Basic familiarity with
equipment performance test methods and power plant thermodynamics.
This 4-1/2 day course is designed to teach attendees how to diagnose root causes of fossil and combined cycle power plant performance deficiencies. Attendees have the option of attending the first 3-1/2 days on the Rankine cycle plant or the last 3-1/2 days on the combined cycle
plant. Topics are optimally arranged to allow engineers from both plant types to pick and choose the equipment of most interest to them without any loss of continuity.
different case studies are presented and solved, beginning with test data on
specific components, followed by pertinent performance calculations, and ending
with a "root cause" analysis of the problem. Diagnostic flowpaths, using "expert
system" techniques, are provided for many of the case studies. The case studies
are based on GP Strategies' extensive experience in troubleshooting and testing
all types of power plant equipment.
At the end of this course, students should be able to:
Who Should Attend
This course is for experienced power plant engineers and managers who are familiar with the
ASME PTCs and knowledgeable in power plant components/systems.