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Essentials - PTC 46 Overall Plant Performance

Learn methods and procedures for combined cycle power plants and for most gas, liquid, and solid fueled Rankine cycle plants

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This self-study course is designed to be taken at your convenience and on your own schedule. You have 90 days to finish the course from the time of purchase.

PTCs provide uniform rules for planning, preparing, executing, and reporting of performance tests of mechanical equipment, primarily energy-conversion equipment. PTC 46 has been applied as the basis of ongoing plant performance engineering activities in plants, worldwide. Power plants, which produce secondary energy outputs, e.g., cogeneration facilities, are included within the scope of this Code. This Code provides explicit methods and procedures for combined cycle power plants and for most gas, liquid, and solid fueled Rankine cycle plants. 

You will learn to

  • Describe the importance of conducting an overall plant performance test, primarily, in a power producing plant
  • Explain the philosophy of performance test codes and how they are to be used in testing equipment
  • Explain the purpose of conducting an overall plant performance test
  • Identify and distinguish different types of performance tests
  • Identify what aspects of the test must be agreed upon by all involved parties
  • Explain how PTC 46 Code is organized and identify the general contents of each section

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for anyone who wants an introduction to and a basic understanding of PTC 46, the performance test code for Overall Plant Performance.

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Outline

Module One - Philosophy and Importance of Performance Test Codes
Module Two - Purpose of Conducting an Overall Plant Performance Test
Module Three - Agreements 
Module Four - Organization of the Code Document

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