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Simulator Open Enrollment Training

SimGenics is now offering OPEN ENROLLMENT simulator training at our Colorado Training Center! We provide individual trainees 40 hours of simulator training on one of several combined cycle or conventional plant simulators for $3,500.00 per week. This price includes a comprehensive and challenging mix of classroom fundamentals, and simulator time. The $3,500.00 fee is inclusive of all training material, tuition, and pre-tests and post-tests.

Check out the calendar of available courses, and fill out the enrollment request form today to get started.

During this, the introductory year, we will run a class even if there is only ONE individual registered for the training. Maximum students per simulator is four. Therefore, the simulator time will not be reduced due to excessively large classes.

Trainees will be responsible for their travel and living expenses. However, we are walking distance from the airport terminal, and walking distance to several upper-end hotels and restaurants all of which provide sizable discounts for our students.

As a Manager in a combined cycle or conventional plant you can provide a full week of extremely high-quality operations and fundamental training to an employee that includes classroom and individual simulator training for less than $5,000.00 including expenses!

We have three, high fidelity, real-time combined cycle simulators to choose from:

  • 2 on 1, GE Frame 7Fa and a GE D-11 Steam Turbine.
  • 2 on 1, Siemens 501F and a K-N Steam Turbine.
  • 1 on 1, GE Frame 7Fa and an Alstom Steam Turbine.

The coal/gas fired units include the following, high fidelity, real-time configurations:

  • B&W (Opposed Fired, Natural Circulation) Boiler, with a GE or Westinghouse Steam Turbines.
  • CE (Tangentially Fired, Controlled Circulation) Boiler, with a GE or Westinghouse Steam Turbines.
  • B&W Super-Critical (old-style bypass, non-Benson), with a GE or Westinghouse Steam Turbines. (By request with two or more students only).

Our instructors are highly experienced power plant engineers with excellent communication skills. The following syllabus contains the course of study for our standard 4, 10-hour days (one work week) combined cycle simulator training courses. These courses can be modified as

desired/required based on pre-test scores, client input, and chosen simulator configuration. Items in RED directly involve simulation exercises.

Day - 1:

  • Introductions
  • Simulator familiarization
  • Pre-test will be administered.
  • Energy Concepts. Rankine Cycle, Brayton Cycle, and Combined Cycle Operation.
  • Circulating Water System Overview and Components.
  • Condensate System Overview and Components.
  • Simulator will include cold iron plant system line-up and preparations for a start-up.

Day – 2:

  • Frame – 7Fa or Siemens 501F Fundamentals.
  • Temperature Matching and Stress Control on The HRSG and the Steam Turbine.
  • Simulator will continue with previous start-up. We will cover saturation rate of change, HRSG and Steam Turbine stress mitigation, and HRSG start-up and shutdown fundamentals. Numerous malfunction items will be covered on the simulator including stress identification, tube leak identification, and substandard conditions.

Day – 3:

  • HRSG Overview.
  • HRSG Construction.
  • Attemperators, Bypasses, and HRSG Draining and Venting.
  • Duct Burner Operation.
  • Tube Leaks and Tube Leak Mitigation.
  • Simulator will include finalizing the start-up begun on Day – 1. This includes blending and coming to full load operation with both GT’s, and both HRSG’s.

Day – 4:

  • Steam Turbine Overview.
  • Steam Turbine Construction.
  • Steam Turbine Operation, Temperature Matching, and Stress Mitigation.
  • Basic Electricity and Generator Construction and Operation.
  • VARS and VAR Control.
  • Post-test will be administered.
  • Simulator will include multiple turbine exercises in rolling, stress mitigation, and troubleshooting.

The coal/gas fired simulator syllabus contains the course of study for our standard 4, 10-hour days (one work week) conventional plant simulator training courses. These courses can be modified as desired/required based on pre-test scores, client input, and chosen simulator configuration. Items in RED directly involve simulation exercises.

Day - 1:

  • Introductions
  • Simulator familiarization
  • Pre-test will be administered.
  • Energy in = Energy Out. Thermodynamic truths of the Rankine Cycle.
  • Circulating Water System Overview and Components.
  • Condensate System Overview and Components.
  • Feedwater System Overview and Components.
  • Feedwater Heater Overview and Construction.
  • Simulator will include manual load increases and decreases and exercises on Condensate, Feedwater, and Circ Water System cause and effect, malfunctions, efficiency, and interaction with other systems.

Day – 2:

  • Boiler Steam and Water System including construction, operation, and malfunctions such as tube leaks, overheating, and pressure/temperature stress mitigation issues.
  • Boiler Air and Flue Gas System Overview and Construction.
  • Boiler Fans, Air Heaters, and Component Operation.
  • Simulator will cover boiler saturation rate of change, boiler stress mitigation, and boiler start-up and shutdown fundamentals. There will be exercises on fan starts, fan and air heater malfunctions. Fan malfunctions will include fan stalls, fan failures, and operation with out of spec O2 or excess air.

Day – 3:

  • Turbine theory, stress, and efficiency.
  • Turbine water induction.
  • Turbine Operation.
  • Simulator will include multiple turbine exercises in rolling, water induction, and troubleshooting.
  • Turbine stress identification and mitigation exercises will be practiced.

Day – 4:

  • Basic Electricity and Generator Construction and Operation.
  • Relaying and electrical protection.
  • Simulator will include exercises involving excitation system, VAR issues, and generator cooling issues.
  • Training Proficiency Review (TPR) practice runs will commence on this day.
  • Post-test for the academic portion of the class will be administered on this day.
Check out the calendar of available courses, and fill out the enrollment request form today to get started.