A better understanding of performance, availability and emissions, including CO2 issues will give some companies the edge in safeguarding their investment. Against this background, the aim of the course is to give the delegate a thorough understanding of combined cycle technology.
As more and more combined cycle plants are brought into service, the generating companies will come under increasing competitive pressures. Additionally, the increasing use of wind and solar power imply major changes for combined cycle plant. As a result, they will need to understand the life usage implications of transient and peak-lopping operations in addition to base load duties.
On completion of the course, you should be able to:
explain the operational characteristics of the major components of a CCGT power plant;
appraise the design and off-design performance of CCGT power plant;
apply the appropriate methods available to assess the economic viability of power generation projects;
discuss the technical and economic advantages of various types of combined cycle arrangements compared to other power generation technologies;
identify the fundamental issues in terms of system monitoring, diagnostics and maintenance;
outline the development of the CCGT technology in response to future challenges, market outlook and users’ requirements;
assist in the selection of combined cycle plant and its operation.
The course material includes the following:
Combined Cycles and their Applications
Design and Off-Design Performance of Combined Cycles
Life Usage and Availability
Emissions Legislation and Technology
Greenhouse Gas Issues
Performance and Economics
Availability and Reliability
Gas Turbines Engines and Performance
Introduction to Gas Turbine Control
Combined Cycle Design Performance
Gas Turbine Design and off Design Performance
The course is directed towards engineering and technical personnel employed in power generation companies, engineering contractors, manufacturers and other suppliers to this industry, and others who either compete with this industry or seek to benefit from it.