Power Plant Start-up Procedures

Learning objectives

  • Describe the basic steps associated with the following tasks:
    • Filling the condensate/feedwater system
    • Firing a steam boiler
    • Rolling a steam turbine
    • Synchronizing a generator to the electrical grid
    • Increasing load
  • Explain the purpose of turbine preheating

Course overview

Power plant startups require interaction between plant operators who have a complete understanding of plant systems. Knowing the relationship between plant systems is necessary to perform a power plant startup safely and efficiently.

The Power Plant Startup Procedures training course describes the basic concepts and typical tasks associated with putting a fossil fuel plant online. These include:

  • Firing the boiler
  • Rolling the turbine
  • Synchronizing the generator
  • Picking up load

This online course is part of the Unit Startup and Shutdown training series.

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