Courses

PLANNING OF SWITCHING SYSTEMS IN INDUSTRIAL NETWORKS AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURES – DEC 2019

PLANNING OF SWITCHING SYSTEMS IN INDUSTRIAL NETWORKS AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURES

In collaboration with DNV GL.

03 - 04 DECEMBER 2019, SINGAPORE

About The Course

The right planning of a switchgear in combination with earthing and lightning protection is of elementary importance for the safe operation of an electrical grid. Making the right decisions will also ensure sage and economical operation for years to come. Some important aspects in this respect, are choosing the right design and performing regular testing e.g. of the earthing system and the external and internal lightning protection.

Learning Outcomes

The objective of this course is a compact and practical illustration of planning fundamentals for switchgears in industrial networks and critical infrastructures. The necessity of detailed concepts for both external and internal lightning protection of electrical systems will also be discussed.

 

Practical examples will also be given to participants, to give an interesting insight into typical challenge for the planning of switchgears.

Who Should Attend

This course is aimed at engineering personnel working for industrial companies, public utilities and electricity companies who are involved in the design, development and/or operation of electrical grids.

Expert Course Faculties

Our first key expert has been a staff member of the “Power System Planning” department for 7 years. As an Engineer, his activities includes studying and analysing power networks. Our key expert has a special knowledge of, and vast experience in:

 

  • Power electronics in transmission and distribution networks and planning of power electronic equipment for power quality improvement; simulation of electronic systems’ behaviour in case of sudden load changes
  • Stability calculations; simulation of transient system behaviour in case of electrical disturbances; network configuration and protection design
  • System solutions for industrial green field projects; design and expansion planning for industrial distribution networks
  • Insulation coordination calculations
  • Verification of the technical connection conditions of electricity generation at the point of common coupling
  • Leading training at the DNV GL Energy Academy and ABB University for the planning, design and protection concept of industrial networks

 

Our key expert was a Senior Consultant from 1991 to 2012, having the responsibility of planning, tendering of network studies, and incident analysis in electrical networks. Currently, he holds the title of Principal Consultant, responsible of planning, tendering and construction supervision for electrical plants and networks for DNV GL.

 

Our second key expert currently leads the team for measurements and inspections belonging to the Dresden office. He has been gaining professional experiences as an electrical engineering technician, as well as measurement – and regulation mechanic since 1989. He manages all processes within his team and with customers.

 

Our key expert is responsible for acquisition, proposal management, as well as for project management and quality assurance. Consequently, he offers both economic and technical know-how. Our key expert is familiar with all common standards for earthing measurement, thermographic inspections and mast measurements.

 

Our key expert is an expert in Power Failure Investigation (PFI) as he has successfully completed PFI training courses, and gained good experiences in the investigation of failed electrical equipment in international projects. He is currently the Team Leader for earthing measurements and inspections, which holds the heavy responsibility of team leadership which includes organizational, commercial and financial responsibilities.

TOPICS COVERED

Network connection evaluations

Resistance to arc interference of switchgears

Safety concepts

Short-circuit calculations

Design of earthing systems and potential equalization

Planning criteria

Electromagnetic compatibility

Lightning protection

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

COAL HANDLING MANAGEMENT – JUNE 2020

COAL HANDLING MANAGEMENT

22 - 24 JUNE 2020, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

Coal Handling is a part of the mining operation that has the potential to cause significant impact on the business’s bottom line.  Without a strong management system, coal handling issues can result in loss of product tonnes, poor product quality and excessive costs.

 

This course provides the operators, engineers and management team the opportunity to examine the coal handling chain and establish a system of benchmarking and continuous improvement for a more efficient and productive mining operation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding the current coal handling procedures in respect to cost management and system efficiency
  • Developing a process of recording so that the coal handling management can be achieved
  • Determining methods to improve efficiency and reduce costs

Who Should Attend

  • Coal handling supervisors
  • Coal handling management
  • Coal handling engineers

Expert Course Faculty

Our key expert has over 40 years’ of experience in coal quality and coal preparation engineering. He has been involved in exploration, feasibility studies and operations in both Australia and Indonesia. Our key expert has worked extensively in mine quality, coal quality and coal technology. He has wide experience in the areas of project management, coal utilization, feasibility studies and due diligence studies. He has also conducted several training courses in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and South Africa.  He has worked as coal preparation plant manager in Australia and was a member of the Australian Coal Association Research and Development Coal Preparation Committee.

 

Our key expert has also lectured at both the Advanced Coal Preparation and Basic Coal Preparation courses coordinated by the Australian Coal Preparation Society. In Indonesia he has provided training courses to various coal mining companies in topics including coal quality, coal preparation and coal utilization.

 

Prior to PT Rizavindo Java, he has held various positions in many related organizations such as:

  • Principle Coal Quality Engineer – PT SMG Consultants
  • Business Development Manager – PT Marichi Luckindo
  • Business Development Manager – PT Barata Energy
  • Coal Technology Manager – PT Multi Resources Indonesia
  • Technical Advisor – PT Sucofindo
  • Technical Marketing Manager – CCI Australia
  • Senior Coal Preparation Engineer – ACIRL
  • Production Manager & Coal Technology Manager – Bulga Coal Management
  • Metallurgist – BHP Saxonvale Mine
  • Metallurgist – BHP Newcastle Steelworks CPP
  • Traineeship – BHP Newcastle Steelworks

TOPICS COVERED

Coal Handling Management

Coal Quantity and Quality

Stockpile Control

Troubleshooting

Blending and Quality Management

Costs and Control

Delays Reporting

Efficiency and Benchmarking Best Practice

Environmental Controls

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

COMMISSIONING OF COMBINED CYCLE POWER PLANTS – NOV 2019

COMMISSIONING OF COMBINED CYCLE POWER PLANTS

Preparation, Planning, Pre-Commissioning Checks and Tests, Detailed Commissioning Procedures And Instructions For Each Equipment In A Combined Cycle Power Plant, Instrumentation, Trial Run Of Each Equipment, Safety And Precautions, Commissioning Of Combined Cycle Power Plant Systems, Safety Rules Clearance Certificates, And Reliability Test Of Combined Cycle Power Plants.

18 - 22 NOVEMBER 2019, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This seminar provides a comprehensive understanding of all the commissioning procedures for combined cycle power plants. The Commissioning Management System of combined cycle power plants is covered in detail in this seminar.  This includes all the commissioning procedures and documents, purpose of commissioning, responsibilities, system description, organization, working parties, test teams, documentation, testing and commissioning schedules, test reports, safety, plant certification, and plant completion report.

 

The seminar provides also a thorough understanding of all the commissioning requirements for gas turbines, steam turbines and auxiliaries, generator and auxiliaries, electrical equipment, switchgear equipment, switchgear, and transformers. All the stages of the commissioning procedure are covered in-depth in this seminar.

 

This includes preparation – planning various activities, pre-commissioning checks and tests, typical commissioning schedule, detailed tests and commissioning procedures and instructions for every component in a combined cycle power plant, instrumentation, trial run of the equipment, safety and precautions, commissioning of combined cycle power plant systems, Safety Rules Clearance Certificates, procedure for the control and handling of defects, Commissioning Reports, operational testing, first fire, generator synchronization, performance testing, heat rate testing, emission testing, contract testing, CO2 concentration tests, electrical full-load rejection test, duct burner testing, partial load stability test, and reliability test.

 

This seminar is a MUST for anyone who is involved in the pre-commissioning or commissioning of any combined cycle power plant equipment because it provides detailed pre-commissioning checks and tests and detailed tests and commissioning procedures and instructions for every component in a combined cycle power plant.  In addition, the seminar provides in-depth coverage of all preparation, planning activities, commissioning schedules, trial run of each combined cycle power plant equipment, safety and precautions, Safety Rules Clearance Certificates, Procedures for handling defects, and Commissioning Reports.

Learning Outcomes

  • Pre-Commissioning Checks and Tests, Detailed Tests and Commissioning Procedures and Instructions for Every Equipment in Combined Cycle Power Plants: Gain a thorough understanding of all pre-commissioning checks and tests, and all commissioning procedures and instructions for every equipment in combined cycle power plants
  • Commissioning Management System of Combined Cycle Power Plants: Discover the benefits of the Commissioning Management System of combined cycle power plants including all commissioning procedures and documents, purpose of commissioning, responsibilities, system description, organization, working parties, test teams, documentation, testing and commissioning schedules, test reports, safety, plant certification, and plant completion report
  •  Commissioning Procedures and Instructions for Heat Recovery Steam Generators, Air Blow and Steam Blow of Steam and Gas Piping in Combined Cycle Power Plants: Learn about the commissioning procedures and instructions for heat recovery steam generators, chemical cleaning of heat recovery steam generators, air blow and gas blow of steam and gas piping in combined cycle power plants, safety valve setting, and soot blowers
  • Commissioning Procedures and Instructions for Gas Turbines and Steam Turbines: Gain a thorough understanding of all the commissioning procedures and instructions for gas and steam turbines and auxiliaries including acid cleaning of oil pipelines, lubrication and governing system (oil flushing and hydraulic testing), jacking oil system, governing system, regenerative system, barring gear, vacuum tightness test, first rolling of turbine and data logging
  • Commissioning Procedures and Instructions for Generator and Auxiliaries: Discover all the commissioning procedures and instructions for generator and auxiliaries including generator, seal oil system, hydrogen gas system, stator water system, rolling and start-up of generators
  • Commissioning Procedures and Instructions for Electrical Equipment: Learn about all the commissioning procedures and instructions for electrical equipment including switchyard equipment, switchgear, transformers, and motors
  • Operational Testing, Performance Testing, Heat Rate Testing, Emission Testing of Combined Cycle Power Plants: Gain a thorough understanding of operational testing, first fire, generator synchronization, performance testing, heat rate testing, emission testing, contract testing, CO2 concentration tests, electrical full-load rejection test, duct burner testing, partial load stability test, and reliability test of combined cycle power plants

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

Commissioning Management System

System Turnover from Construction to Commissioning

Chemical Cleaning of Heat Recovery System

Commissioning of DC Power and UPS System

Feedwater and Condensate

HRSG

Stator Water System

Transformer Pre-Commissioning Tests

Duct Burner Testing

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

ADVANCED HEAT RATE OPTIMIZATION OF COAL POWER PLANTS – DEC 2019

ADVANCED HEAT RATE OPTIMIZATION OF COAL POWER PLANTS

02 - 04 DECEMBER 2019, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This seminar provides advanced level heat rate optimization methods of coal power plants.  This seminar provides detailed description of all the methods used to improve the heat rate (increase the efficiency) of pulverized coal and circulating fluidized bed coal power plants.  All the processes, operational and maintenance activities, capital projects, technical options, potential initiatives and incentives to implement upgrades/repairs for increasing the plant efficiency will be covered in detail.  This seminar will also provide in-depth explanation of all the equipment and systems used in coal power plants.  This includes, boilers, superheaters, reheaters, turbines, condensers, feedwater heaters, deaerators, pumps, compressors, fans, transformers, electric generators, instrumentation and control systems, and governing systems, etc.   All the factors which affect the power plant efficiency and emissions will be explained thoroughly.  All the methods used to calculate the heat rate of the power plant will be covered in detail. All the areas in pulverized coal and circulating fluidized bed 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 the 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

  • Calculate the Heat Rate of Coal Power Plants: Learn all the methods used to calculate the heat rate of coal power plants
  • Calculate the Efficiency of Every Equipment in Coal Power Plants: Discover how to calculate the efficiency of every equipment in the power plant
  • Benefits of Lowering the Heat Rate of Coal Power Plants: Understand all the benefits of lowering the heat rate of coal power plants
  • Methods Used to Improve Coal Power Plants Heat Rate: Gain a thorough understanding of all the methods used to improve the heat rate of coal power plants.
  • Processes, Operational and Maintenance Activities: Discover all the processes, operational and maintenance activities used to improve the heat rate of coal power plants
  • Capital Projects Used to Improve the Heat Rate: Learn about all the capital projects used to improve the heat rate of coal power plants
  • Technical Options for Improving the Heat Rate: Understand all the technical options used to improve the heat rate of coal power plants
  • Potential Initiatives and Incentives to Implement Upgrades/Repairs for Improving the Heat Rate: Discover all the potential initiatives and incentives to implement upgrades/repairs for improving the heat rate of coal power plants
  • Factors Affecting Coal Power Plant Efficiency and Emissions: Learn about all the factors which affect coal power plants efficiency and emissions
  • Areas in Pulverized Coal and Circulating Fluidized Bed Power Plants where Efficiency Loss Can Occur: Discover all the areas in pulverized coal and circulating fluidized bed power plants where efficiency loss can occur
  • Optimize the Operation of Coal Power Plant Equipment and Systems to Improve the Plant Heat Rate: Understand all the techniques and methods used to optimize the operation of coal power plant equipment and systems to improve the plant heat rate
  • Coal Power Plant Equipment and Systems: Learn about various 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

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

Calculate the heat rate of coal power plants

Calculate the efficiency of every equipment in coal power plants

Benefits of lowering the heat rate of coal power plants

Methods used to improve coal power plants heat rate

Processes, operational and maintenance activities

Capital projects used to improve the heat rate

Technical options for improving the 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

WATER CHEMISTRY FOR LARGE UTILITIES BOILERS FOR CHEMIST & BOILER ENGINEERS – AUG 2020

WATER CHEMISTRY FOR LARGE UTILITIES BOILERS FOR CHEMIST & BOILER ENGINEERS

24 - 25 AUGUST 2020, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This is an advanced cycle chemistry training course for power plant chemists and chemical engineers wishing to expand their knowledge and skill,s 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 2-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 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 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

TOPICS COVERED

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 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

WIDE AREA MONITORING, PROTECTION, AND CONTROL OF MODERN POWER SYSTEMS (WAMPAC) – NOV 2020

WIDE AREA MONITORING, PROTECTION, AND CONTROL OF MODERN POWER SYSTEMS (WAMPAC)

23 - 25 NOVEMBER 2020, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This 3-day course is based on the international experience, in particularly National Grid in UK, which plays a major role in the development of secure, high-speed, time-synchronized data about bulk power system conditions.

 

SynchroPhasors are electrical grid measurements of values of voltage and power provided by monitors called phasor measurement units (PMUs). These measurements offer a detailed and consistent operational “image” of the entire interconnected system.

 

This course will introduce the infrastructure development, including phasor measurement units (PMU), data concentrators to synchronize and archive the data, secure communications systems to deliver the data, and analytical tools to process and interpret the synchrophasor data and its implications.

Learning Outcomes

The participants in this course will gain insights into the measurements requirement for both power system operations and power system planning. Participants will expand the knowledge of:

 

  • Wide-area monitoring, protection, automation and control (WAMPAC)
  • Communication networks protocols and related standards
  • Real-time monitoring and control, system and market operation (congestion, market trading), and restoration applications
  • SMT based real-time state estimation
  • SMT real-time protection and control applications (advanced protection, relaying settings, full real-time control, close loop systems)
  • System design of WAMPAC systems
  • Implementing WAMPAC system, experience from tests and installations
  • System reliability and financial benefits of SMT and WAMPAC

Who Should Attend

  • Design engineers and planner
  • Control and protection electrical engineers and technicians
  • Operation engineers

Expert Course Faculty

In his 30 years working experience he provided highest quality services in system planning and analysis to major transmission and distribution and transportation companies including London Underground, National Grid Company (UK), MTRC Metro in Hong Kong, West Coast Main Line connection to NG, Scottish Power, ESB-Ireland, ESKOM-South Africa, Mauritius CEB, Balkan countries – grids of Romania and former Yugoslavia, HV network ISA-Colombia, Western Power Distribution-UK, etc.

 

His technical expertise includes most aspects of power systems analysis, electrical asset management and railway connections to power networks where he provides solutions to technical problems and supports other field’s experts in complex assignments. He has project management skills in technical and environmental projects as well as experience in short and long-strategic term planning, maintenance and asset management, power quality analysis of transmission and generation systems, distribution, transportation and other power networks. Experienced in generation and network integration, electrical component of energy master plans as well as strategic asset replacement, he was also involved in load- forecast analysis and generation dispatching. Published papers on asset management based on projects and experience in working for distribution companies in Africa and Europe.

 

Our expert is very experienced in design, procurement, commissioning, erection and refurbishment of major projects in transmission and distribution substations up to 420 kV and hydro and thermal power plants. Served as project manager on several major projects as well as head of the Engineering Group, he was responsible for final design, equipment specifications, layouts tender evaluation and commissioning. He has carried out conceptual development of protection and control philosophy for various projects as well as reviewed and approved project drawings and documents.  He has applied the latest IEC standards, various codes of practice and engineering recommendations.  He has also specific experience in conceptual design of power supply for transportation and traction railway systems, defining the design principles and technical specifications for future design and privatisation process.   He has analysed quality of power supply for connection of AC and DC unbalanced load to power network and published papers on practical implementation. He carried out feasibility studies on reactive compensation (SVC and MSC) focusing on voltage variation and harmonic distortion issues.

 

He has performed technical and economic evaluations, cost benefit net present value analysis, of various transmission and distribution schemes and electrical equipment. He carried out a number of asset evaluation analysis on electrical equipment and published papers on asset management, reliability and maintenance. He has performed equipment assessment and residual life prediction as part of strategic asset management analysis for a major underground transportation company in Asia. His duties have also included equipment arrangement optimisation in particular reliability aspect in terms of failure rate and financial consequences as non-supplied energy to the consumers.

TOPICS COVERED

Introduction on power system needs for WAMPAC

Fundamentals of synchronized measurement technology

Wide-area monitoring, protection, automation and control (WAMPAC)

Communication networks protocols and related standards

Real-time monitoring and control, system and market operation

SMT offline applications

SMT real-time protection and control applications

System design of WAMPAC systems

Implementing WAMPAC systems

System reliability and financial benefits of SMT and WAMPAC

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 (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

ENERGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMIC DISPATCH – MAR 2020

ENERGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMIC DISPATCH

24 - 26 MARCH 2020, SINGAPORE

About The Course

This 3-day course will help and guide power system professionals in planning and operating a power system with increasing penetration of energy management system and demand side management (DSM) programs. It includes the increasing role of renewable resources. The course starts with demand side management and demand response, load scheduling methods and peak shaving practices.

 

Demand side management techniques consider real-time pricing by high implementation of smart meters and AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) data. The increasing penetration of smart grid and smart equipment in the modern systems presents increased opportunity identification of cost optimization.

 

Management of generation includes overall planning of generation with the generation mix specific for each country, taking into account the use of own resources and imports in accordance with master plants. In addition to the major generation plants, distributed generation and smart meter infrastructures are discussed, taking into account commercial and residential programs. In short-term planning, the weather unpredictability hugely affects the load profile and consequently engagement of generation.

Learning Outcomes

Economic dispatch will assist power system professionals in planning for day ahead dispatch as well as optimized dispatching the generating units in the long-term. Not only the economic dispatch under system constraints represents the building bloc in the operation and planning of the power system, but most importantly, in the context of a market.

 

Economic dispatch becomes the fundamental tool in deriving the spot market price. The optimal power flow module is an intelligent load flow that employs techniques to automatically adjust the power system control settings while simultaneously solving the load flows and optimizing operating conditions within specific constraints. The real time optimal power flow will be discussed.

 

This course provides a good understanding of demand side management (DSM) and economic dispatch. These topics including the DSM programs will enable career-enhancing opportunity for those who are responsible for facilitating or administering DSM programs. The economic dispatch is addressed under both traditional and competitive markets with the latest developments and trends in the industry.

Who Should Attend

Attendees will understand how generation dispatch minimizes instantaneous operating cost, subject to transmission system constraints. The following professionals will especially benefit from attending this training:

 

  • DSM program manager/administrators/coordinators
  • Utility regulatory team members – DSM analysts
  • Regulatory specialists
  • State or public regulators
  • Public purpose program administrators
  • Conservation and energy efficiency analysts
  • Utility DSM program administrators/coordinators
  • Resource managers – DSM program inspection analysts
  • DSM program design analyst
  • DSM program impact engineers/analysts
  • DSM consultants and vendors
  • Transmission planners and operators
  • Dispatchers/operators/long-tem planners
  • Power traders
  • Control operators
  • Professionals from power system engineers to managers and executives from control centers (or ISOs)

Expert Course Faculty

In his 30 years working experience he provided highest quality services in system planning and analysis to major transmission and distribution and transportation companies including London Underground, National Grid Company (UK), MTRC Metro in Hong Kong, West Coast Main Line connection to NG, Scottish Power, ESB-Ireland, ESKOM-South Africa, Mauritius CEB, Balkan countries – grids of Romania and former Yugoslavia, HV network ISA-Colombia, Western Power Distribution-UK, etc.

 

His technical expertise includes most aspects of power systems analysis, electrical asset management and railway connections to power networks where he provides solutions to technical problems and supports other field’s experts in complex assignments. He has project management skills in technical and environmental projects as well as experience in short and long-strategic term planning, maintenance and asset management, power quality analysis of transmission and generation systems, distribution, transportation and other power networks. Experienced in generation and network integration, electrical component of energy master plans as well as strategic asset replacement, he was also involved in load- forecast analysis and generation dispatching. Published papers on asset management based on projects and experience in working for distribution companies in Africa and Europe.

 

Our expert is very experienced in design, procurement, commissioning, erection and refurbishment of major projects in transmission and distribution substations up to 420 kV and hydro and thermal power plants. Served as project manager on several major projects as well as head of the Engineering Group, he was responsible for final design, equipment specifications, layouts tender evaluation and commissioning. He has carried out conceptual development of protection and control philosophy for various projects as well as reviewed and approved project drawings and documents.  He has applied the latest IEC standards, various codes of practice and engineering recommendations.  He has also specific experience in conceptual design of power supply for transportation and traction railway systems, defining the design principles and technical specifications for future design and privatisation process.   He has analysed quality of power supply for connection of AC and DC unbalanced load to power network and published papers on practical implementation. He carried out feasibility studies on reactive compensation (SVC and MSC) focusing on voltage variation and harmonic distortion issues.

 

He has performed technical and economic evaluations, cost benefit net present value analysis, of various transmission and distribution schemes and electrical equipment. He carried out a number of asset evaluation analysis on electrical equipment and published papers on asset management, reliability and maintenance. He has performed equipment assessment and residual life prediction as part of strategic asset management analysis for a major underground transportation company in Asia. His duties have also included equipment arrangement optimisation in particular reliability aspect in terms of failure rate and financial consequences as non-supplied energy to the consumers.

TOPICS COVERED

Energy management definition

Demand side management programs and cost

Tariffs and time-of-use rates

Demand response programs

Automatic demand response

Demand forecasting

Short-term and long-term forecasting

Renewable and distributed generation

Economic dispatch

Basic design consideration for electricity market

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 (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

ELECTRICAL SWITCHING, INTERPRETATION OF SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM & EARTHING SYSTEM ON SWITCHGEARS – AUG 2020

ELECTRICAL SWITCHING, INTERPRETATION OF SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM & EARTHING SYSTEM ON SWITCHGEARS

With site visit to a power plant @ Port Dickson.

25 - 27 AUGUST 2020, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

Switchgear is also known as an electro-mechanical equipment or device used to close and open circuit. It is designed and manufactured to operate in various mode of operation, manually, semi-auto or fully automatic, suitable to the required application.

 

This course is designed to provide advance knowledge and appropriate guidance as to the right procedures in the operation, maintenance, testing and troubleshooting of switchgears. For safety reasons, switchgear has to be equipped with specific protective devices to safeguard the switchgear itself, and the swtichgear operators.

 

The current challenges, especially for the switchgear operators (competent personnel as to meet the requirements stipulated by the Electricity Act and Regulations), who is normally may not be fully equipped with much knowledge, experience and familiarization on the right approach on handling switchgears, maintenance and troubleshooting, and as a result may not be fully capable in rectifying problems of switchgears under their care. This often results in extra cost incurred by engaging external expertise to rectify the problems that arises.

Learning Outcomes

This course aims to provide understanding of the fundamentals on how to read and interpret the electrical schematic diagram, electrical safety at switchgear and transformer, as well as earthing system at the facilities.

 

Delegates will gain a detailed appreciation of the following:

  • Helps with understanding the operation, maintenance and appropriate trouble response to power system equipment with a detailed knowledge of and ability to read and interpret electrical schematic diagram
  • Understanding on electrical safety at switchgear apart from electrical switching work and awareness on Regulations and Acts related to Energy Commission, Malaysia
  • Understanding on importance of earthing system at facility and practical knowledge of earthing ground test using test kit

Who Should Attend

  • Plant reliability engineers/managers
  • Maintenance engineers/managers
  • Utility and facility engineers/managers
  • Performance engineers/managers

Expert Course Faculty

Our key expert is the Founder of a consultation firm based in Malaysia, who is actively involved in electrical competent person inspection, energy audit, energy efficiency and technical consultation for M&E maintenance activities for industrial and commercial sectors.

 

He is involved in testing and commissioning works of factory substations up to 132kV system. Previously, he has worked with 2 700MW Jimah coal-fired power plant, Port Dickson, for 9 years with his last position being Electrical Maintenance Section Head. He was involved in the commissioning of coal-fired power plant mainly with 500kV generator transformer, 934 MVA generator, and up to 33kV MV motors and switchgear panels.

 

Our key expert has managed the maintenance team to perform routine maintenance activities (together with supporting tools such as motor lube oil analysis, infrared thermography analysis, transformer oil analysis) & electrical troubleshooting and plant outages for critical and non-critical equipment. Besides that, our key expert has published several IEEE conference papers and journals.

TOPICS COVERED

Concept of switchgear

Concept/types of maintenance on switchgear

Electrical safety

Earthing system

Interpretation of electrical schematic diagram

Electrical switching and procedure

Concepts of electrical troubleshooting on switchgear system

Maintenance record keeping and analysis

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 (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

OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE AND TESTING ON POWER TRANSFORMERS & ELECTRIC MOTORS – JUNE 2020

OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE AND TESTING ON POWER TRANSFORMERS & ELECTRIC MOTORS

With site visit to a power plant.

09 - 11 JUNE 2020, SINGAPORE

About The Course

With the industrial growth, it has become necessary to monitor the condition of the machine/system. Electrical machines, mainly power transformer and electric motors being the most sensitive part has great importance for the facilities to run the production without any abnormalities. A wide variety of tests have been developed and standardized to help manufacturers and users of motor and transformer windings assess the condition of the electrical insulation.

 

This training course will provide an understanding of power transformers and electric motor, their materials, components, and how they operate. It also emphasizes the importance of transformer management life especially for those transformers and electric motors which have been in operation for 10 years and more. The course will address in detail all aspects related to transformer principles, calculations, operation, testing and maintenance.

Learning Outcomes

This course aims to provide participants with the understanding of the fundamentals and constructional features of power transformers and electric motors, with particular reference to the design, testing, operation and maintenance of transformers in power systems.

 

Delegates will gain a detailed appreciation of the following:

  • Practical solutions for specifying, operating and maintaining power transformers and electric motors in a utility or plant environment
  • Comprehensive understanding of principles, protection, maintenance and troubleshooting of power transformers and electric motors
  • The necessary safe procedures relating to transformer operation and related circuitry
  • Understand the principles of operation of the transformer and electric motors
  • Identify the different features of power transformers and electric motors
  • Appreciate the principles of transformer design, ratings, windings, core structure and materials, insulation and cooling methods, insulation and lifetime
  • Utilize thermal limits and loading guides of transformers
  • Analyze transformer and electric motors failure modes

Who Should Attend

  • Plant reliability engineers/managers
  • Maintenance engineers/managers
  • Utility and facility engineers/managers
  • Performance engineers/managers

Expert Course Faculty

Our key expert is the Founder of a consultation firm based in Malaysia, who is actively involved in electrical competent person inspection, energy audit, energy efficiency and technical consultation for M&E maintenance activities for industrial and commercial sectors.

 

He is involved in testing and commissioning works of factory substations up to 132kV system. Previously, he has worked with 2 700MW Jimah coal-fired power plant, Port Dickson, for 9 years with his last position being Electrical Maintenance Section Head. He was involved in the commissioning of coal-fired power plant mainly with 500kV generator transformer, 934 MVA generator, and up to 33kV MV motors and switchgear panels.

 

Our key expert has managed the maintenance team to perform routine maintenance activities (together with supporting tools such as motor lube oil analysis, infrared thermography analysis, transformer oil analysis) & electrical troubleshooting and plant outages for critical and non-critical equipment. Besides that, our key expert has published several IEEE conference papers and journals.

TOPICS COVERED

Introduction to power grid systems

Introduction and general principles of transformer and motor

Standards for transformers, types and requirements

Insulation classes

Transformer fundamentals and characteristics

Preventive maintenance program

Transformer protection

Motor fundamentals and characteristics

Performance monitoring of motor 

Motor troubleshooting

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 (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

EFFECTIVE CONDITIONING MONITORING VIA INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY FOR ELECTRICAL SYSTEM – FEB 2020

EFFECTIVE CONDITIONING MONITORING VIA INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY FOR ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

12 - 13 FEBRUARY 2020, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

Infrared thermography is the science of acquisition and data analysis of thermal information from non-contact thermal imaging devices. Infrared thermography is one of the more sophisticated method recently applied in detecting heat generating anomalies, and has become a major player to achieve reliability and quality for both mechanical and electrical equipment, through the implementation of equipment preventive maintenance program.

 

This training course will provide the understanding on how to perform infrared electrical inspections, document IR survey results, and prepare reports which focuses on electrical systems such as swtichgear, bus ducts, motor control centers, power transformer and etc.

Learning Outcomes

This course aims to provide understanding of the basic fundamentals and application of infrared thermography at facilities. Delegates will gain a detailed appreciation of the following:

 

  • Introduction to thermal imaging systems for electrical inspection applications
  • Acquire good electrical inspection safety procedures
  • Study indoor and outdoor electrical equipment inspection methods
  • Recognize the typical thermal patterns associated with electrical faults (visit our image gallery)
  • Collect quality data, and account for effects such as distance and emissivity using infrared cameras
  • Interpret thermograms and make informed decisions using heat transfer concepts to analyze images
  • Review severity criteria used for electrical inspections
  • Learn how to report your findings with infrared analysis and IR reporting software

Who Should Attend

  • Plant reliability engineers/managers
  • Maintenance engineers/managers
  • Utility and facility engineers/managers
  • Performance engineers/managers

Expert Course Faculty

Our key expert is the Founder of a consultation firm based in Malaysia, who is actively involved in electrical competent person inspection, energy audit, energy efficiency and technical consultation for M&E maintenance activities for industrial and commercial sectors.

 

He is involved in testing and commissioning works of factory substations up to 132kV system. Previously, he has worked with 2 700MW Jimah coal-fired power plant, Port Dickson, for 9 years with his last position being Electrical Maintenance Section Head. He was involved in the commissioning of coal-fired power plant mainly with 500kV generator transformer, 934 MVA generator, and up to 33kV MV motors and switchgear panels.

 

Our key expert has managed the maintenance team to perform routine maintenance activities (together with supporting tools such as motor lube oil analysis, infrared thermography analysis, transformer oil analysis) & electrical troubleshooting and plant outages for critical and non-critical equipment. Besides that, our key expert has published several IEEE conference papers and journals.

TOPICS COVERED

Basic infrared theory

Infrared equipment

Traceable temperature limits: how hot is too hot

Infrared electrical system inspections

Implementing an IR predictive maintenance program

Hands-on practical training using FLUKE camera

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 (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