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 examination for Part B - Paper 1 of a Third Class Power Engineer's Certificate. Upon successful completion of this course, as well as courses POWR 1215, POWR 1216 and POWR 1218, plus the requisite qualifying experience, participants will have sufficient skills and knowledge to fulfill the requirements of the Third 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 Third Class Power Engineer's Certificate. Topics include boilers, pumps, welding, water treatment, boiler operation and control, heating and air conditioning.
Upon successful completion, course participants will be able to:
Fulfill the Interprovincial examination requirements in the subjects of boilers, pumps, welding, water treatment, boiler operation and control, heating and air conditioning.
Describe the constructional details, safe and efficient operation, testing, maintenance and repair of high pressure boilers, boiler fittings and related auxiliary equipment.
Describe the principles of operation, constructional details, applications, and operating and maintenance procedures of typical power plant pumps.
Describe Code requirements, welding methods and equipment associated with construction and repair of boilers and pressure vessels.
Describe the applications, principles and chemistry of power plant external water treatment systems and equipment, including clarification, filtration, cold & hot lime softening, sodium and hydrogen cation exchange and demineralization.
Describe boiler internal water treatment, testing and analysis.
Describe combustion principles, boiler draft equipment and related instrumentation.
Describe boiler firing methods and equipment for various types of fuels including natural gas, oil and coal.
Describe detailed commissioning, operating, testing and maintenance procedures for power boilers, high temperature water boilers and sulphur recovery boilers.
Describe operating and safety instrumentation and control systems for power boilers.
Describe the constructional details, safe and efficient operation, testing, maintenance and repair of typical heating boilers, boiler fittings and related auxiliary equipment.
Describe the principles of operation, constructional details, applications, and operating and maintenance procedures of common heating and air conditioning equipment and systems.
Effective as of Fall 2003
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