The cold plant startup procedure training course guides the trainee through a complete step by step cold iron combined cycle power plant start utilizing a typical two on one arrangement simulator that provides an accurate response to the trainee’s input.
The student will learn the reasons for completing every step taken to start a combined cycle power plant and produce electrical power.
The students will operate a typical combined cycle power plant simulator that includes both balance of plant and gas turbine operator stations. Each station contains four functional monitors that the student will use to operate the simulator according to the course training procedure.
• 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.