LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT, PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND TURNAROUND MANAGEMENT OF HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER PLANTS

19 - 21 JUNE 2019, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This seminar provides a comprehensive understanding of the life cycle assessment, performance evaluation and turnaround management of hydro-electric power plants.    The purpose, methodology, impact categories, and advantages of life cycle assessment of a hydro-electric power plant are covered in detail in this seminar.

 

The main focus of the seminar is on the performance evaluation of hydro-electric power plants.  This includes scope of the performance evaluation, visual inspection, functional checks, measurements and tests. The error test on measuring instruments, operational tests on protective relays, vibration measurements, load rejection test, maximum power output test, unit efficiency test, methods of unit efficiency measurements, measurement of absolute discharge, measurement of net head, measurement of electrical power output, calculation of unit efficiency (discharge head method), calculation of weighted efficiency, and index test are covered in detail in this seminar.

 

This seminar is also focused on the provisions to facilitate performance testing, provisions for measurement of pressure, water level, absolute discharge, relative discharge and electrical power. The seminar also covers in detail turnaround management including process, stages, measures, and benefits of turnaround management. The determination of the root cause of the problems, development of potential solutions, restructuring and recovery as well as actions required to prevent further problems are explained thoroughly in this seminar.

 

This seminar is a MUST for anyone who is involved in operating, managing, inspecting, testing, maintaining or refurbishing hydro-electric power plants because it covers the life cycle assessment, performance evaluation, and turnaround management of hydro-electric power plants.

Learning Outcomes

  • Life Cycle Assessment and Performance Evaluation of Hydro-Electric Power Plants: Gain a thorough understanding of life cycle assessment and performance evaluation of hydro-electric power plants
  • Life Cycle Assessment of Hydro-Electric Power Plants: Learn about the purpose, and process of life cycle assessment of hydro-electric power plants
  • Environmental Impacts of Hydro-Electric Power Plants: Examine the environmental impacts of hydro-electric power plants through their whole life cycle
  • Acidification Potential, Eutrophication Potential, Global Warming Potential, and Photochemical Ozone Creation Potential of Hydro-Electric Power Plants: Understand acidification potential, eutrophication potential, global warming potential, and photochemical ozone creation potential of hydro-electric power plants
  • Performance Evaluation of Hydro-Electric Power Plants Objectives, Scope, Visual Inspection, Functional Checks, Measurements and Tests: Gain a thorough understanding of the objectives, scope, visual inspection, functional checks, measurements and tests of hydro-electric power plants
  • Turnaround Management of Hydro-Electric Power Plants: Understand the process, stages, measures and benefits of turnaround management of hydro-electric power plants

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals (this seminar is suitable for individuals who do not have an electrical background)

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

Hydro-Electric Power Plant Equipment and Operations

Dams, Spill Ways, Turbines, Generators and Transformers

Life Cycle Assessment of a Hydro-Electric Power Plant

Process Description, Objectives, Benefits

Phases of Life Cycle Assessment of a Hydro-Electric Power Plant

Impact Categories of Life Cycle Assessment

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