COMPREHENSIVE TECHNICAL TRAINING

For the first time ever, Power Generation Week is offering CEU credits! Enhance your learning with these exclusive training courses. Simply add any of these courses to your registration.  

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ALL AVAILABLE TRAINING COURSES

 

Valve Installation Best Practices for Steam Service

Monday, December 12 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Presented by: Fluid Sealing Association
CEUs: .5
Price: $215 (take all 4 courses for only $525)

Instructor: Ron Frisard, Vice Chair of the Packing Division of the FSA
Summary:

This training will focus on identifying best practices in regards to valve packing installation as outlined by the Fluid Sealing Association.  It is imperative that a plant have a serious, focused, approach to this important subject for many reasons including downtime, safety, and costs.  One way to improve this is by creating a continuous improvement process regarding valve packing that is fact based and focusing on Identifying and classifying root causes of packing performance.

Some of the points that the training will include:

  • Accurate measuring of valve dimensions
  • Observing valve issues that could hinder sealing
  • Installation of packing
  • Torque and bolting considerations for critical applications in steam
  • Consolidation of packing
  • Multi-discipline continuous improvement program focusing on root causes of packing failures

 

Flange Sealing Installation Best Practices

Monday, December 12 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Presented by: Fluid Sealing Association
CEUs: .5
Price: $215 (take all 4 courses for only $525)

Instructor: Ron Frisard, Vice Chair of the Packing Division of the FSA
Summary:

Flange leakage in steam service can result in loss production and money. If a plant is going to reduce emissions at a plant, one important step that is often overlooked is procedures of flange sealing.  This training will focus on the Fluid Sealing Association’s best practices for successful flange sealing including gasket seating stresses, torque calculations, and gasket selection.   Some other topics that will be discussed are the following:-        Flange and bolts inspection

  • Flange Condition
  • Torque patterns
  • Anti-seize and K factor
  • Alignment
  • Flange Rotation
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Nut Embedment

 

Valve - Pressure Bonnet Seal Measurement & Installation Best Practices for Steam Service

Monday, December 12 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Presented by: Fluid Sealing Association
CEUs: .5
Price: $215 (take all 4 courses for only $525)

Instructors:         
Thom Jessup, Vice Chair of FSA Gasket Division of the FSA
Brian Biller, Member of FSA Packing & Gasket Technical Committees
Summary:
This training will focus on identifying best practices in regards to specifying and installing valve pressure bonnet seals as outlined by the Fluid Sealing Association. The landscape for electric power generation continues the demand more frequent plant cycling and higher operating efficiency.  This results in accelerated wear and tear of valves and components.  The pressurized bonnet-valve body junction is the final sealed boundary in high pressure and superheated steam valves. With each pressure and temperature cycle, this critical sealed joint moves or flexes causing wear and the potential for dimensional change.  It is extremely important that a plant valve maintenance team, and repair contractors take a systematic approach in the measurement, preparation and replacement of pressure bonnet seals to ensure safety, eliminate downtime, reduce outage cost and time, and improve operating efficiency.  This training will identify the potential failure modes, and define the proper systematic approach to measurement, specification and installation of pressure bonnet seals in this critical joint to ensure safety and success.

Some of the points that the training will include:

  • Accurate measuring of valve bonnet region dimensions
  • Importance of valve operating conditions
  • Observing valve issues that could hinder sealing
  • Installation and re-assembly techniques for pressure bonnet and seal
  • Torque and bolting considerations for bonnet draw up
  • Explanation of pressure seal function under cyclic operating conditions
  • Review failure modes that can result from improper specification, installation and maintenance


Remediation of Worn Valve Sealing Cavities & Surfaces via use of Graphitic Sealing Components

Monday, December 12 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Presented by: Fluid Sealing Association
CEUs: .5
Price: $215 (take all 4 courses for only $525)

Instructors:         
Thom Jessup, Vice Chair of FSA Gasket Division of the FSA
Brian Biller, Member of FSA Packing & Gasket Technical Committees
Summary:
Higher cycle rates required at power gen plants today cause greater wear rates on valve and pressure vessel sealed connections.  Leakage in steam service due to this wear can result in safety concerns, reduced efficiency, increased operating and maintenance costs. This training will focus on the material properties of flexible graphite, and the proper use of this material for sealing of worn surfaces as identified by the Fluid Sealing Association.  The outcome of this approach will promote reduced maintenance time, and improved sealing.

Some of the points that the training will include:

  • What is flexible graphite and how does it seal?
  • How can graphite remedy worn surface conditions?
        i.e. steam cuts, pitted surfaces, out of round conditions
  • What is torque scatter and how does it relate to proper seal loading?
  • What is forgiveness to torque scatter?
  • Proper cavity boundaries for graphitic sealing
  • Elimination of flange rotation
  • Benefit of sealing device resilience under cyclic conditions
  • Valve reconditioning:  how flexible graphite can reduce or eliminate grinding, hard-facing and resurfacing requirements.

 

Introduction to Boiler Control Systems (ES15C)

Sunday, December 11 | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Presented by: International Society of Automation

CEU Credits: 0.7

Price:
Non-Member $755.00
ISA Member $600.00
Group Rate: $600.00 (register for both ISA courses for this discount)

Description:

When working with boilers, regardless what process control system is used or fuel being burned, you must control five basic functions-furnace draft, drum level, feed water, fuel air, and steam temperature. This seminar will teach you what must be controlled and how the control systems operate.

This seminar will give process control system engineers, managers, project engineers, operators, and technicians in boiler houses and power plants, a basic understanding of boiler operation and control.

You will be able to:

  • Describe the boiler components and their function
  • Configure furnace draft, drum level, feed water, fuel/air and steam temperature
  • Describe PID control
  • Describe how the systems interact and how to set up the controls
  • Define "swell" and "shrink"

Covering:

  • Boiler Components  
  • Defining PID control 
  • Draft, control 
  • Drum level control 
  • 1, 2 and 3 element feed water control 
  • Boiler swell and shrink 
  • Fuel air control 
  • Steam temperature control

Boiler Burner Management Systems-Meeting NFPA Standards (ES16C)

Monday, December 12 | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Presented by: International Society of Automation

CEU Credits: 0.7

Price:
Non-Member $755.00
ISA Member $600.00
Group Rate: $600.00 (register for both ISA courses for this discount)

Description:

Boiler explosions have resulted in loss of major facilities as well as loss of life. With emphasis in industry on process safety, the design of Burner Management Systems (BMSs) is now more important than ever. This seminar provides a quick overview of the requirements for single and multiple boiler burners using the 85 Code.

You will be able to:

  • Define resources for defining design criteria
  • Evaluate considerations for BMS design
  • Identify the primary causes of furnace explosions
  • Explain primary shutdowns as defined by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 85 Code
  • Discuss pre-firing purge requirements for both single- and multiple-burner boilers
  • Discuss alarms, interlocks, and emergency shutdown systems
  • Discuss the format of individual safety standards and how to use them appropriately
  • Discuss the NFPA 85 Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code, other safety-related standards, and how they apply to BMS

Covering:

  • Current NFPA 85 Boiler and Combustion Systems Code: Format | Use | Cross-Referencing Information | Application to Different Types of Boilers
  • ANSI/ISA84.01-2004 standard: Application to Boilers
  • BMS design: Considerations | Requirements for Independence | Requirements for Logical Solver
  • Single- and Multiple-Burner Boilers: Permissives | Shut downs | Alarms | Purge Requirements | Requirements Comparison
  • Definitions: Safety Instrumented System (SIS) and Safety Integrity Level (SIL) as Applied to Boilers

 

Thermal Spray Coatings - What is it? Where is it used? How does it work?  

Monday, December 12 | 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Presented by: International Thermal Spray Association
Price: FREE
(this course does not offer CEU's)

Presenter:
James Weber
James K. Weber Consulting

Course Description:

Although thermal spray coating technology has been around for more than 100 years, and is a $6.5 billion business, few know what it is, where it is used, and how it works. This discussion group will discuss most aspects of thermal spray coatings including Thermal Spray processes, equipment, pre and post treatment, applications, and industry usage.  Processes covered will include Flame spray (powder, wire, and rod), Detonation spray, High Velocity Oxy/Fuel spray (HVOF), Cold spray. Plasma spray, and Twin wire electric arc spray.  Several thermal spray guns will be available for attendees to handle and discuss throughout the class. Complex automated thermal spray systems and spray booths will be illustrated and discussed.  Application examples will be presented for a variety of requirements from several different industries.  Industry usage charts will be reviewed listing several processes and coating applications used by various industries.

Open and lively discussion is welcomed and encouraged by the presenter who has nearly 30 years’ experience in the thermal spray industry. Do not miss this exciting opportunity to share ideas with your fellow colleagues!