OSUIT Workforce & Economic Development offers energy technologies training designed as non-credit, certificate, or short-term intensive courses of study. These areas of training include Power Plant Technology and Pipeline Technology.
Learners gain a basic understanding of the Energy Industry. Focus is placed on basic equipment identification and function. Safety, OSHA, EPA, hazardous materials, and waste regulations are included. Tools, fasteners, pipe, pipe fittings, valves, tubing, tubing fittings and precision measurements are studied.
A general survey of basic electrical technology. Terminology, tools and equipment, safety procedures, and fundamental electrical concepts are covered. A basic understanding of series and parallel circuits, electromagnetic induction and application, and the configuration of the power grid is achieved.
A survey of electric power generation and power plant systems and processes. Emphasis is placed on generating station facilities, power utility philosophy, organizational structure, communication, and health and safety.
Learners develop proficiency in the reading, understanding, and application of system Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams. Learners gain proficiencies in reading P&ID’s, tracing systems, use of P&ID’s for troubleshooting systems, and Lock-out/Tag-out.
Learners are taught the use and application of the operating system and programs for writing, communications, data collection, organization and analysis. Topics include Spreadsheet development and PowerPoint presentation, as well as common work order management, Work Permit, Hot Work, Confined Space, LOTO, and Job Hazard Analysis form development, storage, and retrieval. Learners will be introduced to communication, scheduling, and organizational skills through the use of email planning and scheduling programs.
This course is designed as transition from a descriptive to an operational characteristic of a Power Plant. The focus is the operations of the Combustion Turbine, Steam Turbine and Generator. This includes the operation of auxiliary equipment associated with that large equipment.
Learners gain competencies in the understanding and application of compliance regulations associated with the Power Generation Industry. Major focus is on NERC and Environmental compliance regulations.
Learners gain competency in the practical use, operation, and maintenance of mechanical equipment related to power generation facilities. Topics include basic mechanics, fans, blowers, pumps valves heat exchangers, conveying equipment, bearings, and lubricants.
Learners expand their knowledge of how plant systems and equipment interact and gain competency in the theory of boilers used in the generation of electricity. Topics include the classification, design, and construction of Boilers, Combustion Turbines, and Steam Turbines.
This course teaches learners to prepare the plant to synchronize to the power grid. This course also teaches the concepts of Steam Generation (boiler, condenser), Cooling (cooling tower, circulating water, and cooling water), Electrical Production (synchronization, transmission), and Environmental operations.
Learners gain competency in practical use, operation, and maintenance of various water systems typically found in power plant facilities. Topics include steam/water cycle, condenser and circulating water, cooling towers, feed water components and cycle operation, water treatment, and demineralization.
This course covers the proper handling, storage, dosage, and analyzing of chemicals common to the Power Industry. Topics covered include plant permitting, and water chemistry related to, corrosion, corrosion control, boiler water, circulating water, makeup water, and wastewater. Learners are taught in a lab setting to calibrate, operate, and maintain lab equipment.
This course is designed to provide learners training that leads to qualifications and certifications for OSHA 10 or 30 (Industrial), First Aid and Safety, CPR, HAZWOPER, and Forklift & Man lift Operation.
A focused study on the instruments and systems used to operate Power Plant equipment and systems. Technology for pressure, temperature, flow, and level sensing and control is studied along with calibration and troubleshooting. Control loop integration with systems and related interpretation of documentation and human-machine interfaces is also explored.
Learners gain the knowledge necessary to comprehend overall plant operations and respond to situations that call for corrective action as well as opportunities to enhance plant production. Learners will use existing knowledge of equipment, systems and instrumentation to understand the operation of an entire unit in a facility. Learners study concepts related to commissioning, normal startup, normal operations, normal shutdown, turnarounds, and abnormal situations, as well as the process technician’s individual and team role in performing tasks associated with these concepts within an operating unit
A study of the physical basics of a pipeline. Materials, processes used to manufacture pipe, and basic maintenance will be discussed in detail.
Learners explore pipeline equipment maintenance schedules, operations and maintenance activities, failure investigation and a variety of maintenance and repair topics.
An introduction to various types of corrosion found in the pipeline industry. Learners study different types of corrosion, the basics of cathodic protection, in-line inspections, coatings, and a variety of pipeline inspection techniques. Learners also examine both the application and management of pipeline corrosion, as well as learn appropriate assessment and repair methods for pipeline corrosion.
This course teaches and applies knowledge of economic principles in making decisions and choosing among alternatives. Project schedules are developed using both the bar method and the critical path method. This includes study of basis of equivalent worth, rate of return, payback analysis and estimating a project through completion.
Learners examine the federal regulations that govern the operation of liquid and gas pipelines. Also included are industry specifications and guidelines applicable. Learners create assessment reports, inline inspection programs, document predictive vs. actual anomalies, identify preventative/mitigative measures and explore requirements necessary to prevent pipeline incidents.
This course teaches pipeline construction site safety procedures, work practices and controls, including work site preparation, safety data sheets (SDS) review, hazard recognition, front end operational hazards, rigging and hoisting, on ground and in trench pipe hazards, pipe assembly and coating hazards.
Learners examine general pipeline repair activities, mitigation/remediation of exposed pipeline, coatings and the creation of assessment reports.
A course to demonstrate the correct use of quality check equipment for non-destructive testing. Participants will learn to use each quality check instrument including coordinate measuring machine, optical comparator, Rockwell and Brinell hardness testers, electronic height gage, surface plates, micrometers, calipers, rules, and depth gauges.