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Standard Training Course Content

GT PRO / GT MASTER / PDE / PEACE - Two Days

   DAY 1 of 2: GT PRO/ GT MASTER

  •  Overview - When to use these programs
  •  GT PRO structure and input menus
  •  GT PRO output menus and graphics
  •  Quick starts with PDE (Plant Design Expert)
  •  Coupling with PEACE for cost estimation and design optimization
  •  Components: Gas turbine, HRSG, Steam Turbine, Cooling System
  •  HRSGs for process steam alone: determine steam production, unfired and fired
  •  Combined cycle cogeneration plants with non-condensing steam turbines
  •  Combined cycle power plants, with and without reheat
  •  Fuel heating schemes
  •  Integrating gas turbine rotor air cooling or steam cooling with the steam cycle
  •  Multiple runs: Macro and E-Link
  •  Defining user-defined fuels
  •  Specifying the user-defined gas turbine
  •  Replicating an existing design
  •  Further examples particularly relevant to course attendees

   DAY 2 of 2: GT PRO/ GT MASTER

  •  Import GT PRO designs to GT MASTER
  •  Explore part-load operation
  •  Performance effects of ambient
  •  Variations in process and power demand
  •  Supplementary firing
  •  Specify boiler hardware data in model
  •  Control steam desuperheating
  •  Alter process and addition flows
  •  Control turbine inlet and extraction pressures
  •  Special HRSG features: Once-through HRSG and radiant boiler
  •  Use GT MASTER's Control Loop
  •  Multiple runs: Macro and E-Link
  •  GT MASTER and PEACE: Piping details
  •  Pump and circ water systems
  •  Further examples particularly relevant to course attendees

THERMOFLEX / PEACE - Two Days

    DAY 1 of 2: THERMOFLEX

  •  Overview- When to use THERMOFLEX
  •  Flexibility: Freedom with responsibility
  •  Program structure
  •  Program results - graphics and text
  •  Classes of components and fluids
  •  Create system designs (DRAW SYSTEM): Configure by selecting and connecting icons; Import GT PRO designs
  •  Distinguish features of components with similar names
  •  Editing of component parameters (EDIT INPUTS) to achieve goals
  •  Logical flow and pressure hierarchies
  •  Conflicting flow and pressure specifications
  •  User methods for handling conflicts that cannot be automatically resolved
  •  Rubber components
  •  Use of Splitters, Mixers, and Valves
  •  Main design specifications for commonly-used components

    DAY 2 of 2: THERMOFLEX (continued)

  •  Explore design and off-design modes
  •  Logical Headers (push or pull)
  •  Logical flow control components
  •  Fix a Flow and Fix a Pressure
  •  Macro and Control Loop features
  •  Links to Excel
  •  Use with E-Link
  •  Use links to make hybrid models, joining the quick and robust computations of the application-specific programs - GT PRO, GT MASTER and STEAM MASTER to the flexible THERMOFLEX
  •  Engineered (PEACE) components in THERMOFLEX
  •  HRSG and Steam Turbine Assemblies
  •  Defining shaft connections
  •  Defining energy accounting
  •  Heat adders - thermally linked to other components
  •  Special features of particular component models

STEAM PRO/ STEAM MASTER/ PEACE / RE-MASTER - One Day

  •  Overview - When to use these programs

STEAM PRO

  •  Overall plant configuration
  •  Cooling system selection
  •  Main steam conditions
  •  Feedwater heater temperatures and connections
  •  PEACE inputs and results
  •  Steam turbine driven feedpump
  •  Steam turbine leakage streams
  •  Fuel specification
  •  Boiler thermodynamics and sizing
  •  Examples: Producing new designs, and replicating existing designs

STEAM MASTER

  •  Conversion of STEAM PRO design files to STEAM MASTER input files
  •  Overall plant and steam turbine controls
  •  Behavior of feedwater heaters in off-design conditions
  •  Integration with PEACE
  •  Use of STEAM MASTER Macro
  •  Use with E-Link
  •  Examples - especially models of existing plants

RE-MASTER

  •  Modes of repowering: An appreciation
  •  Hot windbox repowering
  •  Feedwater repowering
  •  Parallel repowering
  •  Complete replacement of original boiler with new HRSG
  •  Examples - studies with existing plant