May 2017: Effective Operation of HRSGs
May 24 & 25, 2017 at The Chateaux Deer Valley in Park City, Utah USA
This 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. 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.
Tetra Engineering has offered this course for many years and it is updated annually. The instructor/seminar leader is David Moelling, P.E., Tetra Engineering's Chief Engineer.
HRSG Inspection Planning Guide Snapshots
Effective maintenance scheduling and planning is critical to completing required work during outages and preventing minor problems from expanding to major problems and possibly leading to forced outages. Approaches to maintenance scheduling and planning vary from site to site. Today, the general emphasis is on preventive maintenance activities that are timed to prevent forced outages due to component degradation. A combination of planned part replacements and careful inspection of parts not routinely replaced is the basis for an effective maintenance program.
Some HRSG components are relatively difficult to repair or modify and require coordination between several organizations (plant staff, OEM, contractors, insurance inspectors, etc.). Because the schedule for HRSG maintenance is dictated by GT maintenance schedules, there are typically limited opportunities to perform comprehensive inspections of component conditions.
Fastest Ever Crossing of South America!
Tetra Engineering congratulates our very own Andreas Fabricius and his cycling partner Axel Carion for achieving the fastest ever time crossing South America by bike! Their 10,685km journey to cross the entire continent North to South lasted just under 50 days, 8 days faster than the previous World Record.
Their efforts battling through deserts, over mountains, and hailstorms alike (see photos below) were to raise money for Pompiers Sans Frontières (Firefighters Without Borders - see website) who provide crucial resources to underfunded firefighters in South America. Read more about their story here.
Tetra once again congratulates Andreas and Axel for their outstanding performance, and look forward to any future endeavours the duo may have.