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.

Expert Course Faculty

Our key expert trained as a Nuclear Engineer, with a BS in Physics (1978), and MS in Nuclear Engineering (1980) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy New York. After graduation, he started working in the Reactor Physics group of Combustion Engineering in 1980, designing reactor fuel enrichments for power generation reactors.


He later worked for Raytheon Co. on improving the survivability of electronics in nuclear environments. This was followed by several years at a small start-up developing control systems for diesel power plants. Since 1991, our key expert has been at his current company, where he is now a Managing Director and Principal Engineer of an European subsidiary.


His experience covers the entire steam cycle of combined cycle and conventional thermal power plants. This includes performing several hundred field missions to plant sites on 5 continents for boiler/HRSG inspections, and failure root cause analysis.


Our key expert’s current work is not focused on the practical and cost-effective application of thermo-hydraulic, mechanical and fluid flow simulations to predicting boiler and piping component degradation issues encountered in the field.


Selected publications:

  • Assuring Pressure Part Manufacturing & Repair Quality – has ticking the box become more important than the end product? Fabricius, A. Taylor, M. Malloy, J. Inspectioneering Journal, March/April 2019
  • Understanding Variations in Flow-Accelerated Corrosion Wear Rates in HRSG Evaporator Tubes Malloy, J. Rusaas, J., Taylor, M. International Conference on Flow Accelerated Corrosion, EdF, France and Power Plant Chemistry Magazine, 2017
  • HRSG Tube Failure Diagnostic Guide, 3rd edition; P. Jackson, D. Moelling, J. Malloy, M. Taylor, Tetra Engineering Group, Inc., 2016, ISBN-13 978-0-9719616-3-0
  • Role of Boiling Mode and Rate in Formation of Waterside Deposits in Heat Recovery Steam Generator Evaporator Tubes Moelling, D., Malloy, J. ASME POWER 2014 Conference, July, 2014
  • Evaluating Contributions of Flow-Accelerated Corrosion and Liquid Droplet Impingement to Pipe Thinning in HRSG Evaporator Tubes Malloy, J., A., Graham, Taylor, M., Fabricius, Moelling, D. EdF FAC Conference Avignon, May 2013 and Power Plant Chemistry 2013
  • Design factors for avoiding FAC erosion in HRSG low-pressure evaporators Malloy, J., Taylor, M., Fabricius, A., Graham, M., Moelling, D. July 2013, ASME POWER Conference, USA
  • HRSG Inspection Planning Guide, 2nd edition; P. Jackson, D. Moelling, J. Malloy, M. Taylor, Tetra Engineering Group, Inc., 2006, ISBN 0-9719616-2-X


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