May 2019: Effective HRSG Operations

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May 15 & 16, 2019 at The Chateaux Deer Valley in Park City, Utah 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. This year we’ve added additional material on emissions controls by SCR and CO catalysts as well as additional insights on chemical and fireside cleaning, low load operation and desuperheater design. Also included is a discussion on HRSG Fabrication and Procurement.

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. The instructor /seminar leader is David Moelling, P.E., Tetra Engineering’s Chief Engineer. He has presented these seminars for over 15 years. Ms. Early Femiana will discuss the details of HRSG specification, manufacture, shipping and assembly from her 10 years with GE/Alstom for all types of HRSGs.

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
HRSG Fabrication and Procurement
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 Chateaux Deer Valley is a luxury resort hotel located in Park City, Utah (8,000 feet) a 45 minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport SLC. The Chateaux is located at 7815 Royal Street East, Park City, Utah 84060 Hotel rooms at a special rate of $159 per night (+13.02% tax and +$15 daily resort fee +1 night deposit required w/reservation - deposit is refundable up to 30 days prior to arrival). Room reservations 1-877-288-2978. Be sure to let them know that you are attending Tetra Engineering's training course to receive this rate (do not reserve on-line) and reserve room by March 14th, 2019 to be assured a room at this rate. Airport shuttle can be reserved in advance through The Chateaux or with other services. Rental cars and UBER available at SLC airport.


EARLY REGISTRATION $995 until March 8, 2019 – save $200 and sign up now!

The registration fee for the course is $1195 USD per person and includes all course materials, breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks each day. A Group Dinner is also included on the 15th. 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.