Courses

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

DIESEL ENGINE POWER PLANT

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

 

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

WASTE TO ENERGY

WASTE TO ENERGY

27 - 29 NOVEMBER 2018, SINGAPORE

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

THE ART OF LAYTIME – OCTOBER

THE ART OF LAYTIME FOR COAL SHIPMENT

17 - 18 OCTOBER 2018, LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA

About The Course

Imagine a day in your life, waking up facing contracts stacked in front of you. One side of your table filled by files with contracts that you need to go through and on the other side, files consists of documents regarding maritime to approve or decline. Besides, more Shipment details were still pending from being keyed- in, and when you started think where to start, you received phone calls from various freight dealers asking for updates about their demurrage resettlement. Your life can be miserable and you are afraid that decisions made are no longer accurate.

This is why one need to train himself from the experts to polish his ability in this sector. This is where we came in to help in by providing training to other entities for their own and nation’s betterment but efficiency in this “dull” put-fixture activity is expected nevertheless.

The expected time for a coal shipment to be in port for the loading and unloading process is known as laytime. Unfortunately, if the coal shipment is delayed at the port due to some uncontrollable reasons, it will cause the ship-owner to be entitled to claim compensation in the form of demurrage.

Most of the time, laytime and demurrage enthusiasts seem to forget the most important part in the process, which is the calculations. It is a single document that determines the final outcomes of the process. The end-to-end laytime job reactive to great focus in details and numbers.

Throughout this 2-day training, participants will be involved deeply on the fundamental principles which underpin laytime and also calculations involved. Besides, this training provides the participants a real time situational understanding since the training includes case studies and workshops which are specially designed for coal shipments to ensure the participants can outline all the knowledge gained throughout the training.

TNBF, one of the prominent company in Malaysia, had involved directly in laytime processes pertaining to coal shipments for years. Experience and the strategy of TNBF had been benchmarked for many companies. This program opens an opportunity for the participants to meet the experts in the field who are the one behind TNBF’s great efficiency.

At the end of the training, participants will have a clear understandings on how the principle can be changed by the wording of contractual terms. All the modules includes practical Examples of calculation. This training only caters for coal bulk industry laytime.

Learning Outcomes

To understand concept of Laytime calculation
To gain knowledge on contractual terms and resolution on dispute issues in Despatch and Demurrage
To gain practical expertise in post-fixtures strategies
To enhance your ability to understand the underlying principles on Despatch and Demurrage
To improve individual skills in calculating and negotiating in Despatch and Demurrage

Who Should Attend

This program is beneficial to:

Beginners in Laytime field for bulk industry
New comer to shipping industry
Employees working in chartering and Logistic department

Course Faculty

Nurul Wahidah Talib

The trainer is a progressive executive in TNB Fuel Service. She holds a Bachelor Degree of Business Administration in Finance from University Teknologi Mara, Malaysia. Currently, she entrusted with the position of the Executive (Operation), TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd. She is the key account manager for Jimah Energy Ventures Sdn Bhd.

 

Before Joining TNB, she worked with few multinational companies including, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia, HSBC Bank Malaysia and also Holcim Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

 

She started her carrier path in TNB Fuel Service Sdn Bhd as a Demurrage Analyst for over 3 years. Throughout her carrier she deals with Kapar Energy TNB Fuel Service Sdn Bhd, Jimah Energy Ventures Sdn Bhd, TNB Janamanjung Sdn Bhd and also Tanjung Bin Power Sdn Bhd.

 

She have deep understandings and knowledge in Laytime and demmurage due to her exposures with many parties in this industry. Her experience and her extensive skills in Laytime Industry had been among the reason of TNB Fuel Service’s operation operating smoothly.

 

Farah Syairah Nik Suhaimi

The trainer holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Technology (Hons). & Master of Engineering (Safety, Health and Environment). Currently, she entrusted with the position of the Executive (Operation), TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd.

 

With almost seven (7) years in areas of Logistic and international business, she involved in General cargo vessels, container ships, dry bulk carriers and reefer ships. Also, she had experience in Sales, Marketing and branding.

 

By covering, wide area of expertise in supply chain management, she has deep understanding and knowledge in this industry. Her vast experience and progressive skills has been entrusted and qualifies her to deal many coal IPP for TNB Fuel Services such as in Manjung, Jimah, Kapar and also Tanjung Bin. She is also keen in strengthening her skills and therefore, she is now pursuing her PhD in Business Administration.

TOPICS COVERED

Introduction of Laytime

Documents Required in Laytime Calculation

Parties Involved in Laytime

Contract Terms

Laytime & Incoterms Relationship

Seven Stages in Laytime Calculations & Simulations

Negotiation

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

COMPETENCY MANAGEMENT & ASSURANCE IN THE ENERGY INDUSTRY

COMPETENCY MANAGEMENT & ASSURANCE IN THE ENERGY INDUSTRY

24 – 26 SEPTEMBER 2018, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

Within the energy Industry it is a requirement, both contractual and in some areas legislative, to ensure effective internal systems are in place which support employee development and provide evidence of their competence.  A Competence Management System (CMS), correctly developed and applied provides employees and organisations with the tools to demonstrate competence and contributes to career development of the individual and the business as a whole.

 

The 3 day course focuses on Competence Management Systems (CMS) which are typically in use within the Industry, their structure and process development requirements.  In addition the course details the assessment process, the role of the competence assessors within the organisation and the relationship between competence management and training provision.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the role of competencies in the Oil & Gas industry
  • Know the benefits of Competency Management System to the organisation
  • Understand the components of a Competency of Competency Management System
  • Know how to implement the Competency Management System
  • Know the Roles & Responsibilities within the Competency Management System
  • Know how to ensure Competency Assurance Management
  • Know how to develop Competency Models
  • Understand the relationship between of Competency Management and Capability Development
  • Know how to conduct Organisational Analysis
  • Know how to conduct Job Analysis and Task Analysis
  • Know how to develop Competency Standards and Development Guides using the 70:20:10 principle
  • Know competency assessment process, tools and methodologies
  • Know how to package and communicate the Competency Assessment Reports
  • Understand Competency Management Case Studies in the Oil & Gas

Course Faculty - Siti Rasidah Mohd Shihab

The trainer is a Human Capital Development Practitioner with more than 25 year experience in Education, Adult Learning & Development, Organizational Design, Change Management, Quality Culture, Performance Management and Leadership Development.

 

A chemist by training, her interest in people development however was so intense that she decided to switch profession during her earlier years of employment, and she has never looked back since. She has gathered extensive hands-on experience, working and leading key projects in the above-mentioned areas during her 25 year tenure with PETRONAS, Malaysia. A project that she was particularly proud of in completing was the transformation of the PETRONAS Management Training Institute into a regional Leadership Center. While leading this project, she was given the opportunity to be seconded for a few months to General Electric (GE), a fortune 500 multinational known for its cutting-edge Leadership Development innovation.

 

She was instrumental in the development of the existing leadership competency model for PETRONAS. This was one of the key projects that she led before leaving the organization to pursue her other interests in life. In addition, she was also extensively involved in the development and implementation of the Skill Group Competency Development model and process that are currently being used by more than 20 disciplines in PETRONAS. Whilst in PETRONAS, she has also provided some consultancy on Competency Profiling to Transportasi Gas Indonesia, which then was a joint venture partner to PETRONAS Gas Berhad.

TOPICS COVERED

Introduction to Competency in the Oil & Gas Industry

Components of Competency Management System

Competency Assurance Management

Implementation of CMS including Roles & Responsibilities

Individual & Institutional Capability

Competency Management & Capability Development

Competency Assessment Process, Tools and Methodologies

Competency Assessment Role Plays

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

DRONE PILOT TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONALS IN THE ENERGY INDUSTRY

DRONE PILOT TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONALS IN THE ENERGY INDUSTRY

27 - 29 NOVEMBER 2018, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

The energy sector is now moving towards using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones in a variety of key operational tasks. From 3D aerial mapping to maintenance and safety inspections of critical assets, the use of drones allows for exhaustive, round-the-clock data collection and surveillance, all delivered in real-time. This will assist technical personnel involved to be better informed and prepared in carrying out their functions. The use of drones can significantly improve operations due to time efficiencies achieved and the lowered risks involved in carrying out the tasks involved.

 

This 3-days classroom and practical instructional program is targeted at individuals or teams who are planning to be drone pilots, and who have a need to ‘hit the ground running’. Trainees will gain a working knowledge of UAV system classification, roles and command and control options. UAV design considerations, payloads and limitations are studied, culminating in challenging UAV design, mission planning and flight operations according to aviation standards and also practical exercises.

 

This is an intermediate level course with in-depth consideration of operational and maintenance difficulties as well as permit requirements & procedures to complete the assessment and certification. Upon successful completion of your Remote Pilot’s Course you will be CAAM (Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia) approved and can operate as a Drone Operator.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the following:

  • UAV Terms & Definitions
  • Spectrum Management, Datalinks & Apps
  • UAV Basic Principles
  • UAV System Design & Practical Exercise
  • Human Factors & CRM
  • UAV Types & Roles
  • UAV Concepts of Operations (CONOPS)
  • UAV Components & Systems
  • Mission Planning & Mapping
  • Payload & Sensor Options
  • UAV Licensing & Regulations, including
  • Airspace Classes
  • UAV Maintenance & Logistics
  • UAV Case Studies & Lessons Learned
  • Auto Piloting & Safety

Who Should Attend

This course is targeted for engineers or technical professionals in the energy industry who are responsible or involved in the following activities or projects: Powerline Inspection, Asset Integrity Inspection and Aerial Surveying

 

Prerequisites: Basic Knowledge of UAV or Drones.

Course Faculty

The instructors have over 5 years commercial experience in drone flying and over 20,000 billed hours as commercial drone service providers, accredited by CAAM (Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia).

TOPICS COVERED

UAV Terms & Definitions

UAV Basic Principles

UAV System Design & Practical Exercise

Human Factors & CRM

UAV Types & Roles

UAV Concepts of Operations (CONOPS)

UAV Components & Systems

Mission Planning & Mapping

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

COAL POWER PLANT OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE – NOV

COAL POWER PLANT OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

19 - 21 NOVEMBER 2018, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

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

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

Learning Outcomes

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

Who Should Attend

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

Course Faculty - Philip Kiameh

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

 

The trainer wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York.  Below is a list of the books authored by him:

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

 

The trainer has received the following awards:

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

The trainer performed research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories.  He also has more than 32 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (OPG – formerly, Ontario Hydro – the largest electric utility in North America). He retired from OPG in November 2016.

 

While working at Ontario Hydro, he acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time that the trainer worked as a Field Engineer and Design Engineer, he was responsible for the operation, maintenance, diagnostics, and testing of gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, motors, transformers, inverters, valves, pumps, compressors, instrumentation and control systems. Further, his responsibilities included designing, engineering, diagnosing equipment problems and recommending solutions to repair deficiencies and improve system performance, supervising engineers, setting up preventive maintenance programs, writing Operating and Design Manuals, and commissioning new equipment.

 

Later, he worked as the manager of a section dedicated to providing training for the staff at the power stations.  The training provided by him covered in detail the various equipment and systems used in power stations.

 

The trainer was awarded his Bachelor of Engineering Degree “with distinction” from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He also received a Master of Applied Science in Engineering (M.A.Sc.) from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers in the province of Ontario, Canada.

TOPICS COVERED

Review of Coal Power Plants Thermodynamics

Layout of Steam Power Plants

Efficiency Loss in Coal Power Plants

Factors Influencing Power Plant Efficiency

Reliability, Safety and Emissions

Steam Turbine Maintenance

Degradation of Boiler Components

Electric Generator Operation and Maintenance

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

DESIGN OF CIRCULATING FLUIDIZED BED BOILERS

DESIGN OF CIRCULATING FLUIDIZED BED BOILERS

19 - 21 SEPTEMBER 2018, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

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

 

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

Learning Outcomes

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

Who Should Attend

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

Course Faculty - Philip Kiameh

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

 

The trainer wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York.  Below is a list of the books authored by him:

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

 

The trainer has received the following awards:

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

The trainer performed research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories.  He also has more than 32 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (OPG – formerly, Ontario Hydro – the largest electric utility in North America). He retired from OPG in November 2016.

 

While working at Ontario Hydro, he acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time that the trainer worked as a Field Engineer and Design Engineer, he was responsible for the operation, maintenance, diagnostics, and testing of gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, motors, transformers, inverters, valves, pumps, compressors, instrumentation and control systems. Further, his responsibilities included designing, engineering, diagnosing equipment problems and recommending solutions to repair deficiencies and improve system performance, supervising engineers, setting up preventive maintenance programs, writing Operating and Design Manuals, and commissioning new equipment.

 

Later, he worked as the manager of a section dedicated to providing training for the staff at the power stations.  The training provided by him covered in detail the various equipment and systems used in power stations.

 

The trainer was awarded his Bachelor of Engineering Degree “with distinction” from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He also received a Master of Applied Science in Engineering (M.A.Sc.) from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers in the province of Ontario, Canada.

TOPICS COVERED

Advantages of CFB Boilers

Hydrodynamics in CFB Boilers

Combustion in CFB Boilers

Control Systems of CFB Boilers

Design of a Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler

CFB Design with External Fluid Bed Heat Exchanger

Corrosion and Erosion Potential in a CFB Boiler

Maintenance Solutions to Common Problems Found in CFB Boilers

Ultra Supercritical Fluidized Bed (CFB) Boilers

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan