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Power Plant Control Room Operator

901 Plant Control System  4.0  
902 Circulating Water System  2.0  
903 Condensate System  3.5  
904 Feedwater System  4.0  
905 Boiler Feed Pumps   3.0  
906 Boiler Water and Steam System   3.0  
907 Combustion Air and Flue Gas System 4.0  
908 Boiler Fuel System   2.5  
909 Air Pollution Control System   1.5  
910 Turbine Auxiliaries System Operation and Control   4.5  
911 Generator and Auxiliaries System Operation and Control  3.5  
912 Unit Integrated Startup and Shutdown   3.5  
913 Efficient, Reliable and Environmentally Sensitive Operations   3.0  
914 Abnormal Plant Conditions   1.5  
915 Heat Rate Improvement  2.5

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Sample Course Descriptions

901 Plant Control System         
This course provides a general overview of some very important basic knowledge sets necessary for a solid understanding of plant control systems.  During this course you will become familiar with typical Distributed Control Systems (DCS) capabilities.,You will also learn how to apply your DCS knowledge in order to understand how power plant processes are accessed and controlled using DCS controllers.

902 Circulating Water System     
An important component of the Control Operator Training Program is a thorough understanding of the Circulating Water System. 
During this course, you will be introduced to the Circulating Water System through a series of lessons discussing the function of the Circulating Water System, its major components and component controls. Once you have become familiar with the components of the Circulating Water System, you will then be introduced to the process controls behind the operation of the system. 
Lastly, your understanding of the Circulating Water System will be tied together with a discussion on how the system components and process controls come together during Water System Circulation Operation. 
Lesson I: Circulating Water System Function 
Lesson II: Major Components 
Lesson III: Component Controls 
Lesson IV: Process Control 
Lesson V: Circulating Water System Operation 

903  Condensate Systems        
An important component of the Control Operator Training Program is a thorough understanding of the Condensate System. 
During this course, you will be introduced to the Condensate System through a series of lessons describing the inner workings of the Condensate System from system building blocks (individual components) to the full operation of the system. 
Lesson I: Condensate System Function 
Lesson II Major Components of the Condensate System 
Lesson III: Component Controls 
Lesson IV: Condensate System Process Control 
Lesson V: Condensate System Operation 


904  Feedwater System      
Our feedwater system course contains information pertaining to the Feedwater System which is an important component of Control Operator Training Program. During this course, you will be introduced to the Feedwater System through a series of lessons describing the inner workings of a typical Feedwater System and its associated controls. 
Lesson I Feedwater System Function 
Lesson II: Major Components of the Feedwater System 
Lesson III: Component Controls 
Lesson IV: Feedwater System Process Control 
Lesson V: Feedwater System Operation 


905 Boiler Feed Pumps         
During this course, students will learn about the function of the boiler feed pump, the major components and flow-path of the boiler feed pumps, the boiler feed pump systems, and other important information related to boiler feed pumps. You will have their knowledge tested at the end of each lesson through a series of challenging review questions and lesson quizzes. The final challenge for each student will a test of their overall knowledge of the material covered through participation in a final exam at the end of the module.
Learning Objectives 
  • Understand the function of the boiler feed pump and its flow-path 
  • Identify the major components of boiler feed pumps 
  • Understand boiler feed pump component controls 
  • Understand the boiler feed pump system 
Topics Covered The following topics are covered during this course: 
  • Boiler Feed Pump Function and Flow-path 
  • Major Components of Boiler Feed Pumps 
  • Component Controls 
  • Boiler Feed Pump 
  • Boiler Feed Pump System 

906  Boiler Water Steam          
During this module, students will learn about the function of the boiler feed pump, the major components and flow-path of the boiler feed pumps, the boiler feed pump systems, and other important information related to boiler feed pumps.
Students will have their knowledge tested at the end of each lesson through a series of challenging review questions and lesson quizzes. The final challenge for each student will a test of their overall knowledge of the material covered through participation in a final exam at the end of the module.
Learning Objectives 
  • Understand the function of the boiler feed pump and its flow-path 
  • Identify the major components of boiler feed pumps 
  • Understand boiler feed pump component controls 
  • Understand the boiler feed pump system 
Topics Covered The following topics are covered during this course: 
  • Boiler Feed Pump Function and Flow-path 
  • Major Components of Boiler Feed Pumps 
  • Component Controls 
  • Boiler Feed Pump 
  • Boiler Feed Pump System 
This course provides the student with an in depth look at Boiler Water and Steam Systems. Students will proceed through the course material beginning with a simplified look at the Boiler Water and Steam systems and ending with a look at how the different components of the system work to function together. Students will have their knowledge tested at the end of each lesson through a series of challenging review questions and lesson quizzes. The final challenge for each student will a test of their overall knowledge of the material covered through participation in a final exam at the end of the module. 
Learning Objectives
This course will provide students with a basic knowledge and solid understanding of Boiler Water and Steam Systems. 
Topics Covered The following topics are covered during this course:
  • The function of the Boiler Water and Steam System. 
  • The flow paths and major components associated with the Boiler Water and Steam System.
  • The Boiler Water and Steam System process control loops and associated methods of control. 
  • The steps required to prepare for and startup a Boiler Water and Steam System. 
  • The observations made and actions taken during normal operation of the Boiler Water and Steam System. 
  • The steps required to shut down a Boiler Water and Steam System.
Students will have their knowledge tested at the end of each lesson through a series of challenging review questions and lesson quizzes. The final challenge for each student will a test of their overall knowledge of the material covered through participation in a final exam at the end of the module.

907  Combustion Air Flue Gas        
This module contains information pertaining to the combustion air and flue gas system.
Learning Objectives
During this module, you will be introduced to the combustion air and flue gas system through a series of lessons describing the inner workings of a typical combustion air and flue gas system and its associated controls.
Topics Covered
The following topics are covered during this course: 
  • Combustion Air and Flue Gas System Function 
  • Major Components of the Combustion Air and Flue Gas System 
  • Components Controls 
  • Combustion Air and Flue Gas System Process Control 
  • Combustion Air and Flue Gas System Operation 

908  Boiler Fuel System                 
  • Describe the function of the Boiler Fuel System. 
  • Describe the flow paths and major components associated with the Boiler Fuel System. 
  • Describe the Boiler Fuel System process control loops and associated methods of control. 
  • Describe the steps required to prepare for and startup of the Boiler Fuel System. 
  • Describe the steps taken during normal operation of the Boiler Fuel System. 
  • Describe the steps required to shut down the Boiler Fuel System. 

909  Air Pollution Control System          
This course contains information pertaining to the Air Pollution Control System which is an important component of Control Operator Training Program. During this course, you will be introduced to the Air Pollution Control System through a series of lessons describing the inner workings of a typical Air Pollution Control System and its associated controls. 
OBJECTIVES 
•  Describe the function of the Air Pollution Control System 
•  Describe the flow paths and major components associated with the Air Pollution Control System 
•  Describe the Air Pollution Control System process control loops and associated methods of control 
•  Describe the steps required to prepare for and startup an Air Pollution Control System 
•  Describe the observations made and actions taken during normal operation of the Air Pollution Control System 
•  Describe the steps required to shut down an Air Pollution Control System 

Lesson I: Air Pollution Control System Function 
Lesson II: Air Pollution Control System Major Components 
Lesson III: Air Pollution Control System Component Controls 
Lesson IV: Boiler Fuel System Process Controls 
Lesson V: Air Pollution Control System Operation 


910 Turbine Auxiliaries System Operation and Control  
This course provides a general overview of some very important basic knowledge sets necessary for a solid understanding of plant control systems.  This module contains information pertaining to the Turbine and Auxiliaries System. A typical Turbine and Auxiliaries System and its associated controls are described within this module. 
OBJECTIVES 
  • Describe the function of the Turbine and Auxiliaries System 
  • Describe the flow paths and major components associated with the Turbine and Auxiliaries System 
  • Describe the Turbine and Auxiliaries System process control loops and associated methods of control 
  • Describe the steps required to prepare for and startup the Turbine and Auxiliaries System 
  • Describe the observations made and actions taken during normal operation of the Turbine and Auxiliaries System 
  • Describe the steps required to shut down the Turbine and Auxiliaries System 
Lesson I: Turbine and Auxiliaries System Function
Lesson II: Major Components of the Turbine and Auxiliary System
Lesson III: Components Controls
Lesson IV: Turbine and Auxiliaries System Process Control
Lesson V: Turbine and Auxiliaries System Operation

911  Generator and Auxiliaries System Operation and Control   
  • Describe the function of the Generator and Auxiliaries System 
  • Describe the flow paths and major components associated with the Generator and Auxiliaries System 
  • Describe the Generator and Auxiliaries System m process control loops and associated methods of control. 
  • Describe the steps required to prepare for and startup of the Generator and Auxiliaries System 
  • Describe the steps taken during normal operation of the Generator and Auxiliaries System 
  • Describe the steps required to shut down the Generator and Auxiliaries System 

912  Unit Startup and Shutdown                           
  • Pre-Start Checklist 
  • Startup Procedures 
  • Pre-Shutdown Checklist 
  • Shutdown Procedures 
  • Ability to perform Complete Unit Start-up. 
  • Ability to perform troubleshooting of Unit Integrated Operation Systems/components during Normal Operation. 
  • Ability to perform complete Unit Shut-down. 
  • Ability to perform all Unit System Valve Line-ups. 

913 Efficient, Reliable and Environmentally Sensitive Operations 
  • Basic Efficiency Principles 
  • Boiler Efficiency 
  • Turbine Efficiency 
  • Condenser Efficiency 
  • Feedwater Heaters 
  • Auxiliary Power Consumption 
  • Boiler Reliability 
  • Environmentally Sensitive Operations 

914  Abnormal Plant Conditions      
This course contains information pertaining to the Abnormal Plant Conditions System. Several critical abnormal plant conditions and associated responses are described within this module. 
OBJECTIVES 
•  Hierarchy of alarms 
•  How to identify process equipment and Foxboro System Alarms and alarm status 
•  How to interpret and print an alarm list 
•  How to appropriately respond to alarms 
•  How to respond appropriately to the loss of a condensate pump 
•  How to respond appropriately to the loss of a feed water pump 
•  How to respond appropriately to the loss of a fan pair 
•  How to respond appropriately to turbine high vibration 
•  How to respond appropriately to turbine thermal stress limiting (+) 
•  And how to respond appropriately to turbine thermal stress limiting (-) 
Lesson 1: Equipment Alarms 
Lesson 2: Foxboro System Alarms 
Lesson 3: Alarm Response 
Lesson 4: Boiler Feed Pump Trip 
Lesson 5: Fan Pair Trip (ID and FD) 
Lesson 6: Turbine High Vibration 
Lesson 7: Turbine Thermal Stress Limiting (+) 
Lesson 8: Turbine Thermal Stress Limiting (-) 






915 HEAT RATE IMPROVEMENT


Boiler
Turbine (using heat balance and turbine performance curves)
Heat exchangers
Cooling tower
This course takes you through a series of lessons discussing the functions of the boiler, turbine, heat exchangers, and cooling tower, as well as their major components and component controls. Once you are familiar with each of these components, your knowledge of the heat rate improvement system will be further developed through a discussion on how the system components and process controls come together to improve heat rate by correcting and improving heat losses.














Power plant control systems, circulating water system,  condensate systems, feedwater systems, boiler feed pumps,  boiler water steam, air pollution control system,  turbine auxilaries system operation & control, unit startup & shutdown, abnormal plant conditions


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