Efficient Power Plant Operation

4.0 1 Review SKU: HR02000CENDuration: 60 Minutes

This course is designed to explain why unit heat rate is higher than normal during certain operating conditions and describe what can be done to prevent additional efficiency losses from occurring during these conditions. After completing this course, participants should be able to explain how careful planning and following plant procedures can reduce efficiency losses during unit startups and shutdowns. They should also be able to explain why parameters should be kept at their setpoints during reduced power operation, and how changes in weather conditions affect efficiency and heat rate.

Course Details

Specs

Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Efficient Unit Startup
  • Explain how efficiency losses can be minimized during a unit startup.
  • Identify key tasks associated with an efficient boiler startup and an efficient turbine startup.
  • Describe the basic guidelines for an efficient unit shutdown.
  • Reduced Power Operation
  • Explain why unit heat rate is higher during reduced power operation.
  • Explain why deviations in parameter values during reduced power operation cause greater increases in unit heat rate.
  • Handling Changes in Weather Conditions
  • Describe how high humidity, rain and snow, and changes in air and circulating water temperatures affect efficiency and heat rate.
  • Describe how efficiency losses can be minimized during rain and snow.
  • Describe how efficiency losses can be minimized when air and cooling water temperatures change.

Customer Reviews

1/7/2019

Good Course!

“Good Course!”

Mark F. Verified Customer

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