Course Description

Our Power Plant Operations series contains many courses for conventional power plant operators.

Expand section below for curriculum details.

Curriculum

  • Major Components of an A.C. Generator
  • Principles of an AC Generator
  • Auxiliary Systems of an AC Generator
  • Basic AC Power Calculations
  • Complete Startup of Turbine/Generator
  • Complete Shutdown of Turbine/Generator
  • SALI Charts with and without Rotor Stress Indicator (RSI)
  • Operating Limits of the Turbine/Generator
  • Purpose of Turbine Components and Instrumentation
  • Operation of Turbine Components
  • Purpose of Generator Components and Instrumentation
  • Operation of Generator Components
  • State Operating Limits of Turbine Components
  • State Operating Limits of Generator Components
  • Corrective Action for Transient Conditions
  • Explain the use of Turbine Roll Off Chart
  • Explain the Metal Temp Chart
  • Operation of Emergency Generator Lube Oil System
  • Operation of Emergency Generator Batteries and Charger
  • Functions of Safety Features of the Emergency Generator
  • Alignment of Emergency Generator Fuel System
  • Start-Up Procedure of Emergency Generator
  • Procedure to Tie the Emergency Generator to the Plant Electrical System
  • Components of the Emergency Generator
  • Isolating and Tagging of the Emergency Generator
  • Startup of a Boiler, From a Cold Boiler to Turbine Roll-Off
  • Shutdown of a Boiler
  • Air and Gas Flow Through the Boiler, From Fans to Stack
  • Flow path of Water and Steam From Economizer Inlet to Main Condenser
  • Corrective Actions for Various Transient Conditions
  • Boiler Hydrostatic Test
  • Operating Limits of Boilers and Boiler Components
  • Safety Valves of the Boiler
  • Pressure Range Where the Boiler Safety Valves Lift
  • Operation of Pressurematic Vent Valves
  • Operation of the Furnace Safeguard Supervisory System (FSSS)
  • FSSS Power Supply for Low Voltages
  • Purpose of All Boiler Instrumentation
  • Sootblowing Effect on Furnaces
  • Operation of a Bowl Mill
  • Runups, Rundowns, and Runbacks
  • Major Components of the Fuel System
  • Function of the Major Components of the Fuel System
  • Flow path of Fuel Through the Fuel System
  • Alignment of the Fuel System for Startup
  • Alignment of the Fuel System for Shutdown
  • Normal Operation of the Fuel System
  • Association of Temperature and Viscosity in Burning Fuel Oil
  • Power Sources for the Major Components of a Fuel System
  • Safety Features of the Fuel System
  • Functions of the Safety Features of the Fuel System
  • Operation of the Fuel Unloading Terminals
  • Procedure to Isolate and Tag the Fuel System Components
  • Function and Types of Circulating Water Systems
  • Major Components of the Circulating Water System
  • Flow path of Water through the Circulating Water System
  • Alignment for the Startup of the Circulating Water System
  • Alignment for a Shutdown of the Circulating Water System
  • Chemical Treatment of the Circulating Water System
  • Flow path of the Chemical Feed for a Circulating Water System
  • Power Sources for Circulating Water System Components
  • Safety Features and Their Function in the Circulating Water System
  • Safety Features of the Circulating Water System
  • Blowdown NPDS Limits
  • Isolating and Tagging of Circulating Water System Components
  • Identify NPDES Limits
  • Purpose of Generators
  • Major Components of Generators
  • Function of the Major Components of Generators
  • Transformers Associated with Generators
  • Interaction of Associated Transformers with Generators
  • Systems of Generators Cooled by Cooling Water System
  • Operation of Stator Cooling System
  • Major Components of the Generator Seal Oil System
  • Flow path of the Seal Oil System
  • Power Sources of Generator Seal Oil Components
  • Major Components of the Generator Bearing Oil System
  • Flow path of the Generator Bearing Oil System
  • Power Sources of Generator Bearing Oil System Components
  • Function of Oil Systems for Generators
  • Components of Generator Hydrogen System
  • Power Sources of the Generator Hydrogen System
  • Purging the Generator with Air, Carbon-Dioxide, and Hydrogen
  • Power Sources of Generator Major Components
  • Safety Features of the Generator
  • Function of Safety Features of the Generator
  • Isolation and Tagging of Generator Components
  • Major Subsystems of the Generator
  • Functions of Major Subsystems of the Generator
  • Conditions Required to Synchronize the Generator
  • Introduction to Precipitators
  • Precipitator Operation Fundamentals
  • Flow path of Flue Gas Through the Precipitators
  • Precipitator Start-Up Alignment
  • Precipitator Shutdown Alignment
  • Precipitator Safety
  • Functions of Safety Features of Precipitators
  • Precipitator Power Systems
  • Functions of Precipitator Key Interlock System
  • Operation Sequence of Precipitators Key Interlock System
  • Isolating and Tagging of Precipitator Components
  • Function of the Main Steam Turbine
  • Turbine Steam Valves
  • Function of Each Turbine Steam Valve
  • Flow path of Steam through the Turbine
  • Two Types of Turbine Bearings
  • Functions of Subsystems of the Turbine
  • Major Components of the Turbine and Their Function
  • Functions of Major Components of the Turbine
  • Components in the Turbine Front Standard
  • Function of Components of the Turbine Front Standard
  • Components of the Turbine Lube Oil System
  • Flow path of the Turbine Lube Oil System
  • Flow path of the Turbine Lube Oil Filtration
  • Effect of High Backpressure on Turbine Operation
  • Turbine Supervisory Instrumentation and Function
  • Condenser Vacuum Effects on Turbine Operation
  • Power Sources for Turbine Components
  • Safety Features of the Turbine
  • Function of the Safety Features of the Turbine
  • Function of the Turbine Exhaust Hood Spray
  • Function of the Turbine Steam Seal System
  • Isolation and Tagging of Turbine Components
  • Function of the Condenser Tube Spray System
  • Fans Associated with the Boiler
  • Function of Fans Associated with the Boiler
  • Major Components of the Fans
  • Function of the Major Components of the Fans
  • Operation of the Major Components for Fans
  • Function of the Air Preheater
  • Major Components of the Air Preheater
  • Functions of the Major Components of the Air Preheater
  • Operation of the Major Components of Air Preheater
  • Alignment for the Start-up of the Fans
  • Alignment for the Shutdown of the Fans
  • Alignment of the Air Preheater for Start-up
  • Alignment of the Air Preheater for Shutdown
  • Safety Features of the Fans
  • Functions of the Safety Features of the Fans
  • Safety Features of the Air Preheaters
  • Safety Concerns, Protective Features and Functions of the Air Preheaters
  • Power Sources for Fans and Fan Auxiliaries
  • Power Sources for Air Preheater and Auxiliaries
  • Air Preheater Wash System
  • Function and Operational Variables of the Air Preheater Wash System
  • Major Components of the Air Preheater Wash System
  • Alignment for Start-up of the Air Preheater Wash System
  • Shutdown Alignment of the Air Preheater Wash System
  • Flow path of the Air Preheater Wash System
  • Power Sources for Air Preheater Wash System
  • Isolating and Tagging of Fan Components
  • Isolating and Tagging of Air Preheater Components
  • Isolating and Tagging of Air Preheater Wash System Components
  • Function and Operation of the Steam Air Heater System
  • Operation of the Steam Air Heater System
  • Major Components of the Steam Air Heater System
  • Alignment of Steam Air Heaters for Service
  • Alignment to Remove Steam Air Heaters from Service
  • Flow path of the Steam Air Heater System
  • Isolating and Tagging of the Steam Air Heater Components
  • Introduction to Sootblowing Systems
  • Major Components of the Sootblowing System
  • Function of the Major Components of the Sootblowing System
  • Flow path and Sources of Steam for Sootblowing System
  • Sootblowing System Alignment
  • Shutdown Alignment of the Sootblowing System
  • Operation of the Sootblowing System Computer or Controller
  • Protective Features of Sootblowing Systems
  • Function of the Safety Feature of the Sootblowing System
  • Power Sources for the Sootblowing System
  • Isolating and Tagging of Sootblowing System Components
  • Major Components of the Boiler
  • Function of the Boiler Drum
  • Function of the Superheat and Reheat Attemperators
  • Flow Path of Water and Steam Through the Boiler
  • Boiler Alignment for Cold Startup
  • Boiler Alignment for Shutdown
  • Procedures for Handling Transient Conditions of Boiler
  • Boiler Valve Alignment for Fill and Vent
  • Power Sources for the Major Components of a Boiler
  • Safety Features of Boiler
  • Function of the Boiler Safety Features
  • Function of the Flash Tank
  • Sub-Critical and Critical Operation Ramps
  • Identification and Monitoring of Steam Trap Operations
  • Function of the Superheater Condenser
  • Isolating and Tagging of Boiler Components
  • Function of the Superheat and Reheat Dampers
  • Function of the Blowdown Tank
  • Introduction to the EHC System
  • Function of the Major Components of the EHC System
  • Flow path of the EHC System
  • The Fullers Earth Filter System
  • Alignment of the EHC System Fuller's Earth Caking Process
  • Purpose of EHC Air Dryer/Breather
  • EHC Return Oil Filters and Coolers
  • Operation of the EHC Filter System and Selector Valve
  • Alignment for Start-up of the EHC System
  • Power Sources for the EHC System Major Components
  • Safety Features of the EHC System
  • EHC System Protection
  • EHC System Power Sources and Isolation
  • Automated Dispatch System (ADS) Runups
  • Automated Dispatch System (ADS) Rundowns
  • Automated Dispatch System (ADS) Runbacks
  • Introduction to the MHC System
  • Major Components of the MHC System
  • Oil Flow path of MHC System
  • Power Sources for MHC System
  • Isolation and Startup of the MHC System
  • Alignment of MHC System for Start-Up
  • Major Components of the Pulverizers and Feeders
  • Function of the Pulverizers and Feeders
  • Flow path of Coal through the Pulverizers and Feeders
  • Pulverizer Oil Systems
  • Functions of the Pulverizer Oil Systems
  • Start-Up Alignment of the Pulverizers and Feeders
  • Power Sources for Pulverizers, Feeders, and Components
  • Safety Features of the Pulverizers and Feeders
  • Safety Feature Functions of the Pulverizers and Feeders
  • Inerting Steam Operation
  • Seal Air Sequence for Pulverizer Start-Up
  • Function of the Pyrite System
  • Operation of the Pyrite System
  • Isolating and Tagging of Pulverizer and Feeder Components
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