NACT 200 Series

  • NACT 272 Stationary Gas Turbines – NACT 272 AGENDA 
  • NACT 285 Landfill Gas Control Facilities – NACT 285 AGENDA
  • NACT 284 Volatile Organic Compound Control Devices – NACT 284 AGENDA
  • Note: Please bring a scientific calculator with you to class.

    Site Visits: Students must bring applicable safety equipment such as hard hats, safety glasses, ear protection, and safety shoes to participate in the field visits.

    Target Audience: These courses, as described below, are intended for new, entry-level as well as semi-experienced stationary source permit engineers, inspectors, regulatory agency staff, and environmental specialists.

    NACT 272 Stationary Gas Turbines – Site Visit: Doswell Limited Partnership, Ashland, Va

    Overview: 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.

    Instructor: Dr. Ted Guth


    NACT 285 Landfill Gas Control Facilities – Site Vist: Shoosmith Sanitary Landfill, Chester, VA

    Overview: This course provides an introduction to the operation of landfill gas collection, controls and gas-to-energy systems. Special emphasis is placed on inspection techniques. A landfill tour is provided to an active landfill site. Students will be able to discuss and observe landfill operations/activities and landfill gas extraction control components. Depending on the venue, this can be a flare for VOC/methane control, or internal combustion engines/turbines for VOC/methane control and energy generation.

    Instructor: Larry Sitzman


    NACT 284 Volatile Organic Compound Control Devices – Site Visit: Dominion Packaging, Sandston, VA

    Overview: This course provides an overview of equipment used to control the emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Specifically: absorbers, adsorbers, condensers and oxidizers will each be covered. Classroom discussion will focus on process descriptions, rule discussion and inspection procedures for the VOC control equipment. The afternoon field visit will allow students to see and inspect one of the control options covered in class.

    Instructor: Larry Sitzman