22nd to 26th May 2016, Lake Taupo, New Zealand

About The Course

A five day introduction to geothermal steamfield design run in the heart of New Zealand’s Geothermal zone.

The course will cover the process and detailed design of the geothermal above ground systems from the production wells trough to the power plant or direct heat user. And from the plant to reinjection.

Learning Outcomes

Understanding the characteristics of, and/or design skills for:

  • Geothermal reservoirs and fluids
  • Principles of power generation
  • Key components in steamfield systems to and from power plants.
  • Hazards and risks
  • The HAZOP process
  • Over pressure protection
  • Two phase and slug flow.
  • Steamfield layout and pipe route selection
  • Steam quality
  • Instrumentation
  • Separators,
  • Vent and discharge silencer design,
  • Piping design- Design codes- Autopipe – Drawing standards- Civil Design – Seismic considerations.
  • Subsidence
  • Chemistry considerations and scaling prevention

Who Should Attend

Engineering students and professionals new to geothermal

Geothermal professions wishing to gain more knowledge and skills in steamfield design

Course Faculty - Kevin Koorey, William Radford, Stephen Katipa, Andrew Bloomer

Training Facilities

The training will be provided at MB Century’s Wairakei complex.  Here the students will be able to see many aspects of geothermal engineering being undertaken.

Training lectures will take place in MB Century’s dedicated training room and practical work will be completed on computer workstations in the design office.

Students will have access to standards online and MB Century’s library.

Field Trips

The course will include 1 field trip.

MB Century’ facilities are located a short drive from all but one on New Zealand’s power stations. The company has good relationships with the station operators and will be able to obtain access to the power plants and steam fields.

The field trip will include general power plant and steamfield inspection as well as detailed study of pipelines and equipment related to design lectures.

If timing permits the students may visit a pipeline construction site. This will give an insight to the pipeline construction process and how the specifications and drawings are used.  Students will also visit MB Century’s workshops to see the off site fabrication steps.

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