VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR LED TRAINING (VILT)

COMPUTER SIMULATION OF GAS TURBINES, CO-GENERATION AND COMBINED CYCLE PLANTS

1 - 5 MARCH 2021 | 5 half-day training, 4 hours per session (total 20 hours)

About The Course

This course provides in depth computer simulation of gas turbines under steady-state and transient conditions.  The analysis performed by gas turbine simulators provides the following benefits:

  • Allow the operator to extend the gas turbine operating period by avoiding unnecessary outages and maintenance activities.
  • Determination of essential gas turbine maintenance activities to reduce the duration of the outage.

 

The simulation program is capable of simulating the following parameters to determine their effects on gas turbine performance, turbine creep life, environmental emissions, gas turbine life cycle cost, revenue, and profitability: variations in ambient temperature and pressure, inlet and exhaust losses, engine deterioration, different faults, power augmentation methods including peak mode, and water injection, control system performance (including proportional offset, integral windup, and trips), variations in the fuel type (natural gas, diesel, etc), variations in maintenance techniques and frequency, variations in many key parameters.

 

The simulation program is also capable of trending the following:

  • Many gas turbine key parameters such as exhaust gas temperature, speed, etc.
  • Compressor characteristics, and its operating point during engine transients.

 

These trends can also be provided as bar charts.  The simulated data can be exported to other Window packages such as Excel spreadsheets, etc.  Many simulation exercises are included to describe how the simulation program should be used for different scenarios including co-generation and combined cycle plants.

Course Fees

Early bird:

SGD 3,499 / USD 2,554 for 5 half-days, per participant

 

Normal price:

SGD 3,699 / USD 2,700 for 5 half-days, per participant

Learning Outcomes

This course will provide a comprehensive understanding of computer simulation of gas turbines, combined cycle and co-generation plants as well as their selection criteria, operation and maintenance requirements, and economics.  Participants will develop an in-depth understanding of these plants and their numerous advantages.

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals

Expert Course Faculty

Your specialist course leader has more than 32 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (OPG), one of the largest electric utility in North America. He was previously involved in research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories.

 

While working at OPG, he acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time, he 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, he worked as the manager of a section dedicated to providing training for the staff at the power stations.  The training provided by him covered in detail the various equipment and systems used in power stations.

 

In addition, he has taught courses and seminars to more than four thousand working engineers and professionals around the world, specifically Europe and North America. He has been consistently ranked as “Excellent” or “Very Good” by the delegates who attended his seminars and lectures.

 

He written 5 books for working engineers from which 3 have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York.  Below is a list of the books authored by him;

  • Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York
  • Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York
  • Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York
  • Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing
  • Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing

 

Furthermore, he has received the following awards:

  • The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by PowerEdge, Singapore, in December 2016
  • The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  • The “Excellence in Teaching Award” in April 2007 offered by TUV Akademie (TUV Akademie is one of the largest Professional Development centre in world, it is based in Germany and the United Arab Emirates, and provides engineering training to engineers and managers across Europe and the Middle East).
  • Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).

 

Lastly, he 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.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Review of Thermodynamics Principles

Steam Power Plants

The Turbine Governing Systems

Gas Turbine Fundamentals, Overview of Gas Turbines

Gas Turbine Design, Calculations, Compressors, Combustors, Materials, Lubrication and Fuel Systems, Bearing and Seals, Instrumentation and Control Systems, Performance Characteristics, Operating and Maintenance Considerations, Emission Guidelines and Control Methods

Dynamic Compressors Technology

Compressor Auxiliaries, Off-Design Performance, Stall and Surge

Centrifugal Compressors – Components, Performance Characteristics, Balancing, Surge Prevention Systems and Testing

Dynamic Compressors Performance

Axial-Flow Turbines

Computer Simulation of Gas Turbines, Combined Cycles, Co-Generation Plants

This training course will be conducted as a Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT). Delegates will receive a confirmation email after successful registration. 
Soft copy course materials & Certification of Completion will be provided to registered participants. 

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

  • Pre-Course Questionnaire (PCQ) 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