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Combined Cycle Power Plant Fundamentals
May 25-26, 2021 | Online :: Central Time

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Overview

“Extremely knowledgeable and industry expert who was enjoyable to listen to.” –Project Manager, AECOM

“Great overview of how a combined cycle plant works and how they operate in general. Would recommend for any new employees who have little to no experience with power plants.” –Technician, Portland General Electric

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Based on new challenges in the fossil fuel industry, combined cycle technology is a leading solution in improving efficiency and reducing emissions. Many organizations have considered or are considering the placement and development of new combined cycle plants. This course will explain how these plants operate and what the advantages are of moving into the combined cycle arena. The basics of the chemistry of heat and energy will be shown in order for participants to understand how plants function. All major components of the plant will be discussed and reviewed, including turbines, generators, and emission-control systems. Complete operation and maintenance of the combined cycle system will be discussed. Participants will complete the course with an understanding of how plants function efficiently, from the introduction of fuel into the plant to the generation and transmission of electricity.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss basic concepts of energy conversion, namely conversion of chemical energy to electricity
  • Review basic concepts of temperature, work, and heat in power plant operation
  • Review basic components of a combined cycle power plant and how they work together to produce energy
  • Discuss basics of fuel combustion and how fuels are prepared and combusted in a combustion turbine
  • Identify basic components of a heat recovery steam generator and how they work together to produce steam energy
  • Review basic components of a steam turbine and how the turbine transforms steam energy from the heat recovery steam generator into mechanical energy
  • Identify basic components of the electrical generator and how the generator transforms mechanical energy from the turbine into electrical energy
  • Review basic components of an electrical switchyard and how it works to transmit electrical energy into the electrical transmission and distribution systems outside of the power plant
  • Review the operation and maintenance of a combined cycle plant

Credits

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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 1.0 CEUs for this event.

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

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

Instructional Methods

PowerPoint presentations, group discussions, and active participation.

Who Should Attend 

  • New employees who work at or deal with combined cycle power plants
  • Generation dispatchers who need a basic understanding of combined cycle power plant operation
  • Regulators, communications staff, and others who need a basic understanding of combined cycle power plant operations
  • Administrative or management support professionals who need a better understanding of combined cycle power plants to plan and implement projects
  • Corporate accountants who desire a better understanding of combined cycle power plant operations and the factors that can affect operating costs
  • Sales professionals who must understand combined cycle power plant operations to better serve customers

Agenda

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log In and Welcome

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. :: Course Timing

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. :: Lunch Break


Power Plant Primer

  • Power plant concepts
  • Examples of power plants
  • Basic energy concepts
  • Heat and energy
  • Work and heat in power plants

Chemistry

  • First law of thermodynamics
  • Input = output at steady state
  • Natural gas combustion
  • Stoichiometry
  • Excess air
  • Heating value

Combined Cycle Plant Equipment

  • Basic plant equipment
  • Combustion turbine
  • HRSG
  • Steam turbine
  • Cycle efficiency
  • Equipment arrangement

Gas Turbines

  • Types
  • How they work
  • Applications
  • Components
  • Flow paths

Heat Recovery Steam Generator  

  • Description and functions of a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG)
  • Types and configurations of HRSGs
  • How an HRSG produces steam
  • Components of an HRSG
  • Design considerations
  • Fabrication considerations

Steam Turbines

  • Impulse and reaction turbines
  • Turbine classifications, designations, and arrangements
  • Technology advances
  • Overview of steam turbine components
  • Steam flow control
  • Rotors
  • Casings
  • Bearings
  • Blades
  • Seals

Emissions Control

  • Gas turbine emission pollutants
  • Emissions control technologies and applications
  • Dry low NOx burners
  • Water injection
  • Steam injection
  • Frame and aeroderivative engines

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log In

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Course Timing


Electrical Systems and Generators

  • Example line diagrams
  • VAR control
  • Electrical equipment 
  • AC generators
  • Switchgear
  • Step-up transformers
  • Emergency equipment

Balance of Plant Equipment

  • Equipment in the cycle diagram
  • Pumps
  • Cooling systems
  • Fuel supply
  • Water supply
  • Electrical supply
  • Fire protection

Water Treatment, Instrumentation, and Controls

  • Water treatment systems
  • Instrumentation
  • Main control systems and interlocks

Maintenance

  • Gas turbine maintenance
  • Steam turbine maintenance
  • Generator maintenance

Operations

  • Gas turbine operations
  • Steam turbine operations
  • Generator operations

Review

Instructor

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).

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.

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Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event

Event Standard RateAttendees
Single Connection - Combined Cycle Power Plant FundamentalsUS $ 1195.00
Pack of 5 connectionsUS $ 4,780.00
Pack of 10 ConnectionsUS $ 8,365.00
Pack of 20 ConnectionsUS $ 14,340.00
Call us at 303.770.8800 if you have any specific questions on the volume discounts
* all other discounts do not apply to license packs

This event has the following related events:

Heat Recovery Steam Generator FundamentalsUS $ 895.00
Pack of 5 connectionsUS $ 3,580.00
Pack of 10 ConnectionsUS $ 6,265.00
Pack of 20 ConnectionsUS $ 10,740.00

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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 April 23, 2021 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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