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POWR 1209 - Basic Power Plant Training

Power Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

Course Details

This course provides an overview of Power Plant Operations and Electricity Generation. Topics covered include; chemistry fundamentals, corrosion principles, internal water treatment for boilers, boiler water pre-treatment, non-boiler water treatment, water chemistry and analysis, water pre-treatment, internal water treatment, overview of power plant, introduction to boilers, power plant instrumentation, oil fired boilers, stocker fired boilers using bio-mass, ash handling systems, controls, power plant auxiliary equipment, condensate systems, water processing and conditioning, feedwater systems, steam turbines overview, steam turbine operation, condensers, electrical production and distribution.



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Gravitying Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, plus practical on-the-job training and experience, participants will have sufficient knowledge to:

  • Describe pulp mill water and steam distribution systems.
  • Describe boiler water preparation and pumping systems.
  • Describe the general design requirements and construction features of boilers including the major fluid flows through a boiler.
  • Describe characteristics, storage and handling of fuel oil.
  • Describe combustion of oil and bio-mass fuels.
  • Describe stocker firing and ash handling systems.
  • Describe basic boiler control instrumentation including water level, steam and furnace pressure, steam temperature and burner management control strategies.
  • Describe power plant auxiliary equipment.
  • Describe steam condensate systems and corrosion prevention.
  • Describe steam turbine components, control devices and auxiliary systems.
  • Describe electricity production, distribution and protection.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2012


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