This 3½-day course is focused on improving the availability, reliability, capacity, and efficiency of the conventional Rankine cycle power plant. It teaches attendees how to diagnose root causes
of Rankine power plant performance deficiencies using a case study-based approach. Diagnostic flowcharts are provided and used interactively for the solutions to the case studies.
March 21-24, 2023
September 19-22, 2023
Basic familiarity with equipment performance test methods and power plant thermodynamics.
Course Content - Rankine
- Boilers and Air Heaters
- Steam Turbines
- Condensers and Auxiliaries
- Feedwater Heaters
At the end of this course, students should be able to:
- Troubleshoot capacity and efficiency shortfalls of all major power plant components
- Identify where thermal losses are occurring
- Determine if problems are due to equipment or operational issues
- Act to effectively improve heat rate
- Monitor improvements and continually reassess strategies for optimum performance
Who Should Attend
This course is for experienced power plant personnel who are knowledgeable in power plant components/systems.
- Textbook: Advanced Performance Analysis and Troubleshooting for Conventional Rankine Cycle Power Plants
- Troubleshooting flowcharts
- Personal copy of the GPSteam™ Properties Calculator
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information about pricing and availability for an onsite course.