ASOPE Inc.

American Society of Power Engineers, Inc.

Establishing National
Standards for Power Engineers.

Combined Cycle Plant Operating Engineer Chief

Qualifications

  • Minimum age - Adult
  • Education - High School Diploma / GED or Equivalent
  • Experience - Five years
  • Examination - Written (Oral or Practical when necessary)
  • Minimum time in previous grade - One year
  • Maximum Prime Mover Horsepower (Unlimited)
  • Maximum Boiler Size (Unsupervised) - Unlimited BHP
  • Maximum Refrigeration or Air Conditioning - (Unlimited)

Curriculum at the Minimum:

  • Suitability for Peaking and White Start
  • The Aero Jet Engine
  • Gas Generator Free Turbines
  • 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
  • Heat Contained in Exhaust Gas
  • Heat Recovery
  • Control of Exhaust Gas Temperature
  • GT Load
  • Inlet Guide Vanes
  • Auxiliary Burners and Fuels
  • 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
  • Electrical Transmission and Distribution Systems
  • General Industrial Safety
  • Environmental Regulations and Protection
  • General Management
  • Refrigeration