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Heat Recovery Steam Generators: Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) - Operation & Inspection

Course Schedule

Location :  Houston, TX

Start Date
TXJuly 29,30 (2019)

Course Description


Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) - Operation & Inspection

This course relates HRSG inspection and maintenance cycles, activities to outage work on the Gas Turbine and Balance of Plant for both Combined Cycle and Co-Generation Facilities.

Subjects cover the arrangement of both horizontal and vertical units, cycle performance, control, pressure part and non-pressure part degradation, water treatment, metallurgical issues for cyclic operation, advanced condition assessment and remaining life estimation, practical inspection and repair activities.


2 Days

Target Audience

  • Supervisors
  • Operations
  • Mechanical Maintenance


  • Instruction is given in English, therefore a reasonable ability to read and understand spoken English is required

Class Size

Maximum number of students:  20

Learning Objectives

This course will provide basic knowledge on the following:

  • ‘Best Practices’ operating guidelines, both base-loaded and cycling units
  • Opportunities for performance improvements
  • HEP Inspection Programs focusing on Grade 91 challenges and describe the need to develop comprehensive inspection programs
  • Preventive maintenance and routine care

One additional underlying objective is to help plant personnel that may be very familiar with the traditional fossil fired boiler with the challenge of learning the critical differences of inspection, maintenance and performance that impact HRSGs in a unique manner.

Course Content

The lessons focus on the following systems and equipment:


  1. Architectural and Operation Fundamentals
  2. Comprehensive Inspection Plans and Routine Care
  3. Water Chemistry Problems
  4. Gas Side Flow Path Problems
  5. Inspections - From Basic to Advanced NDE Techniques
  6. Thin and Thick Wall Pressure Part Repairs


Please click on the following link for location information including directions, area hotels, and PPE requirements: 

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