Simulator-Based Combined Cycle Plant Operations for Operators

Buffalo, New York
Monday, August 20, 2018
Simulator-Based Combined Cycle Plant Operations for Operators
Monday, August 20, 2018 8:30 AM -
Friday, August 24, 2018 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)

GP Strategies Amherst Training Center
(716) 799-1080
25 North Pointe Parkway
Buffalo, New York 14228
United States

Map and Directions
A thorough understanding of combined cycle fundamentals, and be familiar with the basic operation of a combined cycle plant.

Course Description 
This 4-1/2 day course is designed to provide hands-on operation of a combined cycle unit. Operating best practices are emphasized. The discussions and use of a high-fidelity simulator allow operators to practice and perfect routine and abnormal operating scenarios in a safe environment without risk to designed to teach attendees how to test and monitor coal-fired power plant equipment 

Course Content
Topics covered include:
  • Unit Start-up and Shutdown
  • Operating Under Normal Plant Conditions
  • Operating Under Abnormal Plant Conditions
  • Operating During Plant Upsets
  • Reacting Optimally to Multiple Alarms
  • Troubleshooting Unit Performance   

Course Objectives
At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Prepare the combined cycle unit for start-up
  • Start up the unit following normal operating practices
  • Properly operate the unit under routine conditions and load changes
  • Prepare the combined cycle unit for shutdown
  • Shut down the unit following normal operating practices
  • Interpret alarms and their relationships quickly

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for control room operators who wish to improve their skills operating a combined cycle power plant under a variety of normal and abnormal operating conditions, as well as assistant operators who are preparing to assume responsibilities for unit operation.

Course Material
Student handout with simple operating procedures are provided.

Course Duration

32 Hour(s)


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Cost:  $4,250.00
    Registration fee includes continental breakfast, and morning and afternoon breaks. To secure a seat in this training course, payment should be received before the course begins.

    This course is limited to three attendees. You will have the opportunity to be added to a waitlist if there are no seats available.

    If not paying by credit card or PayPal:
    Email/Fax Purchase Orders to:
    Phone: +1.716.799.1080
    Fax:     +1.716.799.1081

    Mail Check or Purchase Orders to:
    GP Strategies Corporation
    Attn: Sandy Lee
    25 Northpointe Pkwy
    Suite 100
    Amherst, NY 14228

    Wire Transfer Information:
    Bank Details:  Wells Fargo Bank
    ABA #:  121000248
    Swift Code:  WFBIUS6S
    Bank Account #:  2000020791818
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