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This course supplements a person's practical qualifying experience (As described in the BC 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 examinations for Part B - Paper 1 of a Fourth Class Power Engineer's Certificate. Upon successful completion of this course, as well as course POWR 1213, plus the requisite qualifying experience, participants will have sufficient skills and knowledge to fulfill the requirements of the Fourth Class Power Engineer's Certificate examinations administered under the BC 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 Fourth Class Power Engineer's Certificate. Topics include prime movers and engines, pumps and compressors, lubrication, electricity, controls and instrumentation, heating boilers, steam and water heating systems, heating boiler and heating system controls, auxiliary building systems, vapour compression refrigeration, aborption refrigeration, air conditioning systems, boiler maintenance, and types of plants.
This course must be registered with POWR 1213 unless a student has already completed POWR 1213 with BCIT. No online or phone registration allowed on this section. Registration is authorized by the Program Assistant via email only: Please send an email to BCIT_Assistant_PowerEngineering@bcit.ca to receive more detailed information and approval prior to registering for this course. Contact the bookstore regarding materials online: www.bcitbookstore.ca/distance
Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
Departmental approval needed
EXTENSION ONLY for students at the end of their course completion and require additional time. Program Assistant will confirm eligibility and email extension offer when applicable. For requests send an email: BCIT_Assistant_PowerEngineering@bcit.ca
Upon successful completion, course participants will be able to:
Demonstrate a knowledge of the British Columbia Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Act and applicable regulations, codes and standards.
Fulfill the examination requirements in the subjects of prime movers and engines, pumps and compressors, lubrication, electricity, controls, instrumentation and computers, heating boilers, heating systems, heating boiler and heating system controls, auxiliary building systems, vapour compression refrigeration, absorption refrigeration, air conditioning, air conditioning systems, boiler maintenance and types of plants.
Describe the construction, safe and efficient operation and minor repairs of plant equipment, including:
Steam turbines, gas turbines, internal combustion engines and related plant.
Pumps and air compressors.
Electric motors and generators, distribution and protective equipment.
Low pressure and high pressure heating boilers, fittings, auxiliaries and controls.
Auxiliary building systems.
Heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment.
Compression and absorption refrigeration equipment.
Describe the processes associated with hot oil systems, natural gas plants, pulp mills and other steam related systems.
Effective as of Fall 2003
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