A highly interactive training course on

Power Plant Operations & Control

Analyzing the Response of Power Networks
to Switching and Fault Incidents
Coventry Academy -  Power Plant Operations & Control

Course Schedules

 02-06 Jun 2024
 09-13 Sep 2024
 03-07 Feb 2025

Training course overview

This Power Plant Operations & Control training course provides an intermediate to advanced level of knowledge about the operation, control, construction, assemblies, and configuration of the most common types of fossil-fueled power plants, in particular thermal, gas, and diesel power stations. The training course also provides an insight into the concepts of electrical and mechanical engineering, electrical machines and electrical drives, thermodynamics, etc. to make the delegates well prepared for the subject.

This Power Plant Operations & Control training course gives a good understanding of the power station control variables, instrumentation techniques, monitoring and control of the processes and the operation of control devices, valves, sensors, actuators, heat exchangers, compressors, etc.

This training course will feature:

  • Power generation theory
  • Power plant types and their features
  • Industrial plants, processes and control measures
  • Thermal, gas, and diesel generation power plants operations and selection criteria
  • Fundamentals of electric machines, drives and control devices

What are the goals?

By completing this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the operation of power plants
  • Analyze process and control diagrams
  • Become familiar with maintenance, troubleshooting and control of power plants
  • Comprehend the power plant parameters, disturbances and control techniques
  • Learn about power plant features, selection criteria and optimization

Who is this training course for?

This Coventry Academy training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Power station operators, technicians, engineers and managers
  • Electrical and mechanical engineers of different competency levels
  • Project engineers and project managers
  • Power station maintenance crew
  • University graduates, site engineers and technical crew

How will this training course be presented?

This Coventry Academy training course will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes powerpoint slides, educational video clips, case studies, worked examples, and face-to-face discussion and exchange of ideas. This is a great engineering forum where all the delegates will have the opportunity to talk about their work experiences and discuss about the challenges they have faced and the possible solutions.

Course Outline

Day One: Fundamentals of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
  • Sensors, actuators
  • Pumps, compressors, turbines, fan, blowers
  • Pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Control valves and cylinders, electrical actuation
  • Theory of heat transfer
  • Electric generators, motors and drives
Day Two: Gas Power Station
  • Overview of gas power stations
  • Fundamentals and thermodynamics
  • Gas turbine components
  • Construction, lubrication system, fuel system, and auxiliary systems
  • Protection, control, and instrumentation
  • Installation, operation and maintenance
Day Three: Thermal Power Station
  • Overview of thermal power stations
  • Fuel combustion and steam generation process
  • Boiler auxiliary plant, operation and controls
  • Boilers and power generation
  • Waste heat recovery
  • Boiler emission control, maintenance and troubleshooting
 Day Four: Diesel Generator (DG) Power Station
  • Power plant types and components, engine types
  • Engine technology and classifications
  • DG types, protection, insulation, earthing and construction
  • DG set assemblies & components
  • DG plant layout
  • DG operation and maintenance
Day Five: Process Instrumentation & Control
  • Process control fundamentals
  • Measurement and control of pressure, level, flow and heat
  • Electronic controllers
  • Process flow diagram (PFD), P&ID, transfer function
  • Open & closed loop controllers
  • Operational amplifiers, analogue & digital controllers

The certificate

  • Coventry Academy Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the course

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