Currently, all of our classes are offered via virtual instructor led training (VILT) using Cisco Webex Training Center, Amazon AWS Cloud-based servers, and GPiLEARN+™. Attendees are assigned their own server (connected via Remote Desktop) which includes all applications required to complete the course. It is strongly recommended to use at least 2 displays/monitors when attending this class.
Courses are hosted from Amherst, NY USA, Bogota, Colombia, or Johannesburg, South Africa.
*Class time will be UTC business hours and hosted by Johannesburg, South Africa.
EtaPRO® VirtualPlant™ software provides actual and expected real-time and aggregate key performance indicators, such as efficiencies and capacities, for plants and equipment overall. VirtualPlant simulates an entire power generation cycle. The objective of the course is to familiarize students with VirtualPlant and to help develop and tune VirtualPlant models.
The objective of this course is to provide an overview of the VirtualPlant Cycle Builder software. Students will learn how to:
- Manage and maintain existing models
- Develop new models using the VirtualPlant Cycle Builder application
- Use models to create a parametric study
- Introduction of VirtualPlant Components
- Steam Turbines
- Gas Turbines
- Feedwater Heaters
- Building Simple Turbine Cycle Models
- Simple Rankine Cycle
- Simple Combined Cycle
- Rankine Cycle (based on vendor heat balance)
- Parametric Studies
- Output and Heat Rate Sensitivity
- Developing Heat Rate and Output Correction Curves
- Working with Real VirtualPlant Models
- Typical Trouble Spots
- Connecting to EtaPRO
- Understanding Real-time Model Cases
- What-if studies
Each participant will receive copies of the EtaPRO VirtualPlant Training Workbook (PDF) with classroom exercises, along with a link to review course recordings in GPiLEARN+.
Who Should Attend
The course is intended for individuals who are interested in creating a digital twin or simulation of their plant to study and forecast plant thermal performance.
Please call the registrar Sandy Lee at 716.799.1050 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 1½-Day EtaPRO VirtualPlant Workshop $1,150
- 3-Day EtaPRO APR & VirtualPlant Workshop $1,850
All of our courses offer a 10% multi-registrant discount to organizations registering three or more persons for the same class at the same time. Fee includes software guides and other course materials.
Note: Occasionally, a particular course will not meet the minimum registration requirement. GP Strategies reserves the right to cancel such a session at least 10 working days prior to the scheduled start. Participants will be promptly notified.
Cancellations received later than 10 working days prior to course are subject to a 20% service charge. Those who have not canceled reservations two working days prior to the course and “no shows” are subject to the full course fee. Substitutions may be made at any time.