About The Course

Supercritical and ultra-supercritical coal-fired combustion systems operate at higher temperatures and pressures and can achieve enhanced thermal efficiencies [in excess of 45% HHV] compared to conventional sub-critical pulverised coal combustion units.

The supercritical plants can also achieve significant reductions per KWh in CO2 emissions.

Supercritical steam cycle technology has been utilised commercially since the 1980s and is becoming the system of choice for new coal-fired plants in many countries – particularly the new generation of coal-fired generation units being constructed throughout the Asia-Pacific Region.

Ultra-supercritical units are now commercially available and can achieve higher thermal efficiencies. During the next decade new ultra-supercritical coal-fired plant will achieve thermal efficiencies of up to 50% HHV.

Operating at higher temperatures and pressures is achieved by the redesign of power plants – including the boiler and heat recovery systems. New plants utilise advanced steel alloys which minimise corrosion and allow higher load factors. However, plant operators have to be fully aware of the challenges of using coal as a fuel.

Other coal combustion technologies [including circulating fluidised bed combustion systems] are also adopting supercritical technologies

– which will allow further improvements in plant thermal efficiencies.

This training course will provide a detailed understanding of the concepts of supercritical combustion

Learning Outcomes

This two-day training course will be valuable to anyone seeking to obtain an understanding of the fundamental technical, economic and environmental issues affecting the development of the new generation of coal-fired plant which utilise higher efficiency supercritical technologies.

Who Should Attend

The following professionals from utilities companies, coal producers, coal technology companies, consultancies, Government and regulatory bodies, plus financial institutions will find this training course of value:

  • Coal sector consultants and market representatives
  • Power Engineering Professionals
  • Energy R&D Executives
  • Process Engineers
  • Plant Developers and Project Managers
  • Environmental Managers
  • EPCIC Executives
  • Governmental Regulators
  • New investment or capital funding executives

Topics Covered

  • Setting the scene – international developments
  • Pulverised Fuel (PF) technologies and power plant designs
  • Fuel quality issues
  • Review of Supercritical (SC) and Ultra-Supercritical (USC) technologies
  • Other technical features in supercritical power plants
  • Case Studies of supercritical and ultra-supercritical plants
  • Overview of international RD&D Programmes into the development of Advanced-USC Technologies
  • Scheduled for commercialisation before 2030
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