This course supplements a person's practical qualifying experience (as described in the British Columbia power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Regulation) by providing the theoretical training required to enable graduates to challenge the Interprovincial Standardized Power Engineer's Examination for Part A - Paper 3 of a First Class Power Engineer's Certificate. On successful completion of this course, as well as courses POWR 1225, POWR 1226, POWR 1228, POWR 1229, POWR 1230, POWR 1231, and POWR 1232, plus the requisite qualifying experience, participants will have sufficient skills and knowledge to fulfil the requirements o the First Class Power Engineer's Certificate examinations administered under the British Columbia Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Program. Graduates should be able to apply the knowledge learned in this study program in improving their abilities to operate plant equipment within the scope of a First Class Power Engineer's Certificate. Topics include boilders, instrumentation, and piping.
Upon successful completion, course participants will be able to:
Fulfill the examination requirements for 'Part A - Paper 3' in the subjects of boilers, instrumentation and piping.
Describe thermodynamic principles associated with boiler heat transfer, circulation and design practice.
Describe typical constructional arrangements of large steam generators, including Code requirements, foundations and support, fittings, air heaters, economizers and superheaters.
Describe typical procedures associated with the fabrication, construction, inspection, testing, start-up, on-going operation, shutdown, cleaning and lay-up of oil, gas and coal-fired power boilers.
Describe measuring and control theory as applied to power plant steam, water, auxiliary, combustion and fuel systems.
Describe power plant piping systems, including materials of construction, manufacture, testing, heat treating, sizing methods, Code requirements, design and layout criteria and insulation.
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