January 9 & 10, 2014
Join us, Thursday & Friday - January 9 & 10, 2014, in beautiful New Orleans for our next Condenser Seminar with Cooling Tower Session.
Designed for utility personnel, this seminar gives a comprehensive understanding of modern design, maintenance & operation of the condenser & cooling tower. It focuses on practical techniques to improve reliability while reducing maintenance costs.
As technical specialists in retubing & modular replacement, the seminar covers tube material selection, specifications, and site QA & technical oversight.
Useful ways to boost operating performance will be discussed in detail.
A customized manual for use during the seminar and as a handy reference guide afterwards will be provided. Each attendee that completes the course will also receive 15 PDHs with a certificate that can be applied for PE license renewalRegister Now
Topics to be Covered:
- Heat Transfer & Principles of Design: Learn the relevant technical background.
- Components & Material of Construction: Make informed choices (considering maximum loadings) as to when material replacement is needed.
- Air Removal Equipment: SJAE & Vacuum Pumps: Dispel the myths surrounding this critical subsystem & how to interpret its unusual performance curves.
- Performance Codes, Estimates & Monitoring: HEI & PTC 12.2 estimates or guidelines. Find out how & when to apply these important methods to get the practical results you need. Be proficient in instrumentation used for testing & monitoring.
- Impacts on Turbine, Heat Rate & Generation: Discover how to quantify the condenser impacts on the bottom line.
- Inspections & Condition Assessments: Rapidly identify trouble spot before they become big problems. Create the best visual inspection process for both the water & shell side before your outage kicks off. Learn about a range of suitable repair methods.
- Retubing & Modular Replacement: Tube material properties and the selection process, tube mill & contractor specifications, site QA & technical oversight issues.
- Air & Water In-leakage Testing: Determine your options with detect detection techniques.
- Tube Failure Mechanisms: Corrosion, Vibration & Condensate Grooving. Find out what's happening inside your condenser tubing and how to minimize harmful effects.
- Root Cause Deficiency Evaluations: Learn how to isolate the effects of fouling & other performance detractors in your condenser.
- Tube Material Selection & Retubing: Specify & evaluate competitive bids to achieve a quality installation with the performance you need. Understand key installation & corrosion criteria to select the best tube replacement material.
- Modular Rebundling: Learn what you need to know before recommending this to your management & how to write the technical specification for the work.
- The Power Uprate Evaluation: Find out how the cooling system responds to increased uprate steam flow & its effect on performance, generation & revenue.
Bourbon Orleans Hotel: A French Quarter Treasure
717 Orleans Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
Attendees are responsible for booking their own hotel rooms. A block of rooms is being held for the BES Seminar at $119/night for January 8th & 9th, 2014. A special rate of $249 is also available for Friday, January 10th, 2014. Call (866) 513-9744 and use the code: 1401BURNSE to get these rates or simply CLICK HERE to book now. Room rates are only guaranteed until December 13, 2013, so book your room as soon as possible.
For those of you unable to attend our seminars, Burns Engineering Services, Inc. (B.E.S.) will arrange to hold condenser seminars at your location upon request & tailor the seminar to your specific interests and needs.
Dan Burns | firstname.lastname@example.org
113 Castlewood Drive, Cary, NC 27511
Tel (919) 466-0435 | Fax (866)335-8230
Instructor: Jack Burns, PE & ASME Fellow
- Director & Founder, Burns Engineering Services, Inc.
- Cooling Systems Consultant, Stone & Webster for over 24 years
- Former Engineering Development Manager & Designer in the Condenser Division at Ingersoll-Rand (now Yuba-Ecolaire) for 14 years
- Chairman of ASME Performance Test Codes for Steam Surface Condensers, Cooling Towers & Air-Cooled Steam Condensers
- Awarded 2002 ASME Performance Test Codes Medal
- MS: Mechanical Engineer, Lehigh University.; B. Marine Engineer, NY Maritime College
- Licensed Professional Engineer in NY, NJ, TX & MA
- Held Marine Engineers Steam/NJ Blue Seal Operators License
- Previously appointed as condenser instructor on behalf of the U.S. Dept. of Energy
- Kickoff Instructor at last four EPRI Condenser Technology Seminars
- Principal Instructor of more than 25 seminars educating various utilities and service groups in the past 6 years
- Published over 35 papers in the field
Guest Lecturer: David Hutton, P.E.
- Former President & Chairman of the Cooling Technology Institute (CTI)
- Thirty-eight years of industry experience with Baltimore Air Coil specializing in engineering design and management, field performance testing and trouble-shooting, product management, and marketing management in evaporative heat transfer and thermal storage equipment for HVAC, industrial, process and power generation applications
- Member of ASME PTC-23 Committee, "Performance Test Code for Atmospheric Water-Cooling Equipment."
- Member of ASME PTC-30.1 Committee, "Performance Test Code for Air-Cooled Steam Condensers"
- Founder and President of Delta-H Systems, LLC, a cooling tower consulting firm
- Author of over ten authoritative papers published by CTI, EPRI, ASME, and industry journals on the subject of cooling towers and cooling systems.