Heat Rate Awareness*

Buffalo, New York
Monday, July 23, 2018

Heat Rate Awareness*
Monday, July 23, 2018 8:30 AM -
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)

GP Strategies Amherst Training Center
25 Northpointe Parkway
Suite 100
Buffalo, New York 14228
United States

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Basic understanding of conventional power plant operations.

Course Description 
This 2-1/2 day course provides attendees with heat rate concepts, controllable and non-controllable losses, and the effects of competent performance on operating costs for a coal-fired power plant. The focus will be on developing a detailed understanding of the heat rate effects of operating practices, unit optimization, and environmental compliance.

*This Course incorporates material created under the sponsorship of EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute).

Course Content
Topics covered are:

  • Power Plant Thermodynamics Review
  • Calculating the Cost of Heat Rate Deviations
  • Controllable Losses
  • Boiler
  • Turbine
  • Condensers
  • Feedwater Heaters
  • Ancillary Equipment
  • Optimization Tools
  • Cycle Isolation
  • Instrumentation Effects on Heat Rate
  • How Does My Job Relate to Heat Rate

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

  • Discuss the details of heat rate concepts
  • Explain controllable and non-controllable losses   
  • Explain the effects of competent performance on operating cost
  • Discuss how heat rate effects operating practices, unit optimization, and environmental compliance

Course Materials
The textbook, Heat Rate Awareness, steam tables, and a calculator are provided.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for operators, supervisors, engineers, and manager who are directly involved in the daily operation of the plant.

Course Duration
18 Hour(s)


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Cost:  $1,050.00*
    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.
    *$100 discount for members of EPRI Target 71 Heat Rate and Cost Optimization. Contact GP Strategies for the discount code.

    If not paying by credit card or PayPal:
    Email/Fax Purchase Orders to:
    Email: slee@gpstrategies.com
    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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