FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS POE3F-DP Power Engineering Technology (3rd Class)

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
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COMM-2014Plant Maintenance and Administration
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Students will focus on the numerous components of maintenance and administration programs for utilities and operating process facilities. Students will study topics such as communication, accountability hierarchies within facilities, record keeping, creating planning schedules, and preventive maintenance programs. Students will examine critical paths, Gantt charts, operating standards and procedures, and training and development practices. Students will study industrial administration, which will include such topics as legislation (jurisdictional acts, regulations, and codes), plant maintenance, inspection, budgeting, safety program planning, and report writing.

ELEC-2082Electrical Principles
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Building on the knowledge of electrical principles gained in ENGI-1082 (Electricity, Instrumentation, and Controls), this advanced course equips students with more specialized knowledge of electrical theory and concepts. In addition to problem-solving and performing electrical calculations, students will study concepts, principles, and applications in the production and distribution of electricity and the design, characteristics, and operation of DC generators and motors. They will also examine the relationship between terms in the formation of AC systems, as well as the characteristics, design, construction, and operating principles of AC power - from generators and motors through to transformers and switchgear. Safety is integral to the entire Power Engineering diploma program, and this course in particular stresses safety around electrical systems and equipment.

ENGI-2080Advanced Math, Mechanics and Thermodynamics
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This course is comprised of more advanced topics in mathematics, mechanics, and thermodynamics. A deeper understanding of these topics will help the student to be successful as they progress through the 3rd class level of Power Engineering and beyond. The course will explore the skills necessary to solve technical problems in geometry, trigonometry, and mensuration. Students will explore problems in work, power, and energy calculations. Students will apply thermodynamic principles to solve and explain heat transfer, steam generation, and combustion efficiencies.

ENGI-2085Prime Movers
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This course provides students with in-depth theory on steam turbines, gas turbines, and co-generation systems, including turbine condenser systems, the design principles, and operation and support systems of internal combustion engines. Students will examine the principles of operation and design, including auxiliary support and control systems of various steam turbines. Students will study operating principles of gas turbines, their design, components, auxiliaries, including maintenance and control. Students will also examine various combined cycle and co-generation systems, which include configurations, components, applications, and general operation.

ENGI-2087Waste Treatment
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This course provides students with the necessary knowledge and understanding of the water treatment applications that are applied in power engineering plant facilities. They will learn proper procedures for boiler internal and external (pre-treatment) water treatment and testing. Wastewater treatment and testing, including the chemistry involved, will also be examined. Working towards the 2nd Class license, students will study advanced modern methods of water treatment. Using analytical methods, instruments, and equipment, students will learn to interpret test results and apply the proper methods of treatment. Students will also study non-boiler water treatment pertaining to cooling water, heating water, potable water, and wastewater.

ENGI-2088Fuels and Combustion
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A sound knowledge of chemistry and its applications in industrial operations is essential for Power Engineers. In this course, students will study the principles involved in the structure, formation, and interaction of chemical compounds and solutions, focusing on industrial water testing and treatment. In-depth course content on fuels, combustion, and flue gas analysis will also be presented, including the chemistry involved.

ENGI-2089Power Design 1
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In this course, students will learn to read, interpret, and create various industrial engineering drawings, as they relate to pressure vessel, boiler, and piping designs. Students will study the classification (ANSI and ASME), manufacturing, properties, and applications of metallic/non-metallic materials, ferrous/non-ferrous metals, and alloys, and learn about the structure, properties, and applications of polymers, plastics, carbon fibres, ceramics, and composites. They will study corrosion processes and analyses, applying metallurgical principles. Fundamental boiler and pressure vessel stress analysis is introduced. Using this knowledge of boiler and pressure vessel design, fabrication, and stress analysis, the students will calculate minimum thicknesses and maximum allowable working pressures of cylindrical pressure-retaining components and heads using ASME Code Section I. As well, the students will learn to determine the proper setpoint, sizing, selection, and installation of boiler safety valves, in accordance with ASME I. Students will study and apply a variety of legislation and codes to industrial situations (Provincial Acts and Regulations, ASME Sections I, IV, IX, CSA B-51, and B-52).

ENGI-2090Safety and Piping
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This course provides students with a solid knowledge base in all aspects of piping systems - from piping design, codes, connections, and support devices through to the design, operation, and applications of steam trap systems and pipe insulation. Students will study safety management programs, including their purpose, intent, and scope in place in the industrial workplace. As well, students will examine fire protection systems and the classes and extinguishing media used for industrial fires.

ENGI-2091Instrumentation
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This course further develops the theory presented in ENGI-1082 (Electricity, Instrumentation and Controls), to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of plant instrumentation and control systems found in power engineering. Students will study operating instrument and control devices, valves and actuators, and boiler control systems, in addition to examining distributed and logic control. As well, they will learn how to apply proper testing and maintenance procedures to ensure efficient plant instrumentation operation.

ENGI-2092Pumps and Equipment
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A comprehensive working knowledge of pumps is essential to working as a Power Engineer. Different types of pump design, principles, components, operation, and maintenance procedures will be presented. Students will apply their knowledge of mathematics, applied mechanics and thermodynamics to perform pump head calculations.

ENGI-2093Refrigeration and Compressors
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This course builds upon the theory presented in ENGI-1086 Air Conditioning, Refrigeration/HVAC to provide students with comprehensive knowledge in various aspects of refrigeration. Students will study numerous facets of refrigeration systems, e.g., types of refrigeration, operating principles, components of compression (including control and safety devices), absorption systems, and refrigerant classification and properties, along with refrigeration auxiliaries, operation, and control. As well, students will study the design, operating principles, and applications of various types of industrial heat exchangers and cooling towers, in addition to studying the theory, design, control, operation, and system auxiliaries of industrial air and gas compressors.

ENGI-3083Steam Generation 3
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In this advanced course, students will study the design and construction of the common types of industrial power boilers, including various techniques used to enhance thermal heat transfer from the fuels. Students will study the operation of the various methods used in the combustion of oil, gas, and solid fuel-fired equipment. Students will learn about Kraft paper production and the process of managing various environmental emissions to be good stewards of the environment. Students will study the various Boiler fittings required to enhance the public safety of boiler systems as outlined in the ASME section 1 and the CSA B51 codes.

ENGI-3084Power Engineering 3F Lab
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To further develop the skills acquired in Power Lab 1 and 2, students will, through hands-on experience, directly apply their knowledge gained from the related theory courses. Students will produce technical drawings (Orthographic, Isometric, Process Flow, P & ID and electrical diagrams). Students will learn the basics of motor alignment by using simple tools and techniques to align a motor and pump. They will disassemble and reassemble various equipment models in order to connect theory with the concrete. Students will gain an understanding of the operation and maintenance of centrifugal pumps by assembling a pump station and measuring various flows and pressures under different piping configurations. Students will also perform steam trap maintenance and construct and test a trap station.

ENGI-3089Power Design 2
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Sequential to Power Engineering Design I, this course equips students with advanced knowledge of boiler/pressure vessel design and metallurgy, materials, welding, and testing topics. Students will perform advanced ASME design calculations using ASME Sections I, IV, and VIII, and reference welding and pressure vessel specifications using ASME Sections VIII and IX.

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ENGI-4084Power Engineering 3W Lab
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A mandatory safety orientation will be completed. Following lectures and demonstrations by the instructors, the students will continue to build on Lab 4 outcomes and, under supervision, directly apply their knowledge gained from theory courses to complete various projects in the laboratory, workshop, and power plant settings. Students will apply prior learning of major components of a high-pressure steam system and the requirements for its safe and efficient operation and develop a process flow diagram of the system. Hands-on application of the safety and maintenance requirements pertaining to a powerhouse setting will be practiced. Students will complete electrical safety, measurement, and wiring projects in the workshop to develop the awareness required to safely perform minor electrical maintenance in a Power House setting in accordance with a 3rd Class Limited Electrical.

WRKE-2028Work to Learn As a Power Engineer 2
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Pillars to work-integrated learning are collaboration, working, exploring, learning, production and reporting. This course will help you make the transition from school to work through collaborative partnerships between the business community and Red River College and promoting work-integrated learning opportunities. With the guidance of an industrial partner, you will learn about what it means to be a 3rd class Power Engineer. You will explore how to be a Power Engineer through an industrial partner and complete a report on the experience.

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