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 theory training required to enable graduates to challenge the Interprovincial Standardized Power Engineer's Examination for Part B - Paper 1 of a First Class Power Engineer's Certificate. Upon successful completion of this course, as well as courses POWR 1225, POWR 1226, POWR 1227, POWR 1228, POWR 1230, POWR 1231, and POWR 1232, plus the requisite qualifying experience, participants will have sufficient skills and knowledge to fulfil the requirements of the First Class Power Engineer's Certificate examinations administered under the British Columbia Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Program. Graduates will be able to apply the knowledge learned in this study program,and with government certification, improve their abilities to operate plant equipment within the scope of a First Class Power Engineer's Certificate. Topics include legislation and codes for Industrial Equipment.
Upon successful completion, course participants will be able to:
Fulfill the examination requirements for 'Part B - Paper 1' in the subjects of heat engine theory, steam turbines, internal combustion engines and fire prevention.
Describe principles and apply equations to determine unknown variables in calculation problems relating to thermodynamic cycles associated with theoretical and practical power plant heat engines.
Describe principles of operation and typical constructional arrangements of large steam turbines, gas turbines and internal combustion engines.
Describe principles and apply equations to determine unknown variables in calculation problems relating to steam turbine nozzle and blade theory and performance.
Describe the auxiliary plant and equipment associated with steam turbines, gas turbines and internal combustion engines.
Describe typical procedures associated with the inspection, start-up, on-going operation, shutdown and maintenance of condensing and non-condensing steam turbines, gas turbines, internal combustion engines and related auxiliary plant.
Describe the construction and operation of cooling towers and related equipment.
Describe policies, equipment and procedures associated with power plant safety and fire prevention.
Effective as of Fall 2003
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