Courses

BOILER TUNING – NOV 2019

BOILER TUNING

Suitable for supercritical boiler & steam drum.

18 - 22 NOVEMBER 2019, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This seminar provides detailed description of all the tuning methods for all the control systems used in pulverized coal boilers, circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boilers, cyclone boilers, and stocker boilers.  This seminar provides a comprehensive explanation of all boiler control systems including drum level feedwater control, fuel and air control, oxygen trim control, steam temperature control, combustion control, purge control, flame monitoring and tripping system as well as their tuning methods.

 

The various boiler control strategies are covered including feedback, feedforward, cascade and ratio control as well as Ziegler Nichols tuning and Ciancone tuning methods.  The seminar provides detailed explanation of Boiler NFPA 85 Code (Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Codes) and American National Standard Institute/Instrument Society of America Code (ANSI/ISA-77-44-01-2007 Code). The burner management systems (BMS) and examples of boiler permissive starting logic and protective tripping logic will be explained thoroughly.

 

The various methods used to calculate the boiler efficiency are covered in detail in this seminar including the direct and indirect methods.  All the factors which affect the efficiency and emissions of pulverized coal boiler and CFB boiler will be explained thoroughly.

 

The seminar covers also all the methods used to improve the efficiency of pulverized coal boilers, CFB boilers and stoker boilers including improvement to their combustion efficiency and control systems performance.

Learning Outcomes

  • Boiler Control Systems Tuning Methods: Gain a thorough understanding of all boiler control systems tuning methods for pulverized coal boilers, CFB boilers, cyclone boilers, and stoker boilers
  • Boiler Control Systems: Gain an in-depth understanding of all boiler control systems including drum level feedwater control, fuel and air control, oxygen trim control, steam temperature control, combustion control, purge control, and flame monitoring and tripping system
  • Boiler Control Strategies: Learn about boiler control strategies including feedback, feedforward, cascade, and ratio control
  • Tuning Methods: Gain a thorough understanding of boiler control systems tuning methods including Ziegler Nichols and Ciancone tuning methods
  • Boiler NFPA 85 Code (Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Codes) and American National Standard Institute/Instrument Society of America Code (ANSI/ISA-77-44-01-2007 Code): Learn about NFPA 85 code and ANSI/ISA-77-44-01-2007 code
  • Burner Management System and Boiler Permissive Starting Logic and Protective Tripping Logic: Gain an in-depth understanding of burner management system and boiler permissive starting logic and protective tripping logic
  • Boiler Efficiency Calculations: Learn how to calculate the boiler efficiency using the direct and indirect methods
  • Factors Affecting the Efficiency and Emissions of Boilers: Understand all the factors which affect the boiler efficiency and emissions
  • Methods Used to Improve the Efficiency of Boilers: Learn about all the methods used to improve the efficiency of pulverized coal boilers, CFB boilers, and stoker boilers including improvement to their combustion efficiency and control systems performance
  • Boiler Instrument and Piping Diagrams: Gain an in-depth understanding of all boiler instrument and piping diagrams
  • CFB and Pulverized Coal Boilers Equipment and Systems: Learn about various types of equipment and systems used in CFB and pulverized coal boilers including: economizers, steam drum, superheaters, air preheaters, ammonia injection systems, etc.

Special Feature

Each delegate will receive a copy of the following materials written by our key expert:

  1. Excerpt of the relevant chapters from the “POWER GENERATION HANDBOOK” second edition published by McGraw-Hill in 2012 (800 pages)
  2. Excerpt of the relevant chapters from the “POWER PLANT EQUIPMENT OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE GUIDE” published by McGraw-Hill in 2012 (800 pages)
  3. Boiler Tuning Manual (includes practical information about all boiler tuning methods – 500 pages)

Who Should Attend

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

Expert Course Faculty

The trainer has been a teacher at University of Toronto and Dalhousie University, Canada for more than 25 years. 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.

 

The trainer wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York.  Below is a list of the books authored by him:

  1. Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, October 2011.
  2. Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, March 2003.
  3. Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, January 2012.
  4. Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
  5. Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).

 

The trainer has received the following awards:

  1. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by Poweredge Asia Training center, Singapore, December 2016
  2. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  3. 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).
  4. Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).
  5. Entrance Scholarship to University of Ottawa (1984).
  6. Natural Science and Engineering Research Counsel (NSERC) scholarship towards graduate studies – Master of Applied Science in Engineering (1984 – 1985).

 

The trainer performed research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories.  He also has more than 32 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (OPG – formerly, Ontario Hydro – the largest electric utility in North America). He retired from OPG in November 2016.

 

While working at Ontario Hydro, he acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time that the trainer 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.

 

The trainer 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 COVERED

Piping and Instrument Diagrams

NFPA 85 Code (Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code)

Ziegler Nichols Tuning

Ciancone Tuning

Three Element Level Control

Examples of Permissive Starting Logic and Protective Tripping Logic

Principles and Methods of Transient Superheat Steam Temperature Control

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

LNG FUNDAMENTALS – OCT 2019

LNG FUNDAMENTALS

Master the essential commercial and technical forces driving the global LNG value chain.

22 - 24 OCTOBER 2019, SINGAPORE

About The Course

The course contrasts the technical and commercial differences between LNG and natural gas to point out benefits and constraints that arise from the LNG option. A description is given of the elements in the “gas chain” which apply to LNG and of drivers that would lead to optimisation of design and commercial operation.  The range and role of relevant parties to a successful LNG project are described. Regulatory authorities are also concerned with LNG safety, which is covered in detail.  Ways and means by which a new entrant to a proposed LNG project may ensure an investment that meets expectations.

 

Actual case histories will be used frequently to demonstrate learning points.  Case histories and exercises will deal with examples taken from international and local experience.

 

An introduction to terminology and practical “rules of thumb” should further enhance the participant’s ability to immediately contribute to a successful gas project – and to ask the right questions to test and improve the viability of a proposed project.

Learning Outcomes

On completion, participants in the course will be able to

  • Understand the special characteristics of LNG which both broaden and yet constrain the commercial and technical links in the “gas chain”
  • Generate options for market development proposals
  • Understand risks and their mitigation
  • Negotiate more effectively the terms of LNG sales agreements
  • Understand the perspectives of the investor, the operator, the customer and government towards the LNG project
  • Recognise political and diplomatic implications of international trade in LNG

Who Should Attend

LNG project development executives are drawn from both technical (E&P geoscience and engineering) and non-technical (commercial, finance and legal) backgrounds.

 

Participants who have recently joined an LNG market development team, perhaps with expertise in one area of gas development, will benefit from the course by obtaining a good grounding of all other areas.

Expert Course Faculties

Our first key expert is an energy professional with worldwide experience particularly in gas and LNG, most recently in China and Taiwan. As Managing Director (Gas & Power) for Shell in China, was acknowledged as a major influence in the change of China’s energy policy to import LNG and to utilize gas.

 

He has expertise in all phases of the gas and LNG business, and is acknowledged by industry experts, Governments and Government Expert Committees. Now a consultant and Board Member. Has consulted worldwide on all aspects of gas and LNG. Member of the Western Australia Gas Panel of Experts.

 

His influence on the development of energy policy in China and in Taiwan was recognised by the Energy Working Group of APEC and by the associated policy development body, APERC (Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre, based in Tokyo). For the past 4 years, has been invited to recommend energy policies to APERC and to critique energy policies developed by APERC.

 

He has extensive experience of working with Joint Venture partners, including as a senior member of the management of the actual JV team. As Technical and Planning Manager in the Venezuelan LNG Project was responsible for all technical and planning aspects. As LNG Manager in the Sakhalin LNG Project, led all LNG planning for the project. Led the consortium of Shell, Marubeni and Osaka Gas to bid for the Guangdong LNG Project.

 

He was the inaugural manager of the Onshore Treatment Plant of the North West Shelf LNG Project in Karratha. Set up the organisation and managed the start‐up and operation of the plant. He  has  always  maintained  a  keen  interest  and  capability  in  the technology of the gas and LNG business, and is respected by consultants and industry commentators for insight into the technology and its business applications

 

Our second key expert is a private consultant in the field of natural gas market development and is interested also in the integration of commercial and environmental opportunities offered by the use of natural gas. He was formerly with the Shell Group of Companies for 30 years.  His final post was General Manager, Natural Gas and Project Development Manager for Shell in China from 1997 to 2001.

 

His main responsibility was to develop a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import project, as well as sales and Marketing of natural gas, in China. He acted as the Shell delegate on the Joint Venture Project Committee of the Australian North West Shelf LNG project between 1993 and 1997. During that period he was also seconded part‐time to COAG Natural Gas Taskforce (to develop a national gas regulatory regime) to coordinate and report on the deliberations of the Upstream Working Group. Prior to that, he  was  involved in managing the application of onshore and offshore  technologies for Shell’s  own  exploration  and  production programme  ‐  the  successful  development of  gas projects for base and peak load duties in the UK Southern North Sea gas province, gas and oil venture assessments in Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, and deep‐water gas and oil discoveries in The Philippines.

 

Before joining Shell in 1972, he worked for two years as a Field Geophysicist in Central Australia and Papua New Guinea for the Australian Government, Bureau of Mineral Resources (now ‘Geoscience Australia’) and for a further two years as a field party leader in Central Australia for a private exploration contracting company.

TOPICS COVERED

Characteristics of Natural Gas & LNG

Natural Gas Exploration and Pipeline Gas Delivery

Gas Liquefaction Processes

LNG Shipping and Terminal Issues

LNG Safety

Business Structure of an LNG project

International Competition for LNG Markets

Integrated LNG Project “Rules of Thumb”

LNG Outlook and Future Trends

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 25 participants only. Sessions commence at 8.30am on all days, with short intervals at 10am and 2.30pm respectively. 
Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 4.30pm 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

HRSG INSPECTION FUNDAMENTALS – AUG 2019

HRSG INSPECTION FUNDAMENTALS

26 - 27 AUGUST 2019, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

Efficient and thorough inspections are a key factor in assuring long-term asset integrity.  This course will give attendees comprehensive insight into how to efficiently plan, execute and document inspections of Heat Recovery Steam Generators and directly associated steam-cycle balance of plant equipment such as steam drums and power piping.

 

Each attendee of this training course will receive a copy of the book HRSG Inspection Planning Guide, 2nd Edition, ISBN 0-9719616-2-X (163 pages) that is published by Tetra Engineering.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the basic process and design features of various HRSD designs and how they influence risk of damage and consequently the scope of inspections
  • Gain an overview of the most common damage mechanisms, either on the waterside or fire/gas/air-side, that can affect components in the HRSG and associated steam cycle
  • How to plan “judicious” inspections within time and budget constraints and thereby assure the best quality data for your O&M
  • Review the available inspection techniques and technologies, their benefits and limitations
  • Know the essential elements of writing clear and concise inspection reports

Who Should Attend

Although this training course is primarily aimed at O&M staff working in the plants, the content is also very relevant to corporate engineering and plant management staff that are concerned with assuring asset reliability and integrity.

Expert 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

 

Publications:

  • “An Advanced Model for the Prediction of the Total Burnup-Dependent Self-Powered Rhodium Detector Response,” T. G. Ober and J. W. Malloy, Proc. Int. Conf. on Mathematics and Computations, Reactor Physics and Environmental Analysis, vol. 2, 22-31, Portland, Oregon (1995).
  • “Cycling Experience of Large HRSG’s in the New England ISO”, D.S. Moelling, F.J. Berte, P. Jackson, J. Malloy. presented at POWERGEN Europe Brussels 2001.
  • HRSG Inspection Planning Guide, 2ndedition; P. Jackson, D. Moelling, J. Malloy, M. Taylor, Tetra Engineering Group, Inc., 2006.
  • “Computer Simulation of HRSGs Can Improve O&M”, J.W. Malloy, C. Daublebsky, M.
  • Taylor, Power Magazine, Jun 1 , 2009

 

Patents:

US Patent 5,044,992, Sept 3, 1991, “Printed circuit injection molded connector with removable bifurcated contacts capable of high temperature exposure” (assigned to Raytheon Co.)

TOPICS COVERED

HRSG Design and Process Essentials

Background Planning and Preparation for Inspection

Inspection Technology

HRSG Components and Their Inspection

Reporting & Inspection Data 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

ENERGY STORAGE 2.0 – JULY 2019

ENERGY STORAGE 2.0

The 5-day intensive presentation on planning, designing and implementing large scale energy storage systems including micro-grid designs and hydrogen.

08 - 12 JULY 2019, SINGAPORE

About The Course

This course will provide a detailed analysis of Utility and Community Scale Energy Storage (U&CES) Systems. Beginning with an overview of the current available technologies the course will present the elements of U&CES with a focus on the benefits to Utilities as well as the advantages of energy storage for Commercial and Industrial energy users.

 

Issues to be covered include: Storage system design, battery applications, component specification and installation, integration of storage with Renewable Energy (RE) systems, multiple presentations of specific manufacturers of storage systems, O&M issues, available industry resources for ongoing education and the development of individual projects.

 

Additional focuses will include: Financing options, writing and receiving RFI’s and RFP’s, hydrogen storage, and planning for effective administration of projects.

Learning Outcomes

This course will allow participants to gain practical and theoretical knowledge about U&CES systems with a focus on real-world applications and current working examples of the various technologies.

 

Participants in this course will upon completion of this course, be able to:

  • Define & explain the nomenclature of Utility and Community Scale Energy Storage (U&CES) Systems how they operate and the basic benefits of these systems
  • Identify and Describe the components and specifications of a U&CES system
  • Describe the differences and similarities of Hydrogen Energy Storage and Battery Storage in U&CES systems
  • Identify the best application and limitations of both system types
  • Compare the many describe different U&CES system types, their storage capabilities and the systems applications
  • Develop a systems’ appropriate “value stack” based on comparing a systems Grid/utility values, Commercial values and Residential client values
  • Develop a systems financial benefits based on its “Value stack”
  • Employ the courses “Case Studies” to evaluate future projects
  • Evaluate Energy Storage System (ESS) projects and the value streams that they utilize to create strong ROI’s
  • Develop projects using ESS aggregation with 3rd party aggregators
  • Choose the best potential partners/collaborators/consultants to create the most effective project teams
  • Use the most current US Solar + storage cost data for local project planning and comparison
  • Leverage the best Financing options for particular projects
  • Correctly develop the size and Design of U&CES systems
  • Implement a streamlined project plan from site preparation through O&M
  • Develop the most effective RFx process including how to offer clear RFP’s and RFI’s and
  • how best to review offered RFP’s
  • Leverage electric vehicles as they are deployed for best load-shock management and as storage resources in aggregation
  • Access Blockchain tools as a Public ledger for accountability and transparency
  • Use the elements of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IOT) in ESS deployment and operation

Who Should Attend

  • Project developers and administrators
  • Investors
  • EPCs
  • Project managers
  • Installers
  • Designers
  • Government policy makers

Expert Course Faculty Leaders

Our first key expert is the CEO of Great Northern Solar and is a NABCEP certified Photovoltaic Installation Professional. He has been an instructor with the Midwest Renewable Energy Institute since 1993 Teaching advanced Photovoltaic (PV) design and installation and is an IREC Certified Master Trainer (TM) in Photovoltaic Technologies. He was the primary curriculum developer for the MREI Photovoltaic courses at the Institutes inception.

 

A strong advocate for clean energy production, our key expert volunteers with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (board of directors member 2004-2014, Chair of the Nominations Committee-current) and with the Northern Futures Foundation.

 

Our key expert has been designing, specifying, installing and operating Battery based Solar Electric systems (PV) for over 30 years. He has lived “off-Grid” for over 26 years where he runs his business Great Northern Solar.

 

He has been training contractors, administrators and officials in the operation of PV systems including those employing storage for over 26 years.  In the last 5 years he has been investigating and developing trainings for the application of energy storage in commercial and other large applications.

 

With the development of Lithium Ion and other advanced battery technologies he has begun to consult and present trainings in battery design and deployment for the commercial market.

 

In 2016, our key expert developed a hands-on seminar for retrofitting a LiOn storage and energy arbitrage system for a commercial building in Duluth Minnesota.  The Hartley Solar Storage Retrofit Seminar walked participants through the design and implementation of the advanced storage system to provide for building resiliency and peak demand load shaving as well and potential other ancillary services for the Hartley Nature Center and Minnesota Power – the site Utility.

 

This small prototype is beta-testing Energy Arbitrage software that allows the client to choose several operational modes for cost reduction and resiliency.

 

Most recently, he presented “Energy Storage into Renewable Energy Systems” for the North Central Electrical League in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area of Minnesota.

 

 

Our second key expert is passionate about the renewable energy and enthusiastic about sustainable solutions through technology and innovation. After completing his undergraduate education at the University of Massachusetts, our key expert entered technical sales of renewable energy products 2006 with a focus on off grid renewable energy projects around the world.

 

Several years later, while working for Kyocera our key expert shifted focus to grid connected commercial and utility scale solar project development. He joined Panasonic in 2016 and helped to launch two new product lines (high efficiency solar panels and lithium-ion stationary storage) and create a ground up sales channel for the Eco Solutions division.

 

With over twelve years of experience in renewable energy sales and business development, our key expert is excited to join the team at Stem in 2018 and to help bring energy storage systems to North America. He lives in suburbs of Boston with his wife and his dog Baxter.

TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS

“Well thought out courses that enables the participants to know what to look for in the design & implement process of the U & CES and the right questions to ask to vendors” – Executive & Load Forecasting, Tenaga Nasional Berhad

 

“PowerEdge never disappoint when it comes to providing training in Power & Energy Industry. TQ!” – Executive Engineer, Single Buyer

 

 “The trainer is very experienced and knowledgeable in the nascent technology of energy storage systems. The course was excellently presented and very timely eye-opener for my utility company to consider a phased approach in identifying the detail needs of services by the system operator and for specifying requirements of criteria’s for project implementation.” – Single Buyer, Tenaga Nasional Berhad

 

“Interesting speaker for an interesting topic. Enjoyed the whole 3-days course, and gained better understanding on the subject matter.” – Tenaga Nasional Berhad

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

THERMAL POWER PLANT PERFORMANCE TESTING – OCT 2019

THERMAL POWER PLANT PERFORMANCE TESTING

Major Equipment Performance Testing, Boilers, Turbines, Condensers, Pumps, Fans, Test Methodology and Code Requirements, Equipment Efficiency, Heat Rate Calculations, Correction Factors

21 - 23 OCTOBER 2019, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

BEM Approved CPD Hours: 19.5

Reference No.: IEM19/PP/027/C

About The Course

This seminar provides detailed description of all the performance testing methods for all thermal power plant equipment including boilers, turbines, condensers, pumps, fans, deaerators, and feedwater heaters.  The methodology, and code requirements for the performance tests for all thermal power plant equipment will be covered thoroughly in this seminar.  The preparatory work and instrumentation required for each test will be described in detail in this seminar.  The efficiency calculations for all the equipment used in circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) boiler and pulverized coal boiler power plants will be covered in-depth in this seminar.  All the processes, operational and maintenance activities, capital projects, technical options, potential initiatives and incentives to implement upgrades/repairs for increasing the power plant equipment efficiency will also be covered in detail.

 

This seminar will also provide a thorough explanation of CFB and pulverized coal boiler technology including hydrodynamics, combustion, emissions, design considerations, gas-solid separators, design of CFB and pulverized coal boiler components, management of solid residues, materials, stoichiometric calculations, and model for sulfur capture.

 

The operation, maintenance, testing, and refurbishment options of all the equipment and systems used in CFB and pulverized coal power plants will be covered in detail including, boilers, superheaters, reheaters, turbines, condensers, feedwater heaters, deaerators, pumps, compressors, fans, electric generators, instrumentation and control systems, and governing systems, etc.   All the factors which affect CFB and pulverized coal boiler power plant efficiency and emissions will be explained thoroughly.  All the methods used to calculate the heat rate of CFB and pulverized coal power plants will be covered in detail. All the areas in CFB and pulverized coal boiler power plants where efficiency loss can occur will be explained.

 

This seminar will also provide up-dated information in respect to the following methods used to improve CFB boiler and pulverized coal boiler power plant heat rate:

  • Optimizing the Combustion Process and Sootblowing
  • Controlling the Steam Temperature
  • Recovering Moisture from Boiler Flue Gas
  • Performing Steam Turbine Maintenance
  • Lowering Condenser Back Pressure
  • Pre-drying High Moisture Coal and Reducing Stack Temperature

Learning Outcomes

  • Thermal Plant Performance Testing: Gain a thorough understanding of all the performance testing methods for all thermal power plant equipment including boilers, turbines, condensers, pumps, fans, deaerators, and feedwater heaters.
  • Performance Test Methodology and Code Requirements: Understand the methodology, and code requirements for the performance tests of all thermal power plant equipment
  • Performance Test Preparatory Work and Instrumentation: Learn about the preparatory work and instrumentation required for each equipment performance test in a thermal power plant
  • Equipment Efficiency Calculations: Gain a thorough understanding of the efficiency calculations for all the equipment used in circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) boilers and pulverized coal boilers power plants
  • Calculating the Heat Rate of CFB and Pulverized Coal Boiler Power Plants: Learn all the methods used to calculate the heat rate of CFB and pulverized coal boiler coal power plants
  • Benefits of Lowering the Heat Rate of CFB and Pulverized Coal Boiler Power Plants: Understand all the benefits of lowering the heat rate of circulating fluidized-bed boiler coal power plants
  • Methods Used to Improve CFB and Pulverized Coal Boiler Power Plants Heat Rate: Gain a thorough understanding of all the methods used to improve the heat rate of CFB and pulverized boiler coal power plants
  • Processes, Operational and Maintenance Activities in CFB and Pulverized Coal Boiler Power Plants: Discover all the processes, operational and maintenance activities used to improve the heat rate of CFB and pulverized coal power plants
  • Capital Projects Used to Improve the Heat Rate of CFB and Pulverized Coal Boiler Power Plants: Learn about all the capital projects used to improve the heat rate of CFB and pulverized coal power plants
  • Technical Options for Improving the Heat Rate of CFB and Pulverized Coal Boiler Power Plants: Understand all the technical options used to improve the heat rate of CFB and pulverized coal boiler power plants
  • Potential Initiatives and Incentives to Implement Upgrades/Repairs for Improving the Heat Rate of CFB and Pulverized Coal Bed Boiler Power Plants: Discover all the potential initiatives and incentives to implement upgrades/repairs for improving the heat rate of CFB and pulverized coal power plants
  • Factors Affecting CFB and Pulverized Coal Boiler Power Plants Efficiency and Emissions: Learn about all the factors which affect CFB and pulverized coal boiler power plants efficiency and emissions
  • Areas in CFB and Pulverized Coal Power Plants where Efficiency Loss Can Occur: Discover all the areas in CFB and pulverized coal power plants where efficiency loss can occur
  • Optimize the Operation of CFB and Pulverized Coal Power Plant Equipment and Systems to Improve the Plant Heat Rate: Understand all the techniques and methods used to optimize the operation of CFB and pulverized coal power plant equipment and systems to improve the plant heat rate
  • CFB and Pulverized Coal Power Plant Equipment and Systems: Learn about various types of CFB and pulverized coal power plant equipment and systems including: boilers, superheaters, reheaters, steam turbines, governing systems, deaerators, feedwater heaters, coal-handling equipment, transformers, generators and auxiliaries

Who Should Attend

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

Expert Course Faculty

Our expert has been a teacher at University of Toronto and Dalhousie University, Canada for more than 25 years. 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 wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York.  Below is a list of the books authored by him:

  1. Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, October 2011.
  2. Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, March 2003.
  3. Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, January 2012.
  4. Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
  5. Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).

 

Furthermore, he has received the following awards:

  1. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by PowerEdge Asia Training center, Singapore, December 2016
  2. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  3. 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).
  4. Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).
  5. Entrance Scholarship to University of Ottawa (1984).
  6. Natural Science and Engineering Research Counsel (NSERC) scholarship towards graduate studies – Master of Applied Science in Engineering (1984 – 1985).

 

Our specialist performed research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories.  He also has more than 32 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (OPG – formerly, Ontario Hydro – the largest electric utility in North America). He retired from OPG in November 2016.

TOPICS COVERED

Thermal Plant Performance Testing

Performance Test Methodology and Code Requirements

Performance Test Preparatory Work and Instrumentation

Equipment Efficiency Calculations

Calculating the Heat Rate of CFB and Pulverized Coal Boiler Power Plants

Benefits of Lowering Heat Rate

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

EXCITATION SYSTEMS – OCT 2019

EXCITATION SYSTEMS

Get a firm understanding in the operation of excitation control systems along with an appreciation of the different types available and the numerous systems offered by the major manufacturers.

29 - 30 OCTOBER 2019, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

The two day course is designed for electrical engineers and operational staff involved in power generation. The content is relevant for all types of generation involving synchronous machines; from traditional coal, oil, gas and hydro, to offshore and nuclear. The course will give delegates a firm understanding in the operation of excitation control systems along with an appreciation of the different types available and the numerous systems offered by the major manufacturers.

Learning Outcomes

Delegates will learn about:

  • Fundamentals of the synchronous machine
  • The generator capability diagram
  • Excitation system components
  • Excitation system control theory
  • Parallel operation of generators
  • Brushless / Rotating excitation systems
  • Static excitation systems
  • Power System Stabilisers
  • Transmission company compliance
  • IEEE Excitation Standards

Who Should Attend

  • Electrical engineers involved in power generation both onshore and offshore
  • Power plant operational staff

Expert Course Faculty

The trainer has been working in the EC&I field for 29 years in a variety of industries; the last 19 of those in power generation. He has worked as a senior design engineer for Alstom Electrical Machines where he designed and commissioned excitation control systems for coal, oil, nuclear, gas and hydro generation plants from 1MW to 1,200MW worldwide. The last two years of his time at Alstom were spent as Engineering Manager for the excitation controls division.

 

He subsequently moved to RWE nPower as their Lead Excitation Engineer, responsible for the excitation systems of RWE’s entire UK fleet plus numerous third party utility companies.

 

In 2011 he set up an independent excitation system consultancy company and now provides consultancy services and training to most of the major UK utility companies, plus companies in Europe, Asia and the US.

PAST TESTIMONIALS

Excellent course on Excitation Systems. Highly recommended –  S.Manager, TNB REMACO

 

A very useful course and well organised Head of Electrical Engineering,  Shell Refining Company

 

This course very helpful and useful for those whose work related with power generation to get more understanding on excitation systems to troubleshoot and maintenance” – Engineer, TNB

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

PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT – JULY 2019

PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

Monitoring, Assessing, Analyzing, Inspecting, and Testing Electrical Equipment Including Transformers, Switchgear, Circuit Breakers, Cables, Protective Devices, Uninterruptible Power Systems, Induction and Synchronous Motors, Generators and auxiliaries

Available as a Live Webinar as well. Email us at [email protected] for more details!

29 - 31 JULY 2019, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

Predictive, or condition-based maintenance offers companies the least expensive, most efficient method of reducing equipment-related downtime and improving plant safety.  Maintenance work is scheduled based on diagnostic evaluations that determine when to perform service.

 

This differs from preventive maintenance, which is routinely scheduled whether the equipment needs service or not.  Monitoring the condition of the equipment provides trending data to help anticipate future maintenance needs.  This seminar provides a comprehensive understanding of all predictive maintenance technologies that monitor, assess, analyze, and inspect electrical equipment including transformers, switchgear, cables, circuit breakers, protective devices, uninterruptible power systems, induction and synchronous motors, generators and auxiliaries. All the predictive maintenance techniques including vibration analysis, thermography, tribology, visual inspections, ultrasonics, and tests on all electrical equipment are covered in detail in this seminar.

 

This seminar is a MUST for anyone who is involved in the operation, maintenance, testing or commissioning of any electrical equipment because it provides detailed coverage of all the predictive maintenance required to increase electrical equipment reliability and longevity.

Learning Outcomes

  • Developing a Predictive Maintenance Program: Gain a thorough understanding about developing a predictive maintenance program for all electrical equipment including transformers, switchgear and circuit breakers, relays, cables and accessories, batteries, protective devices, uninterruptible power systems, motors, variable frequency drives, and generators

 

  • Preventive Maintenance Techniques: Learn about the preventive maintenance techniques including vibration monitoring, thermography, tribology, visual inspections, ultrasonics, and electrical testing

 

  • Vibration Analysis: Gain a thorough understanding of vibration analysis including interpretation of vibration data, vibration-measuring equipment, vibration sources, machine dynamics, data acquisition, and comparative analyses

 

  • Thermography: Discover the types of infrared instruments, infrared equipment, infrared scanning procedures and types of infrared problems

 

  • Lubricating Oil Analysis: Learn about oil analyses tests, wear particle analysis, ferrography, and setting up an effective oil analysis program

 

  • Ultrasonics: Discover airborne noise analysis, and types of ultrasonic systems

 

  • Visual Inspection Methods: Learn about human senses, sensors, and spectrometric oil analysis

 

  • World-Class Maintenance: Discover the fundamentals of world-class performance and competitive advantage

 

  • Electrical Equipment Maintenance and Testing: Gain a thorough understanding of the maintenance and testing of all electrical equipment including transformers, switchgear and circuit breakers, relays, cables and accessories, batteries, protective devices, uninterruptible power systems, motors, variable frequency drives, and generators

Who Should Attend

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

Expert Course Faculty

Our expert has been a teacher at University of Toronto and Dalhousie University, Canada for more than 25 years. 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 wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York.  Below is a list of the books authored by him:

  1. Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, October 2011.
  2. Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, March 2003.
  3. Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, January 2012.
  4. Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
  5. Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).

 

Furthermore, he has received the following awards:

  1. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by PowerEdge Asia Training center, Singapore, December 2016
  2. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  3. 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).
  4. Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).
  5. Entrance Scholarship to University of Ottawa (1984).
  6. Natural Science and Engineering Research Counsel (NSERC) scholarship towards graduate studies – Master of Applied Science in Engineering (1984 – 1985).

 

Our specialist performed research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories.  He also has more than 32 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (OPG – formerly, Ontario Hydro – the largest electric utility in North America). He retired from OPG in November 2016.

 

While working at Ontario Hydro, 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.

 

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 COVERED

Maintenance Management Methods

Optimizing Predictive Maintenance

Financial Implications and Cost Justification

Operating Dynamic Analysis

Total Predictive Maintenance Program

Maintenance and Testing of Protective Devices

Predictive Maintenance on Motors

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

STEAM TURBINE TECHNOLOGY – JULY 2019

STEAM TURBINE TECHNOLOGY

Selection, Applications, Operation, Inspection, Diagnostic Testing, Maintenance, Refurbishment, Performance Monitoring, Steam Turbine Auxiliary Systems, Turbine Supervisory System, Steam Turbine Monitoring Technology, Validation, Verification Tests, Steam Turbine Codes, ASME PTC6, Rotor Dynamic Analysis, and Computer Simulation of Steam Turbine Rotor Dynamics.

24 - 26 JULY 2019, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This seminar will cover all aspects of steam turbines including design and features of modern turbines, material, rotor balancing, features enhancing the reliability and maintainability of steam turbines, rotor dynamic analysis, Campbell, Goodman and SAFE diagrams, Blade failures: causes and solutions, maintenance and overhaul of steam turbines, and modeling of steam turbines.

 

This seminar will also cover in detail all the components of these turbines, instrumentation, control systems, governing systems, and selection criteria. The main focus of this seminar will be on the failure modes of steam turbine components, causes and solutions for component failure, maintenance, refurbishment and overhaul, rotor dynamic analysis of steam turbines, and computer simulation of steam turbine rotor dynamics.  All possible failure modes of steam turbine components and the maintenance required to prevent them will be discussed in detail.  Examples of rotor dynamic analysis, and stability criteria will be covered thoroughly.

 

This seminar will also provide up-dated information in respect to all the methods used to enhance the availability, reliability, and maintainability of steam turbines, increase the efficiency and longevity of steam turbines, and improve the rotor dynamic stability.  This seminar will also cover in detail all steam turbine valves, jacking oil system, turning gear, turbine supervisory system, steam turbine monitoring technology, validation, and verification tests, performance testing of steam turbines and steam turbine codes especially ASME PTC6.

Learning Outcomes

  • Steam Turbine Components and Systems: Learn about all components and systems of the various types of steam turbines such as: stationary and rotating blades, casings, rotor, seals, bearings, and lubrication systems

 

  • Steam Turbine Failure Modes, Inspection, Diagnostic Testing, and Maintenance: Understand all the failure modes of steam turbine components, causes and solutions of steam turbine component failure, inspection, diagnostic testing, and all maintenance activities required for steam turbines to minimize their operating cost and maximize their efficiency, reliability, and longevity

 

  • Steam Turbine Instrumentation and Control Systems: Learn about the latest instrumentation, control systems, and governing systems of steam turbines

 

  • Steam Turbine Reliability and Maintainability: Increase your knowledge about all the methods used to enhance the reliability and maintainability of steam turbines as well as the predictive and preventive maintenance required for steam turbines

 

  • Steam Turbine Selection and Applications: Gain a detailed understanding of the selection considerations and applications of steam turbines in steam power plants, co-generation, combined-cycle plants, and drivers for compressors pumps, etc

 

  • Steam Turbine Valves, Load-Frequency Control, Turbine Bypass Systems, and Steam Turbine Superheater Attemperators: Gain a thorough understanding of all steam turbine valves, load-frequency control, turbine bypass systems, and steam turbine superheater attemperators

 

  • Jacking Oil System and Turning Gear: Learn about the turbine jacking oil system and turning gear operation

 

  • Turbine Supervisory System: Gain a thorough understanding of the turbine supervisory system

 

  • Steam Turbine Monitoring Technology, Validation, and Verification Tests for Power Plants: Learn about steam turbine monitoring technology, validation, and verification tests for power plants

 

  • Steam Turbine Codes: Learn about steam turbine codes including ASME PTC6, DIN Test Code, and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Doc 1, IEC Doc B

 

  • Steam Turbine Rotor Dynamic Analysis, Campbell, Goodman, and SAFE Diagrams: Gain a thorough understanding of steam turbine rotor dynamic analysis, Campbell, Goodman, and SAFE diagrams

Who Should Attend

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

Expert Course Faculty

Our expert has been a teacher at University of Toronto and Dalhousie University, Canada for more than 25 years. 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 wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York.  Below is a list of the books authored by him:

  1. Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, October 2011.
  2. Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, March 2003.
  3. Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, January 2012.
  4. Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
  5. Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).

 

Furthermore, he has received the following awards:

  1. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by PowerEdge Asia Training center, Singapore, December 2016
  2. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  3. 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).
  4. Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).
  5. Entrance Scholarship to University of Ottawa (1984).
  6. Natural Science and Engineering Research Counsel (NSERC) scholarship towards graduate studies – Master of Applied Science in Engineering (1984 – 1985).

 

Our specialist performed research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories.  He also has more than 32 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (OPG – formerly, Ontario Hydro – the largest electric utility in North America). He retired from OPG in November 2016.

 

While working at Ontario Hydro, 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.

 

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 COVERED

Steam Turbine Components and Systems

Steam Turbine Failure Modes, Inspection, Diagnostic Testing and Maintenance

Steam Turbine Reliability and Maintainability

Steam Turbine Selection and Applications

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

POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENTS BKK – MAY 2019

POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENTS

Examine the various structures of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and how they fit
together to allocate and mitigate risk.

27 - 29 MAY 2019, BANGKOK, THAILAND

About The Course

This course focuses on examining the various structures of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and how they fit together to allocate and mitigate risk.

 

During the course you will examine a number of real life PPAs to understand each of their components and the reasons behind their structure.  The course will start with a simple PPA and the delegates will develop the schedules of the PPA to account for the additional complexities found in real life projects to ensure that the PPA remains “bankable”. During the course we will also identify areas of the PPA that may be subject to negotiation and where the boundaries of those negotiations may lie.

 

After the course, delegates should be able to review PPAs with the ability to understand the reasons behind key aspects as well as being able to spot common omissions and avoid common mistakes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how a PPA fits into the package of contracts required to develop a project.
  • Examine at the range of technology options for conventional and renewable projects.
  • Look at various PPA structure options, including tolling contracts, contract for differences (CFD) and feed in tariffs.
  • Discover the timeline of developing a power project and what can alter that timeline.
  • Compare project funding options and their effect on the PPA.
  • Risk allocation and risk mitigation measures in a PPA.
  • Examine basic tariff elements and the reason for their structure.
  • Look at typical demand profiles.
  • Investigate the economics of dispatch, including spark spread.
  • Discuss dispatch methodologies and mechanics.
  • Learn how to deal with imbalance payments in a PPA.
  • Look at testing regimes before and after the commercial operation date.
  • Understand the application of indexation in a PPA and how to deal with multiple currencies.
  • Structuring and sizing bonus and penalty mechanisms within a PPA.
  • Dealing with plant degradation and atmospheric conditions.
  • Look at how we can allow for plant upgrades and modification during the PPA.
  • Ensuring that the PPA reflects the maintenance scheduling and dispatch profile of the plant.
  • Examine how the value of a PPA can be assessed.
  • Discuss dispute resolution between parties of a PPA.
  • Pricing the transfer of the plant at the end of the term or in the event of default.
  • Examine the reasons behind refinancing and how any refinancing gains can be shared.

Who Should Attend

Participants are expected to have some limited experience of concepts and techniques in the power sector and to be seeking to improve their understanding and knowledge of the structuring of PPAs. The course is expected to be of relevance and interest to participants from the following business sectors:

  1. Power project developers
  2. Lawyers
  3. Bankers
  4. Technical consultants
  5. Construction contractors & power equipment suppliers
  6. Government officers involved in power project procurement/power purchasing
  7. Fuel suppliers
  8. Other power service providers

Expert Course Faculty

The trainer is an expert in power project development, project finance and financial modelling.

 

He has a broad experience in the analysis of commercial contracts and structures for major projects and is an experienced financial modeller. Following an initial career in aerospace market forecasting for Asia he became a business analyst at Rolls-Royce Power Ventures (RRPV) responsible for producing financial models and investment/contractual analysis for project finance and equity funded power projects. For the last ten years he has advised a number of companies on the development and procurement of power projects and on the structuring of the supporting contracts.

 

He has worked on a number of power and infrastructure deals including:

  • Gas fired power stations throughout the world including combined heat and power projects.
  • Several wind power projects in the Europe
  • A coal fired power station in Africa
  • A number of UK PFI health projects
  • Electricity transmission networks in Eastern Europe
  • Desalination projects in the Middle East
  • Combined water and power projects in the Middle East
  • Gas pipeline projects
  • Electrical interconnector projects

 

He currently works for Project Financing Solutions, a boutique project finance advisory firm that advises a number of clients on financing power and infrastructure projects.

TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS

“Easy understanding for those who are new/beginner in the field nevertheless the study/preparation need to do so for the continuous understanding.”  – CORPORATE & PROJECT FINANCE, TENAGA NASIONAL BERHAD

 

“This course is very insightful and it assists me to appreciate my current involvements in power projects.” – EXECUTIVE, PETRONAS

 

“This is a comprehensive PPA course which is useful and will benefit personnel who involved in power industry.” – MANAGER (TECHNICAL), YTL POWER INTERNATIONAL BERHAD

 

“Good training, trainer is experienced, materials are comprehensive.” – ANALYST, PETRONAS

 

“Being new in power industry, this course has brought me better appreciation of technicalities in the PPAs, which will certainly help in my job.” – COMMERCIAL MANAGER, PETRONAS

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

LNG FUNDAMENTALS – MAY 2019

LNG FUNDAMENTALS

Master the essential commercial and technical forces driving the global LNG value chain.

27 - 29 MAY 2019, SINGAPORE

About The Course

The course contrasts the technical and commercial differences between LNG and natural gas to point out benefits and constraints that arise from the LNG option. A description is given of the elements in the “gas chain” which apply to LNG and of drivers that would lead to optimisation of design and commercial operation.  The range and role of relevant parties to a successful LNG project are described. Regulatory authorities are also concerned with LNG safety, which is covered in detail.  Ways and means by which a new entrant to a proposed LNG project may ensure an investment that meets expectations.

 

Actual case histories will be used frequently to demonstrate learning points.  Case histories and exercises will deal with examples taken from international and local experience.

 

An introduction to terminology and practical “rules of thumb” should further enhance the participant’s ability to immediately contribute to a successful gas project – and to ask the right questions to test and improve the viability of a proposed project.

Learning Outcomes

On completion, participants in the course will be able to

  • Understand the special characteristics of LNG which both broaden and yet constrain the commercial and technical links in the “gas chain”
  • Generate options for market development proposals
  • Understand risks and their mitigation
  • Negotiate more effectively the terms of LNG sales agreements
  • Understand the perspectives of the investor, the operator, the customer and government towards the LNG project
  • Recognise political and diplomatic implications of international trade in LNG

Who Should Attend

LNG project development executives are drawn from both technical (E&P geoscience and engineering) and non-technical (commercial, finance and legal) backgrounds.

 

Participants who have recently joined an LNG market development team, perhaps with expertise in one area of gas development, will benefit from the course by obtaining a good grounding of all other areas.

Expert Course Faculties

Our first key expert is an energy professional with worldwide experience particularly in gas and LNG, most recently in China and Taiwan. As Managing Director (Gas & Power) for Shell in China, was acknowledged as a major influence in the change of China’s energy policy to import LNG and to utilize gas.

 

He has expertise in all phases of the gas and LNG business, and is acknowledged by industry experts, Governments and Government Expert Committees. Now a consultant and Board Member. Has consulted worldwide on all aspects of gas and LNG. Member of the Western Australia Gas Panel of Experts.

 

His influence on the development of energy policy in China and in Taiwan was recognised by the Energy Working Group of APEC and by the associated policy development body, APERC (Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre, based in Tokyo). For the past 4 years, has been invited to recommend energy policies to APERC and to critique energy policies developed by APERC.

 

He has extensive experience of working with Joint Venture partners, including as a senior member of the management of the actual JV team. As Technical and Planning Manager in the Venezuelan LNG Project was responsible for all technical and planning aspects. As LNG Manager in the Sakhalin LNG Project, led all LNG planning for the project. Led the consortium of Shell, Marubeni and Osaka Gas to bid for the Guangdong LNG Project.

 

He was the inaugural manager of the Onshore Treatment Plant of the North West Shelf LNG Project in Karratha. Set up the organisation and managed the start‐up and operation of the plant. He  has  always  maintained  a  keen  interest  and  capability  in  the technology of the gas and LNG business, and is respected by consultants and industry commentators for insight into the technology and its business applications

 

Our second key expert is a private consultant in the field of natural gas market development and is interested also in the integration of commercial and environmental opportunities offered by the use of natural gas. He was formerly with the Shell Group of Companies for 30 years.  His final post was General Manager, Natural Gas and Project Development Manager for Shell in China from 1997 to 2001.

 

His main responsibility was to develop a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import project, as well as sales and Marketing of natural gas, in China. He acted as the Shell delegate on the Joint Venture Project Committee of the Australian North West Shelf LNG project between 1993 and 1997. During that period he was also seconded part‐time to COAG Natural Gas Taskforce (to develop a national gas regulatory regime) to coordinate and report on the deliberations of the Upstream Working Group. Prior to that, he  was  involved in managing the application of onshore and offshore  technologies for Shell’s  own  exploration  and  production programme  ‐  the  successful  development of  gas projects for base and peak load duties in the UK Southern North Sea gas province, gas and oil venture assessments in Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, and deep‐water gas and oil discoveries in The Philippines.

 

Before joining Shell in 1972, he worked for two years as a Field Geophysicist in Central Australia and Papua New Guinea for the Australian Government, Bureau of Mineral Resources (now ‘Geoscience Australia’) and for a further two years as a field party leader in Central Australia for a private exploration contracting company.

TOPICS COVERED

Characteristics of Natural Gas & LNG

Natural Gas Exploration and Pipeline Gas Delivery

Gas Liquefaction Processes

LNG Shipping and Terminal Issues

LNG Safety

Business Structure of an LNG project

International Competition for LNG Markets

Integrated LNG Project “Rules of Thumb”

LNG Outlook and Future Trends

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 25 participants only. Sessions commence at 8.30am on all days, with short intervals at 10am and 2.30pm respectively. 
Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 4.30pm 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