ASOPE Inc.

American Society of Power Engineers, Inc.

Establishing National
Standards for Power Engineers.

Simple Cycle CT Plant Operating Engineer Third Class

Qualifications

  • Minimum age - 19
  • Education - High School Diploma GED or equivalent. Completion of the GPILearn Online Training prescribed courses (see links page for course description)
  • Learning Interactive CD-Rom or Web-based Training or equivalent plant operations training
  • Experience - One Year Simple Cycle CT operations and/or maintenance
  • Examination - Written (Oral or Practical when necessary)
  • Maximum Refrigeration or Air Conditioning (Unsupervised) - 600 ton

Curriculum at the Minimum:

  • Gas Turbine Cycles
  • Single and Two Shaft Arrangement
  • Exhaust Heat Recovery
  • Combined Cycle
  • Compressors
  • Axial Flow
  • Centrifugal Flow
  • Compressor Stall at Startup
  • Combustion Arrangements
  • Turbine Construction
  • Blade Cooling
  • Turbine Efficiency
  • Exhaust Frame Assembly
  • Gas Turbine Starting Devices
  • Oil Systems
  • Combustion System
  • Fuel Systems and Type Combustors Nozzles / Burners
  • Oil, Gas and Air Systems
  • Cooling Systems
  • Sealing Systems
  • Purge Systems
  • Primary Air Inlet System
  • Environmental Limits
  • Basic Electricity
  • Basic Refrigeration
  • Turbine and Generator Safety Devices
  • General Plant Safety
  • Environmental Concerns