B317 - Power Plant Water Chemistry for Technicians

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5 days - 3.2 Continuing Education Units Awarded

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USD 2,895.00

Reduce hydrogen damage, reduce boiler tube failure, and improve unit reliability. Minimize corrosion deposition. Learn the proper response when chemical limits are exceeded. Understand the consequences of operation while boiler and feed water chemistry limits are being exceeded, proper laboratory QA/QC water (and fuel) testing methods, and how to calculate safe contaminant levels in boiler and feedwater.

This Seminar is designed for fossil power plant laboratory technicians and supervisors. The Seminar provides an understanding of the role of chemistry in a power plant, the effects of chemical excursions, and how to determine chemical limits. It also provides a discussion of testing methods, the need for a quality assurance/quality control program, and how to set up a QA/QC program. Coal and oil sampling and analysis can be provided on request.

Upon successful completion of the Seminar, the participant should be able to:
  1. Describe various chemical treatment programs
  2. Determine chemical limits for a unit.
  3. Respond properly to chemical excursions
  4. Describe proper sampling and analysis methods
  5. Discuss the components of a QA/QC program
  6. Describe the mechanisms for various types of corrosion and how this corrosion is controlled.
  1. Plant Systems
    1. Power Plant Technology
    2. Steam Generation
  2. Corrosion
    1. Material Structure
    2. Corrosion Process
    3. Types of Corrosion
    4. Reduction and Prevention of Corrosion
  3. Raw Water Treatment
    1. Impurities
    2. Sources of Water
    3. Chlorination
    4. Clarification
    5. Filtration
    6. Demineralization
    7. Reverse Osmosis
    8. Electro Dialysis Separation
    9. Technology Review and Evaluation
  4. Feed Water Treatment
    1. Oxygen Removal
    2. pH Control
    3. Condensate Polishers
    4. EPRI Recommended Condensate and Feed Water Chemistry Monitoring and Control Guidelines
  5. Boiler Water Treatment
    1. Properties of Water
    2. Boiler Water Treatment
    3. Carry Over
    4. EPRI Recommended Condensate and Feed Water Chemistry Monitoring and Control Guidelines
  6. Plant Problems
    1. Boiler Tube Leaks
    2. Condenser Leaks
    3. High Air In-Leakage
    4. Phosphate Hideout
    5. Start Up
    6. Chemical Cleaning
  7. Water Analysis
    1. Gravimetric Analysis
    2. Titrimetric Analysis
    3. Potentiometric Analysis
    4. Conductrometric Analysis
    5. Photometric Analysis
  8. Coal Sampling and Analysis
    1. Identification of Coal
    2. Rank of Coal
    3. Coal Composition and Properties
    4. Coal Sampling and Analysis
  9. Oil Analysis
    1. Proper Oil Sampling Techniques
    2. Characterization and Analysis of Lube Oil
    3. Environmental Issues
    4. Air Pollution
    5. Water Pollution
    6. Soil Pollution
  10. QA/QC Practices
    1. QA/QC Manual
    2. QA/QC Considerations
    3. Instrument Performance and Background Checks
    4. Control Charts
    5. Out-of-Control Results
    6. Evaluating Control Charts
    7. Instrument Calibration
    8. General Laboratory QC Practices
  11. QA/QC Statistics