STEAM PLANT SYSTEM OPTIMIZATION COURSE

STEAM PLANT SYSTEM OPTIMIZATION COURSE

Course Description

DURATION

14 hours (Two (2) days)

 

TARGET GROUP

Plant managers, Energy Managers, Plant Technologist, Supervisors, Engineers and Operating personnel who are responsible for energy efficiency improvements in steam system for power plant, oil & gas, petrochemical plants, palm oil and food processing industries. This steam system should also cover non-industrial premises like buildings or warehouses.

 

TARGETED INDUSTRY/INDUSTRIES

Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Power Plant, Renewal Energy Plant, Co-Generation Plant, palm oil, food processing industries and building services.

 

CERTIFICATION

This course can be certified for the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program by the Board of Engineers, Malaysia (BEM).

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE

The objective of the course is to:

  • introduce delegates to steam system optimization with emphasize on the strategies and means to optimize the whole steam system in the most cost-effective way without compromising the process requirement.
  • Develop insights on strategy to achieve water conservation in operating facilities via water reuse, recycle and regeneration

 

COURSE OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, the delegates will be able to: –

  • Understand the interaction involved within the steam system which made up of boilers, HRSGs, various pressure steam headers, and steam turbines.
  • Perform simple steam system balancing
  • Appreciate the concept of marginal steam pricing to determine the true value of energy saving initiatives
  • Recognize the use of road map approach for steam system optimization initiatives
  • Identify opportunities for possible water reuse, recycle and regeneration for water minimization efforts in the operating plants
  • Gain insights on the use of advanced mathematical tools and data analytics in carrying out optimization assessment

 

TRAINING METHODOLOGY

  • Lecture
  • Classroom discussions
  • Case study

 

COURSE CONTENTS

Overview

  • The driver for steam system optimization – a total approach rather than in-silo methodology
  • A review of the steam system components
  • Value driven assessment for optimization (fuel vs steam)
  • Review on the steam, fuel, and power calculations

 

Steam system modelling – part 1

  • Basic energy balance calculation in action
  • Data analytics for modeling requirement vs first principle data
  • Steam Generation (boiler, HRSG) and deaerators
  • Power generation (gas turbines and steam turbines) and cogeneration
  • Steam headers and let down station (steam distribution)
  • Steam and condensate recovery (steam traps)

 

Steam system modelling – part 2

  • Put these features together – steam balancing
  • Finding the total cost of running the steam system
  • Optimization tool (e.g specific optimization software and Excel) to rebalance the whole steam system
  • Understanding the interaction between process and steam utility system
  • marginal steam cost to find the true value of energy savings
  • Identification of ‘path’ or route in steam system optimization

 

Case study – steam optimization in action

  • Steam modeling development for a given facility
  • True value of energy saving initiatives
  • Prioritizing the initiatives with a road map strategy
  • Sustaining optimum performance – effective performance monitoring tool

 

Water minimization in process plants

  • The incentives (value driven sustainability objectives)
  • Strategy towards reuse, recycle and reuse regeneration
  • What it takes to implement 3Rs (reuse, recycle, regeneration)?
  • Optimization strategy
  • Case study for water reuse in a given plant
  • Conclusion