Introduction To Combined Cycle Power Plants (CCPP)


Date and Venue

March 20, 2023 - March 24, 2023
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dubai Deira. UAE.
June 19, 2023 - June 23, 2023
Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel, USA.
Sept. 4, 2023 - Sept. 8, 2023
Kigali Serena Hotel, KN 3 Ave, Kigali, Rwanda
Dec. 4, 2023 - Dec. 8, 2023
University of Ghana, Legon, Accra Ghana



This 5-day course has been developed to improve the effectiveness of the operations and maintenance activities of combined cycle power plants. Get the "Big Picture" first, next learn how the individual components function, and then put it all together into the power plant design that has revolutionized the electric generating industry.

The course has been designed for new plant operators, supervisors, management, and other personnel who are involved in safely and effectively operating and maintaining combined cycle power plants. It will provide the attendee with a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of the individual components and the operating relationships between the components when joined into a Combined Cycle Power Plant.


Upon successful completion of this course the participant should be able to:

•  Describe the thermodynamic principles associated with combined cycle power plants.•    Describe the principles and theory of combined cycle power plant design and operation.•    Describe the    principles    and    theory of combustion turbine design and operation.•    Describe the    principles    and    theory of heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) design andoperation.•    Describe the    principles    and    theory of steam turbine design and operation.•    Describe the    principles    and    theory of generator design and operation.•    Describe the balance of plant systems associated with combined cycle power plants.•    Describe the steps in a cold start-up of a combined cycle power plant.•    Describe the factors involved in developing and implementing a maintenance program for a combined cycle power plant.•    Discuss factors affecting combined cycle power plant performance.


II.    Thermodynamic PrinciplesA.    Types of Energy; B.    Laws of Thermodynamics

1.    First & Second Laws; 2.    T/S DiagramsC.    Water and Steam1.    Properties of Water;2.    Steam Tables; 3.    Mollier Diagrams

D.    Heat Transfer1.    Conduction, Convection, Radiation; 2.    Energy Balance & Heat Transfer

E.    Combustion Theory1.    Principles of Combustion; 2.    Requirements for Complete Combustion3.    Combustion Products; 4.    Fuel Heating Value

III.    Introduction to Combustion Turbines

A.    Turbine FunctionB.    Component Description

1.    Turbine Flow; 2.    Air Inlet Equipment; 3.    Compressor Section; 4.    Combustion Section5.    Turbine Section; 6.    Exhaust Section; 7.    Bearings; 8.    Compressor Rotor; 9.    Turbine Rotor IV.    Combustion Turbine Systems

A.    Lube Oil System; B.    Hydraulic Supply; C.    Cooling and Sealing AirD.    Fuel Gas System; E.    Fuel Oil System;  F.    Fuel Forwarding SystemG.    NOx Control System; H.    Atomizing Air System; I.    Inlet Guide Vane SystemJ.    Compressor Cleaning Sys.; K.    Inlet System; L.    Starting SystemM.    Protection System; N.    HVAC System; O.    Electrical DistributionP.    Gas Turbine Operations;

1.    Pre-Start Inspections; 2.    Normal Start Up; 3.    Normal Ops. Checks4.    Normal Shutdown; 5.    Emerg. Procedures

V.    Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG)

A.    Overview; B.    Water and Steam Circuits1.    Pressure Systems2.    Gas Flow PathC.    Ma