November 2017: Effective Operation of HRSGs

November 8 & 9, 2017 at the Simsbury Inn, Simsbury, Connecticut USA

Course Overview:

This seminar 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.
Tetra Engineering has offered this seminar for many years and it is updated annually. Recent seminar sites have included USA, Turkey, UAE and Malaysia.

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
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
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
Operations and Maintenance
  • Operating Modes (Baseload, Two-Shift Cycling, AGC, Low-Load Operations)
  • Impact of Cycling
  • Standard Maintenance Activities
  • Boiler Preservation
  • Inspection Practice
  • Performance Tracking
  • Life Assessment
Case Histories
  • Inspections
  • Pressure Part Failure Analyses (Tube failures, Header Failures, Interconnecting Piping, P91 Failures)
  • Design Modifications
  • Performance Assessments

Course Location

The Simsbury Inn is a luxury boutique hotel located in classic New England, Simsbury, Connecticut.
The Simsbury Inn, 397 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, Connecticut 06070 USA Phone: +1 (860) 651-5700 Hotel. The hotel offers free shuttle to and from local airport Bradley International BDL serving Hartford, CT and Springfield MA areas. Shuttle must be pre-arranged.


The registration fee for the course is $1,195 USD per person and includes all course materials, as well as a continental breakfast and lunch each day of the course. Save $200 - Early Registration Fee $995 by October 7, 2017. We also offer a group discount for multiple registrations. For every 3 attendees from the same company (or parent company) the fourth registration is FREE.

To register or for more information, please contact Natalie Vasa, at our offices in the United States, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +1 (860) 651-4622 ext. 102.

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.


Our Locations

Offices in: Connecticut, USA; Nice, France; Dubai, UAE.