Power Engineering Techniques - 3rd Class

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Courses

Level 1

Course Details

Chemistry, Metallurgy and Corrosion
CHEM1150

Description:

This course will cover basic chemistry and metallurgy. The student will be able to explain the fundamental principles in the structure, formation and interaction of chemical compounds and the importance of chemistry in industrial operations. Production, properties and applications of metallic and non-metallic materials are fundamental topics in this course. Students will also explore the mechanisms that cause corrosion and the methods used to monitor and control corrosion.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Industrial Drawing
DRWG1785

Description:

This course will cover basic industrial drawings. The student will be able to identify and interpret components of typical engineered drawings used in industry, in order to support correct communication and understanding of graphical information in power engineering applications.

  • Hours: 14
  • Credits: 1
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Electrical and Instrumentation
ELEC1845

Description:

This course will cover the production of DC and AC electrical power, the equipment used to produce it and instrumentation used the operation of power plants. Concepts of production of electricity and the design and characteristics of electrical machines as well as the operation and components of control loops are covered. The students will perform simple calculations involving DC and AC power circuits and demonstrate the concepts learned in lab assignments.

  • Hours: 84
  • Credits: 6
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Applied Mathematics and Mechanics
MATH1835

Description:

This course will cover basic mathematics used in mensuration, elementary algebra, trigonometry and elementary applied mechanics. The student will be able to use elementary algebra, trigonometry and mensuration to solve various types of applied mechanics problems. The course covers terms and principles used in the study of elementary mechanics. The student will be able to solve problems involving material stresses, bending of beams, simple machines, mechanical advantage, velocity ratio and fluids.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Piping, Fittings Welding and Pressure Vessels
MECH1750

Description:

This course will cover piping, fittings, welding processes and pressure vessel design. The student will be able to explain pipe expansion, piping support, pressure vessel design and stresses. Through practical exercises the student will be able to show the designs, configurations and operations of the common piping components, the testing of welds and welding procedures

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Applied Science
SCIE1270

Description:

This course will cover basic thermodynamics, the properties of saturated and superheated steam, and the compression and expansion of gases. The student will be able to explain the theories, define terminology and perform problem-solving calculations involving the effect of heat on solids, liquid and gases, the laws of thermodynamics, the properties of steam, and the compression and expansion of gases.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Level 2

Course Details

Industrial Legislation, Codes, Maintenance, Administration and Safety
MECH1760

Description:

This course will cover the general content of the legislation and ASME codes that pertain to the design and operation of boilers and related equipment, legislation and programs that manage safety in the industrial workplace. The student will be able to calculate the design thickness and pressure of boiler tubes drums, piping, and the capacities of pressure relief valves. The student will be able to explain the typical components of fire suppression, maintenance and administration programs

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Boilers
MECH1770

Description:

This course will cover the design, operation and maintenance of high pressure and special boilers. The Code requirements, purpose, location, design and operating conditions for the components, of large water tube boilers are the main topics covered in this course. Students will explore the designs, components, firing methods, operating considerations, construction and assembly methods for the major components of a large boiler.

  • Hours: 84
  • Credits: 6
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Water Treatment and Pumps
MECH1780

Description:

This course will cover pumps, water and waste water treatment as they pertain to power plant operations. Students will explore the designs, principles, and components for common industrial pumps. The students will gain a thorough understanding of the designs and control of industrial water and wastewater treatment.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Advanced Power Plant Simulation
MECH1790

Description:

This course is intended to provide the students with a power plant experience on a simulator that replicates the Human Machine Interface commonly used in larger plants. The simulator provides real-time feedback, control, alarming and logging of a simulated boiler and subsystems. Standard start-up and shut-down exercises as well as emergency and failure modes can be experienced.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Gas Compressors and Heat Exchangers
MECH2340

Description:

This course will cover air, gas and refrigeration compressors; heat exchangers, direct-fired and indirect-fired natural draft process heaters. Students will develop concepts such as the design, components, operation, and applications of process heaters. Student will explore the design, components, operation, controls and system auxiliaries used in the operation of this equipment.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Prime Movers
MECH2350

Description:

This course will cover the following prime movers: steam turbines, gas turbines and internal combustion engines and their controls. The students will learn about the designs, operating principles, major components and support auxiliaries of prime movers. Common operational, control and maintenance procedures for prime movers are also covered.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Safety in the Workplace
OHS1320

Description:

This course focuses on developing awareness and skills for the student to safely manage and conduct him or herself within a variety of employment settings. Through the units of the course, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of general Health and Safety guidelines, including WHMIS, Fire Safety and Workplace Violence. The unit on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act will instruct the student on the requirements for Accessible Customer Service and Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulations. General information on Safe Driving, Privacy of Information and Hand Washing will be addressed as well. The course also provides participants with critical information regarding their insurance coverage (WSIB or other) while employed. As well as guidelines to follow in the event of an injury. Participants will receive a printable Record of Completion upon successful conclusion of this course, in order to demonstrate awareness of safe working practices to their employers.

  • Hours: 14
  • Credits: 1
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Level 3

Course Details

Field Placement (Power Engineering Techniques - 3rd Class)
FPLT2055

Description:

This month-long work placement provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and skills in a power plant environment. The student will apply the skills taught in the in-class and lab components of the program and will demonstrate effective and safe work habits.

  • Hours: 160
  • Credits: 6
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Advance Power Engineering Studies
MECH1560

Description:

This course is designed to prepare students to write their 3rd class Power Engineering exam. The course will review materials designed specifically to help students achieve success on their 3A-1, 3A-2, 3B-1 and 3B-2 exams.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
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Program outcomes

  1. Diagnose, troubleshoot, and solve various power operating system problems by using problem-solving and critical thinking skills and strategies and by applying fundamental knowledge of power operation, components, and their interrelationships.
  2. Select and use a variety of troubleshooting techniques and test equipment to assess and control fuels and combustion, electronic circuits, boiler control systems, feed water treatment, pumps, piping, power systems, and subsystems.
  3. Apply knowledge of electrical calculations, applied mechanics, thermodynamics, and applied science to the code calculation, testing and analysis of power systems and subsystems.
  4. Diagnose, troubleshoot, test and service boiler and control instrumentation systems in climate control systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations and Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) regulations.
  5. Diagnose, troubleshoot, test and service wastewater and feed water treatment component parts and systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations and Ministry of Environment and Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) regulations.
  6. Diagnose, troubleshoot, test and service refrigeration components and compression and absorption and specialty systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations and Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) regulations.
  7. Diagnose, troubleshoot, test and service compressor components and systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations and Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) regulations.
  8. Diagnose, troubleshoot and test turbine components and pressure vessel systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations and Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) regulations.
  9. Disassemble and assemble components to required specifications by applying workshop skills and knowledge of basic shop practices.
  10. Apply safe working practices to maintain and operate plants effectively, including fire protection systems, responsibly and with accountability to appropriate standards and in compliance with Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) regulations.
  11. Complete all assigned work in compliance with occupational, health, safety, and environmental law; established policies and procedures; codes and regulations and industrial legislation; and in accordance with ethical principles.