Sargent & Lundy Participating in the 2019 Electric, Utility, and Environmental Conference

Presenters will share their experience on performance testing and process hazard analyses for plants and facilities

February 5, 2019 – Join us at the 22nd annual Energy, Utility, and Environmental Conference (EUEC) February 25-27 in San Diego, California. Sargent & Lundy is participating in the CEMS & Air Quality speaking session to provide information on performance testing considerations for reciprocating internal combustion engine (RICE) and combustion turbine (CT) technologies. The firm will also be presenting at the O&M, DDD, and EHS tracks to discuss safety integrity level (SIL) and its applications for power plant designs. The third session Sargent & Lundy is participating in is the Power Gen & Energy Services session on hazard and operability analysis for power plants.

Sargent & Lundy presentations include:

Considerations for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine & Combustion Turbine Performance Testing, presented by Holly Hills and co-authored by Emily Kunkel, both of Sargent & Lundy. This presentation covers such considerations as contractor specification requirements, schedule optimization, unit operation, balance-of-plant design, and other lessons learned from Sargent & Lundy’s experience with performance testing of RICE and CT units. Given the state of retiring coal-fired units and the increasing demand for quick-start capabilities, more and more utilities are opting to invest in RICE and CT technologies. Many existing RICE and CT units are also being upgraded to increase power output or to improve cycling capabilities, as well as to install the additional emissions controls needed to meet new permit requirements. New and retrofit facilities will also require emissions performance tests to demonstrate contract emissions guarantees and/or permit emission compliance. The presentation walks through all the factors a plant or facility needs to know for performance testing.

Application of Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Analysis in Power Plants, presented by Dan Azukas and co-authored by Jason Gerol and Ryan Krone, all of Sargent & Lundy. This presentation provides guidance for safety integrity level (SIL) applications in the power industry based on Sargent & Lundy’s experience and will advise how to implement SIL-rated safety instrumented systems (SIS). For background on these types of analyses, SIL is a measure of the performance of the SIS performance in relation to the safety instrumented functions (SIF). SIL, SIS, and SIF are terms that, up until recently, are most commonly used in the process industry because of potentially hazardous conditions. Over the last five years, there has been increasing demand for SIL analyses and application on power plant projects. This presentation speaks to SIL applications for new natural gas combined-cycle and coal-fired Rankine cycle plant designs.

Application of Hazard & Operability (HAZOP) Analysis in Power Plants, presented by Dan Azukas and co-authored by Jason Gerol and Ryan Krone, all of Sargent & Lundy. This presentation identifies the key reasons for performing a HAZOP analysis at a power-generating facility and provides best practices for conducting a HAZOP in this setting, with efforts to promote the understanding of and further develop the practice of HAZOP analysis in the power industry. A HAZOP analysis is a structured and systematic process for examining one or more systems to identify potential hazards and operational issues with those systems; determining the causes of these issues; and identifying remedial corrective measures. HAZOPs have predominantly been utilized in the oil and gas industry, however, there has been a significant increase in demand for HAZOPs on power plant projects. Sargent & Lundy has contributed to and conducted HAZOP analyses for new plant designs including natural gas combined-cycles and retrofit projects, such as an ammonia system for selective catalytic reactors (SCR) or CO2 capture technology at existing coal plants.



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