A typical large power station burns millions of dollars worth of fuel every week. Maximising plant efficiency in the face of plant problems, operational requirements and changes in fuel supply can save thousands of dollars each week and reduce the environmental impact of power generation.
This course provides an overview of the configuration, structure, components, equipment, layout, operation, performance and maintenance of coal-fired boiler-turbine-generator and gas turbine plants.
It introduces the context for operating all types of power plants in a competitive energy market where understanding the complexity of the network is a crucial aspect of plant operations. Discussions include how your position can contribute to improve plant operations.
It will include an introduction to plant monitoring principles and routines which must be performed by operating and maintenance staff to maintain optimum plant and process performance.
Real plant scenarios, events and problems will be a feature of this course.
As a result of the course, participants will be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of how conventional, combined-cycle and co-generation plant and process systems operate – including process control principles and practices