ASOPE Inc.

American Society of Power Engineers, Inc.

Establishing National
Standards for Power Engineers.

Combined Cycle CT Plant Operating Engineer Chief

Qualifications

  • Minimum age - Adult
  • Education - High School Diploma / GED or Equivalent
  • Experience - Four years
  • Examination - Written (Oral or Practical when necessary)
  • Minimum time in previous grade - One year or one year in grade as a Simple Cycle Operating Engineer 1st class
  • Maximum Prime Mover Horsepower (Unsupervised) - 7500
  • Maximum Boiler Size (Unsupervised) HP - 1500 BHP / LP Unlimited BHP
  • Maximum Refrigeration or Air Conditioning (Unsupervised) - 5000 tons

Curriculum at the Minimum:

  • Suitability for Peaking and Black Start
  • The Aero Jet Engine
  • Gas Generator
  • Multi-shaft Arrangements
  • Shaft Speeds
  • Auxiliary Systems
  • Compressed Air Starting
  • Start-up and Operating Procedures
  • Controls
  • Operator-Maintenance Coordination
  • Types of Maintenance: Running, Predictive and Preventive
  • Operator Observations, Abnormalities and Defect Reports
  • On-line and Off-line Maintenance
  • Pressures and Temperatures
  • Performance Testing
  • Vibration Analysis
  • Pre-planned Maintenance and Scheduled Outages
  • Inspections: Combustion Equipment, Hot Gas Path and Major Overhaul
  • Examination by Borescope
  • Heat Contained in Exhaust Gas       
  • Heat Recovery       
  • Control of Exhaust Gas Temperature       
  • GT Load       
  • Inlet Guide Vanes       
  • Auxiliary Burners       
  • Typical Combined Cycle Configurations       
  • Steam Turbines for Combined Cycle       
  • HRSG Steam Bypass to Condenser       
  • Start-Up and Control of Combined Cycle Unit       
  • Generator Construction       
  • Hydrogen and Air Cooling       
  • Excitation Systems       
  • Control of MVARS       
  • Synchronizing       
  • Parallel Operation       
  • Auxiliary Power Supplies       
  • Generator Protection       
  • Basic Management Skills       
  • Electrical Transmission and Distribution Systems       
  • General Industrial Safety       
  • Environmental Regulations and Protection