Archive for October, 2018

DIESEL ENGINE POWER PLANT – Dec 2018

DIESEL ENGINE POWER PLANT

Selection, Applications, Operation, Inspection, Diagnostic Testing, Troubleshooting, Maintenance, Refurbishment, Performance Monitoring, Power Augmentation, and Economics

06 - 07 DECEMBER 2018, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

Diesel engines have the highest efficiency and reliability for powering power generating plants, ships, etc. They also have low capital, operation and maintenance cost. Diesel engines have been used as prime movers for power plants of various sizes. The environmental emissions of these engines are minimal.

 

This seminar will provide in-depth coverage of the selection, layout, operation, inspection, diagnostic testing, troubleshooting, maintenance, refurbishment, performance monitoring, power augmentation, and economics of all types of diesel engine power plants.  The main focus of this seminar will be on the inspection, testing, troubleshooting, maintenance, and refurbishment of these engines.  All the components, instrumentation, and control systems of diesel engine power plants will be covered in detail.  The design, selection considerations, operation, maintenance, economics of diesel engine power plants as well as, emission limits, reliability, monitoring and governing systems will also be covered in detail.

 

This seminar will also provide up-dated information in respect to all the significant improvements that have been made to diesel engine power plants during the last two decades.

Learning Outcomes

  • Diesel Engine Power Plant Components and Systems: Learn about all components and subsystems of the various types of diesel engine power plants including plant layout, air intake system, fuel supply system, exhaust system, cooling system, lubricating system, starting system.
  • Diesel Engine Power Plant Failure Modes, Inspection, Diagnostic Testing, Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Refurbishment: Learn about all the failure modes of diesel engine power plants, inspection techniques, diagnostic testing, troubleshooting, maintenance and refurbishment activities required for these engines to minimize their operating cost and maximize their efficiency, reliability, and longevity.
  • Diesel Engine Power Plant Environmental Emissions: Learn about the monitoring and control of diesel engine power plant environmental emissions.
  • Diesel Engine Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Systems: Learn about the latest instrumentation and control systems of diesel engine power plants.
  • Diesel Engine Power Plant Reliability and Testing: Increase your knowledge of diesel engine power plant predictive and preventive maintenance, reliability and testing.
  • Diesel Engine Power Plant Selection and Applications: Gain a detailed understanding of the selection considerations and applications of diesel engine power plants.

Who Should Attend

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

Expert 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

Diesel Engine Power Plant Components and Systems 

Diesel Engine Power Plant Failure Modes, Inspection, Diagnostic Testing

Diesel Engine Power Plant Environmental Emissions

Diesel Engine Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Systems

Diesel Engine Power Plant Reliability and Testing

Diesel Engine Power Plant Selection and Applications

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 – DEC 2019

DESIGN OF CIRCULATING FLUIDIZED BED BOILERS

Design of Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) Boiler Components, Furnace Design, CFB Boiler Design with External Fluid Bed Heat Exchanger, CFB Boiler Design Without Cyclone, Design of Water Wall, Superheaters, Reheaters, Loop Seal and Expansion Joints, Design of Refractory and L-Valves, Material Selection for a CFB Boiler, Major Operating Problems and Solutions in a CFB Boiler, Design of Supercritical Once-Through CFB Boiler

02 - 04 DECEMBER 2019, 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
  • Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler Selection and Applications: Gain a detailed understanding of the selection considerations and applications of circulating fluidized bed boilers
  • Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler 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 Boiler Refurbishment and Life Extension Methods: Learn about life cycle cost, profitability, refurbishment, and life extension methods for all types of circulating fluidized bed boilers.
  • Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler Commissioning: Understand all the commissioning requirements of circulating fluidized bed boilers.
  • Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler 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

Expert 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

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

BANKABILITY OF SOLAR PROJECTS – OCT 2019

BANKABILITY OF SOLAR PROJECTS

Identification and mitigation of technical risks.

30 OCTOBER - 01 NOVEMBER 2019, SINGAPORE

About The Course

This course will provide a first-hand comprehensive discussions of the most relevant topics influencing the bankability of solar projects. This course identifies the investment risks in new and established markets illustrating their technical and financial impact depending on the stakeholder’s perspective describing as well the content of several bankability products designed for supporting investors and lenders during the decision making process.

 

Topics like yield assessment uncertainty, technical requirements for PV modules or Potential Induced Degradation (PID), will be treated separately due to their strong impact in the profitability of a project. The workshop will also give a clear insight into the aspects and clauses that need to be covered in PPA, EPC and O&M contracts in order to protect accurately the interests of investors and developers.

 

The content of the course illustrates the interface between technical results and commercial or financial interpretations brining LTA and investors to a common ground allowing an interdisciplinary and more accurate evaluation of technical outcomes with financial impact.

 

This course contains the know-how of PV expertise acquired over almost one decade of intensive activities in mature and nascent markets in the America, 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 aspects influencing the bankability of a solar 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, 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.

 

  • Which investments risks are present in all PV projects?
  • Which investment risks are more characteristic of new markets?
  • Which are the Hot Spots of quality inspection?
  • What risks are faced when selecting a PV module or an inverter?
  • Interfaces between stakeholders in the different project phases
  • Illustration of the Potential Induced Degradation effect
  • Introduction to Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Definition of the Risk Priority Number (RPN) depending on the stakeholder´s perspective
  • Which bankability products are available for each project phase?
  • How expensive is a comprehensive quality control package?
  • How to make a technical report understandable for financiers?
  • What makes a yield assessment bankable?
  • Which aspects must be properly highlighted in a PPA, EPC and O&M contract?

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
  • EPCs
  • Project managers
  • Installers
  • Designers
  • Government policy makers
  • Module manufacturers

Expert Course Faculty

He is Senior Consultant at the PI-Photovoltaik Institut Berlin AG (PI 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 Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa, being active in the Asian market since 2010. He 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 at PI Berlin AG, 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.

 

He 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. He 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. He regularly collaborates in scientific publications and is invited as a speaker to international conferences around the world.

 

He acts internationally as an independent expert witness 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) and “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit“ (GIZ). He holds a diploma in mechanical engineering from the University Karlsruhe, Germany (TU Karlsruhe) and speaks five languages.

TOPICS INCLUDE

Identification of Investment Risks

Risk Evaluation and Qualification of Impact

Bankability Products for Risk Mitigation

Key Documents for Financial Close

Case Studies

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

UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SYSTEMS, VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVES, AND INDUSTRIAL BATTERIES – DEC 2019

UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SYSTEMS (UPS’S), VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVES (VFD’S), AND INDUSTRIAL BATTERIES

Selection, Applications, Operation, Sizing, Diagnostic Testing, Troubleshooting, and Maintenance

05 - 06 DECEMBER 2019, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This seminar will provide a comprehensive understanding of the various types of uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s),  and industrial batteries.  This seminar will focus on maximizing the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of this type equipment by providing an understanding of the characteristics, selection criteria, common problems and repair techniques, preventive and predictive maintenance.

 

This seminar is a MUST for anyone who is involved in the selection, applications, or maintenance of uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), and industrial batteries 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 uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), and industrial batteries:

  • 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 uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), and industrial batteries
  • Equipment Diagnostics and Inspection: Learn in detail all the diagnostic techniques and inspections required of critical components of uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), and industrial batteries
  • Equipment Testing: Understand thoroughly all the tests required for the various types of uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), and industrial batteries
  • Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Determine all the maintenance and troubleshooting activities required to minimize the downtime and operating cost of uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s),  and industrial batteries
  • Equipment Repair and Refurbishment: Gain a detailed understanding of the various methods used to repair and refurbish uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), and industrial batteries
  • Efficiency, Reliability, and Longevity: Learn the various methods used to maximize the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), and industrial batteries
  • Equipment Sizing: Gain a detailed understanding of all the calculations and sizing techniques used for uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), and industrial batteries
  • Design Features: Understand all the design features that improve the efficiency and reliability of uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), and industrial batteries
  • Equipment Selection: Learn how to select uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), and industrial batteries 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 uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), and industrial batteries
  • Equipment Commissioning: Understand all the commissioning requirements for uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), and industrial batteries
  • Equipment Codes and Standards: Learn all the codes and standards applicable for uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), and industrial batteries
  • Equipment Causes and Modes of Failure: Understand the causes and modes of failure of uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), and industrial batteries
  • System Design: Learn all the requirements for designing different types of uninterruptible power systems (UPS’s), inverters, rectifiers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), and industrial batteries

Who Should Attend

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

Expert 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

Equipment Operation

Equipment Diagnostics and Inspection

Equipment Testing

Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Equipment Repair and Refurbishment

Efficiency, Reliability and Longevity

Equipment Sizing

Design Features

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

MASTERCLASS IN RELAY PROTECTION IN POWER SYSTEMS – NOV 2019

MASTERCLASS IN RELAY PROTECTION IN POWER SYSTEMS

25 - 29 NOVEMBER 2019, SINGAPORE

About The Course

A comprehensive and interactive course on relay protection in power systems, incorporating fault analysis, protection requirements, various protection systems up to the latest state of the art microprocessor technology.

 

This 5 day course offers a comprehensive understanding of relay protection and its application in practice. Beginning with fault analysis and nature of the faults in the system, specifying the relay protection objectives, explaining different protection systems and offering protection solutions for different elements of the power system.  The course concludes with the latest technology in protection and numerical microprocessor relays.

Learning Outcomes

  • Fault analysis
  • Current and Voltage transformers
  • Overcurrent and Earth fault protection
  • Transformer differential protection
  • Distance protection
  • Feeder unit protection
  • Generator protection
  • Motor protection
  • Busbar protection
  • Protection settings
  • Numerical microprocessor protection

Who Should Attend

This training course will be valuable to participants who work in the power industry from generator companies to transmission and distribution system operators. It is also valuable to engineers in building services where protection is applied to 11kV supply points and below to the LV distribution. Engineers working in oil and gas industry who are involved in electrical aspects of the industry such as HV & LV motors and electricity equipment will gain from the course.

Expert Course Faculty

In his 30 years working experience he provided highest quality services in system planning and analysis to major transmission and distribution and transportation companies including London Underground, National Grid Company (UK), MTRC Metro in Hong Kong, West Coast Main Line connection to NG, Scottish Power, ESB-Ireland, ESKOM-South Africa, Mauritius CEB, Balkan countries – grids of Romania and former Yugoslavia, HV network ISA-Colombia, Western Power Distribution-UK, etc.

 

His technical expertise includes most aspects of power systems analysis, electrical asset management and railway connections to power networks where he provides solutions to technical problems and supports other field’s experts in complex assignments. He has project management skills in technical and environmental projects as well as experience in short and long-strategic term planning, maintenance and asset management, power quality analysis of transmission and generation systems, distribution, transportation and other power networks. Experienced in generation and network integration, electrical component of energy master plans as well as strategic asset replacement, he was also involved in load- forecast analysis and generation dispatching. Published papers on asset management based on projects and experience in working for distribution companies in Africa and Europe.

 

Our expert is very experienced in design, procurement, commissioning, erection and refurbishment of major projects in transmission and distribution substations up to 420 kV and hydro and thermal power plants. Served as project manager on several major projects as well as head of the Engineering Group, he was responsible for final design, equipment specifications, layouts tender evaluation and commissioning. He has carried out conceptual development of protection and control philosophy for various projects as well as reviewed and approved project drawings and documents.  He has applied the latest IEC standards, various codes of practice and engineering recommendations.  He has also specific experience in conceptual design of power supply for transportation and traction railway systems, defining the design principles and technical specifications for future design and privatisation process.   He has analysed quality of power supply for connection of AC and DC unbalanced load to power network and published papers on practical implementation. He carried out feasibility studies on reactive compensation (SVC and MSC) focusing on voltage variation and harmonic distortion issues.

 

He has performed technical and economic evaluations, cost benefit net present value analysis, of various transmission and distribution schemes and electrical equipment. He carried out a number of asset evaluation analysis on electrical equipment and published papers on asset management, reliability and maintenance. He has performed equipment assessment and residual life prediction as part of strategic asset management analysis for a major underground transportation company in Asia. His duties have also included equipment arrangement optimisation in particular reliability aspect in terms of failure rate and financial consequences as non-supplied energy to the consumers.

PAST TESTIMONIALS

“Great job in explaining protection concepts.” – ENGINEER, KEPPEL FELS LTD

 

“Very good training to know the basics & principles of protection.” – PROJECT MANAGER, SIEMENS PTE LTD

 

“Comprehensive, good introduction course to the fresh engineer in power system & protection industry.”– ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, CHIYODA SINGAPORE PTE LTD

 

“Very specific well organize material relay protection training. Most important is conducted by very experienced chartered engineer kudos to poweredge & trainer.” – ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, CARIGALI HESS OPERATING COMPANY SDN BHD

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 POWER SYSTEMS – NOV 2019

INTRODUCTION TO POWER SYSTEMS

For non-technical participant needing to increase their understanding of the power system, system operations and the power market.

20 - 22 NOVEMBER 2019, SINGAPORE

About The Course

A comprehensive & interactive course on Power Systems, incorporating issues on supply, generation, transmission, distribution, supply reliability, economics, demand management and renewable energy in the grid & “Smart Grids”.

 

Non-technical professionals, support professionals or new engineering entrants into the Power industry must grasp the language and technology of Power systems in order to proactively understand its 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 of the “big picture” of the Power industry. This serves as an excellent foundation for smooth communication and increased efficiency in inter-department project team efforts and related engagements with the Power industry.

Learning Outcomes

This training course will be valuable to participants who either work in the power industry or deal with it externally. Those who need a fundamental understanding of the Power systems, or how it operates will find this course applicable. Beginning with the basic terms and concepts, the instructor will lead participants through lectures and multimedia presentations of the power generation technologies and power delivery systems. Participants will learn about issues such as reliability, performance and potential bottlenecks or limits on the system that can impact trading.  They will gain an understanding of key power marketing fundamentals such as pricing and scheduling.

 

  • Basic design, operation and components of electrical supply systems
  • The integrated electrical grid – generation, transmission and distribution
  • Constraints and limitations of Power supply – voltage regulation, supply quality, reliability and efficiency and economics
  • The environment, renewable energy and the electrical regulatory regimes
  • The smart grid: What does it mean? How will it improve electrical supply?

Who Should Attend

This course is targeted for non-technical persons needing to increase their understanding of the power system, system operations and the power market, including:

  • Financiers
  • Power traders
  • Power project developers
  • Support professionals in non-technical functions
  • Professionals in other energy industries
  • Electricity utility personnel who are new or have new job responsibilities

Expert Course Faculty

In his 30 years working experience the trainer provided highest quality services in system planning and analysis to major transmission and distribution and transportation companies including London Underground, National Grid Company (UK), MTRC Metro in Hong Kong, West Coast Main Line connection to NG, Scottish Power, ESB-Ireland, ESKOM-South Africa, Mauritius CEB, Balkan countries – grids of Romania and former Yugoslavia, HV network ISA-Colombia, Western Power Distribution-UK, etc.

 

His technical expertise includes most aspects of power systems analysis, electrical asset management and railway connections to power networks where he provides solutions to technical problems and supports other field’s experts in complex assignments. He has project management skills in technical and environmental projects as well as experience in short and long-strategic term planning, maintenance and asset management, power quality analysis of transmission and generation systems, distribution, transportation and other power networks. Experienced in generation and network integration, electrical component of energy master plans as well as strategic asset replacement, he was also involved in load- forecast analysis and generation dispatching. Published papers on asset management based on projects and experience in working for distribution companies in Africa and Europe.

 

The trainer is very experienced in design, procurement, commissioning, erection and refurbishment of major projects in transmission and distribution substations up to 420 kV and hydro and thermal power plants. Served as project manager on several major projects as well as head of the Engineering Group, He was responsible for final design, equipment specifications, layouts tender evaluation and commissioning. He has carried out conceptual development of protection and control philosophy for various projects as well as reviewed and approved project drawings and documents.  He has applied the latest IEC standards, various codes of practice and engineering recommendations.  He has also specific experience in conceptual design of power supply for transportation and traction railway systems, defining the design principles and technical specifications for future design and privatization process.  He has analysed quality of power supply for connection of AC and DC unbalanced load to power network and published papers on practical implementation. He carried out feasibility studies on reactive compensation (SVC and MSC) focusing on voltage variation and harmonic distortion issues.

 

He has performed technical and economic evaluations, cost benefit net present value analysis, of various transmission and distribution schemes and electrical equipment. He carried out a number of asset evaluation analysis on electrical equipment and published papers on asset management, reliability and maintenance. He has performed equipment assessment and residual life prediction as part of strategic asset management analysis for a major underground transportation company in Asia. His duties have also included equipment arrangement optimisation in particular reliability aspect in terms of failure rate and financial consequences as non-supplied energy to the consumers.

TOPICS COVERED

Energy Outlook Overview Power Fundamentals

Generation Fundamentals

Power Economics

Renewable Energy Generation and Dispersed Generation

Smart Grid Technology

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

POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENTS – NOV 2019

POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENTS

Examine the various structures of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and how they fit
together to allocate and mitigate risk.

25 - 27 NOVEMBER 2019, SINGAPORE

About The Course

This course focuses on examining the various structures of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and how they fit together to allocate and mitigate risk.

 

During the course you will examine a number of real life PPAs to understand each of their components and the reasons behind their structure.  The course will start with a simple PPA and the delegates will develop the schedules of the PPA to account for the additional complexities found in real life projects to ensure that the PPA remains “bankable”. During the course we will also identify areas of the PPA that may be subject to negotiation and where the boundaries of those negotiations may lie.

 

After the course, delegates should be able to review PPAs with the ability to understand the reasons behind key aspects as well as being able to spot common omissions and avoid common mistakes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how a PPA fits into the package of contracts required to develop a project.
  • Examine at the range of technology options for conventional and renewable projects.
  • Look at various PPA structure options, including tolling contracts, contract for differences (CFD) and feed in tariffs.
  • Discover the timeline of developing a power project and what can alter that timeline.
  • Compare project funding options and their effect on the PPA.
  • Risk allocation and risk mitigation measures in a PPA.
  • Examine basic tariff elements and the reason for their structure.
  • Look at typical demand profiles.
  • Investigate the economics of dispatch, including spark spread.
  • Discuss dispatch methodologies and mechanics.
  • Learn how to deal with imbalance payments in a PPA.
  • Look at testing regimes before and after the commercial operation date.
  • Understand the application of indexation in a PPA and how to deal with multiple currencies.
  • Structuring and sizing bonus and penalty mechanisms within a PPA.
  • Dealing with plant degradation and atmospheric conditions.
  • Look at how we can allow for plant upgrades and modification during the PPA.
  • Ensuring that the PPA reflects the maintenance scheduling and dispatch profile of the plant.
  • Examine how the value of a PPA can be assessed.
  • Discuss dispute resolution between parties of a PPA.
  • Pricing the transfer of the plant at the end of the term or in the event of default.
  • Examine the reasons behind refinancing and how any refinancing gains can be shared.

Who Should Attend

Participants are expected to have some limited experience of concepts and techniques in the power sector and to be seeking to improve their understanding and knowledge of the structuring of PPAs. The course is expected to be of relevance and interest to participants from the following business sectors:

  1. Power project developers
  2. Lawyers
  3. Bankers
  4. Technical consultants
  5. Construction contractors & power equipment suppliers
  6. Government officers involved in power project procurement/power purchasing
  7. Fuel suppliers
  8. Other power service providers

Expert Course Faculty

The trainer is an expert in power project development, project finance and financial modelling.

 

He has a broad experience in the analysis of commercial contracts and structures for major projects and is an experienced financial modeller. Following an initial career in aerospace market forecasting for Asia he became a business analyst at Rolls-Royce Power Ventures (RRPV) responsible for producing financial models and investment/contractual analysis for project finance and equity funded power projects. For the last ten years he has advised a number of companies on the development and procurement of power projects and on the structuring of the supporting contracts.

 

He has worked on a number of power and infrastructure deals including:

  • Gas fired power stations throughout the world including combined heat and power projects.
  • Several wind power projects in the Europe
  • A coal fired power station in Africa
  • A number of UK PFI health projects
  • Electricity transmission networks in Eastern Europe
  • Desalination projects in the Middle East
  • Combined water and power projects in the Middle East
  • Gas pipeline projects
  • Electrical interconnector projects

 

He currently works for Project Financing Solutions, a boutique project finance advisory firm that advises a number of clients on financing power and infrastructure projects.

TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS

“Easy understanding for those who are new/beginner in the field nevertheless the study/preparation need to do so for the continuous understanding.”  – CORPORATE & PROJECT FINANCE, TENAGA NASIONAL BERHAD

 

“This course is very insightful and it assists me to appreciate my current involvements in power projects.” – EXECUTIVE, PETRONAS

 

“This is a comprehensive PPA course which is useful and will benefit personnel who involved in power industry.” – MANAGER (TECHNICAL), YTL POWER INTERNATIONAL BERHAD

 

“Good training, trainer is experienced, materials are comprehensive.” – ANALYST, PETRONAS

 

“Being new in power industry, this course has brought me better appreciation of technicalities in the PPAs, which will certainly help in my job.” – COMMERCIAL MANAGER, PETRONAS

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

ADVANCED HEAT RATE OPTIMIZATION OF COAL POWER PLANTS – NOV 2019

ADVANCED HEAT RATE OPTIMIZATION OF COAL POWER PLANTS

25 - 27 NOVEMBER 2019, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This seminar provides advanced level heat rate optimization methods of coal power plants.  This seminar provides detailed description of all the methods used to improve the heat rate (increase the efficiency) of pulverized coal and circulating fluidized bed coal power plants.  All the processes, operational and maintenance activities, capital projects, technical options, potential initiatives and incentives to implement upgrades/repairs for increasing the plant efficiency 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, transformers, electric generators, instrumentation and control systems, and governing systems, etc.   All the factors which affect the power plant efficiency and emissions will be explained thoroughly.  All the methods used to calculate the heat rate of the power plant will be covered in detail. 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 methods used to improve the 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

  • Calculate the Heat Rate of Coal Power Plants: Learn all the methods used to calculate the heat rate of coal power plants
  • Calculate the Efficiency of Every Equipment in Coal Power Plants: Discover how to calculate the efficiency of every equipment in the power plant
  • Benefits of Lowering the Heat Rate of Coal Power Plants: Understand all the benefits of lowering the heat rate of coal power plants
  • Methods Used to Improve Coal Power Plants Heat Rate: Gain a thorough understanding of all the methods used to improve the heat rate of coal power plants.
  • Processes, Operational and Maintenance Activities: Discover all the processes, operational and maintenance activities used to improve the heat rate of coal power plants
  • Capital Projects Used to Improve the Heat Rate: Learn about all the capital projects used to improve the heat rate of coal power plants
  • Technical Options for Improving the Heat Rate: Understand all the technical options used to improve the heat rate 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 of coal power plants
  • Factors Affecting Coal Power Plant Efficiency and Emissions: Learn about all the factors which affect coal power plants efficiency and emissions
  • Areas in Pulverized Coal and Circulating Fluidized Bed Power Plants where Efficiency Loss Can Occur: Discover all the areas in pulverized coal and circulating fluidized bed power plants where efficiency loss can occur
  • Optimize the Operation of Coal Power Plant Equipment and Systems to Improve the Plant Heat Rate: Understand all the techniques and methods used to optimize the operation of coal power plant equipment and systems to improve the plant heat rate
  • Coal Power Plant Equipment and Systems: Learn about various 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

Expert 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

Calculate the heat rate of coal power plants

Calculate the efficiency of every equipment in coal power plants

Benefits of lowering the heat rate of coal power plants

Methods used to improve coal power plants heat rate

Processes, operational and maintenance activities

Capital projects used to improve the heat rate

Technical options for improving the 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

COMBINED CYCLE GAS TURBINE PERFORMANCE – OCT 2019

COMBINED CYCLE GAS TURBINE PERFORMANCE

Computer Simulation, Selection, Applications, Operation, Maintenance, Performance Monitoring, Power Augmentation, Economics, Profit Optimization, Revenue and Life Cycle Cost Analysis

21 - 25 OCTOBER 2019, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This seminar will cover all aspects of combined cycle power plants.  All the equipment of combined cycle power plants such as: compressors, gas and steam turbines, combustors, heat recovery steam generators, deaerators, condensers, lubricating systems, instrumentation, control systems, transformers, and generators will be covered in detail.  The design, selection considerations, operation, maintenance, pay-back period, economics of combined cycles, as well as, emission limits, reliability, monitoring and governing systems will also be covered thoroughly.  This seminar will also provide up-dated information in respect to all the significant improvements that have been made to combined cycle power generating plants during the last two decades.

 

This seminar will illustrate through sophisticated computer simulation how gas turbines, and combined cycle plants perform under steady-state and transient conditions. In addition, the delegates will learn how to use the computer simulation program which provides the following benefits:

  • Allow the operator to extend the combined cycle power plant operating period by avoiding unnecessary outages and maintenance activities.
  • Determination of essential combined cycle power plant maintenance activities to reduce the duration of outages.
  • Profit optimization of combined cycle power plants.
  • Minimization of the environmental emissions of combined cycle plants.

Learning Outcomes

  • Combined Cycle Power Plant Computer simulation: Gain a thorough understanding of computer simulation of gas turbines, and combined cycle power plants.
  • Combined Cycle Power Plant Equipment and Systems: Learn about all equipment and subsystems of the various types of combined cycle power generating plants such as: compressors, combustors, gas turbines, heat recovery steam generators, steam turbines, condensers, deaerators, feedwater heaters, transformers, generators, and auxiliaries
  • Combined Cycle Power Plants Economics: Examine the advantages, applications, performance and economics of combined cycle power plants
  • Combined Cycle Power Plant Maintenance: Learn all the maintenance activities required for combined cycle power plants including maintenance and refurbishment of gas turbines, compressors, steam turbines, combustors, heat recovery steam generators, transformers and generators to minimize their operating cost and maximize their efficiency, reliability, and longevity.
  • Combined Cycle Power Plant Environmental Emissions: Learn about the monitoring and control of environmental emissions.
  • Combined Cycle Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Systems: Learn about the latest instrumentation and control systems of gas turbines and combined cycle power plants.
  • Combined Cycle Power Plant Reliability and Testing: Increase your knowledge of combined cycle power plant predictive and preventive maintenance, reliability and testing.
  • Combined Cycle Power Plant Selection and Applications: Gain a detailed understanding of the selection considerations and applications of combined cycle power plants.
  • Combined Cycle Power Plant Profitability: Learn about the reliability, life cycle cost, profitability, refurbishment, and life extension methods for all types of combined cycle power plants.

Who Should Attend

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

Expert 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

Steam Power Plants, Steam Generators, and Steam Turbines

Steam Turbines and Auxiliaries, and Gas Turbines

Gas Turbine Components and Auxiliaries

Computer Simulation of Gas Turbines

Combined Cycles Power Generating Plants

Transformers and Generators

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

ULTRA SUPERCRITICAL STEAM POWER PLANTS – OCT 2019

ULTRA SUPERCRITICAL STEAM POWER PLANTS

Design, Selection, Applications, Operation, Maintenance, Performance Monitoring, Power Augmentation, Emission Control Methods, Carbon Capture Technology, Economics, Profit Optimization, Revenue and Life Cycle Cost Analysis

29 - 31 OCTOBER 2019, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This seminar will cover all aspects of ultra supercritical steam power plants and advanced ultra supercritical power plants.  These plants have achieved a net electrical efficiency of 50%.  This efficiency is significantly higher than the efficiency of conventional power plants which is around 33%.  This indicates that ultra supercritical power plants burn 50% less fuel than conventional power plants to produce the same amount of power.  The ultra supercritical power plants burn coal and biomass.  The environmental emissions of these plants are negligible.  Some ultra supercritical power plants employ carbon capture technology. This makes them more environmentally friendly than any other type of power plants.  They also have higher reliability and lower capital, operation and maintenance cost than conventional power plants.

 

Large number of ultra supercritical power plants are being built around the world today. China will be installing more than 100,000 MW of ultra supercritical power plants and advanced ultra supercritical power plants during this decade.  Several countries around the world have embarked on a program to replace their conventional coal power plants with ultra supercritical power plants due to their high efficiency, and reliability and low capital, operation and maintenance cost.  Ultra supercritical power plants provide significant economical and environmental advantage over any other type of conventional power plants.

 

This seminar will cover in detail all the components of ultra supercritical steam power plants including steam turbines, boilers, furnace, burners, steam generators, reheaters, superheaters, feedwater heaters, valves, carbon capture equipment, instrumentation, control systems, fuel handling systems and generators.

 

This seminar will also cover the design, selection considerations, operation, common problems and solutions, maintenance, pay-back period, and economics of ultra supercritical and advanced ultra supercritical power plants in detail.  This seminar will provide in-depth coverage of the emission control methods, carbon capture technology, reliability, economics, monitoring and governing systems of ultra supercritical and advanced ultra supercritical power plants.  This seminar will cover up-dated information in respect to all the significant improvements that have been made to these power generating plants during the last decade.

Learning Outcomes

  • Ultra Supercritical Power Plant Equipment: Learn about various ultra supercritical power plant equipment including: steam turbines, furnace, burners, boilers, economizers, superheaters, reheaters, valves, emission control equipment, governing systems, deaerators, feed water heaters and auxiliaries.
  • Ultra Supercritical Power Plants Economics: Examine the advantages, applications, performance and economics of ultra supercritical power plants and advanced ultra supercritical power generating plants.
  • Ultra Supercritical Power Plant Maintenance: Learn all common problems and solutions of ultra supercritical power plants and all maintenance activities required for ultra supercritical power plants and advanced ultra supercritical power generating plants to minimize their operating cost and maximize their efficiency, reliability, and longevity.
  • Ultra Supercritical Power Plant Environmental Emissions: Learn about the monitoring and control of environmental emissions from ultra supercritical and advanced ultra supercritical power plants
  • Ultra Supercritical Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Systems: Learn about the latest instrumentation and control systems of ultra supercritical power plants and advanced ultra supercritical power generating plants.
  • Ultra Supercritical Power Plant Reliability and Testing: Increase your knowledge of ultra supercritical and advanced ultra supercritical power plant predictive and preventive maintenance, reliability and testing.
  • Ultra Supercritical Power Plant Design, Selection and Applications: Gain a detailed understanding of the design, selection considerations and applications of ultra supercritical power plants and advanced ultra supercritical power generating plants.
  • Ultra Supercritical Power Plant Profitability: Learn about the reliability, life cycle cost, profitability, refurbishment, and life extension methods for all types of ultra supercritical power plants and advanced ultra supercritical power generating plants.

Who Should Attend

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

Expert 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

Ultra Supercritical Power Plants Benefits

Design and Configuration

Turbines and Auxiliaries

Operation

Fuels

Instrumentation and Control Systems

Governing Systems

Capture and Storage Technology

Turbine Material and Coatings

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