Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) Fundamentals
January 31, 2018
Nashville, TN

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This course on HRSG Fundamentals is intended for those that want to know a little bit more about the HRSG and its use in combined cycle and cogeneration plants. Topics to be covered include types of HRSGs, heat exchangers, boiler circulation systems, components, heat management, controls, water chemistry, emission controls, associated equipment, and fabrication/construction. Key features include heat transfer, surface arrangements, design/operating considerations, and integration with combined cycles and cogeneration equipment. Steam conditions will also be discussed.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain heat transfer and flow within HRSG
  • Describe the function of the economizer, evaporator, superheater, reheater, and steam drum components
  • Discuss saturated and superheated steam fundamentals, temperature and superheater controls
  • Identify purpose of drains, vents, and safety valves
  • Outline HRSG controls and protective trips
  • Review HRGS construction



EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.7 CEUs for this event.


Instructional Methods

This program will use PowerPoint Presentations, group discussions as well as active participation.

Requirements for a Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. :: What is an HRSG?

  • Recovers Heat Energy from Another Stream or Process
  • Waste Heat Boiler
  • Examples
  • Electric Generation vs. Cogeneration

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. :: Heat Exchangers

  • Basic Flows
  • Heat Transfer
  • Types of Heat Exchangers
  • Key Parameters

9:30- 10:00 a.m. :: Types of HRSG’s

  • Horizontal
  • Vertical
  • Supports
  • Surface Arrangements
  • Access

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. :: Networking Break

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. :: Circulation Systems

  • Natural Circulation
  • Forced Circulation
  • Steam Drums
  • Headers
  • Saturated and Superheated Steam

11:00 – 11:30 a.m. :: HRSG Components

  • Economizer
  • Evaporator
  • Superheater
  • Reheater
  • Steam Drum
  • Headers
  • Entrance Duct
  • Walls
  • Linings
  • Support Steel

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Heat Management

  • High, Intermediate, and Low Pressure
  • Gas Temperature Management
  • Integration With The Steam Cycle
  • Supplementary Firing
  • Heat and Mass Balances
  • Gas Path
  • Water Path
  • Cooling Tower

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. :: Integration with the Combined Cycle

  • Hot Gas Source
  • Steam Turbine
  • Condenser
  • Cooling Tower
  • Feedwater Train

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. :: Water Chemistry

  • Requirements
  • Water Treatment
  • Potential for Internal Corrosion

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. :: Emissions Control

  • Source of Emissions
  • SCR
  • CO Catalyst

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. :: Networking Break

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. :: Balance of Plant Equipment

  • Pumps
  • Valves
  • Instrumentation
  • Compressed Air

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. :: Controls

  • Desuperheater
  • Drum Level
  • Water Chemistry
  • Start Up
  • Isolated Economizers
  • Feedwater Storage
  • Drain and Vent Systems
  • Blowdown

4:00 – 4:30 p.m. :: Fabrications and Construction

  • Materials
  • Modules
  • Harps
  • C-Sections
  • Supports
  • Design Considerations
  • Shipping
  • Tube Restraints
  • Casing Design

4:30 – 5:00 p.m. :: Review


Carl R. Bozzuto,  Honorary Member, The Council of Industrial Boiler Owners

Carl Bozzuto has nearly 50 years of experience in combustion and boiler operations and research. He began his career as a research engineer, senior project engineer, manager, and director for Combustion Engineering Inc.  Carl was named vice president of process technology for the company, where he was responsible for the development and commercialization of new boiler and power plant technologies, including advanced cycles, ultra-supercritical boilers, alternative working fluids, fluid bed boilers, plant integration, and other plant component technology.  Serving recently as vice president of technology for the Power Environment Sector at Alstom Power Inc., he was responsible for the development and implementation of new technology for boiler and environmental products on a worldwide basis. Bozzuto holds 18 U.S. patents and membership in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the Combustion Institute, the Source Evaluation Society, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).  He has authored more than 30 published technical papers and was editor-in-chief of the textbook Clean Combustion Technologies, published by Alstom Power in 2009.  Bozzuto has earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Science degree in management from the Hartford Graduate Center (RPI).


The Inn at Opryland, A Gaylord Hotel
2401 Music Valley Drive
Nashville, TN 37214

To reserve your room, please call 1-615-889-0800
Please indicate that you are with the EUCI group to receive the group rate.

Room Rate:

The room rate is $151.00 single or double plus applicable taxes.

Room Block Dates:

A room block has been reserved for the nights of January 28 – 31, 2018.

Rate Available Until:

Make your reservations prior to December 31, 2017. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.


Please Note: Confirmed speakers do not need to register and are encouraged to participate in all sessions of the event. If you are a speaker and have any questions please contact our offices at 1.303.770.8800

EventEarly Bird Before
Friday, January 12, 2018
Standard RateAttendees
Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) FundamentalsUS $ 795.00 US $ 895.00

This event has the following related events:

Combined Cycle Power Plant FundamentalsUS $ 1195.00 US $ 1395.00
Safety Considerations in Combined Cycle PlantsUS $ 795.00 US $ 895.00

Take advantage of these discounts!

  • Attend the Course and all of the related events and pay $2,395.00 per attendee (save $ 390.00 each)
  • Attend the Course and Combined Cycle Power Plant Fundamentals and pay $1,795.00 per attendee (save $ 195.00 each)

Cancellation Policy

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before December 29, 2017 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

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