Training Courses 2019

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Use the menu to the right for an index of our course offerings. 

Winter Power Seminars, Nov 2019 - USA

Tetra Engineering has partnered with turbine experts TG Advisers Inc., to deliver a comprehensive course set, targeted at O&M engineers with critical technical responsibilities. The HRSG course will be held November 4-5th in Tampa, FL, USA. Download more information. REGISTER HERE

 Additional courses:

Course Location Dates Price Status
Root Cause Analysis for Boiler & Steam Cycle Failures (Syllabus) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia September 25-26 Run by our partner PowerEDGE Asia Open
HRSG Inspection Fundamentals (Syllabus) Dubai, UAE October 6-7 $1,195 Open
Managing Boiler & Steam Cycle Pressure Part Integrity  (Syllabus) Dubai, UAE October 6-7 $1,195 Open
Biomass and Waste To Energy (Syllabus) Dubai, UAE October 6-7 $1,195 Open
Effective Operation of the HRSG (Syllabus) Karachi, Pakistan October 14th $ 425 Open1
Root Cause Analysis for Boiler & HRSG Failures (Syllabus) Karachi, Pakistan October 15th  $ 425 Open1
Managing Pressure Part Integrity (Syllabus) Jakarta, Indonesia October 29th Run by our partner PowerEDGE Asia Open
HRSG & Boiler Inspection Fundamentals (Syllabus) Jakarta, Indonesia October 30th Run by our partner PowerEDGE Asia Open
Root Cause Analysis (Syllabus) Jakarta, Indonesia October 31st Run by our partner PowerEDGE Asia Open

1) Join both courses for $ 750

Registration:

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.

Custom Training Courses

Any of the courses listed in the menubar on the right of the screen are available as on-site, private courses.  In addition to these, it is possible to draw together a custom workshop format from half-day sessions focussing on key topics including:

  • HRSG Design and Operation Fundamentals
  • Desuperheating Fundamentals
  • Inspecting and Maintaining Power Piping
  • Creep, Fatigue and FAC as key damage mechanisms in the steam cycle
  • Performance, Efficiency and Ageing Boilers
  • Waterside Deposits in Boiler & HRSG Components
  • Destructive and Non-Destructive Testing for Improved Reliability
  • Managing of Welding Processes in the Power Plant
  • On-Site Walkdowns of your plant with Q&A sessions

To arrange a private course, or discuss a desired syllabus further, get in contact with your nearest Tetra Engineering office. 

Tetra Course History

Tetra has conducted training for the Power Industry worldwide since the year 2000.

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 2006 HRSG Course, Sophia-Antipolis, France  2019 Managing Pressure Part Integrity, Oman  
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 2016 Engineering Software tools for O&M, Dubai, UAE 2014 HRSG Design and Operation, Dubai, UAE          
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2018 Root Cause Analysis for Boiler & Steam Cycle Failures, Oslo, Norway 2018 HRSG Deisgn & Operation, Accra, Ghana  

 

Course
Location
Date
Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) Boilers Sophia-Antipolis, France June 2019
Effective HRSG Operations  Sophia-Antipolis, France June 2019
Effective HRSG Operations  Park City, UT, USA May 2019
Root Cause Analysis for Boiler & Steam Cycle Failures Sur, Oman May 2019
Managing Boiler & Steam Cycle Pressure Part Integrity Sur, Oman April 2019
Effective Operation of the HRSG Abidjan, Ivory Coast April 2019
Root Cause Analysis for Boiler & Steam Cycle Failures Oslo, Norway March 2019
Effective Operation of the HRSG Simsbury, CT, USA 7-8 November 2018
HRSG Design & Operation Accra, Ghana August 2018
Root Cause Analysis for Boiler & Steam Cycle Failures Manila, Philippines 28 – 29 June 2018
Managing Boiler & Steam Cycle Pressure Part Integrity Sophia-Antipolis, France 14-15 June 2018
Effective Operation of the HRSG Sophia-Antipolis, France 12-13 June 2018
HRSG Design & Operation Takoradi, Ghana May 2018
Heat Recovery Steam Generator Condition Assessment & Management Park City, UT, USA 16-18 May 2018
Root Cause Analysis for Boiler & Steam Cycle Failures Pagbilao, Philippines 8– 9 March 2018
Root Cause Analysis for Boiler & Steam Cycle Failures Sual, Philippines 5– 6 March 2018
Managing Boiler & Steam Cycle Pressure Part Integrity Manila, Philippines 6-7 December 2017
Effective Operation of the HRSG Simsbury, CT, USA 8-9 November 2017
Introduction to Welding for O&M Staff Istanbul, Turkey 4 -5 October 2017
Managing Boiler & Steam Cycle Pressure Part Integrity Sophia-Antipolis, France 15-16 June 2017
Effective Operation of the HRSG Sophia-Antipolis, France 13-14 June 2017
Water Chemistry for Large Utility Boilers - 2 days Batangas, Philippines November 2016
Effective Operation of the HRSG-3days Uch, Pakistan November 2016
HRSG Design & Operation  Dubai, UAE 26 September 2016
Creep, Fatigue, and FAC  Dubai, UAE 27 September 2016
Waterside Deposits in Boiler & HRSG Components Dubai, UAE September 2016
Performance, Efficiency and Aging of Boilers Dubai, UAE September 2016
Engineering Software tools for O&M  Dubai, UAE September 2016
Effective Operation of the HRSG Sophia-Antipolis, France June 2016
Water Chemistry & Corrosion Control for HRSGs- 2 days College Park, MD, USA August 2015
Water Chemistry & Corrosion Control for HRSGs- 2 days Singapore July 2015
HRSG Design, Operation and Maintenance 3 days  Singapore July 2015
HRSG Design and Operation Sophia-Antipolis, France June 2015
Understanding and Controlling HRSG Damage Mechanisms Sophia-Antipolis, France June 2015
HRSG Design and Operation Sophia-Antipolis, France June 2014
Understanding and Controlling HRSG  Sophia-Antipolis, France June 2014
HRSG Design and Operation 3 days Singapore June 2014
HRSG Design and Operation Dubai, UAE April 2014
Understanding and Controlling HRSG  Dubai, UAE April 2014
Combined Cycle Basics Sophia-Antipolis, France June 2013
HRSG Design and Operation Sophia-Antipolis, France June 2013
Understanding and Controlling HRSG  Sophia-Antipolis, France June 2013
Combined Cycle Fundamentals  USA January 2011 
Effective Operation of the HRSG Sophia-Antipolis, France June 2011 
Effective operation of the HRSG  Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL  January 2010
Effective Operation of the HRSG  Abu Dhabi, UAE March 2010
Effective Operation of the HRSG Istanbul, Turkey June 2010
Effective Operation of the HRSG Sophia-Antipolis, France June 2010
Effective Operation of the HRSG  Bizkaia, Spain April 2009
Effective Operation of the HRSG Sophia-Antipolis, France June 2009
Effective Operation of the HRSG and the Steam Plant Rockson, Nigeria April 2009
Effective Operation of the HRSG Tihama, Saudi Arabia June 2009
Effective Operation of the HRSG and the Steam Plant Muscat - Oman                                        2009
HRSG and CCGT Fundamentals 5 days Qarn Alam, Oman Sept. 2008
Effective Operation of the HRSG and the Steam Plant Sophia-Antipolis, France June 2008
Effective Operation of the HRSG  Maydown, Northern Ireland 14-16 October 2008
Effective Operation of the HRSG and the Steam Plant Worsley, UK May 2007
Effective Operation of the HRSG and the Steam Plant Sophia-Antipolis, France December 2007
Effective Operation of the HRSG and the Steam Plant Sophia-Antipolis, France February 2007
Effective Operation of the HRSG and the Steam Plant Sophia-Antipolis, France December 2006
Overview of HRSG Design for Operations  Sophia-Antipolis, France December 2005
Water Treatment and Corrosion Control for Steam Generation and Power Production Sophia-Antipolis, France December 2005
Overview of HRSG Design for Operations  Sophia-Antipolis, France December 2004
Water Treatment and Corrosion Control for Steam Generation and Power Production Sophia-Antipolis, France  November 2002
HRSG Design for Operations, Sophia-Antipolis, France November 2002
Water Treatment and Corrosion Control for Steam Generation and Power Production Sophia-Antipolis, France  June 2002
HRSG Design for Operations  Sophia-Antipolis, France June 2002
Water Treatment and Corrosion Control for Steam Generation and Power Production  Sophia-Antipolis, France Mar. 2001
Operational Risk Mitigation for GTCC  Sophia-Antipolis, France Mar. 2001
HRSG Design for Operations Sophia-Antipolis, France Mar. 2001
Water Treatment and Corrosion Control for Steam Generation and Power Production  Sophia-Antipolis, France 2000
Dealing with Power Plant Emissions Sophia-Antipolis, France 2000
HRSG Design for Operations Sophia-Antipolis, France 2000
HRSG Design for Operations Sophia-Antipolis, France October 2000
HRSG Corrosion Causes and Control Sophia-Antipolis, France March 2000
HRSG Corrosion Causes and Control Tetra Offices, Weatogue, CT, USA February 2000

June, 2019: HRSG Design and Operations

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June 10 & 11, 2019 in Sophia Antipolis, France

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, the Philippines and Malaysia.

June 2019: Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) Boilers

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June 12 & 13, 2019 in Sophia Antipolis, France

Course Overview:

This training course is primarily intended for experienced O&M staff working in thermal power and process plants, but could also be of interest to corporate engineering and management staff. The course consists of a survey of the most important design and operational aspects of CFB boilers and their components. Selected fundamental matter (fluidization) with importance for the operation and performance of such boilers is also treated.

June, 2019 - Managing Boiler & Steam Cycle Pressure Part Integrity

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June 12, 2019 in Sophia Antipolis, France

Overview

This training course is primarily intended for experienced O&M staff working in thermal power and process plants, but could also be of interest to corporate engineering and management staff.  The objective is to give attendees a comprehensive view of the strategy, actions and considerations involved in effectively managing and thereby assuring the integrity of piping, tubing and vessels that form the pressure boundary to steam, water or process fluid. Topics relating to the design, inspection and repair of pressure-part components are covered using a combination of theory and field practice.  Case studies from actual projects by Tetra Engineering at power plants around the world are presented as examples. 

Course Syllabus

Introduction to Pressure Part Design

Understand the key considerations involved in designing all the power and process plant components that form the pressure boundary as well as managing their integrity over the plant service life.

  • Review of Design Codes and Standards for Tubes, Piping and Vessels
  • Design Criteria and Design Choices
  • Shop Fabrication and Field Installation Basics
  • What do We Mean by "Integrity"?

Review of Damage Mechanisms

Gain insight into the theory underlying the most damage mechanisms that affect pressure boundary components, either on the waterside or fire/air-side.

  • General Surface Corrosion & Pitting
  • Flow Accelerated Corrosion and Erosion
  • Underdeposit Attack
  • Fatigue and Corrosion-Fatigue
  • Creep and Creep-Fatigue (CF)
  • Fire or Gas Side Erosion or Attack
  • Other Mechanisms (Hydrogren Embrittlement, Stress-Corrosion Cracking etc.)

Inspection and Surveillance

A survey of the inspection and surveillance techniques and practices that are available and how to best choose the best approach for assuring pressure part integrity over time while considering the impact of economic and operational constraints.

  • Overview of Practical NDE Techniques
  • Field Inspection Practice
    • Covered Piping Systems
    • Boiler Tubes, Headers and Internal Interconnect Piping
    • Pressure Vessels and Tanks
  • Inspection Data Knowledge Management

Life Assessment & Failure Analysis

Learn about various methods to predict wear and damage in pressure parts as well as determine causes of failures.

  • Component Life Assessment Techniques
  • Sample Creep & Fatigue Life Calculations
  • Overview of “Fitness-for-Service” Assessments
  • Guidelines for Performing Root Cause Analysis (RCA) on Pressure Part Failures
  • Combining Analysis and Inspection to Improve Condition Assessments

Welding & Repair of Pressure Parts

Learn about how to best plan and then perform repairs to meet the challenge of achieving schedule, cost and quality objectives.

  • Assessing Repair Options and Planning Repairs
  • Welding & Repair Codes and Guidelines (ASME XI, PCC-2 etc.)
  • Assessing and Assuring Welding Quality
  • Special Materials (P91)

Developing a Boiler & Pressure Part Integrity Program

Combine what you have learned into developing a suitable strategy for the specific needs of your plant. 

  • Review of Plant History
  • Identifying Damage Mechanisms applicable to your plant
  • Setting the Strategy
  • Managing Pressure Part Integrity - Case Studies

Registration

The registration fee for the course is 700€ per person and includes all course materials, as well as a lunch each day of the course. Early-bird discount of 15% applies until 28 February, 2019.  Discount of 20% if included in the booking of a full track (five days of courses) or if any company books five or more days of courses in total for their staff.

To register or for more information, please contact Christine Vallon, or call our European office at +33 4 92 96 92 54.

October, 2017 - Introduction to Welding for O&M Staff

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4th & 5th October 2017, Istanbul, Turkey

Overview

This training course is primarily intended for O&M staff working in thermal power and process plants, but could also be of interest to corporate engineering and management staff.  The objective is to give attendees an introduction to the world of welding and a basic understanding of the key elements involved in assuring weld quality during fabrication, installation and repair works.A range of topics relating to the design, processes, inspection and repair of welded joints on relevant components are treated using a combination of theory and numerous practical examples.  The examples are all based on actual project cases encountered by Tetra Engineering staff at plants around the world.

Course Syllabus

Introduction to Welding

  • Welding Basics
  • Welding Processes (TIG, GTAW, FCAW, MAG)
  • Welding Procedure Specification (WPS)
  • Procedure Qualification Record (PQR)
  • Welder Qualification Test (WQT)
  • Preheat and Post Weld Heat Treatment (PWHT)
  • Joint types and design
  • Preparation and fit-up

Welding Indications and Detection Methods

Learn about the most common flaws detected in various types of welding joints and which inspection methods are applicable. 

  • Cracks, Lack of Fusion, Inclusions, Excessive Weld Penetration (EP), Porosity, Undercut
  • Visual Inspection Techniques, Remote Visual Inspection (RVI), Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT), Magnetic Particle Testing (MT), Radiographic Testing (RT), Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT)
  • Standards and Codes

Quality Assurance and Control

  • Basics of Quality Control
  • Applicable codes and procedures
  • Inspection & Test Plans (ITPs)
  • Audits / Assessing and Assuring Welding Quality
  • Common issues / case studies of poor Quality Control

Repair Welding - Good Practices

  • Assessing Repair Options
  • Planning Repairs
  • Resource requirements
  • Special Materials (P91)

Registration

The price for the course is €1,190 per person and includes all course materials, as well as a lunch each day of the course. To register or for more information, please contact Ms Christine Vallon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., at our European office, or call at +33 4 92 96 92 54.

June, 2018 - Introduction to Welding for O&M Staff

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June 14 & 15, 2018 in Sophia Antipolis, France

Overview

This training course is primarily intended for O&M staff working in thermal power and process plants, but could also be of interest to corporate engineering and management staff.  The objective is to give attendees an introduction to the world of welding and a basic understanding of the key elements involved in assuring weld quality during fabrication, installation and repair works.A range of topics relating to the design, processes, inspection and repair of welded joints on relevant components are treated using a combination of theory and numerous practical examples.  The examples are all based on actual project cases encountered by Tetra Engineering staff at plants around the world.

Course Syllabus

Introduction to Welding

  • Welding Basics
  • Welding Processes (TIG, GTAW, FCAW, MAG)
  • Welding Procedure Specification (WPS)
  • Procedure Qualification Record (PQR)
  • Welder Qualification Test (WQT)
  • Preheat and Post Weld Heat Treatment (PWHT)
  • Joint types and design
  • Preparation and fit-up

Welding Indications and Detection Methods

Learn about the most common flaws detected in various types of welding joints and which inspection methods are applicable. 

  • Cracks, Lack of Fusion, Inclusions, Excessive Weld Penetration (EP), Porosity, Undercut
  • Visual Inspection Techniques, Remote Visual Inspection (RVI), Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT), Magnetic Particle Testing (MT), Radiographic Testing (RT), Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT)
  • Standards and Codes

Quality Assurance and Control

  • Basics of Quality Control
  • Applicable codes and procedures
  • Inspection & Test Plans (ITPs)
  • Audits / Assessing and Assuring Welding Quality
  • Common issues / case studies of poor Quality Control

Repair Welding - Good Practices

  • Assessing Repair Options
  • Planning Repairs
  • Resource requirements
  • Special Materials (P91)

Registration

The price for the course is €1,195 per person and includes all course materials, as well as a lunch each day of the course. To register or for more information, please contact Ms Christine Vallon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., at our European office, or call at +33 4 92 96 92 54.

May, 2018 - Heat Recovery Steam Generator Condition Assessment & Management

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16-18 May, 2018, The Chateaux Deer Valley, Park City, Utah, USA

Overview

This is an updated seminar building on our many years of working with developers, owners and insurers on steam generator longevity and reliability management.

It is a three-day seminar covering all aspects of HRSG design, operation and inspection.

 

Day 1 - HRSG Design and Operability for High Reliability and Longevity

This is a review of past and current HRSG design, materials, fabrication and operation.

It covers all types of HRSGs including horizontal and vertical gas path units,  recirculating and once-through evaporators and cogen/specialty designs.

Day 2 - HRSG Reliability and Maintainability Issues

The causes of HRSG damage to pressure parts, emissions controls , burners,  ducting and structural supports are reviewed and discussed.   

HRSG Water Chemistry relating to deposits, flow accelerated corrosion (FAC), oxygen and chloride pitting, and general corrosion are covered.  

Long term damage from fatigue, creep, scaling and fireside corrosion are also reviewed.

Day 3- NDE and Inspection Workshop

Inspection of HRSG's is difficult compared to other steam generators.  This is a hands-on workshop with representatives from several NDE inspection companies. 

Visual inspection by Borescope and Drones, Internal inspection by Ultrasonic and Electromagnetic methods, external inspection by Ultrasonics (thickness, conventional shear wave and Phased Array techniques will be demonstrated.    

The latest technologies will be demonstrated and discussed with attendees in workgroups.

 

Registration

Register Early and Save $

Special 2017 Year-End Promo - register by Dec 22nd only $1,195 (save $300)

2018  Early Registration until March 9th , 2018 only $1,295
(save $200)

2018 Regular Registration after March 9th, 2018 $1,495

Multi-registrant discount: Register 3 and a 4th registers for free.

The seminar will be held at The Chateaux Deer Valley in Park City, Utah.  The Chateaux is located a 40 min drive from the Salt Lake City, Utah Airport (SLC).  

Special Discount Hotel Rates apply: $179 per night + Local taxes + $10 daily resort fee.

8 am to 5 pm each day, includes all training materials, breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks.

To reserve your spot, or if you have any questions, please contact:

Natalie Vasa at +1 (860) 651-4622 x 102 or by email:  

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June, 2019 - Gas Turbine Failure Modes, Troubleshooting, Condition-Based Maintenance

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June 14, 2019 in Sophia Antipolis, France

This course is presented in partnership with TG-Advisers, Inc.

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Overview

This course provides each delegate with a detailed and applied review of the most common turbine failure modes. Our instructors will focus on risk informed repair and life extension strategies which have a significant bottom line impact. The course will also offer best practices and maintenance considerations for flexible operation which typically includes more cycling, lower minimum loads, and greater capacity ratings. All modules are supplemented with current case studies demonstrating the applied techniques. Eligible for professional certifications.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for plant maintenance and operations personnel, consultants, loss control engineers, and central staff responsible for aero-derivative, simple cycle and combined-cycle power plants. Ideal for those needing to complete pdh credits in 2019.

Course Syllabus

Course Training Modules

MODULE 1 – Gas Turbine Design Fundamentals, Technology Enhancements and Failure Modes

Compressor:
• Blade design – materials, blade root and airfoil design, coatings
• Inlet guide vanes – function, mechanical design, inspections

Combustion:
• Technologies – overview of different combustion designs and key attributes
• Design of combustion components – introduction, materials, coatings, and function
• Emissions control – enhancements to reduce emissions

Hot Gas Path:
• Blade design – inlet vs. aft stage blades, blade casting and internal cooling design
• Stationary blade design – singlet vs. doublet/triplet design, heat transfer and cooling
• Design life and failure modes – base loaded vs. cycling, limiting failure mode vs. location in hot gas path
• Material upgrades – grain structure, alloys
• Coating systems – oxidation protection vs. thermal barrier coatings, application processes, evaluation of remaining life
• Cooling systems – overview of cooling techniques, types of cooling holes
• Upgrade/retrofit opportunities – overview of new offerings and benefits

Rotor Design
• Construction – disc, spacers, through bolts, aero derivative vs. frame machine
• Materials – materials vs. location in engine

Failure Modes
• Creep – overview of mechanism, detection, life of parts and which parts are limited
• Oxidation – overview of mechanism, coatings to protect against, repair limitations
• Thermal mechanical fatigue – overview of mechanism, detection, life of parts and which parts are limited
• High cycle fatigue – overview of mechanism and impacted components
• Foreign and domestic object damage – sources of material, ways to protect against

MODULE 2 – Gas Turbine Operations, Maintenance, and Repair Technology

Operating Parameters and Impact on Life
• Fuel type – impact of fuel type of intervals and part life
• Firing temperatures – reduction/extension in life based on actual firing temperature vs. design
• Inlet temperatures – impact on part life and power output
• Inlet chilling/wet compression – overview of power augmentation techniques, impact on maintenance intervals
• Fast starts – reduction of life based on starting time

Maintenance Intervals & Repair
• Equivalent operating hours approach (EOH) – pluses and minuses of using an EOH vs. an hour or start based criteria for maintenance intervals
• Condition based maintenance approaches ¬– which parts are applicable, how to avoid unnecessary spend
• Borescope inspections – how to interpret results, what to look for and frequency of inspection
• Combustion inspections – included items, rotatable parts
• Hot gas path inspections – included items, rotatable parts
• Major inspections – included items, scope of inspection/repair
• Water washes, online and offline – pros/cons of online vs. offline water washes, performance benefits
• Inspection techniques – NDE techniques, detectable limits, repair limits
• Keys to successful part overhaul – coating quality, crack repair, blade restoration

 

Registration

The registration fee for the course is 1400€ per person and includes all course materials, as well as a lunch each day of the course. Early-bird discount of 15% applies until 28 February, 2019.  Discount of 20% if included in the booking of a full track (five days of courses) or if any company books five or more days of courses in total for their staff.

To register or for more information, please contact Christine Vallon, or call our European office at +33 4 92 96 92 54.

June, 2019 - Steam Turbine Generator Failure Modes, Troubleshooting, Proven Repair Methods

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June 12 & 13, 2019 in Sophia Antipolis, France

This course is presented in partnership with TG-Advisers, Inc.

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Overview

This course provides each delegate with a detailed and applied review of the most common turbine failure modes. Our instructors will focus on risk informed repair and life extension strategies which have a significant bottom line impact. The course will also offer best practices and maintenance considerations for flexible operation which typically includes more cycling, lower minimum loads, and greater capacity ratings. All modules are supplemented with current case studies demonstrating the applied techniques. Eligible for professional certifications.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for plant maintenance and operations personnel, consultants, loss control engineers, equipment OEMs and central staff responsible for fossil, nuclear and combined cycle plant reliability. Ideal for those needing to complete pdh credits in 2019.

Course Syllabus

MODULE 1 – Steam Turbine Design, Failure Modes, and Advanced Troubleshooting

• Industry failure statistics-locating the areas of highest risk
• Steam turbine design features – key features for your unit and technology advancements
• Common failure modes for steam turbines –explained, impacted components, how to manage and impact of flexible operations on each failure mode

  • High Cycle Fatigue
  • Low Cycle Fatigue
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking
  • Solid Particle Erosion
  • Water Droplet Erosion
  • Creep and Embrittlement
  • Foreign Object Damage

• Advanced Troubleshooting – detecting and mitigating before manifesting into a forced outage
• Turbine vibration – unlocking the secrets of rotor lateral and torsional vibration
• Nondestructive testing – most effective nondestructive inspections to detect known failure modes
• OEM Technical Advisories/Service Bulletins – management and integration into outage scopes

MODULE 2 – Generator Reliability Improvements, Failure Modes, and Troubleshooting

• Key components and design features – overview and purpose of each components

  • Winding Insulation Types
  • Retaining Rings – 18-5 vs. 18-18
  • Hydrogen vs. Air Cooled
  • Auxiliary Equipment (exciter, grounding brushes, high voltage bushings, coolers, heaters, etc.)

• Failure modes – stator vs. rotor/field: visual and electrical signs, root causes, and mitigating actions
• Electrical testing – overview of standard electrical testing and information proved by each and acceptance criteria
• NDE techniques – Recommended techniques for retaining rings, fan blades, etc.
• Outage type – robot vs. rotor out, pros and cons of each
• Generator capability curve – how to read and importance
• Economical repair options – looseness, girth cracking, oil ingress
• Operations – operational data trending, flux probes and partial discharge monitoring

MODULE 3 – Impact of Flexible Operations on Steam turbine and Economical Repair Options

• Turbine operational audits – how to identify and avoid common operational pitfalls
• Impact of renewable energy and gas prices on steam turbine assets

  • Ultra-Minimum Load
  • Two-Shift Cycling

• Steam turbine rotor retrofits – key considerations, performance benefits, technology enhancements
• “No-brainers” to regain lost capacity – upgraded sealing technologies, blade path repairs and smoothing
• Emergent issues on combined-cycle steam turbines – unplanned findings early in unit life on both rotor and casings
• Strategies to safely reduce cold start times – benefits of steam seal preheat and modified hold speeds/times
• Material sampling and life extension assessments – fix only what is broken
• Targeted outage repairs – how to get back online with as little spend, time and risk as possible
• Repair options and considerations – casing cracking, stress corrosion cracking, rotor bow, solid particle erosion and water droplet erosion, foreign object damage
• Outage planning and risk assessments for key turbine hardware – how to optimize outage intervals based on current hardware condition

Practical Case Studies

• Blade failures and repair strategies – high-cycle fatigue, low-cycle fatigue, aeroelastic vibration, water droplet erosion and solid particle erosion
• Stress corrosion cracking and repair options
• Casing cracking
• Rotor shaft cracking
• Rotor bow repairs
• Generator boresonic inspection interval extensions
• Remaining life studies – creep, low-cycle fatigue, stress corrosion cracking

Registration

The registration fee for the course is 1400€ per person and includes all course materials, as well as a lunch each day of the course. Early-bird discount of 15% applies until 28 February, 2019.  Discount of 20% if included in the booking of a full track (five days of courses) or if any company books five or more days of courses in total for their staff.

To register or for more information, please contact Christine Vallon, or call our European office at +33 4 92 96 92 54.

 

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