Course Description

The Power Fundamentals series contains various courses that focus on theoretical and systems training for power plant workers. 

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Curriculum

  • Plant Hazards and Protective Gear
  • Basic First Aid
  • Fire Protection
  • Hazardous Energy and Materials
  • Energy Conversion Process
  • Combustion System Components
  • Fluidized Bed Combustion
  • Boiler Water and Steam Cycle
  • Basic Turbine Overview
  • Plant Auxiliary Systems
  • Introduction to Power Plant Efficiency and Heat Rate
  • Units of Measurements
  • Pressure
  • Energy
  • Phases of Matter
  • Fuels
  • Chemistry of Combustion
  • Heat Transfer
  • Introduction to Ash Handling
  • Bottom Ash Removal System
  • Fly Ash Handling System
  • Combustion Turbines (LM2500)
  • Major Components of the LM2500 Gas Turbine
  • Gas Turbine and Control Oil Systems
  • Air Inlet, Fuel Supply, and Water Injection Systems
  • Combustion Turbine (Frame 6)
  • Starting Systems and Auxiliary Air Systems
  • Lube, Hydraulic & Control Oil Systems
  • Combustion Components and Fuel Systems
  • Generator Operations
  • Combustion Turbine (Frame 7EA)
  • Starting System and Auxiliary Air Systems
  • Lube, Hydraulic, and Control Oil Systems
  • Combustion Components and Fuel Systems
  • Generator Support Systems
  • Combustion Turbine V84 (4000F)
  • Combustion Turbine Generator Starting and Air System
  • Lube, Shaft, and Control Oil System and Turning Gear
  • Fuel System
  • Combustion Turbine Control
  • Steam Drums (Rankine/Boiler)
  • Waterwall Circulation, Superheaters, and Drains
  • Economizer, Reheater, Gas Flow, Attemperation, Soot
  • HRSG Steam Drums
  • HRSG Flowpaths and Components
  • HRSG Auxiliary Systems
  • Condenser & Circulating Water
  • Pumps
  • Feedwater Components & Cycle Operation
  • Compressed Air & Plant Cooling Systems
  • Valves, Traps & Piping
  • Turbine Auxiliaries Overview
  • Thermal/Mechanical Understanding
  • Turbine Operation
  • Practical Basic Electricity
  • AC Electricity and Generators
  • Basic Generator / Exciter Operation
  • Station Service Systems and Transformers
  • Circuit Breakers
  • General Relaying
  • Motors
  • Power Plant Controls
  • Understanding Control Loops
  • Field Devices
  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Water Treatment System Components
  • Scale, Deposit, and Fouling
  • Demineralization
  • The Environment
  • Particulate Removal Equipment
  • Gaseous Emissions Control
  • Water Pollution
  • The Environment
  • Catalysts
  • Steam and Water Injection Systems
  • Water Pollution
  • Introduction to Performance
  • Boiler Efficiency
  • Turbine Cycle Performance
  • Miscellaneous Losses
  • LM6000 Combustion Turbine Overview
  • LM6000 Main Components
  • LM6000 Combustion Turbine Generator
  • LM6000 Support Systems (Part 1)
  • LM6000 Support Systems (Part 2)
  • LM6000 Operations and Maintenance (Part 1)
  • LM6000 Operations and Maintenance (Part 2)
  • LM6000 Performance and Reliability
  • LM6000 Control System
  • Introduction to Coal Handling
  • Unloading Rail Delivered Coal
  • Unloading Barge Delivered Coal
  • Coal Conveyors
  • Stackout, Reclaim, and Coal Pile Management
  • Crushers and Trippers
  • Railyard Operation
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