Pre-Commissioning of Combined Cycle Plants

August 20, 2019

Author: E. S. Beardwood. International Water Conference 2003, Paper Number IWC 03-13. Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania,

ABSTRACT: The ASME Research and Technology Committee on Water and Steam in Thermal Power Systems is in the process of producing a document which itemizes and outlines key issues that require addressing to ensure a successful and timely commissioning of a combined cycle power plant.  The generic best practical practices will be described in such a manner that the reader can link the concepts to pre-design considerations (i.e. minimization of component failures, long-term maintenance and operating costs) to ensure reliability.  The paper will outline the document framework, progress to date, future needs, and will present a field example.