mills, agriculture, farming etc.)
  • CEOs / managers of wood-industry (saw mills, parquet, furniture, etc.)
  • Developers of Energy Master Plans
  • Government and municipality executives dedicated to solving garbage / waste / refuse problems
  • Consultants
  • Sales managers
  • Financiers

Training Methodology

The trainer creates a highly stimulating, challenging and exciting atmosphere through picking up each topic as if being directly in the interior of it. The participants learn by doing. Case studies allow them to apply matter and to solve real case tasks of their professional ambient. The proceeding is step by step using a highly interactive training technique. The instructor illuminates the matter in detail considering all relevant aspect, introducing new and advanced technologies to overcome the old. He is using his proven capability of explaining complex interdependences in a clear and understandable way. This method is highly effective and ensures that all the delegates gain a full understanding of all the topics covered.

 

“The Stone Age did not come to an end because we had a lack of stones, and the oil age will not come to an end because we have a lack of oil.” – Shaik Yamani (former head of OPEC).

Course Faculty

The trainer has more than 30 years practical engineering experience as a consultant and some 25 years as trainer and lecturer.

 

In his many years of working all around the globe, he has been provided highest quality services in research of new technologies, systems analysis, project planning, im­plementa­tion and control as project developer, executive engineer and project leader. His technical expertise includes all relevant aspects of power systems from con­vent­ional energies like advanced coal PP to renewable like combustion of rice husk, from ener­gy effi­ciency improvements to converting municipal garbage / wastes into valuable elec­tricity up to the utilisation of nuclear fuels for energies, safety technology included. He is an expert of com­bustion techno­logies, co-generation, com­bined cycle, reduction of energy costs through RUE (rational use of energy), advanced tech­nologies for the very best energy efficiencies, the impact of energy systems on environment and climate, the stability of electricity grids, and PPA (power pur­chase agree­ments).

 

He is a highly experienced trainer of both, engineers and non-technical professionals, since many years. As such he has been provided more than 100 courses in the field of energy technologies, financial feasi­bi­lity evaluation of projects, and safety technology of conventional plants and nuclear reactors. As an active professor at German universities in Berlin and Furtwangen (Black Forrest, he contributes to form engineers (both, Bachelor and Master degree) with lectures like “Develop­ment and Planning of Energy Projects”, “Renew­able Ener­gies & Environment Protection”, “Critical Infrastructure Electricity Supply Systems”, and “Reactor Safety Technology”. His competence is famous and proven: He is capable of explaining complex subjects and interrelationships in an understand­able way.

 

Moreover, he is a licensed expert of “Environment Protection and Safety Technology” cor­res­pond­ing to §29a BImSchG (Bundes-Immissions-Schutz-Gesetz, = Ger­man Federal Act for Immission Pro­tec­tion).

 

He published teaching material on energy and environment protection as well as scientific papers and reports. He wrote several books and delivered presentations at international conferences. A se­lection as follows:

  • “Risikobewertung von Betriebsbereichen in der Praxis” (Practicality of Risk Assessments of Indus­trial Establishments), Technische Sicherheit Bd. 8, Nr. 6, pp. 25-33, Springer-VDI-Verlag, ISSN 2191-007, June 2016.
  • “Efficiency of Energy Systems (Electricity, Thermal Ener­gy, Build­ings, Power Generation) – Practical Case Studies for APTMA (All Pakistan Textile Mills Assoc­iation)”, Report, Sept. 2014.
  • “Big Potential for Additional Income in the Palm Oil Industry by sustainable Conversion of Biomass Wastes into Energy“, PowerGen Conference Kuala Lumpur, Oct 2008, Proceedings (2008).
  • Lernsequenzen Energie – Unterrichtsmaterialien für die Sekundarstufe I” (Teaching materials on energy and environment protection), Metzler-Verlag, Stuttgart, 1st edition 1982, 12th edition
  • Green Power From Rice Husk: The Financially Profitable Answer to Environmental Challenges“, Singapore Power Conference, Oct 2002, Proceedings (2002).
  • Energy Conservation Potential and Realisation of a Co-Generation Plant in Thailand”, AIC Inter­national Co-generation Conference in Asia, 25 – 27 Nov. 1996, Singa­pore, Proceedings (1996).
  • Abfall … die Sintflut der Neuzeit” (Waste … the Flood of Modern Times), Energie-Verlag Hei­del­berg, ISBN 3-87200-686-X, 1993.
  • Energie für morgen“ (Energy for Tomorrow), Verlag Aktuell, Munich, ISBN 3-87958-447-3, July 1991 (1st edition 1988, 2nd edition 1991).
  • Contribution of Metrology, Standardi­zation and Quality Assurance to the Economic Development of Countries“, DGS International Conference Solarforum, 9-12-Oct. 1990, Frankfurt/Main, Proceedings (1990).
  • Nutzung erneuerbarer Energien (Utilization of Re­new­able Energies)“, Pocketbook, LGA Baden-Württem­berg (Publisher), Stuttgart 1987 (3rd edition 1989).

 

Topics Covered

Fundamentals of Power Generation

Best Practice and Advanced Generation Technologies

Combustible Wastes for Energies

Gasification Technology

Municipal Waste – The Flood of Modern Times

Energies from Dumping Grounds

Municipal Waste Incineration Technology

Climate Change and Waste to Energy

Biogas

Development and Lay-out of Biomass to Energy Systems

Best Solutions for Heat & Power from Biomass Residues of Agro Industries

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

THERMAL POWER PLANT PERFORMANCE TESTING

THERMAL POWER PLANT PERFORMANCE TESTING

03 – 05 DECEMBER 2018, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This seminar provides detailed description of all the 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 heaters, coal-handling equipment, transformers, generators and auxiliaries

Who Should Attend

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

Course Faculty

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).

 

TOPICS COVERED

Thermal Plant Performance Testing

Performance Test Methodology and Code Requirements

Performance Test Preparatory Work and Instrumentation

Equipment Efficiency Calculations

Calculating the Heat Rate of CFB and Pulverized Coal Boiler Power Plants

Benefits of Lowering Heat Rate

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