NACT 200 SERIES

May 1, 2018 - NACT 271 Stationary Reciprocating Engines
May 2, 2018 - NACT 272 Stationary Gas Turbines
May 3, 2018 - NACT 224 Observing Source Tests

 

COURSE LOCATION

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
601 57th Street
Charleston, WV  25304
Coopers Rock Training Room (1203/1204)

INSTRUCTORS

Larry Sitzman
Mohan Balagopalan

AGENDA (Draft agendas for each course attached)

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS AND OBJECTIVES

NACT 271 Stationary Reciprocating Engines

(Site Visit Location TBD)

Agenda

Stationary reciprocating engines are used widely for power generation, gas compression, and many other purposes. They are also a significant source of air contaminants and as such are the focus of increased regulation. This course covers reciprocating engine operating theory, both standard and "cutting-edge" emission control technologies, regulations, permit conditions, and inspection procedures. This course is intended for new, entry-level as well as semi-experienced stationary source permit engineers, inspectors, regulatory agency staff, and environmental specialists in business and government. The course is designed to provide an overview of Stationary Reciprocating Engines.

 

Those completing this course will gain a basic understanding of the general information associated with stationary reciprocating engines. Attendees will be able to perform regulatory reviews involving the following elements of stationary reciprocating engines:

     -  Background Information
     -  Theory and Operation
     -  Air/Fuel Delivery Systems
     -  Reciprocating Engine Emissions
     -  Emissions Control Methods
     -  Regulations
     -  Inspecting Stationary ICEs

NACT 272 Stationary Gas Turbines

(Site Visit Location TBD)

Agenda

With an increase in demand of the electric utility industry, stationary gas turbines have become more popular in recent years as combined-cycles, peaking power plants and cogeneration facilities. The course discusses uses of gas turbines, fundamentals of operation of modern turbines with emphasis on state-of-the-art controls to achieve some of the lowest emission concentrations for this source category. The course also discusses combined cycles with HRSG units, steam turbines and power generation. This is followed by a detailed discussion on emissions and control techniques such as Dry Low-NOx combustors with staged combustion, water or steam injection followed by SCR and CO catalysts. Applicable federal and local BACT regulations, permitting requirements, and agency inspection procedures and safety concerns are thoroughly discussed. This course is intended for new, entry-level as well as semi-experienced stationary source permit engineers, inspectors, regulatory agency staff, and environmental specialists in business and government. The course is designed to provide an overview of Stationary Gas Turbines. Those completing this course will gain a basic understanding of the general information associated with stationary gas turbines plants. Attendees will be able to perform regulatory reviews involving the following elements of stationary gas turbines:

     -  Gas turbine history, theory of operation
     -  Gas turbine uses
     -  Air pollution control devices
     -  Gas turbine regulations
     -  Typical permit conditions
     -  Inspection procedures
     -  Continuous emission monitoring
     -  Source testing requirements

NACT 224 Observing Source Tests

Agenda

Observations of compliance performance emission tests are an important part of any air pollution enforcement program. Data obtained during these tests are used to determine compliance with regulatory standards or to determine baseline operating conditions for a source. We present the basic principles of STO and the fundamentals of source testing methods, including Method 5, sampling train and procedures. We also discuss sample recovery observations, procedural inspections, calculations, report writing and QA techniques. Students will participate in a Method 5 sampling train "mock inspection" and receive hands-on training. New, entry-level as well as semi-experienced stationary source permit engineers, inspectors, regulatory agency staff, and environmental specialists in business and government. Those completing this course will gain a basic understanding of the general information associated with observing source tests. Attendees will be able to perform regulatory reviews involving the following elements of source testing:

     -  Basic principles of source test observation (STO)
     -  The fundamentals of source testing methods
     -  Method 5
     -  Sampling train and procedures
     -  Sample recovery observations
     -  Procedural inspections, calculations, report writing and QA techniques

WHAT TO BRING

Students should bring a pen and pencil to class.
Site visit safety equipment information will be forwarded once the site visit locations are determined.

REGISTRATION

Please register on-line at www.APTI-learn.net

Registration Deadline Date: April 13, 2018
NOTE: There is NO registration fee for state and local employees attending this meeting. A nominal fee will be charged for Federal employees.

HOTEL INFORMATION

Holiday Inn Express Charleston/Kanawha City
107 Alex Lane
Charleston, WV 

Note: All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card. You are responsible for making your own hotel reservations.

Room Rate: $110.00 plus tax
Reservations: Please call 304-925-1171 and reference MARAMA to receive the group rate.
Hotel Reservation Deadline: April 13, 2018
Complimentary hot breakfast and free WiFi are included!

MARAMA OFFER OF SUPPORT

MARAMA will offer support to cover the cost of room and tax for the nights of April 30th for NACT 271, May 1st for NACT 272, and May 2nd NACT 224 for up to 2 staff members per MARAMA member agency.  Supported attendees are responsible for all incidentals and travel. Overnight support is not available to those who live within 50 miles of the course location. 

If your agency would like to request alternative support or additional overnight support OTHER than what is listed above, pre-approval is necessary and a request must come from your agency’s Air Director (or their designee) and emailed to MARAMA’s Executive Director, Julie McDill, as well as MARAMA’s Training Coordinators, Jackie Burkhardt or Sue Dilli (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), prior to the event.  A list of what type of support is needed, an estimate of additional costs and the reason for the support is essential to include.