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2501 - Major Components: Design & Construction
2502 - Gas Turbine Support Systems
2503 - Operation of Gas Turbines
2504 - Gas Turbine Control and Protection Systems
2505 - Aero-Derivative Gas Turbines
2506 - Routine Maintenance 
2507 - Major Maintenance
2508 - Combined Cycle Operation
2509 - The HRSG (Heat Recovery Steam Generator) 
2510 - The Generator and Electrical Systems
2701 - The Hydro-Electric Role in the Power System 
2702 - Hydro Power Stations 
2703 - Water Management
2704 - Hydro Turbines
2705 - Turbine Monitoring & Control
2706 - The Hydro Generator
2707 - Generator Monitoring and Control
2708 - Hydro Plant Auxiliaries
2709 - Operating Electrical Equipment 
2710 - Hydro Plant Operation and Maintenance 
2711 - Hydro-Electric Power Plant Operations Review Test
7401 - Co-Generation & Other Turbine Cycles 
7402 - Steam Production 
7403 - Fuels & Combustion 
7404 - Boiler Operation  
7405 - Boiler Control (Operation, Environmental, Chemical)
7406 - Steam Turbine Construction 
7407 - Steam Turbine Operation & Control  
7408 - Power Generation 
7409 - Plant Auxiliary Systems
7410 - Power Plant Maintenance 
7411 - Combined Heat and Power Systems
7801 - Fundamentals of Plant Efficiency I 
7802 - Fundamentals of Plant Efficiency II 

   
7803 - Factors Affecting Boiler Efficiency 
7804 - Operator Controllable Losses: Boiler 
7805 - Factors Affecting Turbine Efficiency 
7806 - Operator Controllable Losses: Turbine Cycle 
7807 - Balance of Plant Operation 

    
7808 - Power Plant Control 
7901 - Combined Cycle Principles  
7902 - Combined Cycle Procedures 


8001 - AC Voltage Generation
8002 - Power Factor 
8003 - Impedance and Voltage Drop
8004 - Three Phase Power Systems
8005 - Distribution Networks System Layout 2 
8006 - Distribution Networks Overhead Lines 
8007 - Underground Distribution Systems 
8008 - Substations  
8009 - Distributed Generation 
8010 - Substation Transformers 
8011 - Distribution Transformers
8012 - Fault Interrupting Devices 
8013 - Non Fault Interrupting Devices 
8014 - Voltage Control Devices 
8015 - Fundamentals of Protection 
8016 - Overcurrent Protection 
8017 - Distribution System Protection - Differential Protection 
8018 - Coordination of protection Devices 1
8019 - Overvoltage Protection 
8020 - Communication Techniques 
8021 - SCADA Control 
8022 - Distribution Automation
8023 - Programmable Logic Controllers 
8024 - Personnel Safety
8025 - Insulation Testing 
8026 - Rotating Equipment Maintenance 
8027 - Transformer Maintenance 
8028 - Switchgear Maintenance 
8029 - Line Maintenance 
8030 - Maintenance Management
8031 - Load Characteristics/ Customer Service
8032 - Demand Management 
8033 - Metering 
8034 - Utility Rate Structure 
8035 - The Effects of Deregulation and Competition 
8036 - Power Quality 
8037 - Function of the Operator
8038 - Abnormal Operating Conditions 
8039 - Service Interruptions 
7101: Electrical Fundamentals, Basic Electricity 
7102: Electrical Fundamentals, Properties of AC Circuits 
7103: Electrical Fundamentals, Power and Power Factor 
7104: Electrical Fundamentals, Three Phase Systems

     
7514: Controlling to NERC Standards : Interconnection Operations 
7516: Controlling to NERC Standards – Generation Control and Performance 
7517 - Controlling to NERC Standards: Aspects of System Operations
7518 - Controlling to NERC Standards: System Transactions & Coordination
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901: Power Plan Control Room Operator Training : Plant Control System  1.
902 Power Plant Control Room Operator Training: Circulating Water System 
903 Power Plant Control Room Operator Training: Condensate Systems 
904 Power Plant Control Room Operator Training: Feedwater System
905 Power Plant Control Room Operator Training: Boiler Feed Pumps 
906 Power Plant Control Room Operator Training: Boiler Water Steam 
907 Power Plant Control Room Operator Training: Combustion Air Flue Gas 
908 Power Plant Control Room Operator Training: Boiler Fuel System
909 Power Plant Control Room Operator Training: Air Pollution Control System 
910 Power Plant Control Room Operator Training: Turbine Auxiliaries System Operation and Control 
911 Power Plant Control Room Operator Training: Generator and Auxiliaries System Operation & Control 
912 Power Plant Control Room Operator Training: Unit Startup and Shutdown 
913 Power Plant Control Room Operator Training: Efficient, Reliable and Environmentally Sensitive Op 
914 Power Plant Control Room Operator Training: Abnormal Plant Conditions
915: Power Plan Control Room Operator Training: Heat Rate Improvement 




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SAMPLE COURSES

2501 - Major Components: Design & Construction  
The objective of this course, the first in the GAS TURBINE series, is to present the main construction and design features of gas turbines as used for power generation. Basic cycles are discussed, and different sizes and machine layouts are presented. After completion of this course, the participant will be able to understand the following concepts and apply them to his day to day work activities. 

• The gas-turbine cycle
• Conversion of heat to mechanical energy 
• Typical values of temperature and pressure "through cycle"
• Single shaft and two shaft arrangements
• Exhaust heat recovery
• The basic combined cycle
• Axial flow and centrifugal flow compressors
• Effect of pressure ratio on efficiency
• Potential for compressor stall at start-up
• Variable inlet guide vanes
• Combustor arrangements
• Combustion air, and secondary air
• Factors affecting air temperature rise through the combustion section
• Control of gas turbine output
• Combustion igniters, and flame detectors
• Water and steam injection
• Distribution of turbine energy; to compressor, generator, auxiliaries, and stack
• Gas turbine efficiency
• Regenerative heat exchangers
• Turbine reheat cycle
• Significance of gas temperature at turbine inlet
• Turbine blade cooling
• Turbine stage seals
• Turbine rotor assembly and stator assembly
• Exhaust frame arrangements
• Gas-turbine starting arrangements
• Accessory gear box drive to auxiliaries 

 2502 - Gas Turbine Support Systems  
The objective of this course is to present and discuss features of the various support systems and auxiliaries that are necessary for operation of the gas turbine. Both ON-BASE and OFF-BASE equipment is studied. Note, that the design of the support systems varies according to the size and purpose of the gas turbine unit. Aeroderivative machines are discussed in a separate course. Upon completion of this course, the participant should understand and be able to apply the following concepts: 

• Bearing layout, journal and thrust
• Typical lubricating oil system
• Oil pumps: main, auxiliary, emergency DC
• Oil coolers, heater, strainers and filters
• Oil temperature and pressure control
• Trip (control) oil system
• Hydraulic oil system
• Air inlet system, filtration, guide vanes
• Compressed air extraction system
• Air cooling systems, bearing seals
• Atomizing air and purge air system
• Air bleed to prevent stall
• Typical fuels used in gas turbines
• Liquid fuel storage and transfer system
• Fuel pumping and heating
• Fuel strainers and filters
• On-base liquid fuel system
• Control and shut-off valves
• False start drains
• Gas fuel handling system
• On-base gas fuel system
• Dual-fuel firing system
• Significance of NOX, SOX, CO, and particulates 
• NOX control systems, Low-NOX burners, SCR
• Cooling systems
• Generator cooling, air and hydrogen cooling systems
• Gas Turbine compartment cooling by air
• CO2 fire protection system 


 2506 - Routine Maintenance  
The objective of this course is to present the nature and purpose of different modes of maintenance, i.e. running, predictive, and preventive maintenance. Upon completion of this course, the participant should understand and be able to apply the following concepts: 

• Maintenance objectives
• Operator-maintenance coordination
• Types of maintenance, definition of: running, predictive, and preventive maintenance
• Operator observations, abnormalities, defect reports
• On-line maintenance
• Off-line maintenance, permit to work, clearance
• Concept of predictive maintenance
• Critical points of measurement
• Plotting trends of pressures and temperatures
• Interpreting trends to determine outage schedules
• Interpreting trends to determine spare parts requirements
• Performance testing; fuel consumption, heat rate
• Effect of ambient conditions, correction factors
• Vibration analysis
• Unbalance, misalignment, bearing problems
• Objective of preventive maintenance
• Pre-planned, scheduled outages for maintenance
• Scheduled tasks; inspection, replacement, repair
• Typical maintenance schedule
• Definition of inspections: 
1. combustion equipment 
2. hot gas path 
3. major overhaul 
• Factors affecting frequency of inspection
• Detailed procedure for combustion inspection
• Examination by borescope 


 7801 - Fundamentals of Plant Efficiency I  
The objective of this videotape is to present the basic power plant cycle and the energy conversions that take place throughout the cycle. The effect that various parameters have on the cycle efficiency are also discussed. 
Upon completion of this videotape and the workbook exercises, the operator should be able to understand:
• Where energy is lost and gained in the power plant cycle.
• The use of enthalpy as a measure of energy.
• The meaning of steam quality (wetness) at the turbine exhaust.
• How to convert units of heat energy into units of electrical energy.
• How to determine turbine cycle efficiency.
• The effect of changing main steam temperature on turbine cycle efficiency.
• The effect of changing condenser back pressure on turbine cycle efficiency.
• How to determine boiler efficiency.
• How boiler efficiency and turbine cycle efficiency can be used to determine overall plant efficiency.
• The difference between gross plant heat rate and net plant heat rate.
• What factors determine boiler efficiency.
• The effect of changing main steam pressure on turbine cycle efficiency.






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