Combined Cycle Power Plant Fundamentals
December 13-14, 2021 | Online :: Central Time
“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
“I feel more confident and knowledgeable about combined cycle power plants.” –Engineer Assistant, Imperial Irrigation District
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.
- Review the basic concepts of energy conversion, namely conversion of chemical energy to electricity
- Discuss the basic concepts of temperature, work, and heat in power plant operation
- Review the basic components of a combined cycle power plant and how they work together to produce energy
- Identify the basics of fuel combustion and how fuels are prepared and combusted in a combustion turbine
- Discuss the basic components of a heat recovery steam generator and how they work together to produce steam energy
- Review the basic components of a steam turbine and how the turbine transforms steam energy from the heat recovery steam generator into mechanical energy
- Review the basic components of the electrical generator and how the generator transforms mechanical energy from the turbine into electrical energy
- Review the 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
- Discuss the operation and maintenance of a combined cycle plant
Monday, December 13, 2021 – Central time
8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome
12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Power Plant Primer
- Power plant concepts
- Examples of power plants
- Basic energy concepts
- Heat and energy
- Work and heat in power plants
- First law of thermodynamics
- Input = output at steady state
- Natural gas combustion
- Excess air
- Heating value
Combined Cycle Plant Equipment
- Basic plant equipment
- Combustion turbine
- Steam turbine
- Cycle efficiency
- Equipment arrangement
- How they work
- 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
- Impulse and reaction turbines
- Turbine classifications, designations, and arrangements
- Technology advances
- Overview of steam turbine components
- Steam flow control
- Gas turbine emission pollutants
- Emissions control technologies and applications
- Dry low NOx burners
- Water injection
- Steam injection
- Frame and aeroderivative engines
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 – Central time
8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Electrical Systems and Generators
- Example line diagrams
- VAR control
- Electrical equipment
- AC generators
- Step-up transformers
- Emergency equipment
Balance of Plant Equipment
- Equipment in the cycle diagram
- Cooling systems
- Fuel supply
- Water supply
- Electrical supply
- Fire protection
Water Treatment, Instrumentation, and Controls
- Water treatment systems
- Main control systems and interlocks
- Gas turbine maintenance
- Steam turbine maintenance
- Generator maintenance
- Gas turbine operations
- Steam turbine operations
- Generator operations
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).
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.
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- 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.
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
|Single Connection - Combined Cycle Power Plant Fundamentals||US $ 1195.00|
|Pack of 5 connections||US $ 4,780.00|
|Pack of 10 Connections||US $ 8,365.00|
|Pack of 20 Connections||US $ 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 Fundamentals||US $ 895.00|
|Pack of 5 connections||US $ 3,580.00|
|Pack of 10 Connections||US $ 6,265.00|
|Pack of 20 Connections||US $ 10,740.00|
Take advantage of these discounts!
- Attend the Course and Heat Recovery Steam Generator Fundamentals and pay US $ 1,895.00 per attendee (save US $ 195.00 each)
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 November 12, 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