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.


After registration a plant survey form will be issued to each attendee to allow customization of the course material.

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.


After registration pre-course required technical reading will be issued to the attendees.

Course Faculty

He 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. USA (1983-1987)


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. USA (1980-1982)


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.


Recent Project Experience

  • HRSG Inspections ( more than 50 in last six years)
  • Computer Simulation of Boiler and Steam Plant Performance
  • API/ASME FFS-1 Fitness for Service Analysis on HRSG Components
  • Coal Boiler Inspection and Life Assessments
  • HRSG and Radiant Boiler Failure Analyses
  • HRSG Training (annual public courses and closed session at client sites


Steam Turbine and Steam Path Chemistry and Failure Mechanisms

Boiler / Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) Chemistry and Failure Mechanisms

Feedwater Cycle Chemistry Treatments and their Effective Management

Boiler and HRSG Evaporator Treatments and their Effective Management

Alternative Cycle Chemistry Treatments and their Management

Effective Strategic Cycle Chemistry Management

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