USP&E invests thousands of dollars every year in advanced electrical, mechanical, switchgear, energy efficiency and power plant management training for our staff. Here are just a few of the courses that we require both our Local and Non-local Team Members to master:
This training program is directed towards all of our personnel who are involved in plant maintenance including operators, maintenance technicians, engineers, craftsmen and management. Our Objective is to instruct techniques used in the most modern power plants to measure on an ongoing basis, the rate of deterioration of equipment, analysis and interpretation of such information, and the resultant implementation of predictive maintenance.
- Condition Monitoring
- Combined Cycle Technologies
- Diesel Power Plant Operation
- Distribution System Training
- Environmental Protection Control
- Electric Utility Management
- Electrical Relay Test & Maintenance
- Electrical Troubleshooting Skills
- Electrical Fundamentals
- Gas Turbine Power Generation
- Heat Rate Optimization
- Hydro-Electric Power Plant Operations
- Steam Power and Co-Generation
- System Protection Technology
- Power Plant Control Room Operator Training
Power Plant Condition Monitoring
This program is aimed at all personnel who are involved in power plant maintenance including operators, maintenance technicians, craftsmen and management. Our Objective is to present techniques used in modern power plants to measure on an ongoing basis, the rate of deterioration of equipment, analysis and interpretation of such information, and the resultant implementation of predictive maintenance.
Diesel Power Plant Operation
This program is designed to aid in upgrading knowledge and understanding of diesel power generation. It covers the practical aspects of operation and maintenance of installations including local, remote control and monitoring. The program is presented at the technician level.
Distribution System Training
After a brief review of electrical fundamentals, this program moves on to cover various aspects of distribution system technology. Topics include distribution networks and equipment, system protection, control and automation, equipment testing and maintenance, and the distribution system operator's role. It is presented on the technician level and knowledge of basic electrical theory is assumed.
Environmental Protection Control
This program is designed to aid in upgrading knowledge and understanding of environmental concerns as they relate to thermal power generating plants. It covers most of the common equipment and processes in use today to ensure that the power generation plant is in compliance with environmental legislation.
Electrical Troubleshooting Skills
This series of award winning interactive CD ROM training programs are ideal for learning proven troubleshooting techniques and applying them in a very realistic simulated environment.
This series will provide you with an overall understanding of Electrical Fundamentals including Ohms Law, AC Circuits, Transformers and Three Phase Systems.
Gas Turbine Power Generation
This program will train personnel on the operation and maintenance of gas turbines and associated equipment including combined cycle operation.
Heat Rate Optimization
This program is designed to aid in upgrading knowledge and understanding of the integrated fossil fuel power plant, and improve the operator's ability to optimize thermal efficiency and equipment reliability, thereby improving the plant's economic performance. This program is available in both Imperial and Metric forms.
System Protection Technology
This program will train personnel on the principles of protection systems, including different schemes used in the protection of: generators, buses, transmission & distribution lines, transformers, motors, etc.
Power Plant Control Room Operator Training
Provides Plant Control Room Operators with the knowledge and skills required to operate a power plant Distributed Control System (DCS) and associated plant systems. Each module in the course describes the plant system, associated system controls and typical procedures used during, startup, normal and shutdown operations.
USP&E's dedication and commitment to ongoing education is what keeps our staff at the forefront of technology. In fact, leveraging the internet and our online educational resources has greatly contributed to putting USP&E technicians at the highest echelon of expertise. While all of our staff are Factory-Trained (many over several decades), utilizing 21st Century technology has given our staff the ability to truly and comprehensively address our clients' needs. There is no problem we cannot fix. There is no facility we cannot improve. Just try us. Our men love the challenge. It's what we live for.