Courses

HYDROGEN – TECHNOLOGY, ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS CASES – APR 2020

HYDROGEN - TECHNOLOGY, ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS CASES

21 - 23 APRIL 2020, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

Asia Pacific is set to be the largest and fastest growing Hydrogen market globally. This growth is driven by decarbonisation of energy-use, ammonia production and rising demand of fuel cell electric vehicles. Hydrogen as a fuel has outstanding energy carrying capacity and many application possibilities ranging from Petroleum refinery, Ammonia and Methanol production, Transportation and Power generation. Although the current petrochemical market segment will remain strongest in the near future, it is the transport and power sector which spurs the vision of a massive market takeoff in the next decade. The ever-rising share of renewable energies require flexible and scalable storage solutions, which in turn offers many additional revenue streams beyond pure electricity sales. Adding to this the strong impetus towards decarbonisation of the transport sector from cars, trucks, trains to ships and even airplanes creates the breed for an exciting and yet untapped market potential. This course aims to clarify and assess the hydrogen business case along its value chain and versatile market applications.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding current hydrogen market status and recent developments
  • Major drivers and inhibitors influencing the growth of the market
  • Understanding and comparing various production technology processes
  • Challenges and solutions in transport, distribution and storage of hydrogen
  • Mapping the many petrochemical, energy and transport applications
  • Analyse business cases from around the world and understand their economics

Who Should Attend

  • Project developers
  • Equipment Manufacturers
  • Oil, Gas and Petrochemical sector companies
  • IPPs and utilities
  • Transport sector companies and port operators
  • Policy makers and regulators
  • Investors and lenders

Expert Course Faculty

Our key expert is an independent financial advisor with some 20 years’ experience in the power & renewable sector.

 

Since six years, he has successfully delivered energy finance training to hundreds of executives from more than 80 countries in some 100 seminars in across the world. Additionally he serves as a lecturer in the IESE Business School and the Renewable Energy Finance Studies Program of the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

 

Delegates come from leading financial institutions, industrial corporations and governments such as e.g. IFC, FMO, GIZ, IFU, Obviam, KfW, HBOR, European Investment Bank, UNDP, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, African Finance Corporation, JBIC, Industrial Development Corporation, Banco Santander, Enel, E.ON, Vattenfall, Endesa, Eskom, Total, Sumitomo, Gamesa, Siemens, Akka Enerji, Akzo Nobel, BP, Shell, Abengoa, Energomontaza, Mitsubishi, SgurrEnergy, PwC, Investec, RES, Globeleq, Aldwych, The Crown Estate, Coca-Cola, Procter&Gamble, Pacific Gas & Electric, Omrom, OFGEM, Munich Re, AES, Alstom, Schneider Electric, Aveng Group, Air Liquide, NEPRA, Saudi Aramco, King Saud University, Swicorp, Qatar Petroleum, K.A. CARE.

 

Some of the topics delivered include Independent Power Projects, Project Finance, Power Purchase Agreements Renewable Technologies & Economics, Financial Analysis & Structuring, Risk Mitigation, Loan Term Sheets Elements, Government Tenders and Policy Incentives, Electricity Market Structures & Liberalization, Electricity Pricing, Project Transactions & Valuations, Innovative Renewable Business Models. Due to his versatile experience and personality, he has the ability to quickly relate to and leverage different cultural and professional backgrounds of delegates. His objective is not only to train passionately on fascinating energy finance topics, but to deliver a seminar experience, where delegates weave together as a group of persons and exchange not merely business cards, but ideas to spur business beyond.

 

He started out his career in a leading North European Strategy Consultancy, where he made substantial contributions to build the energy practice within the firm. He developed and implemented innovative distributions concepts for utility clients to face the competitive challenges of the newly liberalized German electricity market.

 

In 2002, anticipating the tectonic shifts to arrive in the energy sector by renewables, he decided to set-up his own advisory boutique to serve exclusively the renewable energy sector. In the following years, he supported world leading Utilities, IPPs and Private Equity Investors, such as Iberdrola, AES, RWE, OMV, Englefield Capital and Hudson Clean Energy Partners to thoroughly assess international market opportunities and successfully assemble project portfolios across mature and emerging European renewable markets. Based on this work his clients were able to realize their investment strategy via the acquisition of local partners, greenfield and operating wind, solar, biomass, geothermal or hydro projects with pipelines of many thousands MW capacity.

 

He also became a recommended speaker at leading international energy conferences on topics of market attractiveness and investment drivers for renewables. He formed part of the Working Group ‘Financing the Energy Turnaround’ in Frankfurt and was one of the first members of the European Technology Platform for Wind Energy, as well as of EWEA, ACORE, LAWEA, EUBIA, ESHA and EGEC.

 

Since ten years, he focuses on the particular challenges of power projects in emerging markets, such as Bulgaria, Turkey, Egypt, Georgia, New Zealand, Taiwan, South Korea, Mexico, South Africa or Pakistan. He flags risks to international investors coming from regulatory environment, grid connection and competitors. Developers are supported to raise equity, mitigates risks via the creation of international project consortia and achieve project finance bankability with domestic and international lenders.

 

He holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technical University of Berlin and is a qualified RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor. He is trilingual in English, Spanish and German and conversational in French.

TOPICS COVERED

Global Market Status

Hydrogen Basics

Overview of Hydrogen production processes

Hydrogen transportation, distribution and storage

Current lack of infrastructure and the complexity of storing hydrogen

Challenges to developing the supply chain – Importance of scale

Energy Applications

Transport Applications

Hydrogen Economics

Business Cases

Outlook

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

INDUSTRIAL INSTRUMENTATION AND MODERN CONTROL SYSTEMS – OCT 2020

INDUSTRIAL INSTRUMENTATION AND MODERN CONTROL SYSTEMS

19 - 21 OCTOBER 2020, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This seminar will provide a comprehensive understanding of modern control systems, digital control, Distributed Control Systems (DCSs), Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, HART protocol, control valves, actuators and smart technology. This seminar will focus on maximizing the efficiency, reliability and longevity of these systems and equipment by providing an understanding of the characteristics, selection criteria, common problems and repair techniques, preventive and predictive maintenance.

 

This seminar is a must for anyone who is involved in the selection, applications or maintenance of modern control systems, digital control, Distributed Control Systems (DCSs), Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators and smart technology because it covers how these systems and equipment operates, the latest maintenance techniques, and provide guidelines and rules that ensures their successful operation.

 

This seminar will provide the following information for modern control systems, digital control, Distributed Control Systems (DCSs), Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators and smart technology:

  • Basic design
  • Operating characteristics
  • Specification
  • Selection criteria
  • Sizing calculations
  • Enclosures and sealing arrangements
  • Codes and standards
  • Common operational problems
  • All diagnostics, troubleshooting, testing and maintenance

 

Practical application of smart instrumentation, SCADA and DCS, control valves, actuators, etc. in the following industries will be discussed in detail:

  • Chemical and petrochemical
  • Power generation
  • Pulp and paper
  • Aerospace
  • Water and sewage treatment
  • Electrical power grids
  • Environmental monitoring and control systems
  • Pharmaceutical plants

 

The instructor will guide the delegates during the seminar to do the following:

  • Design control systems for the chemical, petro-chemical and power generation industries
  • Select the components for these control systems
  • Tune and troubleshoot these control systems

Learning Outcomes

  • Equipment Operation: Gain a thorough understanding of the operating characteristics of these systems
  • Equipment Diagnostics and Inspection: Learn in detail all the diagnostic techniques and inspections required of critical components
  • Equipment Testing: Understand thoroughly all the tests required for the various types of systems
  • Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Determine all the maintenance and troubleshooting activities required to minimize the downtime and operating cost
  • Equipment Repair and Refurbishment: Gain a detailed understanding of the various methods used to repair and refurbish these systems
  • Efficiency, Reliability and Longevity: Learn the various methods used to maximize the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of the systems
  • Equipment Sizing: Gain a detailed understanding of all the calculations and sizing techniques
  • Design Features: Understand all the design features that helps to improve the efficiency and reliability of these systems
  • Equipment Selection: Learn how to select modern control systems, digital control, Distributed Control Systems (DCSs), Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators and smart technology by using the performance characteristics and selection criteria that you will learn in this seminar
  • Equipment Enclosures and Sealing Methods: Learn about the various types of enclosures and sealing arrangements used for the systems
  • Equipment Commissioning: Understand all commissioning requirements for modern control systems, digital control, Distributed Control Systems (DCSs), Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators and smart technology
  • Equipment Codes and Standards: Learn all the codes and standards applicable for the systems
  • Equipment Causes and Modes of Failures: Understand the causes and modes of failures of these systems
  • System Design: Learn all the requirements for designing different types of modern control systems, digital control, Distributed Control Systems (DCSs), Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators and smart technology

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

Day 1 – Feedback Control and Proportional-Integral-Derivative Algorithm, Co-relations for Tuning Constants, Proportional-Integral-Derivative Controller Tuning for Dynamic Performance

 

Day 2 – Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) System, Intelligent (Smart) Transmitters, Controllers, Sizing and Selection of Control Valves

 

Day 3 – Sizing of Control Valves, Positioners, and Actuator for Compressible and Non-Compressible Fluids, Control Valve Flashing, Cavitation and Noise Control, Control System, Commissioning of Instrumentation and Control System Packages, Troubleshooting and Diagnostics

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

RENEWABLE GENERATION AND INTEGRATION INTO NETWORKS – OCT 2020

RENEWABLE GENERATION AND INTEGRATION INTO NETWORKS

14 - 16 OCTOBER 2020, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

The course covers the main aspects of the operating requirements for an integrated, reliable and stable power system with particular focus on renewable generation integration. This course will help professionals in the planning and operation of a power system with increasing penetration of renewable resources. The characteristics of renewable resources are discussed from a local, consumer and a system perspective, highlighting the ever-changing model for delivery energy to customers.

 

The course presents the technical challenges associated with interconnecting and integrating safely and reliably gigawatts of solar power onto the electricity grid. State-of-the-art methodologies in forecasting solar power output along with case studies from international community will be presented. Effects of smart grids and distributed generation challenges are discussed throughout the course. Distributed generation are analyzed in sufficient technical and financial level of detail to cover integration of renewable energy.

 

The contribution of inverter-based generators that provides voltage support, frequency response and regulation (droop response) are discussed as well as reactive power and power quality issues. The course will describe how the microgrids controllers allow fully automated energy management.

Learning Outcomes

  • Control and operation of renewable resources
  • The technical characteristics of wind and solar resources
  • How renewable integrate with the transmission and distribution networks
  • Renewables as distributed generation
  • The lifecycle of solar and wind projects from approval phase to connection to the grid
  • Example and challenges of renewable generation
  • Smart grid and how is changing the resiliency distribution networks
  • Wide-scale adoption of consumer owned renewable generation
  • Cybersecurity and blockchain in renewable certificates

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for line managers, executives in electric utility generation, transmission and distribution operation, planning and engineering.

Expert Course Faculty

In his 30 years working experience the trainer 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.

 

The trainer 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 privatization 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

Power systems in context with renewable generation

Types of renewable generation

Solar power plants

Electricity storage and solar PV plants

Impact of renewable power plant on power system operation

Renewable power plants in energy market

Operation aspects of  distributed generation and renewables

Load management distributed generation

Finance models

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

COAL MINING FUNDAMENTALS – JULY 2020

COAL MINING FUNDAMENTALS

20 - 22 JULY 2020, SINGAPORE

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the historical development of coal and the peculiarities of the SE Asian scene relative to the international experience
  • Understand the key parameters that make or break a coal project
  • Learn the essential science behind coal
  • Understand the relationship between water and gas in coal and the implications
  • Understand mining methods, and why one type may be more suitable than another
  • Learn the practical aspects of mine management and pit logistics
  • Understand the impact and the character of different layers of minerals in a deposit
  • Grasp the physical constraints that affect drilling, and the pros and cons of each method
  • Comprehend the practicalities of material handling with coal, and the holistic pit to port (mind to harbor) system
  • Learn what greenhouse emissions and a warming world mean for the coal industry
  • Comprehend the differences between resources and reserves and the requirements to move resources to reserves
  • Understand the basic economic drivers behind coal projects
  • Learn how to undertake due diligence on a coal project
  • Participate in practical discussions and exercises that enhance practical understanding

Who Should Attend

The course is generally applicable to anyone who would like to understand more about coal, including mining engineers, geologists, administrators, executives, potentials investors in coal projects, and financial analysts. The course is designed to be particularly accessible to young professionals, and those who may already have a different background and wish to understand more about this important international resource.

Expert Course Faculty

He is a geologist with over 40 years’ experience in the coal mining and energy industries. He has held leadership roles in industry and has worked as a consultant to the Coal Bed Methane (CBM) and coal mining industry for the past 20 years. He has been a Managing Director of a leading directional drilling service and technology supply company, and a Research Leader in coal seam gas associated with a major Australian CRC.

 

He is a Managing Director of CoalBed Energy Consultants which provides project management, technical services, business development, due diligence, and consulting services in coal mining, CBM (CSG), Coal Mine Methane (CMM), drilling, fugitive emissions and related areas. CoalBed counts in its client list all of the major mining companies in Australia, and many CBM players. He and his son have developed popular training courses in Coal Mining Fundamentals, CBM Fundamentals, CBM production and completion, and drilling which have been delivered to a range of clients in Australia and overseas.

 

He has worked in most of the major coal seam gas basins throughout the world, and assisted with technology transfer of advanced directional drilling technology into emerging markets such as China, India, South Africa, Central-Asia and Easter Europe. Recent related experience includes developing projects in Indonesia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, South America and Southern Africa.

 

He is the author of a number of papers that have been published in a range of journals and proceedings, and was also a co-recipient of the prestigious Stefanko Award for best paper at the 2007 SME Conference in Denver, CO, USA for a paper titled “A Petroleum Industry Approach to Coal Mine Drainage”.

 

He holds a BSc in Geology from the University of Newcastle, an MSc in Geology from the University of New England and an MBA from Deakin University. He is a member of the Geological Society of Australia and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

TOPICS COVERED

The background to coal

Coal fundamentals: The “essential science”

The mining of coal

The drilling of coal

How is coal used?

Coal in the blast furnace

Coal in the power station

Coal markets and trade flows

Coal shipping and logistics of material handling

Coal resources and reserves

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

GRID IMPACT ON ELECTRIC VEHICLES – March 2020

GRID IMPACT ON ELECTRIC VEHICLES

10 - 12 MARCH 2020, Singapore

About The Course

This 3-day course will provide a complete overview of integrating electric vehicles (EVs) into the power grid. It will cover the whole chain from grid operation to the car battery. This includes the control room, possible grid reinforcement, demand side management, power electronics and the influence of operation on the car battery.

 

Electrification of the transportation sector will impact the power system in many ways. Besides the additional load, local impacts on the grid needs to be handled by the grid operators. Simultaneously, charging of many EVs might exceed the limits at some places. On the other hand, EVs can provide flexibility and other ancillary services that will help grid operators.

 

The course will show the impacts on the grid and solutions for a save and cost-effective grid planning and operation with examples of successful integration of EVs.

 

The training will also give information about the technology used for EVs such as power electronics, demand side management, communication and batteries. In this context, the focus is on power electronics as it has the highest impact on the grid.

 

In addition, a closer look on the conflict of interest between grid operators and car manufacturers in terms of costs, functions of charging equipment and battery operation/battery life is taken into account.

 

The set-up of the training allows for discussion and questions. Questions can be formulated by the participants upfront or during the training. On the last day, there will be time to answer those questions and for further discussions.

Who Should Attend

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

Expert Course Faculty

Our trainers are experts from Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology (Fraunhofer, IEE), Germany. The Fraunhofer IEE researches for the national and international transformation of energy supply systems.

 

Our first expert course leader is a Business Development Manager for Power Electronics and Electrical Drive Systems, and Head of Department for Converters and Electrical Drive Systems. He is also a Professor for ElectromMobility and Electrical Infrastructure at Bonn Rhein Sieg University of Applied Science. He received his engineering degree in Automation in 2008 by the THM Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen (FH Giessen-Friedberg).

 

Afterwards, our key expert studied power engineering at University of Kassel and received his diploma certificate in 2010. In 2016, our key expert received the Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing) from the University of Hannover. The title of his dissertation is Optimized multifunctional bi-directional charger for electric vehicles.

 

Our key expert is a Researcher at the Fraunhofer IEE in Kassel since 2010, engaging in power converters for electric vehicles, photovoltaics and wind energy. His current research interests includes the bi-directional inductive power transfer, battery charger and inverter, as well as new power electronic components such as SiC MOSFETs and chokes.

 

Our second expert course leader is the Deputy Head of Energy Storage department at Fraunhofer IEE. Prior to this, he was the Director of the Grid Integration department, over at SMA Solar Technology AG, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of PV power converters. Before joinging SMA, he was Manager of the Front Office System Planning at Amprion GmbH (formerly RWE TSO), one of the 4 German transmission system operators.

 

Our key expert holds a Degree of Electrical Engineering from the University of Kassel, Germany. In 2003, he finished his Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing) on the topic of wind power forecasting at the “Institute of Solar Energy Supply Technology” (now Fraunhofer IEE) in Kassel.

 

In 2004, he started his career at RWE TSO with the main focus on wind power integration and congestion management. Our key expert is the Chairman of the IEC SC 8A “Grid Integration of Large-capacity Renewable Energy (RE) Generation”, and has published several papers about grid integration of renewable energy source and forecasting systems on books, magazines, international conferences and workshops

TOPICS COVERED

Impacts of EVs on the national grid

 

Case studies & models of successful EV projects globally

 

System and local capacity barriers for EV to scale

 

Charging needs, technical requirements, safety considerations

 

Charging solutions on system level

 

Charging / discharging solutions on battery level

 

Interaction between charging systems and grid

 

Services provided by EVs and how it works

 

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

PREVENTIVE AND PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE – SEPT 2020

PREVENTIVE AND PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE

Optimizing maintenance strategies to achieve outstanding plant performance at minimum cost

21 - 25 SEPTEMBER 2020, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This 5-day training course has been derived from the Plant Performance Improvement Road Map developed by practitioners that guarantee the reliability of your operations. The course focuses on how to improve profitability of any business by identifying the right maintenance strategy for any equipment.

 

The aim of this course is to help practitioners run programmes that will deliver real benefits as fast as possible with minimum zero wasted effort. The course will also cover the core principles of Reliability Centred Maintenance, Total Productive Maintenance and Six Sigma and the increasingly important role of operations in achieving optimized asset performance.

 

This is a certified course with the option of sitting for a short exam on the final day of the course to give participants the opportunity to gain a Certificate from powerEDGE and the Carcharodon Maintenance Academy.

 

Preventive and Predictive maintenance are not new concepts. Both have been used across industry all over the world and when done properly, can yield impressive results (cost reductions of 20% or greater, and a leap forward in equipment reliability and performance are very achievable). However, for every company using these concepts effectively, there are many others who are not.

 

Preventive and predictive maintenance are not a guarantee of success for all equipment in all environments – they have to be applied in the right way at the right time. All too often, companies apply simplistic approaches on the assumption that they can achieve rapid results with a common solution, but unfortunately, there are no short cuts.

 

You will have to understand the range of maintenance options, match these to individual items of equipment and understand failure modes and the consequence of failure:

  • Sometimes, a preventive maintenance schedule will be effective
  • Sometimes, a predictive maintenance choice will be the best option
  • Sometimes, it is ok to simply let equipment run to fail
  • Sometimes, you will need to design out a failure mode or invest in an equipment upgrade

 

This course provides a roadmap to help match the right type of maintenance to any equipment to provide the right blend of preventive and predictive maintenance to the right equipment. This roadmap has been developed over a number of years to help maintenance professionals improve plant performance efficiently and effectively to deliver bottom line benefits as quickly and sustainably as possible. This is an extremely practical course based on real life experience with the aim to provide participants with tools and an improvement plan to take back to work. Apart from equipping participants with an understanding of Preventive and Predictive maintenance, it will help you to:

  • Understand how and when to apply them
  • Appreciate the history of why they were invented
  • Be aware of where people go wrong
  • Explain the different types of failures
  • Use Root Cause Failure Analysis to understand past problems and Failure Mode Effect Analysis to predict future risks

Learning Outcomes

Master the critical skills by acquiring the following:

  • An understanding of how maintenance can add profit
  • The ability to develop improvement programmes that deliver maximum benefit in the shortest time
  • A fundamental understanding of the principles of Preventive, Predictive and other maintenance types
  • A practical understanding of the latest methods of solving problems at root cause level
  • An appreciation of maintenance methodologies such as Reliability Centred Maintenance
  • Strategies for ensuring your company gets value for money from your Contractors
  • How to use Maintenance Model of Excellence and Plant Performance Improvement Road Map

Who Should Attend

This course is for managers, supervisors and planners responsible for maintenance planning, scheduling and control activities.

 

This course will help all members of the operations and maintenance team and their supply chain understanding their role in ensuring that maintenance is benefiting and not inhibiting their business.

 

The critical objectives of the maintenance planning and scheduling section are to ensure assets availability and reliability at the lowest cost. The planning and scheduling activities in the maintenance department are the reference points for all work orders. Planned wrongly and the whole maintenance management processes will be negatively affected. Work orders created by maintenance planners and properly executed will improve the effectiveness of the maintenance department.

 

The role of the maintenance planner is to develop the right work orders taking into consideration all the logistical requirements and constraints. Along with excellent planning and scheduling skills, this job requires interacting with many departments. The maintenance theories and principles as well as best practices that will be discussed during this course will equip the maintenance planner to achieve the critical objectives of the maintenance department.

Expert Course Faculty

Our key expert is an award-winning consultant and trainer with 30 years’ experience in maintenance and reliability improvement. He has worked across 5 continents, in a wide variety of environments from the world’s largest oil refinery to a small drinks production line. Our key expert has 10 years of maintenance management experience in the process industry, so he brings a very practical approach to training. He moved into consulting with ABB Eutech as their global maintenance specialist where he led maintenance and reliability best practice panels, delivered a wide range of maintenance improvement projects, and trained other consultants.

 

Our key expert founded his consultancy and training business in 2002 to focus on maintenance and reliability improvement. As part of this, he developed a range of maintenance “models of excellence” with inputs from authors, international lecturers and some of the world’s leading consultants and operators. His work has been recognized as being at the leading edge of industry best practice, winning independent awards such as the UK Chemical Industries Association “Excellence in Engineering” award.

 

Our key expert remains close to the industry as a respected specialist helping operating companies to achieve changes in performance. This ongoing field work enables him to continue to refine and extend best practice and the learning from this is continually fed into his training.

 

Previous participants organizations includes the following companies:

  • Cuu Long Joint Operating Company
  • Hess (Thailand) Limited
  • Petronas Carigali
  • S-Oil Corporation
  • Petronas Gas
  • Asean Bintulu Fertilizer
  • Carigali Hess Operation Co.
  • MTBE Malaysia
  • HMC Polymers
  • CNOOC SES
  • Shell Refining Company
  • Esso Malaysia
  • Optimal Chemicals
  • Penta-Ocean Construction

TOPICS COVERED

Reliability and its role in a business context

The dark side of maintenance, life before PPM

A modern approach to asset performance

The reliability roadmap

Failure models and the origin of preventive maintenance

Maintenance types

Condition monitoring

Getting to the root cause of failures

Developing a PPM programme

Maintenance methodologies that compliment PPM

Planning for returning to work

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

ADVANCED TURNAROUND, SHUTDOWN AND OUTAGE MANAGEMENT – SEPT 2020

ADVANCED TURNAROUND, SHUTDOWN AND OUTAGE MANAGEMENT

Optimizing your turnaround management strategy to exceed safety, quality, time and cost targets

28 - 30 SEPTEMBER 2020, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This 3-day training course has been derived from the Turnaround Model of Excellence developed by practitioners that guarantee the reliability of your operations. The course builds on the Certificate in Effective Plant Turnaround Management course and takes the model of excellence to the next level, bringing a complete cradle to grave methodology. The aim of the course is to help practitioners who already have a basic knowledge of turnaround move towards the expert level.

 

This is a certified course where participants will have the option to sit for a short exam on the final day of the course to gain a Certificate in Advanced Turnaround, Shutdown & Outage Management from petroEDGE / powerEDGE, and the Carcharodon Maintenance Academy.

 

Turnarounds are complex projects that have a substantial impact on business performance. It is therefore imperative that the people who plan, prepare and execute turnaround have an in-depth skill and knowledge necessary to produce a successful outcome and an understanding of how turnaround works, why they sometimes don’t and what to do if they start going wrong.

 

This complex, uncertain and at times unfamiliar undertaking can, and often does, overwhelm the people involved and result in over-run of duration, overspend of budget or, even worse, an unreliable plant. This course concentrates on how to develop a more strategic approach to turnaround management to achieve the best possible outcome with the minimum risk.

 

This course will take participants on a journey that begins with setting strategic objectives, explains the latest thinking on setting the right scope in good time, then basic planning to challenge planning, executing turnarounds safely to the right standards and handing over to operations. Of course, no turnaround can be considered complete until the plant is in full operation and the learning review has been completed, so we will close the course with how to use the Model of Excellence to do this and, if necessary, a full forensic review.

Learning Outcomes

Master the critical skills in managing a world-class plant turnaround project by acquiring the following:

  • A reprise of basic plant turnaround – just like a refresher course
  • The ability to fine tune the approach to turnarounds
  • A fundamental understanding of excellent turnaround team design
  • Strategies to ensure your company gets value for money from contractors
  • Experience in the latest cutting edge approach to planning and scheduling
  • Understanding of the “Centre of Excellence” concept to improve future performance

 

This practically focused master class will teach you the practical skills to:

  • Build the best turnaround team possible from available resources
  • Educate senior management in their turnaround roles and responsibilities
  • Use the Model of Excellence to maximize the benefits of planning and preparation
  • Develop an improved process based on the most powerful question in planning

 

Experience has taught that effective action is underpinned by profound knowledge and that this in turn is based on asking powerful questions. Therefore, this course is based on a series of powerful questions that will lead participants towards profound knowledge of turnarounds, enhancing their existing skills.

Who Should Attend

This 3-day training program has been researched and developed for experienced managers, superintendents, supervisors, engineers, planners, team leaders and coordinators of:

  • Shutdown / turnarounds
  • Maintenance
  • Engineering
  • Reliability
  • Plant
  • Outage
  • Asset management
  • Operations / Audit
  • Safety

Expert Course Faculty

Our key expert is an award-winning consultant and trainer with 30 years’ experience in maintenance and reliability improvement. He has worked across 5 continents, in a wide variety of environments from the world’s largest oil refinery to a small drinks production line. Our key expert has 10 years of maintenance management experience in the process industry, so he brings a very practical approach to training. He moved into consulting with ABB Eutech as their global maintenance specialist where he led maintenance and reliability best practice panels, delivered a wide range of maintenance improvement projects, and trained other consultants.

 

Our key expert founded his consultancy and training business in 2002 to focus on maintenance and reliability improvement. As part of this, he developed a range of maintenance “models of excellence” with inputs from authors, international lecturers and some of the world’s leading consultants and operators. His work has been recognized as being at the leading edge of industry best practice, winning independent awards such as the UK Chemical Industries Association “Excellence in Engineering” award.

 

Our key expert remains close to the industry as a respected specialist helping operating companies to achieve changes in performance. This ongoing field work enables him to continue to refine and extend best practice and the learning from this is continually fed into his training.

 

Previous participants organizations includes the following companies:

  • Cuu Long Joint Operating Company
  • Hess (Thailand) Limited
  • Petronas Carigali
  • S-Oil Corporation
  • Petronas Gas
  • Asean Bintulu Fertilizer
  • Carigali Hess Operation Co.
  • MTBE Malaysia
  • HMC Polymers
  • CNOOC SES
  • Shell Refining Company
  • Esso Malaysia
  • Optimal Chemicals
  • Penta-Ocean Construction

TOPICS COVERED

Setting turnarounds in context

A structured Model of Excellence, a blueprint for success

Developing a shutdown strategy

Preliminary planning

Challenge planning

Execution

Returning to full operation

The turnaround review

Developing a cradle to grave control and learning process

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

PREVENTIVE AND PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE – SEPT 2020

MAINTENANCE PLANNING SCHEDULING AND CONTROL

20 - 24 JULY 2020, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

Whether you are maintaining an oil rig or processing plant, good quality maintenance is critical to delivering a safe reliable product to your customers. Whatever your level of maintenance experience, this course will equip you with the valuable skills and understanding that will enhance your maintenance career.

 

Too often the maintenance department is seen as the cause of why assets are unavailable, in poor condition yet are costing too much to maintain. However, pace setting focused organizations see maintenance planning as adding value to their assets and employ an integrated, holistic approach to their maintenance processes. This 5-day course will help you move towards that world class leading performance.

 

This course will introduce participants to our integrated maintenance planning model that has been used by leading companies and consultants with successes recognized as best practice. Participants will learn the total impact that maintenance can have on a business, identify key elements (and value) of effective maintenance for their own plants to not only reduce costs but also improve performance. The critical types of maintenance planning will be covered from day-to-day activities to shutdowns and reliability improvement. The course will break down traditional functional boundaries and encourage a holistic approach to maintenance.

 

Effective maintenance planning is not just about managing tasks, it is also about managing people. This course will show participants the importance of effective communication with the maintenance stakeholders. Participants will learn how to better engage the customers of the maintenance plan and manage conflict if and when it arises.

 

This course will show participants how world-class leading maintenance planning can reduce costs and improve the availability of an asset in a safe and sustainable way. Participants will increase their awareness of the holistic maintenance process and understand how they can use their role to increase business performance.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the latest concepts and techniques needed to effectively plan, schedule and control maintenance activities
  • Use project management techniques to manage major maintenance activities and shutdowns
  • Demonstrate understanding of how to maintain the optimal stock levels of spare parts to ensure operational availability
  • Prepare the right maintenance KPIs to evaluate and improve the performance of critical maintenance processes in their department
  • Select capital budgeting techniques to evaluate maintenance capital expenditures
  • Relate and communicate with others to achieve the desired goals

Who Should Attend

This course is for managers, supervisors and planners responsible for maintenance planning, scheduling and control activities.

 

This course will help all members of the operations and maintenance team and their supply chain understanding their role in ensuring that maintenance is benefiting and not inhibiting their business.

 

The critical objectives of the maintenance planning and scheduling section are to ensure assets availability and reliability at the lowest cost. The planning and scheduling activities in the maintenance department are the reference points for all work orders. Planned wrongly and the whole maintenance management processes will be negatively affected. Work orders created by maintenance planners and properly executed will improve the effectiveness of the maintenance department.

 

The role of the maintenance planner is to develop the right work orders taking into consideration all the logistical requirements and constraints. Along with excellent planning and scheduling skills, this job requires interacting with many departments. The maintenance theories and principles as well as best practices that will be discussed during this course will equip the maintenance planner to achieve the critical objectives of the maintenance department.

Expert Course Faculty

Our key expert is an award-winning consultant and trainer with 30 years’ experience in maintenance and reliability improvement. He has worked across 5 continents, in a wide variety of environments from the world’s largest oil refinery to a small drinks production line. Our key expert has 10 years of maintenance management experience in the process industry, so he brings a very practical approach to training. He moved into consulting with ABB Eutech as their global maintenance specialist where he led maintenance and reliability best practice panels, delivered a wide range of maintenance improvement projects, and trained other consultants.

 

Our key expert founded his consultancy and training business in 2002 to focus on maintenance and reliability improvement. As part of this, he developed a range of maintenance “models of excellence” with inputs from authors, international lecturers and some of the world’s leading consultants and operators. His work has been recognized as being at the leading edge of industry best practice, winning independent awards such as the UK Chemical Industries Association “Excellence in Engineering” award.

 

Our key expert remains close to the industry as a respected specialist helping operating companies to achieve changes in performance. This ongoing field work enables him to continue to refine and extend best practice and the learning from this is continually fed into his training.

 

Previous participants organizations includes the following companies:

  • Cuu Long Joint Operating Company
  • Hess (Thailand) Limited
  • Petronas Carigali
  • S-Oil Corporation
  • Petronas Gas
  • Asean Bintulu Fertilizer
  • Carigali Hess Operation Co.
  • MTBE Malaysia
  • HMC Polymers
  • CNOOC SES
  • Shell Refining Company
  • Esso Malaysia
  • Optimal Chemicals
  • Penta-Ocean Construction

TOPICS COVERED

Putting planning in context

Role of the maintenance planner

Planning major maintenance work and shutdowns

Controlling maintenance work

Driving maintenance performance

Dealing with maintenance colleagues, management and users

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

MAINTENANCE PLANNING SCHEDULING AND CONTROL – JULY 2020

MAINTENANCE PLANNING SCHEDULING AND CONTROL

20 - 24 JULY 2020, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

Whether you are maintaining an oil rig or processing plant, good quality maintenance is critical to delivering a safe reliable product to your customers. Whatever your level of maintenance experience, this course will equip you with the valuable skills and understanding that will enhance your maintenance career.

 

Too often the maintenance department is seen as the cause of why assets are unavailable, in poor condition yet are costing too much to maintain. However, pace setting focused organizations see maintenance planning as adding value to their assets and employ an integrated, holistic approach to their maintenance processes. This 5-day course will help you move towards that world class leading performance.

 

This course will introduce participants to our integrated maintenance planning model that has been used by leading companies and consultants with successes recognized as best practice. Participants will learn the total impact that maintenance can have on a business, identify key elements (and value) of effective maintenance for their own plants to not only reduce costs but also improve performance. The critical types of maintenance planning will be covered from day-to-day activities to shutdowns and reliability improvement. The course will break down traditional functional boundaries and encourage a holistic approach to maintenance.

 

Effective maintenance planning is not just about managing tasks, it is also about managing people. This course will show participants the importance of effective communication with the maintenance stakeholders. Participants will learn how to better engage the customers of the maintenance plan and manage conflict if and when it arises.

 

This course will show participants how world-class leading maintenance planning can reduce costs and improve the availability of an asset in a safe and sustainable way. Participants will increase their awareness of the holistic maintenance process and understand how they can use their role to increase business performance.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the latest concepts and techniques needed to effectively plan, schedule and control maintenance activities
  • Use project management techniques to manage major maintenance activities and shutdowns
  • Demonstrate understanding of how to maintain the optimal stock levels of spare parts to ensure operational availability
  • Prepare the right maintenance KPIs to evaluate and improve the performance of critical maintenance processes in their department
  • Select capital budgeting techniques to evaluate maintenance capital expenditures
  • Relate and communicate with others to achieve the desired goals

Who Should Attend

This course is for managers, supervisors and planners responsible for maintenance planning, scheduling and control activities.

 

This course will help all members of the operations and maintenance team and their supply chain understanding their role in ensuring that maintenance is benefiting and not inhibiting their business.

 

The critical objectives of the maintenance planning and scheduling section are to ensure assets availability and reliability at the lowest cost. The planning and scheduling activities in the maintenance department are the reference points for all work orders. Planned wrongly and the whole maintenance management processes will be negatively affected. Work orders created by maintenance planners and properly executed will improve the effectiveness of the maintenance department.

 

The role of the maintenance planner is to develop the right work orders taking into consideration all the logistical requirements and constraints. Along with excellent planning and scheduling skills, this job requires interacting with many departments. The maintenance theories and principles as well as best practices that will be discussed during this course will equip the maintenance planner to achieve the critical objectives of the maintenance department.

Expert Course Faculty

Our key expert is an award-winning consultant and trainer with 30 years’ experience in maintenance and reliability improvement. He has worked across 5 continents, in a wide variety of environments from the world’s largest oil refinery to a small drinks production line. Our key expert has 10 years of maintenance management experience in the process industry, so he brings a very practical approach to training. He moved into consulting with ABB Eutech as their global maintenance specialist where he led maintenance and reliability best practice panels, delivered a wide range of maintenance improvement projects, and trained other consultants.

 

Our key expert founded his consultancy and training business in 2002 to focus on maintenance and reliability improvement. As part of this, he developed a range of maintenance “models of excellence” with inputs from authors, international lecturers and some of the world’s leading consultants and operators. His work has been recognized as being at the leading edge of industry best practice, winning independent awards such as the UK Chemical Industries Association “Excellence in Engineering” award.

 

Our key expert remains close to the industry as a respected specialist helping operating companies to achieve changes in performance. This ongoing field work enables him to continue to refine and extend best practice and the learning from this is continually fed into his training.

 

Previous participants organizations includes the following companies:

  • Cuu Long Joint Operating Company
  • Hess (Thailand) Limited
  • Petronas Carigali
  • S-Oil Corporation
  • Petronas Gas
  • Asean Bintulu Fertilizer
  • Carigali Hess Operation Co.
  • MTBE Malaysia
  • HMC Polymers
  • CNOOC SES
  • Shell Refining Company
  • Esso Malaysia
  • Optimal Chemicals
  • Penta-Ocean Construction

TOPICS COVERED

Putting planning in context

Role of the maintenance planner

Planning major maintenance work and shutdowns

Controlling maintenance work

Driving maintenance performance

Dealing with maintenance colleagues, management and users

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 GENERATORS, EXCITATION SYSTEMS AND GOVERNING SYSTEMS – MAY 2020

ELECTRICAL GENERATORS, EXCITATION SYSTEMS AND GOVERNING SYSTEMS

Selection, Applications, Operation, Diagnostic Testing, Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Refurbishment.

11 - 15 MAY 2020, MANILA, PHILIPPINES

About The Course

This seminar provides a comprehensive understanding of the various types of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), governing systems, and protective systems.  The focus in this seminar is on maximizing the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of this equipment by providing an understanding of the characteristics, selection criteria, common problems and repair techniques, preventive and predictive maintenance.  The emphasis in this seminar is on protective systems, inspection methods, diagnostic testing, troubleshooting, modern maintenance techniques, refurbishment, rewind and upgrade options, and advanced methods for preventing partial discharge and other failures.

 

This seminar is a MUST for anyone who is involved in the selection, applications, or maintenance of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems because it covers how this equipment operates, the latest maintenance techniques, and provides guidelines and rules that ensure the successful operation of this equipment.

 

In addition, this seminar will cover in detail the basic design, operating characteristics, specification, selection criteria, advanced fault detection techniques, critical components and all preventive and predictive maintenance methods in order to increase reliability of the equipment and reduce the operation and maintenance cost.

 

This seminar will provide the following information for all types of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems:

 

  • Basic Design
  • Specification
  • Selection Criteria
  • Sizing Calculations
  • Enclosures and Sealing Arrangements
  • Codes and Standards
  • Common Operational Problems
  • Protective Systems
  • All Diagnostics, Troubleshooting, Testing, and Maintenance

Learning Outcomes

  • Equipment Operation: Gain a thorough understanding of the operating characteristics of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Equipment Diagnostics and Inspection: Learn in detail all the diagnostic techniques and inspections required of critical components of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Equipment Testing: Understand thoroughly all the tests required for the various types of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Electrical Generator Protective Systems: Gain a thorough understanding of all Electrical generator protective systems including: all electrical relays, tripping mechanisms, protective systems for negative phase sequence (unbalance loading), loss of excitation, over fluxing protection (over-voltage and under-frequency), reverse power (generator monitoring), over-speeding, pole slipping/out of step (sudden increase in torque or weakness in excitation), Class A protection, Class B protection
  • Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Determine all the maintenance and troubleshooting activities required to minimize the downtime and operating cost of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Equipment Repair and Refurbishment: Gain a detailed understanding of the various methods used to repair and refurbish generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Equipment Rewind and Upgrade Options: Discover all options available to rewind and upgrade the generator rotor and stator to enhance the output and reduce downtime
  • Efficiency, Reliability, and Longevity: Learn the various methods used to maximize the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Advanced Methods to Prevent Failure: Gain a thorough understanding of all the methods used to prevent partial discharge, and other failures in generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Equipment Sizing: Gain a detailed understanding of all the calculations and sizing techniques used for generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Design Features: Understand all the design features that improve the efficiency and reliability of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Equipment Selection: Learn how to select generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems by using the performance characteristics and selection criteria that you will learn in this seminar
  • Equipment Enclosures and Sealing Methods: Learn about the various types of enclosures and sealing arrangements used for generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Equipment Commissioning: Understand all the commissioning requirements for generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Equipment Codes and Standards: Learn all the codes and standards applicable for generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Equipment Causes and Modes of Failure: Understand causes and modes of failure of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • System Design: Learn all the requirements for designing different types of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals (this seminar is suitable for individuals who do not have an electrical background)

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.

TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS

“This course is very useful for me. I understood more about the generators. The teacher is extremely good in his teaching method and has deep knowledge.” Electrical Engineer, Binh Son Refinery Petrochemical Company Limited

“The trainer has given us a good understanding of the topics. The explanation/reasoning of what happened on electrical equipment’s & the testing were really excellent. The shared practical experiences are very useful for engineers to apply it to their plants.” – Electrical Maintenance Supervisor, Brunei Shell Petroleum

“This course covers very comprehensive topics on generation equipment from principle of engineering, operation and testing. Very recommended to all engineers working related to power plant phase be it projects, engineering or operations & maintenance.” – Senior Electrical Engineer, Sarawak Energy Berhad

“The course really covered the fundamentals of generators theory of operation. This will be beneficial at work since the theory behind the practical work is now understood.” – Maintenance Supervisor, First NatGas Power Corporation

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

UPDATE: We have re-scheduled our Renewable Generation and Integration into Networks in January to 30 March – 01 April 2020.