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Conferences

Power Generation: Gas Turbines, Co-Generation, Combined Cycle Plants, Wind Power Generation and Solar Power




Introduction:

This program provides a detailed understanding of steam power plants, gas turbines, co-generation, combined-cycle plants, wind and solar power generating plants. Each of the components such as compressors, gas and steam turbines, heat recovery steam generators, deaerators, condensers, lubricating systems, instrumentation, control systems, transformers, and generators are covered. The design, selection considerations, operation, maintenance, and economics of co-generation plants and combined cycles as well as emission limits, reliability, monitoring, and governing systems will also be covered. The significant improvements that were made to co-generation, combined-cycle plants, wind and solar power generating plants during the last two decades will also be explained

Targeted Groups:

  • Power station operators, technicians, engineers and managers
  • Electrical and mechanical engineers of different competency levels
  • Project engineers and project managers
  • Power station maintenance crew

Conference Objectives:

At the end of this conference the participants will be able to:

  • Learn about components and subsystems of the various types of gas turbines, steam power plants, co-generation, combined-cycle plants, wind turbines and generators, wind turbine farms, and solar power generation
  • Examine the advantages, applications, performance and economics of co-generation, combined-cycle plants, wind turbines and generators, wind turbine farms, and solar power generation
  • Learn about various equipment including compressors, turbines, governing systems, combustors, deaerators, feedwater heaters, transformers, generators and auxiliaries, wind turbines and generators, wind turbine farms, and solar power generating plants
  • Discover the maintenance required for gas turbines, steam power plants, combined cycles, generators, wind turbines and generators, and wind turbine farms to minimize their operating cost and maximize their efficiency, reliability, and longevity
  • Learn about the monitoring and control of environmental emissions
  • Discover instrumentation and control systems of gas turbines and combined cycles
  • Increase your knowledge of predictive and preventive maintenance, reliability and testing
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the selection considerations and applications of co-generation, combined-cycle plants, wind turbines and generators, wind turbine farms, and solar power generation

Targeted Competencies:

  • Power generation theory
  • Power plant types and their features
  • Industrial plants, processes and control measures
  • Thermal, gas, and diesel generator power plants operations and selection criteria
  • Fundamentals of electric machines, drives and control devices

Conference Content:
Unit 1: Steam Power Plants:

  • Review of Thermodynamics Principles
  • Steam Power Plants
  • The Fire-Tube Boiler
  • The Water-Tube Boiler
  • The Steam Drum
  • Superheaters and Reheaters
  • Steam Turbines
  • Reheaters
  • Condensers
  • Feedwater Heaters
  • Efficiency and Heat Rate
  • Supercritical Plants
  • Co-generation Plants
  • Arrangement of Co-generation plants
  • Economics of Co-generation Plants

Unit 2: Steam Turbines and Auxiliaries:

  • Turbine Types
  • Compound Turbines
  • Turbine Control Systems
  • Steam Turbine Maintenance
  • Steam Generators, Heat Exchangers, and Condensers
  • Power Station Performance Monitoring
  • The Turbine Governing Systems
  • Steam Chests and Valves
  • Turbine Protective Devices
  • Turbine Instrumentation
  • Lubrication Systems
  • Gland Sealing System
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Turbine-Generator Balancing, Vibration Analysis, and Maintenance
  • Features Enhancing The Reliability and Maintainability of Steam Turbines

Unit 3: Gas Turbines & Compressors:

  • Gas Turbine Fundamentals
  • Overview of Gas Turbines
  • Gas Turbine Design
  • Gas Turbine Calculations
  • Gas Turbine Compressors
  • Combined Cycles
  • Single-Shaft Combined Cycle Power Generating Plants
  • Economic and Technical Considerations for Combined Cycle Performance Enhancement Options
  • Dynamic Compressors Technology
  • Compressors Auxiliaries, Off-Design Performance, Stall, and Surge
  • Centrifugal Compressors - Components, Performance Characteristics, Balancing, Surge Prevention Systems, and Testing
  • Dynamic Compressors Performance
  • Compressor Seal Systems
  • Dry Seals, Advanced Sealing Mechanisms, and Magnetic Bearings

Unit 4: Co-generation Plants, Wind, and Solar Power Generation:

  • Applications of Co-generation and Combined Cycle Plants
  • Selection Considerations of Combined Cycles and Co-generation Plants
  • Co-generation Application Considerations
  • University of Toronto Central Steam, Co-generation and District Heating Plant
  • Economics of Combined Cycles Co-generation Plants
  • Wind Power Generation
  • Economics of Wind Power
  • Wind Power Turbine Generators - Brushless Double-Feed Generators
  • The Solar Power
  • Solar Photovoltaic Technologies
  • Economics of Solar Power Systems

Unit 5: Transformers & Generators:

  • Fundamentals of Electric Systems
  • Introduction to Machinery Principles
  • Transformers
  • Transformers Components and Maintenance
  • AC Machine Fundamentals
  • Synchronous Generators
  • Generator Components, Auxiliaries, and Excitation
  • Generator Testing, Inspection, and Maintenance