Covers advanced skills, knowledge, and competencies necessary for individuals employed as boiler operators, plant engineers, or those interested in a career within a high pressure boiler, power, or process plant operation or maintenance. May require plant visits/tours.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- BOILER DEFINITIONS, RATINGS AND HEAT FUNDAMENTALS.
Identify and demonstrate familiarity with boiler terms and definitions, heat fundamentals related to boilers, and the classifications of boilers and boiler regulations.
- FIRETUBE BOILERS AND OTHER BOILERS.
*Demonstrate knowledge of various types of firetube boilers including VFT, HRT, Scotch. *Demonstrate knowledge of maintenance procedures for each type of firetube boiler.
- WATERTUBE BOILERS.
*Demonstrate knowledge of various types of watertube boilers including straight tube, bent tube.
*Identify and demonstrate knowledge of components and parts for each type of watertube boiler.
- BOILER CONSTRUCTION AND MATERIALS.
*Demonstrate knowledge of boiler code and boiler materials.
- COMBUSTION, FUELS, BURNER SYSTEMS AND CONTROLS.
*Demonstrate knowledge of and skills required to operate/maintain gas, oil, coal-fired, fluidized bed unit fired equipment and systems.
- BOILER AUXILIARIES AND WATER TREATMENT.
*Demonstrate knowledge and skills required to operate/maintain basic boiler auxiliaries including boiler feedwater systems and equipment, pumping systems, and other auxiliaries such as fans, draft, heat exchangers, soot blowers, heat recovery apparatus.
- ENVIRONMENTAL, POLLUTION, AND COMBUSTION CONTROL SYSTEMS.
Demonstrate knowledge of the function and operation of basic air pollution fundamentals and pollution control devices and systems.
- OPERATION, MAINTENANCE AND EMERGENCY OPERATIONS.
*Demonstrate knowledge and skills required to operate/maintain typical boiler plants from cold start to hot - maximum operation.
- COMPLIANCE, SAFETY, AND ADMINISTRATION.
Identify and maintain compliance with environmental and safety requirements.
*Identify and maintain compliance with local, state and national codes and standards.
*Organize and operate the maintenance and operation function for a boiler plant.
- HEAT ENGINES, STEAM ENGINES, AND STEAM TURBINES.
*Demonstrate knowledge of and skills required to operate/maintain steam engine, and turbine equipment and systems and heat engine fundamentals.
- REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING.
Demonstrate knowledge of and skills required to operate/maintain commercial-industrial refrigeration, air conditioning equipment and systems.
- AIR COMPRESSION AND COMPRESSORS.
*Demonstrate knowledge of basic fundamentals and the skills required for operating and maintaining basic air compression systems and equipment.
- POWER PLANT ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS.
*Demonstrate knowledge of and the skills required to operate/maintain power and facilities plant and electrical generation, electrical distribution equipment and systems.
Student 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
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.
Prescribed by the subject matter expert FT instructor responsible for curricular development and implementation of this course.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
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 HFC 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