Lesson series

Power Engineer Series 1 - A4
10 Hours

This 10-hour online course will go through the following topics:

Module 1 (3hrs)
a.    Energy Management practices; energy recovery systems (power factor correction; synchronous compensation; uninterruptible power supplies; distributed generation; emergency power; peak load reduction;) controllable losses; computerized performance management systems (data dumping, spreadsheets, and performance databases.)

Module 2 (2hrs)
b.    Factors, components, calculations, and strategies/procedures for testing, maintaining and maximizing power plant efficiencies: 
•    boiler efficiency. 
•    gas turbine and combined cycle efficiency, including turbine inlet cooling. 
•    power generation efficiencies. 
•    overall plant/cycle efficiencies.

Module 3 (1hr 40mins)
c.    Power Plant construction practices: major factors, approaches, components in the design and construction process for a power (or process) plant; include new plant vs. expansion; equipment/system modifications; role of the chief engineer before and during construction; receiving/acceptance procedures for new vessels; tying into existing plant.

Module 4 (1hr 50mins)
d.    Commissioning and decommissioning practices: outlines and specific procedures for commissioning new equipment, including boilers and auxiliaries, steam and gas turbines, piping systems, large pumps; start-up sequences; performance contracts for new plants/equipment; recommissioning after major outages; de-commissioning.

Module 5 (1hr 40mins)
e.    Retrofitting: purposes, practices in redesign of existing boilers, turbines, and ancillary equipment; approval, design processes. 

By the end of the in-depth course, learners will have a better understanding of the subjected topic and gain better knowledge

The goal of the presentation is NOT to elaborate on the details but to educate the learners on how to work effectively for the best outcomes.