Effective Operation of the HRSG

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Course Overview

The course is primarily intended for O&M staff at all levels of experience working in combined cycle power plants, but should also be of interest to engineers and managers involved in new project development. The course gives attendees a comprehensive yet in-depth survey of a broad range of topics relating to the design, operation and maintenance of the HRSG and associated steam cycle systems.
Drawing on our field experience working at power plants throughout the world, the objective is to provide attendees with clear instruction on the operator actions and design issues that impact HRSG reliability, efficiency and operating life. The course can be offered in both 2 and 3-day formats.

 

Course Locations:

Public courses are regularly held at both our European (France) and USA training facilities. Courses can also be delivered on-site and tailored to a client’s specific needs if required. Please contact your local Tetra training coordinator for further details (see website for details).

Course Syllabus:

Introduction and Historical Perspective
  • Comparison of Different Boilers & Cycles
  • Materials Used in Boiler Construction
HRSG Design Basics
  • Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer Review
  • Natural and Forced Circulation
  • Supplemental Firing
  • Basic Construction Details
HRSG Design Variations
  • Types of HRSG
  • Variations
Flow Path Descriptions
  • Waterside Flow Paths
  • Gas Side Flow Paths
Key Components
  • Feedwater: Preheaters, Recirculation,
  • Deaerators,
  • Economizers: Low, High Pressure
  • Evaporators & Drums
  • Relief and Safety Valves
  • Superheaters, Reheaters, Attemperators
  • Drains, Vents
  • Casing/Setting
Power Piping
  • Codes and Standards
  • Review of Design Criteria
  • Examples of In-Service Degradation
  • Standard Maintenance Activities
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Pipe Hanger Types and Specifications
Control and Instrumentation
  • Drum Level
  • Pressure and Temperature
  • Spray Systems
Damage & Degradation Mechanisms
  • Surface Corrosion & Pitting
  • Flow Accelerated Corrosion
  • Corrosion Fatigue
  • Cold-End Deposition & Gas side Corrosion
  • Creep & Thermal Effects
  • Waterside Attack
Water & Steam Chemistry
  • Fundamentals
  • Treatment Programs
  • Steam Purity Requirements
  • Carryover
Operations and Maintenance
  • Operating Modes
  • Impact of Cycling
  • Standard Maintenance Activities
  • Boiler Preservation
  • Inspection Practice
  • Performance Tracking
  • Life Assessment
Case Histories
  • Inspections
  • Failure Analyses
  • Design Modifications
  • Performance Assessments

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 1988, 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.

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