Introduction to Heat Rate Improvement

4.0 2 Reviews SKU: HR00100CENDuration: 60 Minutes

By the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to describe what heat rate is and how it can be determined, and explain how the operating efficiencies of units and components can be determined. They should also be able to describe how operations, maintenance, and engineering groups contribute to the efficient operation of a power plant.

Course Details

Specs

Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Plant Efficiency
  • Define the term "heat rate" and describe how the heat rate for a typical generating unit can be determined.
  • Explain why a unit's net heat rate is higher than its gross heat rate.
  • Define the term "design heat rate" and explain why a unit's design heat rate is generally difficult to attain.
  • Describe how efficiency is normally expressed and list typical generating unit and component efficiencies.
  • Unit vs. Component Efficiency
  • Describe how to determine unit and component efficiency.
  • Overview of Responsibilities
  • Describe how operators help maintain the efficient operation of a power plant.
  • Describe how maintenance personnel contribute to the efficient operation of a power plant.
  • Describe how engineers contribute to the efficient operation of a power plant.

Customer Reviews

7/30/2019

Great Course

“Great course!”

Albert L. Verified Customer

12/7/2018

The course crashed IE, the material is a little old.

“The course crashed IE, the material is a little old.”

ROBERT D. Verified Customer

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