Combined Cycle HRSG & Piping Lifecycle Management

Tue, February 05 2019, 8:00 AM - Thu, February 07 2019, 12:00 PM [PST]

9650 Scranton Road, San Diego, CA, 92121, United States


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Tue, February 05 2019, 8:00 AM - Thu, February 07 2019, 12:00 PM [PST]

About the Event

Combined Cycle HRSG & Piping Lifecycle Management


This course will provide attendees a comprehensive understanding of Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) and High Energy Piping (HEP) in Combined Cycle power plants, and the elements necessary to manage that equipment throughout its lifecycle.  Attendees will learn about design, operation, and maintenance with a particular focus on the potential damage mechanisms and how to avoid or mitigate them.    


The course will cover the following topics: 


1.     HRSG and Piping: Introduction, Scope and Background

2.     Materials of Construction

a.           Carbon steels, low alloy steels, CSEFs, and stainless steels

b.           Where are materials used and why

c.            What are key concerns

d.           Welds: heat affected zones and dissimilar metal welds

3.     Damage / Degradation Mechanisms

a.           Corrosion and Pitting

b.           Cold-End Deposition and Gas Side Corrosion

c.            Flow Accelerated Corrosion (FAC)

d.           Corrosion Fatigue

e.           Low Cycle Fatigue and Thermal Fatigue

f.            Creep and Material Overheating

g.           Oxidation and Exfoliation

4.     Key Components (Code requirements, design considerations, common problems)

a.           Feedwater heaters and economizers

b.           Evaporators and Drums

c.            Superheaters and Reheaters

d.           Attemperators / Desuperheaters

e.           Vents, Drains and Dampers

f.            Flow controls, duct burners, SCRs, etc.

g.           Structural steel, casings, liners

h.           Piping systems (Feedwater, Main Steam, Cold Reheat, Hot Reheat, Bypasses and Auxiliaries such as transition cooling)

5.     Water and Steam Chemistry

a.           Fundamentals

b.           Cycle chemistry options

c.            Key considerations and problems

6.     Operations and Maintenance

a.           Operating Modes (Base Load, Cycling, Low-Load)

b.           Impact of Cycling

c.            Life Management Programs

7.     Data Management

a.           ii.      Risk Ranking / Risk Based Inspection

b.           iii.      Inspection Technologies

c.            iv.      Lifetime Assessment

d.           v.      Online Monitoring

e.           vi.      Life Management Plans

8.     Case Studies

a.           FAC and Evaporator deposits (risk ranking, evaporator tube sample analysis)

b.           Attemperator cracking (inspection, lifetime assessment, monitoring)

c.            Steam drum cycling (lifetime assessment)

d.           Tube-to-header cracking on a superheater (NDE, life assessment, lab)

e.           Superheater Outlet Header branch cracking (NDE, Life assessment, Grade 91)

f.            High energy piping life management plan (inventory, stress, NDE plan)



Venue Details

We're hosting our seminar at the Marriott Courtyard San Diego Sorrento Valley

We’ve arranged a negotiated rate of $168. There are only so many rooms available in the block, so book early and save!  The rooms are being held until January 21st.

Marriott Courtyard San Diego Sorrento Valley
9650 Scranton Road
San Diego, CA, 92121

Book your group rate for Structural Integrity or call Marriott reservations at 1 (800) 321-2211 or (858) 558-9600 

Cancellation policy

Cancellations can be made up to 30 days prior to the event start date for a refund of the registration fee less any applicable administrative fee*. If a cancellation is made less than 30 days before the event start date, the purchaser will receive a credit to be used towards the registration fee of any other SI class offered. Credits are transferrable and do not expire. SI does not assume any liability for refund of travel expenses.

*Administrative fees are $25 or 10% of registration fee, whichever is greater.

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About the Organizer

Structural Integrity Associates, Inc. has provided support and engineering services to the power industry for more than 30 years, and have transformed that formidable experience and expertise into an integrated, multidisciplinary approach that combines engineering analysis, advanced nondestructive examination, materials evaluation, repair technologies, data management, and online monitoring to attain the best possible solutions for fossil plant owners and operators.


Event Speakers

Ian J. Perrin, Ph.D
VP, Fossil Plant Services

Dr. Ian Perrin's background includes 20 years of experience in engineering for fossil power plant components, and is a leading expert on inelastic behavior of metals at high temperatures.