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Chemistry of Water/Steam Circuits
for Conventional Fired Power Stations

TRAINING OBJECTIVE

 

PEDAGOGY

  • Acquire the principles and understand the importance of having a good chemistry in water/steam circuits of conventional and Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) power stations
  • Understand the operating constraints related to chemical parameters
  • Enhance life expectancy and performance of plants by taking into account a better chemistry
 
  • Theoretical training in the classroom
  • Expertise and visits of customer site
  • Team feedback on the management of past incidents
  • Individual testing of knowledge at the end of the course

Length of the course: 5 days

TRAINING PROGRAM

  • Purpose of chemistry for power plants
  • Basic knowledge in chemistry
  • Units used in chemistry
  • Metallurgy notions
  • Corrosion in nuclear power plants (types, process, consequences…)
  • pH, characteristics and measurement
  • The impact of pH on corrosion
  • The conductivity of water and its influence on corrosion
  • Conductivity measurement principles
  • Total and cationic conductivity
  • Water demineralisation production
 
  • Chemistry and monitoringparameters of circuits in operation
  • Conditioning chemicals used against corrosion, handling and storage
  • Chemical contamination and their origins
  • Behaviour in case of contamination
  • Conditioning during outages and their monitoring
  • Water/steam circuits chemical cleaning and their monitoring
  • Technology, maintenance and calibration of chemical measuring devices

TRAINING OBJECTIVE

  • Acquire the principles and understand the importance of having a good chemistry in water/steam circuits of conventional and Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) power stations
  • Understand the operating constraints related to chemical parameters
  • Enhance life expectancy and performance of plants by taking into account a better chemistry

PEDAGOGY

  • Theoretical training in the classroom
  • Expertise and visits of customer site
  • Team feedback on the management of past incidents
  • Individual testing of knowledge at the end of the course

Length of the course: 5 days

TRAINING PROGRAM

  • Purpose of chemistry for power plants
  • Basic knowledge in chemistry
  • Units used in chemistry
  • Metallurgy notions
  • Corrosion in nuclear power plants (types, process, consequences…)
  • pH, characteristics and measurement
  • The impact of pH on corrosion
  • The conductivity of water and its influence on corrosion
  • Conductivity measurement principles
  • Total and cationic conductivity
  • Water demineralisation production
  • Chemistry and monitoringparameters of circuits in operation
  • Conditioning chemicals used against corrosion, handling and storage
  • Chemical contamination and their origins
  • Behaviour in case of contamination
  • Conditioning during outages and their monitoring
  • Water/steam circuits chemical cleaning and their monitoring
  • Technology, maintenance and calibration of chemical measuring devices