This course incorporates material created under the sponsorship of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).
This 2.5 day course is focused on improving the availability, reliability, capacity, and efficiency of the combined cycle power plant. It teaches attendees how to diagnose root causes of combined cycle power plant performance deficiencies using a case study-based approach. Diagnostic flowcharts are provided and used interactively for the solutions to the case studies.
Basic understanding of power plant thermodynamics and operations.
- Introduction to Combined Cycle Plant Performance
- Thermodynamic Concepts
- Brayton Cycle Performance
- Gas Turbine Component Design and Function
- Gas Turbine Control and Protection
- Rankine Cycle Performance
- Rankine Cycle Equipment Performance
- Evaluating and Troubleshooting Combined Cycle
At the end of this course, students should be able to:
- Identify and diagnose root causes of capacity and efficiency degradation
- Quantify the benefits of performance recovery
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for operators, supervisors, engineers, and management who are directly involved in the daily operation of the plant.
- Textbook: Combined Cycle Plant Performance
- troubleshooting flowcharts