Heat Recovery Steam Generator Fundamentals

Heat Recovery Steam Generator Fundamentals

December 15, 2021 | Online :: Central Time

“Excellent training and valuable education. Great value.” –General Engineer, National Institutes of Health

“Mr. Bozzuto is highly knowledgeable in the application of industrial plants, power sector, and energy. The course is easy to follow from his presentation style.” –Senior Project Manager, WGL Energy

“Great course even for someone like me that has been in the power industry for almost 20 years but works in a supporting role (Supply Chain) to operations and maintenance.” Senior Material Management Specialist, Oglethorpe Power Corp.

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


    Wednesday, December 15, 2021 : Central Time

    8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
    Log In

    12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
    Lunch Break

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

    What is an HRSG?

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

    Heat Exchangers

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

    Types of HRSG’s

    • Horizontal
    • Vertical
    • Supports
    • Surface Arrangements
    • Access

    Circulation Systems

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

    HRSG Components

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

    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

    Integration with the Combined Cycle

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

    Water Chemistry

    • Requirements
    • Water Treatment
    • Potential for Internal Corrosion

    Emissions Control

    • Source of Emissions
    • SCR
    • CO Catalyst

    Balance of Plant Equipment

    • Pumps
    • Valves
    • Instrumentation
    • Compressed Air


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

    Fabrications and Construction

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


    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.

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    Event Standard RateAttendees
    Single Connection - Heat Recovery Steam Generator FundamentalsUS $ 895.00
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    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

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    Instructional Methods

    Case studies, PowerPoint presentations and group discussion will be used in 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.

    Who Should Attend 

    • New employees who work at or deal with heat recovery steam generators
    • Engineering Staff
    • Project Management
    • Administrative staff who need a better understanding of HRSGs 

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