Understanding cycle chemistry in a thermal power plant and the interrelationships between plant operation, cycle chemistry and potential failure modes due to corrosion and/or deposition throughout the cycle.


About The Course

This is an advanced cycle chemistry training course for power plant chemists and chemical engineers wishing to expand their knowledge and skills and to become more effective in their day to day roles dealing with thermal power plant chemistry.


The course will provide ample opportunity for robust technical discussion and expand on advanced concepts in thermal power plant cycle chemistry. Due to being only a two-day course the course does not cover water treatment plants, cooling water chemistry and sampling and analysis systems. It focuses only on the steam/water aspects of the thermal power cycle.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this course the attendees should have a significantly increased understanding of cycle chemistry in a thermal power plant and the interrelationships between plant operation, cycle chemistry and potential failure modes due to corrosion and/or deposition throughout the cycle.


Attendees will be better equipped to effectively manage the corrosion and deposition risks in a thermal power plant

Who Should Attend

The course has been designed for attendees that have 1-5 years of experience in a thermal power station cycle chemistry and that have a basic understanding of the form and function of a thermal power station.


A basic background level of power plant chemistry knowledge is assumed for all the attendees including the ability to read and understand engineering drawings. The course is not suitable for persons without any power plant chemistry or power plant chemical engineering background.

Course Faculty - James W. Malloy

JamesWMalloyJames is currently 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.





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.





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.


“Very detailed and informative presentation. James is highly experienced and willing to share his expertise with the participants.” – Assistant Manager, Tuas Power Generation

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