Combined Cycle Power Plant Fundamentals

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Gas Turbine Combined Cycle (GTCC) technology is a leading solution in improving efficiency and reducing emissions. The course provides an introduction to the basic thermodynamic concepts underlying the design and operation of GTCC plants, followed by a description of the major components and their operation.  Participants will complete the course with an understanding of what drives the performance of the integrated plant.  

The one day course is suitable for anyone with a general technical background that is or will be involved in the construction, operation or management of GTCC power plants. 

Course Syllabus

Thermodynamic Fundamentals

Introduction and Review of Thermal Power Cycles

  • Ranking and Carnot Cycles
  • Conventional Boilers
  • Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) Plant Basics
  • History and Evolution of CCGT
  • Future Trends in Power

The Gas Turbine (GT)

  • Design Fundamentals
  • Types and Applications

The Heat Recovery Steam Generator (ST)

  • Design Fundamentals
  • Design Variants
  • Key Components

The Steam Turbine (ST)

  • Design Types
  • Key Components
  • Operation

Electrical Plant

  • Basics
  • AC Generators
  • Switchgear and Transformers


  • Air, Water and Fuel Supply
  • Emissions Control
  • Cooling Systems
  • Piping and Pumps

Operational Aspects

  • Startup, Cycling & Load Changes
  • Preservation
  • Alternate Fuels
  • Plant Protection and Control
  • Lifetime and Mainteance Issues
  • Performance Tracking

For  more information about this course please contact Christine Vallon, or call our European office at +33 4 92 96 92 54. Tetra offers courses on client site or as per our public course schedule

About Us

Established in 1989, Tetra Engineering has more than 25 years experience providing solutions to the power industry. We specialize in solutions for HRSGs, conventional boilers & steam-cycle balance of plant.