Power Plant Operations
Steam generation is still the most important source of electrical power for utilities and industrial plants. TPC’s Power Plant Operations training series addresses the need of the power plant worker to understand basic principles of power generation and the safe, efficient operation and maintenance of the power plant itself. Detailed courses also provide a foundation for learning more of the technical aspects of power plant operations and maintenance.
Unit 111: How Power Plants Work ($100)
This course covers the basic steam generation system, how thermal energy is converted into electrical energy, components of the system, and design features for gaining thermal efficiency. Includes handling of water, fuel, and wastes, and the operating features and maintenance of a power plant.
Lesson 1 – Steam-The Primary Force
Lesson 2 – How Heat is Converted to Power
Lesson 3 – Power Plant Efficiency
Lesson 4 – Handling Water, Fuel, and Wastes
Lesson 5 – Power Plant Operation and Control
Unit 112: Generating Steam in the Power Plant ($100)
Covers energy principles and boiler maintenance. The course then explains coal, oil, and natural gas combustion, and how to conserve energy through improved combustion control.
Lesson 1 – Transforming Energy into Work
Lesson 2 – Boiler Operation
Lesson 3 – Boiler Maintenance
Lesson 4 – Combustion and How It Works
Lesson 5 – Steam Generation
Unit 113: Using Steam in the Power Plant ($100)
Covers how to conserve energy in turbines, auxiliaries, electric power generation, and air conditioning systems.
Lesson 1 – Turbines
Lesson 2 – Boiler Instrumentation, Controls, and Safety
Lesson 3 – Electrical Power Fundamentals
Lesson 4 – Electrical Systems Analysis
Lesson 5 – Air-Conditioning Systems