Power Generation- Turbines, Boilers, Co-Generation, Combined Cycle, Wind & Solar Power


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Course overview

The design, selection considerations, operation, maintenance, and economics of co-generation plants and combined cycles as well as emission limits, reliability, monitoring, and governing systems will also be covered. The significant improvements that were made to co-generation, combined-cycle plants, wind and solar power generating plants during the last two decades will also be explained


Course Objectives of Power Generation

  • Learn about components and subsystems of the various types of gas turbines, steam power plants, co-generation, combined-cycle plants, wind turbines and generators, wind turbine farms, and solar power generation

  • Examine the advantages, applications, performance, and economics of co-generation, combined-cycle plants, wind turbines and generators, wind turbine farms, and solar power generation

  • Learn about various equipment including compressors, turbines, governing systems, combustors, deaerators, feedwater heaters, transformers, generators and auxiliaries, wind turbines and generators, wind turbine farms, and solar power generating plants

  • Discover the maintenance required for gas turbines, steam power plants, combined cycles, generators, wind turbines and generators, and wind turbine farms to minimize their operating cost and maximize their efficiency, reliability, and longevity

  • Learn about the monitoring and control of environmental emissions

  • Discover instrumentation and control systems of gas turbines and combined cycles

  • Increase your knowledge of predictive and preventive maintenance, reliability, and testing

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the selection considerations and applications of co-generation, combined-cycle plants, wind turbines, and generators, wind turbine farms, and solar power generation

Steam Power Plants

  • Review of Thermodynamics Principles

  • Steam Power Plants

  • The Fire-Tube Boiler

  • The Water-Tube Boiler

  • The Steam Drum

  • Superheaters and Reheaters

  • 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

Steam Turbines and Auxiliaries

  • Turbine Types

  • Compound Turbines

  • Turbine Control Systems

  • Steam Turbine Maintenance

  • Steam Generators, Heat Exchangers, and Condensers

  • Power Station Performance Monitoring

  • 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

Gas Turbines & Compressors

  • Gas Turbine Fundamentals

  • Overview of Gas Turbines

  • Gas Turbine Design

  • Gas Turbine Calculations

  • Gas Turbine Compressors

  • Combined Cycles

  • Single-Shaft Combined Cycle Power Generating Plants

  • Economic and Technical Considerations for Combined Cycle Performance  Enhancement Options

  • Dynamic Compressors Technology

  • Compressors Auxiliaries, Off-Design Performance, Stall, and Surge

  • Centrifugal Compressors - Components, Performance Characteristics, Balancing,  Surge Prevention Systems, and Testing

  • Dynamic Compressors Performance

  • Compressor Seal Systems

  • Dry Seals, Advanced Sealing Mechanisms, and Magnetic Bearings

Co-generation Plants, Wind, and Solar Power Generation

  • 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

  • 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 & Generators

  • Fundamentals of Electric Systems

  • Introduction to Machinery Principles

  • Transformers

  • Transformers Components and Maintenance

  • AC Machine Fundamentals

  • Synchronous Generators

  • Generator Components, Auxiliaries, and Excitation

  • Generator Testing, Inspection, and Maintenanc

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