2020-2021 Catalog

PLOP - PLANT OPERATIONS

PLOP 1505 PLANT OPERATIONS ELECTRICAL

Topics of study include electrical safety, conductors, grounding, soldering, methods of securing electrical connections, common electrical schematic symbols and use of common electrical test equipment and electrical hand tools. The student will demonstrate the ability to make electrical connections and safely use various types of measurement equipment upon completion of this course. 
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Prerequisites

MATH 0720 and MATH 0760 (B or better in both), or TECH 1000 (C or better), or MATH 0920 (C or better) or higher

PLOP 1510 PLANT OPERATIONS I

Basic scientific principles and their applications in a process facility are introduced in this course, along with units of measurement for length, time, mass, pressure, temperature, flow, and level. The relationship between force and motion, the definition of work, and the relationship of work to energy are also covered. In addition, mechanical advantages are used in process equipment. This course will also cover the properties of matter associated with solids, liquids, and gases and demonstrates how these properties influence process systems operation. The molecular structures and related characteristics of solids, liquids, and gases are also discussed.

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PLOP 1515 PLANT OPERATIONS INSTRUMENTATION

This course is designed to introduce the student to basic principles of control systems and provide a basic and functional knowledge of typical instrumentation involved in process control. Topics of study include safety, methods of measurement, and control elements. The course covers various instrumentation methods to measure temperature, pressure, level, and flow. The student must demonstrate the ability to properly connect and troubleshoot a basic instrumentation system upon completion of this course.
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Prerequisites

MATH 0720 and MATH 0760 (B or better in both), or TECH 1000 (C or better), or MATH 0920 (C or better) or higher

PLOP 1520 PLANT OPERATIONS II

This course will cover handling of fluids in a process. It will cover the use of valves, pumps, filtration, heat exchangers, water treatment piping, piping auxiliaries and boilers/furnaces. It will cover the operations, trouble shooting and interaction of these components with the rest of the plant.

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PLOP 1530 PLANT OPERATIONS III

This course will cover operation, function and part identification of: Mechanical Drives and Conveyers. How to trouble shoot this equipment and the interaction of these components have with the rest of the plant. Also it will cover the uses and why Vibration equipment and Thermal Imaging are used by operators.

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PLOP 1540 PLANT OPERATIONS IV

This course will cover proper and safe operations, startups and shut down of the plant simulator. It will also cover safe and efficient operations of skid steers, forklifts and man lifts.

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