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Start Date : 18 Aug,2024
End Date   : 22 Aug,2024
Duration    : 5 Days
Price          : $ 3,995 ( SAR 14,981.25)



To survive in today’s world of 'lean and mean' operations, we cannot wait for breakdowns. As a matter of fact, we should make responding to breakdowns the exception in our daily workload, not the norm. A successful and effective maintenance operation has to break away from the 'fix it when it breaks' mentality. The ultimate goal of the maintenance department should be to 'stop' things from breaking, increase assets availability and reliability and do so with the lowest possible cost.This has certainly put an immense pressure on the maintenance department management team. In this course, various best practices will be presented that deliver the above objectives.  


Course Objectives: 

  • Demonstrate the latest concepts and techniques required for managing or supervising a maintenance unit 
  • Examine the organizational and managerial considerations for effective maintenance work  

  • Apply techniques to measure Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)  

  • Distinguish and optimize the special characteristics of maintenance activities  

  • Debunk safety myths safety and identify unsafe acts and conditions  

  • Identify common maintenance Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and develop the maintenance department scorecard 


Course Content: 

1. Introduction  

  • Fundamental principles  

  • Acronyms  

  • Plant identification  

  • Safety systems  


2. Thermal plant configuration and operations  

  • Review of plants across Australia (coal and gas fired)  

  • Fuel sources  

  • Boiler plant  

  • The steam and water cycle  

  • Subcritical and supercritical boilers  

  • Subcritical and supercritical boilers  

  • Turbine plant  

  • Condensate and feed water heating systems  

  • Generator plant  

  • Electrical systems  

  • Cooling water systems  

  • Balance of plant system  


3. Gas turbine plant configuration and operations  

  • Gas turbines  

  • Fuel sources  

  • Turning gear and starter systems  

  • Spin modes  

  • Fire suppression systems  

  • Air intake, air bleed, cooling and drainage systems 

  •  Compressor water wash systems  


4. Gas turbine operations and control  

  • Control systems  

  • Protection systems  

  • Operating parameters  

  • Operating procedures  


5. Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) plant configuration and operations  

  • Diverters  
  • Heating elements  

  • Cogeneration  

  • Cogeneration plants in Australia  

  • The electricity network  

  • Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)  

  • Electricity spot market  

  • Transmission and distribution  

  • Remote systems  

Case studies  


6. Plant operations and control  

  • Hazards and the appropriate precautions  

  • Control systems  

  • Typical elements of plant behaviour  

  • Burner management and boiler automatic control systems  

  • Plant permissive and interlocks  

  • Alarms  

  • Plant trends  

  • Protection systems  

  • Standby plant  

  • Plant thermal performance and controllable losses  


7. Plant maintenance components  

  • Maintenance options – essential maintenance VS deferred maintenance  

  • Condition monitoring – Typical operator issues and problems – Plant history and engineering solutions  

  • Maintenance priorities  


8. Renewable sources of alternative generation  

  • Physical aspects of hydro, wind, solar, geothermal etc.  

  • How renewable options integrate with conventional generation  

  • Carbon capture and sequestration  

  • Environmental licensing and controls  


9. Troubleshooting and error management – evaluating case studies  

  • Competent, safe and reliable operation of plant  
  • A abnormal plant and process conditions and the associated incident response mechanisms  

  • Appreciating inaccuracies with data logging  

  • Error management  

  • Troubleshooting  

  • Case studies  


10. Preventing incidents in an insightful way 

  • Communication skills improving your insight and intuitive skills to approach people in the right way  

  • Questioning skills improving your ability to ask the operator relevant, accurate questions that can help improve design efficiencies  

  • Providing constructive feedback that’s well received Questions  

  • Course review and discussion  

  • Practical assignment  


Targeted Audience: 

This course is designed to assist in the effective interaction of the day-to-day management of a plant. This will be realised through improved awareness of plant operating principles and practicalities. Those from plants who will benefit from attending are operating staff, engineering staff, technical staff and supervisory staff.  

Plant Maintenance and Troubleshooting Techniques

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