Courses

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

RELAY PROTECTION IN POWER SYSTEMS – NOV 2019

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.

25 - 29 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

ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS FOR BOILER & STEAM CYCLE FAILURES – SEPT 2019

ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS FOR BOILER & STEAM CYCLE FAILURES

25 - 27 SEPTEMBER 2019, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This training course is primarily intended for experienced O&M staff working in thermal power and process plants as well engineering and management staff at the corporate level. The objective is to give attendees all the essentials for effective determination of the root cause of failures that can occur in the boiler or associated steam balance-of-plant. The principal failure modes are reviewed, with focus on those occurring in the boiler, critical piping and other key components such as pressure vessels and condensers.

 

Major emphasis is placed on analyzing how upstream events in the steam cycle process can lead to failures in downstream components. Several actual failure case histories treated by Tetra Engineering staff at plants around the world are presented, providing attendees with practical application of the presented concepts.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain an overview of the most common damage mechanisms, either on the waterside or fire/gas/air-side, that can affect components in the steam cycle
  • Understand how to define the problem, collect the evidence and then identify the component failure mechanism, which is not the same as the failure root cause.
  • Acquire insight into the various root cause analysis methods, their respective merits and how several were applied in some actual case studies

Who Should Attend

Engineers of all disciplines, managers, technicians, design, maintenance and operations personnel, and other technical individuals who need a comprehensive introduction to practical optimization, operation and design considerations of a major combined cycle power plant.

Expert Course Faculty

He is currently the Director of European Operations of a leading engineering and inspection consultancy in the power generation sector. Activities are now concentrated on the steam cycle in combined cycle plants, but included projects for coal, oil, diesel and nuclear plants in the past. Areas of specialization are instrumentation and controls (I&C) as well as materials science.

 

CRE S.A., Sophia Antipolis, France (1987-1991)

Lead Engineer, worked on the design and development of real-time systems for controlling diesel generators and turbines. One application involved the development of a complete monitoring system under subcontract to a major European diesel manufacturer, which was subsequently installed on a new black start diesel at a US nuclear plant.

 

Raytheon Company, Development Laboratory, Sudbury, MA. USA (1983-1987)

Engineering and analyses to improve resistance of defense electronic systems to spatial environments and effects of nuclear radiation. This involved designing custom test circuitry and carrying out the tests at both Raytheon and US government facilities.

 

Combustion Engineering Inc., Nuclear Division, Windsor CT. USA (1980-1982)

Worked in the design group responsible for the nuclear fuel reloading (enriched uranium) for the St Lucie 1 and BG&E Calvert Cliffs plants. Used radiation transport programs for simulating the physics of the reactor during a cycle.

 

Recent Project Experience

  • HRSG Inspections ( more than 50 in last six years)
  • Computer Simulation of Boiler and Steam Plant Performance
  • API/ASME FFS-1 Fitness for Service Analysis on HRSG Components
  • Coal Boiler Inspection and Life Assessments
  • HRSG and Radiant Boiler Failure Analyses
  • HRSG Training (annual public courses and closed session at client sites

 

Patents:

US Patent 5,044,992, Sept 3, 1991, “Printed circuit injection molded connector with removable bifurcated contacts capable of high temperature exposure” (assigned to Raytheon Co.)

TOPICS COVERED

Review of Steam Cycle Damage Mechanisms

Steam Cycle Components and Failure Modes

Collecting Evidence and Identifying the Failure Mechanism

Root Cause Analysis Methods

Sample Case Histories and Discussion

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

COMMISSIONING AND START-UP ACTIVITIES OF COAL POWER PLANTS – SEPT 2019

COMMISSIONING AND START-UP ACTIVITIES OF COAL POWER PLANTS

Preparation, Planning, Pre-Commissioning Checks and Tests, Commissioning Schedule, Detailed Commissioning Procedures and Instructions for each Equipment in a Coal Power Plant, Instrumentation, Trial Run of each Equipment, Safety and Precautions, Commissioning of Coal Power Plant Systems, Safety Rules Clearance Certificates, Procedure for the Control and Handling of Defects, Commissioning Reports

23 - 27 SEPTEMBER 2019, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This seminar provides a comprehensive understanding of all the commissioning and start-up activities of coal power plants. The Commissioning Management System of coal power plants is covered in detail in this seminar.  This includes all the commissioning procedures and documents, purpose of commissioning, responsibilities, system description, organization, working parties, test teams, documentation, testing and commissioning schedules, test reports, safety, plant certification, and plant completion report.

 

The seminar provides also a thorough understanding of all the commissioning requirements for boiler and auxiliaries, turbines and auxiliaries, generator and auxiliaries, electrical equipment, switchgear equipment, switchgear, and transformers. All the stages of the commissioning procedure are covered in-depth in this seminar.  This includes preparation – planning various activities, pre-commissioning checks and tests, typical commissioning schedule, detailed tests and commissioning procedures and instructions for every component in a coal power plant, instrumentation, trial run of the equipment, safety and precautions, commissioning of coal power plant systems, Safety Rules Clearance Certificates, procedure for the control and handling of defects, Commissioning Reports.

 

This seminar is a MUST for anyone who is involved in the pre-commissioning or commissioning of any coal power plant equipment because it provides detailed pre-commissioning checks and tests and detailed tests and commissioning procedures and instructions for every component in a coal power plant.  In addition, the seminar provides in-depth coverage of all preparation, planning activities, commissioning schedules, trial run of each coal power plant equipment, safety and precautions, Safety Rules Clearance Certificates, Procedures for handling defects, and Commissioning Reports.

Learning Outcomes

  • Pre-Commissioning Checks and Tests, Detailed Tests and Commissioning Procedures and Instructions for Every Equipment in Coal Power Plants: Gain a thorough understanding of all pre-commissioning checks and tests, and all commissioning procedures and instructions for every equipment in coal power plants
  • Commissioning Management System of Coal Power Plants: Discover the benefits of the Commissioning Management System of coal power plants including all commissioning procedures and documents, purpose of commissioning, responsibilities, system description, organization, working parties, test teams, documentation, testing and commissioning schedules, test reports, safety, plant certification, and plant completion report
  • Commissioning Procedures and Instructions for Boiler and Auxiliaries in Coal Power Plants: Learn about the commissioning procedures and instructions for boiler and auxiliaries including all commissioning activities, typical commissioning schedule, hydraulic test and wet preservation, air and gas tightness test, trial run of equipment, electronic precipitators, fuel oil system, preparation for first light up, alkali boil – out, acid cleaning and passivation, thermal flow test of economizer, water walls, and superheater, valves, steam boiling, safety valve setting, and soot blowers.
  • Commissioning Procedures and Instructions for Turbine and Auxiliaries: Gain a thorough understanding of all the commissioning procedures and instructions for turbine and auxiliaries including acid cleaning of oil pipelines, lubrication and governing system (oil flushing and hydraulic testing), jacking oil system, governing system, regenerative system, barring gear, vacuum tightness test, first rolling of turbine and data logging
  • Commissioning Procedures and Instructions for Generator and Auxiliaries: Discover all the commissioning procedures and instructions for generator and auxiliaries including generator, seal oil system, hydrogen gas system, stator water system, rolling and payment of generator
  • Commissioning Procedures and Instructions for Electrical Equipment: Learn about all the commissioning procedures and instructions for electrical equipment including switchyard equipment, switchgear, transformers, and motors
  • 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

  • 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

Commissioning Management System

Commissioning of Boiler and Auxiliaries

Commissioning of Electrostatic Precipitators

Commissioning of Fuel Oil System

Preparation for First Light-up

Commissioning of Soot Blowers

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

UTILITY AND COMMUNITY SCALE ENERGY STORAGE (U&CES) SYSTEMS – SEPT 2019

UTILITY AND COMMUNITY SCALE ENERGY STORAGE (U&CES) SYSTEMS

Reviewing a Nascent Industry.

23 - 25 SEPTEMBER 2019, SINGAPORE

About The Course

This course will provide a detailed analysis of Utility and Community Scale Energy Storage (U&CES) Systems. Beginning with an overview of the current available technologies the course will present the elements of U&CES with a focus on the benefits to Utilities as well as the advantages of energy storage for Commercial and Industrial energy users.

 

Issues to be covered include: Storage system design, battery applications, component specification and installation, integration of storage with Renewable Energy (RE) systems, multiple presentations of specific manufacturers of storage systems, O&M issues, available industry resources for ongoing education and the development of individual projects.

Learning Outcomes

This course will allow participants to gain practical and theoretical knowledge about U&CES systems with a focus on real-world applications and current working examples of the various technologies.

Participants in this course will upon completion of this course, be able to:

  • Define & explain how Utility and Community Scale Energy Storage (U&CES) operates and the benefits of these systems.
  • Describe and identify components and specifications of a U&CES system
  • Identify the best application and limitations of each system type
  • Calculate U&CES system costs
  • Describe financial benefits of U&CES systems
  • Correctly size a U&CES system
  • Recommend a U&CES system type to meet a Utility administrator’s or business owner’s goals
  • Identify and describe different U&CES system types, their storage capabilities and the systems
  • Explain data analysis, connection scheme, control algorithm and power system study for U&CES
  • Explain and safety issues with U&CES system
  • Define commissioning, operation and maintenance procedures for U&CES systems
  • Demonstrate proper safety procedures when installing a U&CES systems
  • Explain various policy, methodologies and utility-sided business model for implementation of U&CES systems

Who Should Attend

  • Project developers and administrators
  • Investors
  • EPCs
  • Project managers
  • Installers
  • Designers
  • Government policy makers

Expert Course Faculty

Our trainer is the CEO of Great Northern Solar and is a NABCEP certified Photovoltaic Installation Professional. He has been an instructor with the Midwest Renewable Energy Institute since 1993 Teaching advanced Photovoltaic (PV) design and installation and is an IREC Certified Master Trainer (TM) in Photovoltaic Technologies. He was the primary curriculum developer for the MREI Photovoltaic courses at the Institutes inception.

 

A strong advocate for clean energy production, he volunteers with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (board of directors member 2004-2014, Chair of the Nominations Committee-current) and with the Northern Futures Foundation.

 

The trainer has been designing, specifying, installing and operating Battery based Solar Electric systems (PV) for over 30 years. He has lived “off-Grid” for over 26 years where he runs his business Great Northern Solar.

 

He has been training contractors, administrators and officials in the operation of PV systems including those employing storage for over 26 years.  In the last 5 years he has been investigating and developing trainings for the application of energy storage in commercial and other large applications.

 

With the development of Lithium Ion and other advanced battery technologies he has begun to consult and present trainings in battery design and deployment for the commercial market.

 

In 2016, he developed a hands-on seminar for retrofitting a LiOn storage and energy arbitrage system for a commercial building in Duluth Minnesota.  The Hartley Solar Storage Retrofit Seminar walked participants through the design and implementation of the advanced storage system to provide for building resiliency and peak demand load shaving as well and potential other ancillary services for the Hartley Nature Center and Minnesota Power – the site Utility.

 

This small prototype is beta-testing Energy Arbitrage software that allows the client to choose several operational modes for cost reduction and resiliency.

 

Most recently, he presented “Energy Storage into Renewable Energy Systems” for the North Central Electrical League in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area of Minnesota.

TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS

“Well thought out courses that enables the participants to know what to look for in the design & implement process of the U & CES and the right questions to ask to vendors” – Executive & Load Forecasting, Tenaga Nasional Berhad

 

“PowerEdge never disappoint when it comes to providing training in Power & Energy Industry. TQ!” – Executive Engineer, Single Buyer

 

 “The trainer is very experienced and knowledgeable in the nascent technology of energy storage systems. The course was excellently presented and very timely eye-opener for my utility company to consider a phased approach in identifying the detail needs of services by the system operator and for specifying requirements of criteria’s for project implementation.” – Single Buyer, Tenaga Nasional Berhad

 

“Interesting speaker for an interesting topic. Enjoyed the whole 3-days course, and gained better understanding on the subject matter.” – Tenaga Nasional Berhad

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