Course Content & Structure
The courses include hands-on exercises to drive home theory and practical application.
- Thermal Performance Basics: Designed to review thermodynamic fundamentals and describe the essential elements of a thermal performance program
- Power Plant Cycle & Component Evaluation: Designed to teach how to identify and recover lost megawatts throughout the thermal cycle with an emphasis on an integrated approach to understanding the thermal cycle
- Thermal Plant Resources and Tools: Designed to provide the engineer a good understanding of resources used to evaluate thermal performance including trending, analysis, turbine testing, cooling tower testing, quantification of losses and software tools.
Tuesday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Thermodynamic Fundamentals & Component Analysis
Wednesday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Cycle and Component Analysis
Thursday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Thermal Performance Tools and Resources
Friday, 8:00 am-noon
Testing & Program Development
Instructor: Frank Todd
Frank is highly skilled in the use of analytical tools designed to evaluate thermal performance and improve plant efficiency and reliability. These tools include a variety of approaches using computer-based plant modeling with strong emphasis on problem analysis and resolution. Additionally, Frank has developed a wide spectrum of test specifications, procedures, and testing configurations in support of thermal performance improvements.