Combined Cycle Fundamentals

Buffalo, New York
Monday, August 06, 2018
Combined Cycle Fundamentals
Monday, August 06, 2018 8:30 AM -
Friday, August 10, 2018 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)

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

Map and Directions
Basic understanding of the essential functions of a power plant.

Course Description 
This  4-1/2 day course is designed to discuss the principles associated with the operation of combined cycle power plants. The fundamentals of plant operation(s) are emphasized. The discussions also target the role the operating staff plays in optimizing plant operations.

Course Content  
  • Power Plant Thermodynamic Principles
  • Combined Cycle Power Generation
  • Gas Turbine / Generator
  • Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG)
  • Steam Turbine / Generator
  • Auxiliary Systems
  • Combined Cycle Plant Controls
  • Combined Cycle Plant Operation
  • Print Reading
Course Objectives
At the end of this course, students should be able to:   
  • Discuss the laws of thermodynamics and energy conversion
  • Use a steam table to look up the properties of steam and water
  • Explain the primary flow paths for fuel, air, steam, cooling water, and power
  • Discuss the general purpose and basic operation of various plant systems
  • Describe the purpose and primary function of each major component
  • Discuss the sequence of events for a plant start-up and shutdown
  • Discuss current trends in combined cycle generation 

Course Materials
The textbook, Combined Cycle Fundamentals, and steam tables are provided.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for plant operators and managers in the power industry, but will be of interest to personnel with management, operations, maintenance or supervisory experience who wish to learn more about combined cycle power plants. System operators/dispatchers will also find the course material beneficial for system operations and planning.

Course Duration
32 Hour(s)


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Cost:  $1,750
    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.

    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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