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Special Oilwell Operator - PWEN 275

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Course Description

Successful completion of the Special Oilwell Operator course prepares you for the non-standardized certificate of competency examination issued by the Alberta Boilers Safety Association (ABSA). The Special Oilwell Operator Certificate of Competency certifies the operator to operate transportable power plants with capacity up to 1000kW at drilling sites.

This course covers 34 Modules

  • 1. Basic Boiler Terminology
  • 2. Introduction to Thermodynamics
  • 3. Development of Boiler Design
  • 4. Engineering Materials
  • 5. Basic Boiler Construction
  • 6. Firetube Boiler
  • 7. Boiler Draft Equipment
  • 8. Industrial Legislation
  • 9. Boiler Preparation Start-up and Shut-down
  • 10. Boiler Maintenance
  • 11. Boiler Cleaning
  • 12. External Feedwater Treatment
  • 13. Internal Feedwater Treatment and Testing Methods
  • 14. Introduction to Boiler Combustion
  • 15. Oil Burners
  • 16. Gas Burners
  • 17. Preventing Problems in Boilers
  • 18. Routine and Emergency Boiler Operations
  • 19. Introduction to Process Measurement
  • 20. Basic Boiler Instrumentation and Control Systems
  • 21. Boiler Programming Controls
  • 22. Safety and Relief Valves
  • 23. Low-Water Fuel Cut-off
  • 24. Water Columns and Gauge Glasses
  • 25. Intermittent Blowdown
  • 26. Introduction to Valves, Piping and Price Fittings
  • 27. Types of Pumps
  • 28. Pump Operations and Maintenance
  • 29. First Aid and CPR Adult Casualties
  • 30. Personal Protective Equipment
  • 31. Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • 32. Electrical Fires & Electrical Safety
  • 33. Confined Space Entry
  • 34. WHMIS - Classification of Controlled Products

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