ENT-256: Power Engineering III Steam Plant Systems-Equipment

School
Business, Entrepreneurship, & Professional Development
Department
Energy Technology
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
Energy Technology
Course Number
256
Course Title
Power Engineering III Steam Plant Systems-Equipment
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>Prepares students to take boiler and steam licensing exams and to function effectively as power or process plant engineers. Covers operating and maintaining turbines, engines, power plant electrical equipment, air compressors, industrial-commercial cooling systems, advanced control systems, and related equipment. Laboratory activities duplicate workplace skills, meeting requirements of National Skill Standards. Mandatory plant visits. Suggested co-requisites: ENT 141 and ENT 145.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics

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

  1. Basic plant cycles and thermodynamics review with definitions.

    Apply knowledge of and skills in the areas of steam generation and heat transfer to authentic workplace conditions in the field and/or the laboratory to ensure safety and sustainability.

  2. Basic steam engines, prime movers, and turbines.

    Apply knowledge of and skills in the areas of steam engine and various heat engine principles, their operation and maintenance to authentic workplace conditions in the field and/or the laboratory to ensure safety and sustainability.*

  3. Steam turbine principles, components, and construction.

    Apply knowledge of and skills in the areas of basic mechanical drive turbines, medium and large size turbines to authentic workplace conditions in the field and/or the laboratory.*

  4. Turbine blading, design considerations, and control.

    Apply knowledge of and skills in the areas of basic mechanical drive turbines, medium and large size turbines to authentic workplace conditions in the field and/or the laboratory.

  5. Turbine subsystems, accessories, and auxiliaries.

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

  6. Turbine operation and maintenance procedures.

    Apply knowledge of and skills in the areas of basic mechanical drive turbines, medium and large size turbines to authentic workplace conditions in the field and/or the laboratory.*

  7. Internal combustion engines, gas turbines, and combined cycle facilities.

    Apply knowledge of and skills in the areas of gas turbines, combustion engines, and co-generation systems to authentic workplace conditions in the field and/or the laboratory.*

  8. Air compression and air compressors.

    Apply knowledge of and skills in the areas of air compression and air compressors to authentic workplace conditions in the field and/or the laboratory to ensure safety and sustainability.

  9. Power/building electrical distribution systems and their control.

    Apply knowledge of and skills in the areas of industrial electrical generation and distribution to authentic workplace conditions in the field and/or the laboratory.

  10. Commercial and industrial air conditioning systems -- operation and maintenance

    Apply knowledge of and skills in the areas of industrial-commercial refrigeration, air conditioning areas to authentic workplace conditions in the field and/or the laboratory.

  11. Development the required knowledge and skills required for obtaining DOE-EERE certifications in the Building Technologies Programs and the Industrial Tecnologies Progfams

    Apply knowledge of and skills in the areas of steam systems specialist assessment, boiler plant best practices and base line case studies to authentic workplace conditions in the field and/or the laboratory.*

General Information

Students must have access to a computer to complete the requirements for the course. This may be at home or when without a home computer the student must access computer lab computers on campus on a regular basis through out the course. Student must be computer literate with web browsers, word processing, spread sheets, e-mail, and other computer-online activities.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
The assessment for this course will include lab experiences for objectives and exams covering each major topic with the percentage of student achievement for these elements and the percentage of the total course being determined by the individual instructor.
General Course Requirements and Recommendations
  1. Relative to all Energy Technology courses-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 having abilities for e-mail, Internet browser use, basic word-processing, and similar computerized activities.
  3. Online learners must take quizzes, exams, and complete other exercises recording them on the instructional management system at the college.
  4. Curriculum technology intergration is required in this course which mandates that learners in such Energy Technology courses complete a minimum of 8-16 Internet industry-type site visits, assignments, and exercises for each course.
  5. Field trips are specified by liscense agencies granting experience credit for education activities and are an integral part of this course. Field trips must be attended or made up by learners not initially participating when scheduled.
Texts

Prescribed by the subject matter expert FT instructor responsible for curricular development and implementation of this course.

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
Winter 2014
ILT Approval Date
04/18/2014
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
05/12/2014