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 it being a 3-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.

Course Fees

SGD 2,000 for 3 days


SGD 800 per day*

*Avail all 3 days / sessions to enjoy SGD 400 off

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 inter-relationship 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 riskls 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 those 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.

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 / 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 will be conducted as a Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT). Delegates will receive a confirmation email after successful registration. Delegates may choose to attend the full course (3 days) or select individual sessions below for this training session.

> Session 1 – 24 August 2020

> Session 2 – 25 August 2020

> Session 3 – 26 August 2020

Soft copy course materials will be shared to the participants prior to the session. A hard copy Certification of Completion will be mailed after the course.

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