Heat Rate Optimization of Circulating Fluidized Bed Boilers

16 – 18 JANUARY 2017, SINGAPORE

About The Course

This seminar provides detailed description of all the methods used to reduce the heat rate (increase the efficiency) of circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) boilers 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 circulating fluidized-bed boilers technology including hydrodynamics, combustion, emissions, design considerations, gas-solid separators, design of CFB components, management of solid residues, materials, stoichiometric calculations, and model for sulfur capture. All the equipment and systems used in circulating fluidized-bed 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 the circulating fluidized-bed boilers coal power plant efficiency and emissions will be explained thoroughly.  All the methods used to calculate the heat rate of circulating fluidized-bed boilers coal power plants will be covered in detail. All the areas in 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 circulating fluidized-bed 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

  • Calculating the Heat Rate of Circulating Fluidized-Bed Boilers Coal Power Plants: Learn all the methods used to calculate the heat rate of circulating fluidized-bed boilers coal power plants
  • Benefits of Lowering the Heat Rate of Circulating Fluidized-Bed Boilers Coal Power Plants: Understand all the benefits of lowering the heat rate of circulating fluidized-bed boilers coal power plants
  • Methods Used to Improve Circulating Fluidized-Bed Boilers Coal Power Plants Heat Rate: Gain a thorough understanding of all the methods used to improve the heat rate of circulating fluidized-bed boilers coal power plants
  • Processes, Operational and Maintenance Activities in Circulating Fluidized-Bed Boilers Power Plants: Discover all the processes, operational and maintenance activities used to improve the heat rate of circulating fluidized-bed coal power plants
  • Capital Projects Used to Improve the Heat Rate of Circulating Fluidized-Bed Boilers Power Plants: Learn about all the capital projects used to improve the heat rate of circulating fluidized-bed coal power plants
  • Technical Options for Improving the Heat Rate of Circulating Fluidized-Bed Boilers Power Plants: Understand all the technical options used to improve the heat rate of circulating fluidized-bed coal power plants
  • Potential Initiatives and Incentives to Implement Upgrades/Repairs for Improving the Heat Rate of Circulating Fluidized-Bed Boilers Power Plants: Discover all the potential initiatives and incentives to implement upgrades/repairs for improving the heat rate of circulating fluidized-bed coal power plants
  • Factors Affecting Circulating Fluidized-Bed Boilers Power Plants Efficiency and Emissions: Learn about all the factors which affect circulating fluidized-bed coal power plants efficiency and emissions
  • Areas in Circulating Fluidized-Bed Power Plants where Efficiency Loss Can Occur: Discover all the areas in circulating fluidized-bed power plants where efficiency loss can occur
  • Optimize the Operation of Circulating Fluidized-Bed Coal Power Plant Equipment and Systems to Improve the Plant Heat Rate: Understand all the techniques and methods used to optimize the operation of circulating fluidized-bed coal power plant equipment and systems to improve the plant heat rate
  • Circulating Fluidized-Bed Coal Power Plant Equipment and Systems: Learn about various types of circulating fluidized-bed 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 - Philip Kiameh

kiamehPhilip Kiameh, M.A.Sc., B.Eng., D.Eng., P.Eng. (Canada) has been a teacher at University of Toronto and Dalhousie University, Canada for more than 23 years. In addition, Prof Kiameh has taught courses and seminars to more than four thousand working engineers and professionals around the world, specifically Europe and North America. Prof Kiameh has been consistently ranked as “Excellent” or “Very Good” by the delegates who attended his seminars and lectures.

Prof. Kiameh 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 30 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (formerly, Ontario Hydro – the largest electric utility in North America).

While working at Ontario Hydro, Prof. Kiameh acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time that Prof Kiameh 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, Prof Kiameh worked as the manager of a section dedicated to providing training for the staff at the power stations.  The training provided by Prof Kiameh covered in detail the various equipment and systems used in power stations.

 

Professor Philip Kiameh 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.

 

Prof Kiameh 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 Prof Kiameh:

 

  • Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, October 2011.
  • Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, March 2003.
  • Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, January2012.
  • Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
  • Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).

What will you learn : 

Steam Power Plants, Steam Generators, Steam Turbines, Steam Turbine Auxiliaries

Circulating Fluidized-Bed Coal Fired Power Plants Systems and Equipment, Factors Influencing Circulating Fluidized-Bed Coal Fired Power Plant Efficiency and Emissions, Efficiency Standards and Monitoring, International Energy Agency (IEA)            Recommendations for Improving the Heat Rate in Circulating Fluidized-Bed Coal Fired Coal Power Plants

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