Heat Rate Optimization of Pulverised Coal Power Plants

21 – 23 NOVEMBER 2016, SINGAPORE

About The Course

This seminar provides detailed description of all the methods used to reduce 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, 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 updated 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

Calculating the Heat Rate of Coal Power Plants: Learn all the methods used to calculate the heat rate of coal power plants
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 w
here 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
Each delegate will receive a copy of the following materials written by the instructor:

HEAT RATE OPTIMIZATION MANUAL (includes practical information about all the methods used to optimize the heat rate in coal power plants – 300 pages)

Course Faculty - Philip Kiameh

Philip 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).

Topics Covered

Calculating Heat Rate
Benefits of Lowering Heat Rate
Efficiency of Power Plants and Power Plant Systems
Areas of a Pulverized Coal Plant where Efficiency Loss Can Occur
Assessing the Range and applicability of Heat Rate Improvements
Heat Rate Improvement – Methodologies, Capital and Maintenance Projects
Heat Rate Improvement – Common Recommendations

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