||1 - Fuels, Combustion & Material Handling
||This track covers advanced combustion systems and combustion issues such as combustion performance, burner design, modeling and research associated with solid, liquid and gaseous fuels.
||2 - Combustion Turbine Combined Cycles
||Combustion Turbine Operation and Performance Upgrades - Gas Turbines Used in Power Generation - Manufacturing & Advances in Combined Cycle Efficiency
||3 - Boilers & Heat Recovery Steam Generators
||4 - Virtual Plant and Cyber-Physical Systems
||This track addresses specific topics regarding the management of risk to power plants, including general safety issues and cyber security.
||5 - Plant Development and Construction
||This track covers topics associated with power plant development and construction and associated codes and standards. Technologies such as waste heat recovery from thermal plants and hydro power life extension are presented. Overview of the recently published ASME Code for the design of non-metallic pressure piping systems which are being used more frequently in electric power generating facilities will be presented.This track covers topics associated with power plant development and construction and associated codes and standards. Technologies such as waste heat recovery from thermal plants and hydro power life extension are presented. Overview of the recently published ASME Code for the design of non-metallic pressure piping systems which are being used more frequently in electric power generating facilities will be presented.
||6 - Renewable Energy Systems
||Including Solar, Wind, Hydro and Geothermal.
||7 - Heat Exchanger Technologies
||Includes new developments and operating case studies regarding Heat Exchangers, Condensers, Cooling Systems, and related Balance-of-Plant Equipment for power plants.
||8 - Steam Turbines, Generators and Auxiliaries
||Topics for this track include Steam Turbine-Generators, Electric Generators, Transformers, Switchgear, and Electric BOP & Auxiliaries.
||9 - Plant Performance
||10 - Thermal Hydraulics and Computational Fluid Dynamics
||Thermal Hydraulics is the study of hydraulic flow in thermal fluids. Computational fluid dynamics, usually abbreviated as CFD, is a branch of fluid mechanics that uses numerical analysis and algorithms to analyze and solve problems that involve fluid flows. CFD modeling is usually 3D with a fine grid of thousands or millions of cells while TH modeling may be 1-, 2-, or 3D and generally has a coarser mesh. This track covers new experimentation, advancement of theory, and development in computations for TH and CFD are featured in this track. Topics include one- and two-phase flows, flows with and without particulates or noncondensable gasses, flows in porous media, flows through rotating machinery, flows around obstacles, and flows comprised of different fluids including water, air and many others. Some advances include novel application of existing CFD and TH techniques, others extend existing analysis methods, and still others involve brand new methods of analysis.
||11 - Water Management for Power Systems
||Water management for power systems covers a broad array of activities and technologies at power plants, including cooling towers, water and wastewater treatment, and water reuse. Papers on this non-exclusive list of topics are sought for technical papers and presentations. In addition to accepting abstracts for general energy-water topics, is specifically looking for papers on the topic of minimization of the use of fresh water for the cooling of thermal power plants and on treating effluent wastewater generated at power plants.
||12 - Student Competition
||The purpose of this competition is to encourage active participation of students in the ASME Power Conference by submitting high quality technical papers on various aspects of Power Engineering. Students participating in this competition are required to make a presentation during a technical session dedicated to student papers, adressing various aspects of Power Engineering. This Competition seeks to promote the interaction of future engineers with practicing and experienced engineers and to help them establish mentoring and networking links with experts in their areas of interest.
||13 - Posters
||The Poster Session is a Technical Track where materials are presented in a concise visual manner as a single large Poster (see author resources for details on Poster dimensions). During the Poster Session Tuesday evening, authors are asked to be present for an oral review of the poster contents and also be available to answer questions by those visiting and viewing their poster.