Distance - Power Generation Basics: Pulverized Coal Power Plants, Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler Power Plants, Gas Turbines, Co-Generation, Combined Cycle Power Plants, Hydro-Electric Power Plants, Wind Power Generation, and Solar Power: Equipment, Systems, Design, Selection, Applications, Operation, Maintenance, Economics, Profit Optimization, Revenue and Life Cycle Cost Analysis (1.8 CEUs)

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Duration:

This course is approximately 4-5 weeks in duration.

Learning Method:

  • The PDDP program is more of a self-guided learning style.

  • You are required to read the notes and materials given, complete the follow-up assignments on your own, send in your questions prior to your 1 hour webinar meeting (if required) and be involved in live discussion via the internet.

  • Once you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate of completion

Introduction
 
This seminar covers the basic components, systems, design, selection criteria, applications, operation, maintenance, emissions, economics, profit optimization, revenue and life cycle cost analysis of all types of power generating plants including pulverized coal power plants, circulating fluidized bed boiler power plants, gas turbines, co-generation plants, combined cycle power plants, hydro-electric power plants, wind power generation and solar power. This seminar is for individuals who would like to gain a basic understanding of all types of power generating plants. All the concepts are presented in this seminar in the simplest form without relying on complex mathematics. This seminar is ideal for managers, investors, lawyers, accountants, engineers and all technical personnel who do not have any power generation background. The economics, profit optimization, revenue and life cycle cost analysis will be covered in detail in this seminar. Power generating plant equipment such as: pulverized-coal boilers, circulating fluidized bed boilers, gas and steam turbines, heat recovery steam generators, deaerators, condensers, governing systems, lubricating systems, instrumentation, control systems, transformers, and generators will be covered in detail in this seminar. This seminar will also provide up-dated information in respect to all the significant improvements that have been made to all types of power generating plants during the last two decades.
 
Who Should Attend
  • Managers
  • Investors
  • Lawyers
  • Accountants
  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals
Seminar Outcome
  • Power Plant Components and Systems: Learn about all components and subsystems of the various types of power plants including: pulverized coal power plants, circulating fluidized bed boiler power plants, gas turbines, co-generation, combined cycle plants, hydro-electric power plants, wind turbines and generators, wind turbine farms, and solar power generation.
  • Power Plants Economics: Examine the advantages, applications, performance and economics of all types of power plants including: pulverized coal power plants, circulating fluidized bed boiler power plants, gas turbines, co-generation, combined cycle plants, hydro-electric power plants, wind turbines and generators, wind turbine farms, and solar power generation.
  • Power Plant Equipment: Learn about various power plant equipment including: pulverized coal boilers, circulating fluidized bed boilers, steam turbines, gas turbines, compressors, governing systems, combustors, deaerators, feed water heaters, transformers, generators and auxiliaries, wind turbines and generators, wind turbine farms, and solar power generating plants.
  • Power Plant Maintenance: Learn all the maintenance activities required for all types of power plants including: pulverized coal power plants, circulating fluidized bed boiler power plants, gas turbines, co-generation, combined cycle plants, hydro-electric power plants, wind turbines and generators, wind turbine farms, and solar power generation.
  • Power Plant Environmental Emissions: Learn about the monitoring and control of environmental emissions from all types of power generating plants.
  • Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Systems: Learn about the latest instrumentation and control systems of all types of power plants including: pulverized coal power plants, circulating fluidized bed boiler power plants, gas turbines, co-generation, combined cycle plants, hydro-electric power plants, wind turbines and generators, wind turbine farms, and solar power generation.
  • Power Plant Reliability and Testing: Increase your knowledge of power plant predictive and preventive maintenance, reliability and testing.
  • Power Plant Selection and Applications: Gain a detailed understanding of the selection considerations and applications of all types of power plants including: pulverized coal power plants, circulating fluidized bed boiler power plants, gas turbines, co-generation, combined cycle plants, hydro-electric power plants, wind turbines and generators, wind turbine farms, and solar power generation.
  • Power Plant Profitability: Learn about the reliability, life cycle cost, profitability, refurbishment, and life extension methods for all types of power plants including: pulverized coal power plants, circulating fluidized bed boiler power plants, gas turbines, co-generation, combined cycle plants, hydro-electric power plants, wind turbines and generators, wind turbine farms, and solar power generation.
Training Methodology
 
The instructor relies on a highly interactive training method to enhance the learning process. This method ensures that all the delegates gain a complete understanding of all the 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.
 
Special Feature
 
Each delegate will receive a digital copy of the following materials written by the instructor:
  1. Excerpt of the relevant chapters from the “POWER GENERATION HANDBOOK” second edition published by McGraw-Hill in 2012 (800 pages) presented in a digital format
  2. Excerpt of the relevant chapters from the “POWER PLANT EQUIPMENT OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE GUIDE” published by McGraw-Hill in 2012 (800 pages) presented in a digital format
  3. POWER GENERATION MANUAL (includes practical information about all types of power plants - 300 pages)

The PDDP Distance Education program works as follows:

  • Once you register for this course, you will be sent a login username and password for our online distance website.

  • You will receive the course notes in hard copy through the online website, you will receive a set of notes each week covering the course material.

  • A one hour video-conference session will be conducted by your instructor each week (if required). The objective of this session is to assist in solving the assignments, as well as answer student questions that should be sent to instructor early enough prior to the meeting time. In addition with being able to communicate with the instructor, you will also be able to communicate with other students in the same class and watch their questions being answered as well. (A high speed internet connection is strongly recommended for this feature).

  • Each set of exercises can be completed and submitted by the indicated date and your completed exercise will be marked online and and returned by your instructor.

  • To gain the most from your course, it is highly recommended that you participate fully in all discussions and exercises. Please remember that each course has a form of quiz or exercise at the end to test your understanding of the material. You will be informed of these dates when you receive the course schedule.

*Course commencement date is subject to instructor availability.

Philip Kiameh

Philip Kiameh, M.A.Sc., B.Eng., D.Eng., P.Eng. (Canada) has been a teacher at University of Toronto and Dalhousie University, Canada for more than 24 years. In addition, Prof Kiameh has taught courses and seminars to more than four thousand working engineers and professionals around the world, specifically Europe and North America. Prof Kiameh has been consistently ranked as "Excellent" or "Very Good" by the delegates who attended his seminars and lectures.
Prof Kiameh wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York. Below is a list of the books authored by Prof Kiameh:
  1. Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, October 2011.
  2. Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, March 2003.
  3. Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, January 2012.
  4. Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
  5. Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
Prof. Kiameh has received the following awards:
  1. The first "Excellence in Teaching" award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  2. The "Excellence in Teaching Award" in April 2007 offered by TUV Akademie (TUV Akademie is one of the largest Professional Development centre in world, it is based in Germany and the United Arab Emirates, and provides engineering training to engineers and managers across Europe and the Middle East).
  3. Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).
  4. Entrance Scholarship to University of Ottawa (1984).
  5. Natural Science and Engineering Research Counsel (NSERC) scholarship towards graduate studies – Master of Applied Science in Engineering (1984 – 1985).
Prof. Kiameh performed research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories. He also has more than 30 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (formerly, Ontario Hydro - the largest electric utility in North America).
While working at Ontario Hydro, Prof. Kiameh acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time that Prof Kiameh worked as a Field Engineer and Design Engineer, he was responsible for the operation, maintenance, diagnostics, and testing of gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, motors, transformers, inverters, valves, pumps, compressors, instrumentation and control systems. Further, his responsibilities included designing, engineering, diagnosing equipment problems and recommending solutions to repair deficiencies and improve system performance, supervising engineers, setting up preventive maintenance programs, writing Operating and Design Manuals, and commissioning new equipment.
Later, Prof Kiameh worked as the manager of a section dedicated to providing training for the staff at the power stations. The training provided by Prof Kiameh covered in detail the various equipment and systems used in power stations.
Professor Philip Kiameh was awarded his Bachelor of Engineering Degree "with distinction" from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He also received a Master of Applied Science in Engineering (M.A.Sc.) from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers in the province of Ontario, Canada.
Steam Power Plants, Pulverized Coal Boilers, Circulating Fluidized Bed Boilers, Steam Turbines, Steam Turbine Auxiliaries, Efficiency and Heat Rate
  • Review of Thermodynamics Principles
  • Steam Power Plants
  • Pulverized coal boilers
  • Circulating fluidized bed boilers
  • 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
  • The Fire-Tube Boiler
  • The Water-Tube Boiler
  • The Steam Drum
  • Superheaters and Reheaters
  • Once-Through Boilers
  • Economizers
  • Fans
  • The Stack
  • Steam Generator Control
  • Feedwater and Drum-Level Control
  • Steam-Pressure Control
  • Steam-Temperature Control
  • Mechanisms of Energy Conversion in a Steam Turbine
  • Turbine components
  • Rotating and Stationary blades
  • Thrust bearings
  • Labyrinth seals
  • Turbine controls
  • Testing of Turbine blades
  • Quality Assurance of Turbine Generator Components
  • Assembly and testing of turbine components
  • Turbine Types
  • Compound Turbines
  • Turbine Control Systems
  • Steam Turbine Maintenance
Performance Monitoring of Pulverized Coal Power Plants and Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler Power Plants, Turbine Governing Systems, Economics, Profit Optimization, Revenue and Life Cycle Cost Analysis of Pulverized Coal Power Plants and Circulating Fluidized Bed Power Plants, Gas Turbine Components and Auxiliaries
  • Performance Monitoring of Pulverized Coal Power Plants
  • Performance Monitoring of Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler Power Plants
  • 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
  • Economics, Profit Optimization, Revenue and Life Cycle Cost Analysis of Pulverized Coal Power Plants and Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler Power Plants
  • Gas Turbine Fundamentals
  • Overview of Gas Turbines
  • Gas Turbine Design
  • Gas Turbine Calculations
  • Gas Turbine Applications in Power Stations, Gas Turbine Protective Systems, and
  • Tests
  • Gas Turbine Compressors
  • Gas Turbine Combustors
  • Axial-Flow Turbines
  • Gas Turbine Materials
  • Gas Turbine Lubrication and Fuel Systems
  • Gas Turbine Bearing and Seals
  • Gas Turbine Instrumentation and Control Systems
  • Gas Turbine Performance Characteristics
  • Gas Turbine Operating and Maintenance Considerations
  • Gas Turbine Emission Guidelines and Control Systems
  • Effects of Ambient Temperature and Pressure on Gas Turbine Performance
Combined Cycles, Co-Generation Plants, Hydro-Electric Power
Plants, Wind and Solar Power Generation, Transformers and
Generators
  • Combined Cycles
  • Integrated Gasification Combined Cycles
  • Single-Shaft Combined Cycle Power Generating Plants
  • Steam Turbine Selection for Combined Cycle Power Systems
  • Absorption Chillers
  • Selection of The Best Power Enhancement Option for Combined Cycle Plants
  • Economic and Technical Considerations for Combined Cycle Performance
  • Enhancement Options
  • 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
  • Hydro-Electric Power Plant Equipment and Systems
  • Hydro-Electric Power Plant Controls
  • Hydro-Electric Power Plant Economics, Profit Optimization, Revenue and Life Cycle Cost Analysis
  • 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
  • Transformers
  • Transformers Components and Maintenance
  • Synchronous Generators
  • Generator Components, Auxiliaries, and Excitation
  • Generator Testing, Inspection, and Maintenance
  • Multiple-Choice Questions

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