Technical Training Professional’s Combined Cycle Fundamentals Course presents the basic information regarding the design and operation of the major components and systems of a typical combined cycle power plant. The course covers major equipment design and operation, plant support systems, emissions monitoring, permitting, water treatment, and power distribution.
The student will be able to form a solid foundation of knowledge from which their experience will be built on.
• Gas Turbines 0301 – This section of the combined cycle fundamentals course reviews the design and operation of the major sections of a gas turbine and the auxiliary systems needed for its proper operation. The chapters of this section will review the simple cycle, air path, hot gas path, turbine section, and auxiliary equipment.
• Heat Recovery Steam Generators 0401 – This course section reviews the design and operation of a heat recovery steam generator commonly referred to as a HRSG. The HRSG is composed of multiple modules for each steam pressure and emission reduction. The chapters include the steam side, feedwater, level control, emission reduction, equipment used on a HRSG, and its operation.
• Steam Turbines 0501 – This course section reviews the design and operation of a typical steam turbine. The steam turbine receives steam created from the exhaust heat of the gas turbines to produce additional electrical power. The chapters included are design, components, operation, and the condensate side of the machine.
• Generators 0601 – This course section reviews the design and operation of an electrical generator. The generators at a typical combined cycle power plant are very similar in design and construction with minimal differences in cooling mediums. The student will learn how power is created in a generator. The chapters included are design, auxiliary systems, energizing, power, and load control.
• Power Plant Operation 0701 – This course section reviews the operation of balance of plant systems, describes the function of a water balance, describes the operation and different water treatment systems, describes the layout and design of an electrical distribution system, explains what is heatrate and its importance, and reviews the factors of the plant’s output and efficiency.
Gas Turbines Section 0301, in this section, the student will learn:
- How gas turbines measure up against other forms of power production
- How compressor efficiency affects output
- How a combined cycle format increases plant efficiency
- The differences between aero-derivative machines and frame machines
- What a typical combustor nozzle arrangement is
- What is flame temperature and its effects on power production
- What typical components form the combustion system
- How the multiple support systems work together to form a functional gas turbine, these systems include the lube oil system, hydraulic system, and starting systems
Heat Recovery Steam Generators Section 0401, in this section, the student will learn:
- The design and operation of the different sections that compose a typical HRSG
- How each section reduces exhaust gas temperature
- What natural circulation is and how the HRSG creates it
- Why superheat is important
- The basic components to control chemistry
- The flow of feedwater into the HRSG
- The importance of proper level in each steam drum
- How three-element level control provides better drum operation
- What shrink and swell conditions are
- How the emission reduction system function
- The factors affecting the operation of a HRSG
- What a typical HRSG start process is
Steam Turbines Section 0501, in this section, the student will learn:
- The different general classifications for a steam turbine
- What is the Rankine cycle in regards to steam turbines
- How each part of the steam cycle is represented on a Rankine Cycle diagram
- How control and stop valves are designed for flow control
- The design of steam seal systems
- How thermal expansion affects the operation of a steam turbine
- How to read and use steam turbine starting charts
- The use of a process called sliding pressure to operate a steam turbine once it is synchronized
- How the pressure in the condenser affects steam turbine operation
Generators Section 0601, in this section, the student will learn:
- The overall purpose of an electric generator
- How a generator stator is designed and built
- The design of a typical generator rotor or field
- How excitation power is transferred onto a rotating field
- The purpose of an excitation system
- How to synchronize a generator
- What creates current flow in a generator
- What effect does torque have on output production
- What is reactive load
- How are faults detected on a generator
- How to use a one-line diagram
Power Plant Operation Section 0701, in this section, the student will learn:
- What are the major groups of systems on a typical power plant
- What are balance of plant systems
- How is water used throughout a facility
- What quality of water is used a typical power plant
- How is electrical service distributed throughout a power plant
- How to explain heatrate in regards to megawatt production
- How does ambient temperature affect gas turbine performance and overall plant performance
- How does a CEMS performs its sampling
- What are the operating methods for power plants
- What factors affect plant revenue
Course Date: June 4th – June 8th
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 Combined Cycle Fundamentals 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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