Pre-Workshop Seminar

The Current State of Fossil Power Plant Cycle Chemistry

The Electric Utility Chemistry Workshop will feature an optional pre-workshop training seminar outlining best practices regarding power plant water/steam chemistry, monitoring, and treatment. This half-day training seminar will be held on Tuesday morning, June 4, and will be presented by Brad Buecker, ChemTreat, Stephen Shulder, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), and Amy Sieben, ALS Consulting LLC.

Seminar details will include:

  • Latest developments in steam generation chemistry, regarding:
    1. Control of flow-accelerated corrosion (FAC)
      Evolution and benefits/drawbacks of film-forming products for chemistry control
      Current state of boiler water chemistry programs
      Influence of frequent load cycling on chemistry
      Latest thinking with regard to steam chemistry limits
      The importance of proper layup during shutdowns
  • Conducting inspections of heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) to evaluate equipment condition
    1. Fireside
      Waterside
  • Review of important sampling and monitoring details.
    1. What are the most important on-line readings?
      How can on-line data be most effectively utilized to protect the plant from upsets and equipment damage?
      Using on-line steam chemistry monitoring to establish guidelines for boiler water chemistry.
      The importance of corrosion transport product monitoring.

    The format will be informal, with questions allowed during the presentations. The seminar will be held on June 4, from 8:00 to 11:30 AM. The pre-workshop seminar registration fee includes all seminar materials and a morning break. If you register on or before May 21, the fee is $50. After May 21, the fee will be $75. Attendance at the Electric Utility Chemistry Workshop is not required to attend this seminar.