B309 – Heat Recovery Steam Generator O&M

B309 – Heat Recovery Steam Generator O&M

3 days - 21 PDH Credits Awarded



Proper operation of our Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG) is critical to the safe and reliable operations of our combined cycle power plants.  This course emphasizes the HRSG.  It is essential for O&M personnel to maximize performance, minimize outage time, maximize reliability, and ensure safe operations.  This course targets this overall objective of improved availability, reliability, and performance.  To accomplish we need to understand design considerations, we need to understand component functions and how they relate, we need to understand where the equipment may be at risk and how to minimize this risk, we need to implement reliable start-up procedures, we need to minimize the impact of operations upon the environment, and we need to accomplish these objectives in a safe manner.   If these goals and the below objectives reflect your needs, then this course on Heat Recovery Steam Generator O&M is for you! Recommended Prerequisites: CT101 Combined Cycle Power Plant Fundamentals ,.


At the completion of this course the participant will be able to:
  1. Describe the safety concerns when operating and maintaining an HRSG.
  2. Describe the difference between horizontal and vertical HRSGs and the benefits of each.
  3. Describe the flow through a Once-Through Steam Generator (OTSG).
  4. Describe the tube arrangement in the various sections of the HRSG and the purposes of each arrangement.
  5. Describe the start-up scenarios and the stresses caused by each type of start-up.
  6. Describe the damaging events during starts and stops of the HRSG.
  7. Identify and describe duct burner operation.
  8. Identify and describe attemperator systems.
  9. Explain failure mechanisms as they pertain to HRSGs including:
    1. Thermal Fatigue
    2. Corrosion Fatigue
    3. Flow-accelerated Corrosion
    4. Under-deposit Corrosion
  10. Explain how the affects of these failure mechanisms can be minimized or eliminated.
  11. Describe the various types of emission control systems utilized on the HRSGs.
  12. Describe the water treatment and testing found on the HRSGs.
  13. Describe the various types ofcontrol systems found on the HRSGs,

Course Outline

  1. Safety
  2. HRSG Design
  3. Steam System Operation
  4. Water Treatment
  5. Environmental Systems
  6. Maintenance
  7. Ductwork, Dampers, and Stacks
  8. Control Systems

Course Dates / Location / Fee

See www.TurbineGeneratorTraining.com for detail on the course dates / locations / and registration fees. HPC’s 3-4-2 policy applies:  Sign up 3 for the same course/date, pay in advance, and pay for only 2 (the 3rd participant is free)! HPC Technical Services reserves the right to cancel any course/seminar within 10-working days of the scheduled date.  Fees are 100% refunded or credited to another Seminar (clients' choice) if HPC should cancel any Seminar.  HPC is not responsible for non-refundable airline tickets or other travel expenses under any circumstance.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will HPC Technical Services bring this course to our location for our personnel only?   YES, call or email Stephen Parker, Stephen@TurbineGeneratorTraining.com for a price quotation.
  • Will HPC Technical Services customize the presentation at our site to suit our particular needs?  Yes.
  • What is the cost for HPC Technical Service to deliver this course at our location?  Well, of course that can vary, but generally speaking, if you're planning on having 6+ attend, when considering your T&L, it is to your advantage to perform the course at your plant (office).  You gain from the customization and price.

What you will receive

  1. One copy of HPC Technical Services textbook, Heat Recovery Steam Generator O&M, a value of $395.00. This text was developed by Robert C. Swanekamp, PE. Mr. Swanekamp is the Executive Director of the HRSG Users Group.
  2. A "Certificate of Completion" with 21 PDH awarded.