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Chemistry of the water-steam cycle in thermal power plants

765.00 excl. VAT

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2 half-days (4h/day); 9AM-1PM CET


Anthony Senécat

Anthony Senécat is chemistry consultant in the energy sector. His main customers are operators of power plants and of industrial facilities. In his present position he is active in the water-steam cycle chemistry field where he provides support to increase chemistry maturity through audits, trainings or development of key performance indicators. His duties also include missions of operational assistance in the field of chemical cleaning and troubleshooting. More recently, he expanded his field of competence towards electrical storage. In this regard, he specializes in electrochemistry and is in charge of different tests on batteries and their components within the ENGIE Batteries Lab.



This course is about the chemical aspects of the water-steam cycle in a power plant. Included in the program are the different types of chemicals used in boilers, potential issues in a water-steam cycle, monitoring and specifications regarding target values and alarm levels. Actions in case of chemistry-related incident are also part of the course.


The course includes the following aspects:

  • detailed aspects of chemistry in a water steam cycle, such as types of chemicals used in the boiler depending on the treatment and type of boiler,
  • potential issues in a water-steam cycle, such as corrosion and deposition
  • monitoring and analytical programme, and knowledge of the specifications for the water steam cycle (normal values targets – alarm levels)
  • chemistry aspects during transition periods: start-up, shutdown and preservation
  • actions in the event of an alarm
  • examples of incidents or deviations compared to normal chemistry

The last part of the course is dedicated to exercises and a quiz.

Target Audience

The course addresses a wide audience, including operators, power plant chemists, plant operation or maintenance engineers, consultants and technical project managers.

Practical Info

Please note that the course will only take place if the minimum number of participants is acquired.

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