Training in power stations is complex and ever shifting – there are corporate compliance requirements, High Risk Work licenses, permit system authorisation requirements, role focused technical training, leadership development, upskilling when equipment and processes change, making sure contractors arriving onsite are bringing the right skills and can show evidence of competency and compliance, and many other pieces to manage.
Our Power Station team members have decades of experience in operating, maintaining and training across all types of thermal and hydro power generation equipment operating at scale in Australia and New Zealand. Our long experience in power stations enables us to understand your business and be sensitive to the needs of the different training stakeholders you have within your organisation. Power Station Training products and services offered by Thomson Bridge include:
Thomson Bridge is a participant in the ESI Generation Industry Reference Committee. The committee is currently reviewing all ESI Generation Operations Qualifications – You can read the current industry skills forecast and workplan, and get involved here.
In September 2019, Thomson Bridge, together with CS Energy, hosted a round table Thermal Forum for operators of large scale generation assets. An enthusiastic audience representing Engie, Origin Energy, AGL Energy, Stanwell Corporation, Delta Electricity and CS Energy gathered to address a range of issues impacting training, operations and maintenance. The next Forum is scheduled for July 2020.
The Rankine cycle is the process used by coal-fired power plants. In this mechanism, a fuel is used to produce heat within a boiler, converting water into steam which then expands through a turbine producing useful work. This process was developed in 1859 by Scottish engineer William J.M. Rankine. This is a thermodynamic cycle which converts heat into mechanical energy, which usually gets transformed into electricity by electrical generation.