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E-522 - From Gas to Energy

5 days PROD/ENERGYGB
Level
Foundation
Audience
  • Managers, engineers, and technicians, looking for technical information and understanding of Energy production facilities.
Purpose
  • This course provides a comprehensive technical and economic review of the Natural gas Processing and its use to produce energy throw Thermal Power Plants and Combined Cycles.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • acquire technical knowledge and practical approach of energy production facilities, as well as the technology and operating principle of the equipment used in these facilities,
  • explain the basics of natural gas production, processing and transport,
  • understand economics of gas and power supply markets,
  • explain how a power plant works,
  • detail the available process technologies allowing to produce energy efficiently,
  • be aware of innovative technology deployed over the world.
Prerequisite
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Numerous application exercises inspired from gas production and thermal power plant.

Natural gas production overview 1.5 days
  • Types and characteristics of natural gas fields. Production techniques.
  • Different types of natural gases (condensate, wet or dry gas) and characterization parameters.
  • Natural gas processing:
  • Gas dehydration (drying) and hydrate formation inhibition.
  • Gas sweetening: removal of acid components (H2S and/or CO2).
  • Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) extraction (removal of heavy components).
  • Examples of gas field development schemes.
  • Transport:
  • Transport and storage of natural gas in gas phase.
  • Transport of natural gas in liquid phase. LNG option & regasification.
Economic aspect 0.5 day
  • Gas markets: natural gas reserves and production, worldwide gas demands distribution, international natural gas trade.
  • Gas contracts, specificities of LNG contracts, pricing, shipping contracts.
  • Power supply markets trends and deployment over the world.
Thermal power plant overview 1 day
  • Introduction to Steam Power Plant (SPP).
  • Overview of characteristic equipment.
  • Characteristics of simple cycles associated to SPP:
  • Carnot cycle.
  • Rankine cycle.
  • Overview of existing cycle.
  • Notion of energetic performance. Energy measurement:
  • Energy balance.
  • Energy efficiency.
  • Safety associated with this kind of installation.
  • Environment consideration.
  • Overview of existing plant P&ID.
Technology of thermal power plant equipment 1 day
  • Boilers:
  • Boilers description and operating conditions.
  • Combustion. Burners.
  • Steam production.
  • Boiler operation & safety in operation.
  • Steam turbines. Gas turbines:
  • Turbine performance.
  • Technology.
  • Turbine control systems & Operation & Safety in operation.
Overview of combined power plant 0.5 day
  • Combined cycles: Gas/Steam.
  • CHP (Combined Heat and Power):
  • Steam production.
  • Steam end-uses.
  • Gas turbines and waste heat recovery.
Solar & thermal power plant overview 0.5 day
  • Concentrating Solar Power Plant:
  • Current technology: parabolic through, solar power tower, Fresnel reflectors.
  • Efficiency and costs.
  • Deployment over the world. Overview of existing plant.