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Combined Cycle Power Plant Fundamentals

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.

Seminar Syllabus

Introduction and Review of Thermal Power Cycles

  • Rankine 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 (HRSG)

  • 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

USA Courses: 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.

Europe/Middle East/Asia Courses: Please contact Christine Vallon for registration or information purposes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or by telephone on +33 4 92 96 92 54.

Refer to individual course syllabus for terms and conditions. Tetra Engineering reserves the right to cancel, in our sole discretion, any course 4 weeks prior to the respective start date.