ENT-145: Power Engineering II Boilers and Auxiliaries

School
Business, Entrepreneurship, & Professional Development
Department
Energy Technology
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
Energy Technology
Course Number
145
Course Title
Power Engineering II Boilers and Auxiliaries
Credit Hours
4.00
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A-E
Catalog Course Description

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p>An applied technology course designed to prepare learners to take necessary boiler-steam licensing exams and prepare them to function effectively as multi-skilled power or process plant engineers, boiler operators, stationary engineers, or heating plant operators. Learners study the operation and maintenance of boilers and auxiliaries and are required to operate, service, and maintain boiler and auxiliary equipment in a state-of-the-art cogeneration, heating-power plant laboratory. Field trips, power plant tours, and hands-on experiences on live power plant equipment systems are required to pass this course.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

Please note the code and standards elements must be included as part of the course including CSD-1 requirements and state and national organizational indicated requirements are considered and followed.

Core Course Topics

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Boiler classification, ratings, and general definitions.

    Apply current field knowledge and skill in the areas of steam boiler ratings, steam and water principles, steam generation and heat transfer to authentic workplace conditions in the field and/or the laboratory.

  2. Basic heating and smaller high pressure boilers - firetube, bent/flex tube, cast iron, and firebox.

    Apply knowledge of and skills in the areas of the boiler codes, standards and laws to authentic workplace conditions in the field and/or the laboratory.

  3. Process and generating plant boilers - watertube, central station, and process.

    Apply knowledge of and skills in the areas of watertube boiler design and operations and maintenance to authentic workplace conditions in the field and/or the laboratory.*

  4. Boiler construction, details, and boiler design considerations.

    Apply knowledge of and skills in the areas of boiler construction and boiler operational components to authentic workplace conditions in the field and/or the laboratory.

  5. Boiler fittings, accessories, and appliances.

    Apply knowledge of and skills in the areas of boiler fittings, appurtenance and auxiliary to authentic workplace conditions in the field and/or the laboratory.*

  6. Boiler operation and maintenance procedures.

    Apply knowledge of and skills in the area of boiler operation and maintenance to authentic workplace conditions in the field and/or the laboratory*

  7. Boiler emissions control and boiler efficiency improvement.

    Apply knowledge of and skills in the area of pollution control in stationary energy sources to authentic workplace conditions in the field and/or the laboratory.

  8. Fuels, combustion, gas-oil-solid fuel burning.

    Apply knowledge of and skills in the areas of fuels and combustion and boiler firing systems to authentic workplace conditions in the field and/or the laboratory.

  9. Boiler controls - positioning, metering, and control loops/measurement.

    Apply knowledge of and skills in the areas of boiler instrumentation and control systems to authentic workplace conditions in the field and/or the laboratory.*

  10. Boiler auxiliaries - pumps and water treatment

    Apply knowledge of and skills in the areas of boiler pumps and auxiliaries and accessories to authentic workplace conditions in the field and/or the laboratory.*

  11. Boiler Plant Best Practices and Base Line Case Studies Basics

    Distinguishes between the requirements of field conditions and education and training processes to ensure safety and sustainability in authentic field conditions or actual existing plants.*

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

Assessment is completed by one or more of the following based upon the indication of standards and industry requirements:

  1. Written exam or multiple quizzes on specific subjects.
  2. Online quizzes, exams, or exercises.
  3. Performance-based exercises, lab experiences, or in-industry practical application training.
  4. Scenario or context-based exercises, activities, or applications based upon field conditions or situations.
  5. Written paper, report, project, or collaborative exercise.
  6. Presentation, learning object development, or creative research on specific subject/s.
  7. Proctored, supervised, or real workplace experience in specific subject areas.
  8. Independent study, internship, externship, or co-op education experience.
  9. Other active performance-type experiences-exercises as approved by instructors.
General Course Requirements and Recommendations
  1. Relative to all Energy Technology course-programs, all learners must have accessibility to an Internet-connected computer on a regular basis throughout the semester.
  2. Learners must be computer literate entering the program and having abilities for email, Internet Browser use, basic word processing, and similar computerized activities.
  3. Online learners and partially online learners must take quizzes, exams, and complete other exercises recording them on the instructional management system at the college.
  4. Curriculum integration is required in a specified course which mandates that learners in these Energy Technology courses are to complete a minimum of 8-16 Internet site visits, assignments, and exercises for each course.
  5. Field trips are specified by license agencies granting experience credit for education activities and are an integral part this course. Field trips must be attended or made up by learners not initially participating when scheduled.

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other
Other Details

This course is identified as a departmental course for which a learner can receive college credit for prior college-level learning and/or skills acquired outside the traditional classroom. Terms of the HFCC Credit for Prior College-Level Learning Policy may be met by review of the appropriate documentation, skill, certifications, and/or knowledge acquired by the learner and submitted for evaluation by the appropriate departmental faculty. As required, one or more of the following may be considered in the evaluation process: A. field experience B. licenses held C. completing course exams and/or D. performance sequences and/or E. competing a portfolio. F. assessment of private trade school or other extensive college level industry training and learning by a departmental faculty member

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Summer 2014
ILT Approval Date
04/18/2014
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
05/12/2014