Power Generation > Thermal Power Plant Performance Testing

About this Training Course

This 5 full-day course provides a detailed description of all performance testing methods for all thermal power plant equipment including boilers, turbines, condensers, pumps, fans, deaerators, and feedwater heaters. The methodology, and code requirements for the performance tests for all thermal power plant equipment will be explained in detail. The preparatory work and instrumentation required for each test will also be covered during the course.

The efficiency calculations for all equipment used in circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler and pulverized coal boiler power plants will be explained, including all processes, operational and maintenance activities, capital projects, technical options, potential initiatives and incentives to implement upgrades / repairs for increasing the power plant equipment efficiency.

The course will also provide a thorough explanation of CFB and pulverized coal boiler technology including hydrodynamics, combustion, emissions, design considerations, gas-solid separators, design of CFB and pulverized coal boiler components, management of solid residues, materials, stoichiometric calculations, and model for sulfur capture. The operation, maintenance, testing, and refurbishment options of all the equipment and systems used in CFB and pulverized coal power plants will be presented, including boilers, superheaters, reheaters, turbines, condensers, feedwater heaters, deaerators, pumps, compressors, fans, electric generators, instrumentation and control systems, and governing systems, etc.

The participants will get equipped on all factors which affect the CFB and pulverized coal boiler power plant efficiency and emissions, all methods used to calculate the heat rate of CFB and pulverized coal power plants as well as all areas in CFB and pulverized coal boiler power plants where efficiency loss can occur.

Updated information on the methods used to improve CFB boiler and pulverized coal boiler power plant heat rate will also be provided. It includes:

  1. Optimizing the combustion process and sootblowing
  2. Controlling the steam temperature
  3. Recovering moisture from boiler flue gas
  4. Performing steam turbine maintenance
  5. Lowering condenser back pressure
  6. Pre-drying high moisture coal and reducing stack temperature
  • Thermal Plant Performance Testing: Gain a thorough understanding of all the performance testing methods for all thermal power plant equipment including boilers, turbines, condensers, pumps, fans, daerators, and feedwater heaters
  • Performance Test Methodology and Code Requirements: Understand the methodology, and code requirements for performance tests of all thermal power plant equipment
  • Performance Test Preparatory Work and Instrumentation: Learn about the preparatory work and instrumentation required for each equipment performance test in a thermal power plant
  • Equipment Efficiency Calculations: Gain a thorough understanding of the efficiency calculations for all the equipment used in circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boilers and pulverized coal boilers power plants
  • Calculating the Heat Rate of CFB and Pulverized Coal Boiler Power Plants: Learn all the methods used to calculate the heat rate of CFB and pulverized coal boiler coal power plants
  • Benefits of Lowering the Heat Rate of CFB and Pulverized Coal Boiler Power Plants: Understand all the benefits of lowering the heat rate of CFB coal power plants
  • Methods Used to Improve CFB and Pulverized Coal Boiler Power Plants Heat Rate: Gain a thorough understanding of all the methods used to improve the heat rate of CFB and pulverized boiler coal power plants
  • Processes, Operational and Maintenance Activities in CFB and Pulverized Coal Boiler Power Plants: Discover all the processes, operational and maintenance activities used to improve the heat rate of CFB and pulverized coal power plants
  • Capital Projects Used to Improve the Heat Rate of CFB and Pulverized Coal Boiler Power Plants: Learn about all the capital projects used to improve the heat rate of CFB and pulverized coal power plants
  • Technical Options for Improving the Heat Rate of CFB and Pulverized Coal Boiler Power Plants: Understand all the technical options used to improve the heat rate of CFB and pulverized coal boiler power plants
  • Potential Initiatives and Incentives to Implement Upgrades / Repairs for Improving the Heat Rate of CFB and Pulverized Coal Bed Boiler Power Plants: Discover all the potential initiatives and incentives to implement upgrades / repairs for improving the heat rate of CFB and pulverized coal power plants
  • Factors Affecting CFB and Pulverized Coal Boiler Power Plants Efficiency and Emissions: Learn about all the factors which affect CFB and pulverized coal boiler power plants efficiency and emissions
  • Areas in CFB and Pulverized Coal Power Plants where Efficiency Loss Can Occur: Discover all the areas in CFB and pulverized coal power plants where efficiency loss can occur
  • Optimize the Operation of CFB and Pulverized Coal Power Plant Equipment and Systems to Improve the Plant Heat Rate: Understand all the techniques and methods used to optimize the operation of CFB and pulverized coal power plant equipment and systems to improve the plant heat rate
  • CFB and Pulverized Coal Power Plant Equipment and Systems: Learn about the various types of CFB and pulverized coal power plant equipment and systems including boilers, superheater, reheaters, steam turbines, governing systems, deaerators, feedwater heaters, coal-handling equipment, transformers, generators and auxiliaries
  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals
  • Basic or Foundation

Your specialist course leader relies on a highly interactive training method to enhance the learning process. This method ensures that all participants gain a complete understanding of all topics covered. The training environment is highly stimulating, challenging, and effective because the participants will learn by case studies which will allow them to apply the material taught to their own organization.

Each delegate will receive a copy of the following materials written by the instructor:

  • “POWER GENERATION HANDBOOK” second edition published by McGraw-Hill in 2012 (800 pages)
  • Excerpt of the relevant chapters from the “POWER PLANT EQUIPMENT OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE GUIDE” published by McGraw-Hill in 2012 (800 pages)
  • THERMAL POWER PLANT PERFORMANCE TESTING MANUAL (includes practical information about all the performance testing methods for all thermal power plant equipment – 400 pages)

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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Energy Regulation Officer II, Energy Regulatory Commission, Philippines

The expertise, knowledge and experience of the trainer on the topics presented exceeded our expectations. We learned a lot and almost all of the lessons will help us to perform our tasks and responsibilities as an Energy Regulator in the Philippines. Thank you very much for making sure the course runs through smoothly

Senior Energy Regulation Officer, Energy Regulatory Commission, Philippines

The training gave me enough knowledge about thermal power plant performance testing that we can apply on the monitoring generating plants. Also, the learning materials significantly widened our knowledge as it is helpful and organized

Energy Regulation Officer I, Energy Regulatory Commission, Philippines

Very knowledgeable trainer and the training coordinator was very helpful for me

Energy Regulation Officer I, Energy Regulatory Commission, Philippines