Semester 1 2007
MECH7350 Rotating Machinery (UQ) – enrol now
This course provides the theoretical and practical background knowledge required to understand the design, construction, maintenance, monitoring, testing, applicable standards, protection, failure mechanisms and failure causes of turbines, generators, motors, fans and pumps used in the power generation industry.
Coordinator: Professor John Simmons (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Venue: UQ Brisbane
Application deadline: 28 February 2007 however applications submitted up until 23 March will be considered.
Students who wish to enrol in a Power Generation program at The University of Queensland will need to fill out an application form. Students who wish to undertake the Rotating Machinery course in Semester 1 2007, but who wish to enrol in a Power Generation program at another of the partner universities will need to fill out a cross-institutional study application form from the relevant institution.
EPG01 Introduction to Power Plant (QUT) – Applications accepted from April 2007
This course provides an overview of the operation, performance and maintenance of large coal-fired boiler-turbine-generator plants. It is intended as an introduction to the whole of the power station plant and systems. Such coal-fired power plants consist of a water and steam cycle, a fuel (coal and air) cycle and control systems to optimize performance. A typical power station burns millions of dollars worth of fuel every week. Maximizing plant efficiency in the face of plant problems, operational requirements and changes in fuel supply can save thousands of dollars each week and reduce the environmental impact of power generation. General topics include:
Delivery Mode: Intensive
Enrolment limit: 24 students
Delivery Dates: This course will run in two intensive modules. The first module will be conducted:
Venue for second modules: Tarong Energy (Nanango, Qld – 180 kms West of Brisbane)
Application deadline: 3 weeks before start
Please apply via http://www.cpe.qut.edu.au/courses/
Advanced Power Plant (CQU) – applications accepted from April 2007
This course presents features, operation, advantages and limitations of common power plants, drivers for improvement, and features of advanced power plants. It introduces students to analysis of thermal performance and principles of plant design and operation, including fuel preparation, optimisation of combustion, performance improvement, and economics of operation, maintenance and statutory inspection. General topics include
Course Coordinator: Mohammad Rasul (email@example.com ) or (07) 4930 9676
Course Lecturer: Malcolm Leinster
Mr Leinster graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from Queensland Institute of Technology (now QUT) and has worked in Queensland's power generation industry for over 35 years, of which nearly 30 years was spent at Gladstone Power Station. With the commissioning of Gladstone Power Station’s first unit in 1976 came a host of reliability problems. In 1978 Mr Leinster became part of a six person industry-wide special investigation team, Gladstone Task Force, who were given the task of overcoming early reliability problems with the first units. He later led another Burner Front Investigation Group charged with overcoming all remaining reliability problems with Gladstone’s burner systems. Some aspects of this technology were transferred to other QEC power stations. In recent years he has been increasingly involved in plant life assessment and asset management.
Delivery Mode: Intensive
Delivery Dates: This course will be run in two intensive modules. Full day lectures and tutorials will be held:
Venue: CQU Martin Hansen Building, Gladstone
Application deadline: June 4
Please contact Lyndal Gawen, (07) 4923 2284 or firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.