Fundamentals of Power Plant Performance for Utility Engineers

Denver, Colorado
Monday, September 17, 2018

Fundamentals of Power Plant Performance for Utility Engineers
Monday, September 17, 2018 8:30 AM -
Friday, September 21, 2018 12:00 PM (Mountain Time)

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Denver, Colorado 80202
United States

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Good working skills in algebra and graphical interpretation.

Course Description 
This 4-1/2 day course is designed to teach attendees how to test and monitor coal-fired power plant equipment and improve unit heat rate. The course presents design and operating theories of power plant equipment. It also emphasizes efficiency and testing with full consideration given to the expectations and limits of component equipment. The laws of thermodynamics and the principles of heat transfer are reviewed and applied to equipment operation and efficiency. Actual test data is used to calculate turbine efficiency, condenser cleanliness, turbine cycle heat rate, turbine cycle heat rate corrections, boiler efficiency, and feedwater heater performance. The perspective of performance testing and monitoring is maintained throughout.  

Course Content
Topics covered include:
  • Overview of ASME Performance Test Codes
  • Thermodynamics Review
  • Overview of Boilers, Turbines, Feedwater Heaters, Condensers, Pumps, and Cooling Towers
  • Test Instrumentation
  • Data Evaluation  

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

  • Recognize and use standard testing methods.
  • Determine the performance levels of major plant equipment.
  • Test performance accurately and interpret results.
  • Improve the efficiency of plant operations.

Course Materials
The textbook, Fundamentals of Power Plant Performance for Utility Engineers, and steam tables are provided. Attendees are advised to bring a scientific calculator to class.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for engineers, engineering managers and plant engineers.

Course Duration:

32 Hour(s)


Contact Information

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  • Cost:  $1,500.00
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