The cold plant startup procedure course provides the student’s guidance through a complete cold plant start from initial system line up to the loading of the plant. Each step will be covered, and details provided on why each step is performed.
The student will be able to observe plant behavior during the start as the operator makes changes to equipment changing operating status.
This course is designed for groups from 8 to 20 students. The students will not receive much actual simulator operation time but will be able to participate minimally per the instructor’s guidance if participation is desired. The class utilizes a functional two on one combined cycle power plant simulator that includes two operator stations, each equipped with four monitors.
• Cold Plant Startup Introduction – This section introduces the cold startup process, describes the simulator equipment, and provides guidance on control screen and faceplate familiarization.
• Normal BOP Shutdown Parameters – This section of the course provides the student with the description of the normal balance of plant system lineups when the plant is shut down and ready for operation. These lineups are maintained and monitored daily by the plant operators as long as necessary to ensure that a rapid plant start can occur without too many large-scale lineups.
• D11 Steam Turbine Operation – This section provides a simple overview of the major steps that must occur when this specific steam turbine is operated. Its operation is unique and the steps that the student will experience during the start procedure are reviewed.
• BOP System Lineup Procedures – These several sections direct the student how to align those systems which are necessary to support the operation of the power plant. The procedures provide the direction on how to set control valves and isolation valves.
• Cold Startup Procedure – This is the main course section that directs the entire lineup and operation process necessary to start the combined cycle power plant. The procedure guides the student through equipment lineups, machine turning gear operation, preparation of balance of plant systems, starting the gas turbines, preparing the steam turbine for operation, starting and loading the steam turbine, starting the second gas turbine, blending steam plants, loading the plant to meet schedule, and completing the start.
Cold plant startup introduction objectives, the student will learn:
- The general design of two on one combined cycle power plant
- The three types of temperature-based starts
- A description of simulator control screen navigation and faceplates
Normal Balance of Plant Shutdown Parameters objectives, the student will learn:
- The parameters for off-line system operation
- The setup and setpoints for balance of plant systems such as CCW, demineralized water, fire protection, circulating water, condensate system, outfall (tower blowdown), HRSG blowdown, and the auxiliary steam boiler
D11 Steam Turbine Operation objectives, the student will learn:
- The basic start process for the D11 steam turbine
- The process the steam turbine must perform for forward flow operation
- The importance of loading the steam turbine once synchronized
- The operating program of reverse flow cooling
Balance of Plant System Lineup objectives, the student will learn:
- How to change the lineup of off-line systems to pre-start position in preparation for steam production
- How to lineup and prepare each HRSG from shutdown to pre-start condition
Cold Startup Objectives, the student will learn:
- When, why, and how the machine are placed in pre-start mode
- The processes performed just prior to rolling the steam turbine
- The steps to warmup and roll the steam turbine properly to full speed no load, including the use of start and loading charts
- The steps to synchronize, load, and complete the warmup of the steam turbine along with the effects on increasing steam pressure
- The steps in blending steam plants
- The importance of meeting gas turbine start emission limitations
Course Date: June 18th – June 22nd
Pricing: $2,000 per student
What’s Included: In addition to the classroom training the trainee will also receive a one year license with access to our Plant 2 course and a 500 page illustrated color manual.
The class will consist of five eight hour days, 9-5 PM with a one-hour lunch break.
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