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Chapter 1 - Introduction to Power Engineering

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Power engineers are
skilled workers who operate and maintain the equipment in a power plant.
When oil mixes with water in the boiler, the resultant effect is
serious foaming.
In a power plant, the power engineer may function as a supervisor who directs others in the _______ operation on a shift.
safe
Which of the following duties is a holder of a Fourth Class Engineer's Certificate of Competency in Alberta not qualified to perform?
As shift engineer, take charge of a power plant having a capacity of more than 10,000 kW.
In Alberta, a Fourth Class Power Engineer's certificate of competency qualifies the holder to take charge of the general care and operation of a power plant having a capacity of not more than _______ kW as chief steam engineer and to supervise the engineers in that plant.
1,000
Which of the following is not characteristic of increased automation in power plants?

A) computerised control stations
B) increased mechanisation
C) manual flame checking
D) continuous monitoring of processes
E) continuous monitoring of costs
C) manual flame checking
"Power plant" means:
any one or more boilers in which steam or other vapour is generated at more than 103 kPa (15 psi).
In the early days, owners of power plants hired __________ workers, who started out doing manual labour and through acquired experience they were promoted to jobs with gradually increasing levels of skill.
unskilled.
In order to produce greater efficiency, higher boiler pressures were used and this led to __________ due to employing of unqualified operators in a power plant.
serious accidents.
A Fourth Class Power Engineer's certificate of competency, qualifies the holder to take charge of a shift in a power plant consisting of one or more coil type drumless boilers having an aggregate capacity of not more than __________ kW, when used for the sole purpose of underground thermal flooding in oil fields, as shift engineer.
10, 000 kW.
A Fourth Class Power Engineer's certificate of competency qualifies the holder to take charge of the general care and operation of a power plant consisting of one or more coil type drumless boilers having an aggregate capacity of not more than __________ kW, when used for the sole purpose of underground thermal flooding in oil fields, as chief steam engineer.
5,000 kW.
Which of the following certificates of competency qualifies the holder to take charge of the general care and operation of any power plant as chief steam engineer, and to supervise the engineers in that plant and take charge of a shift in any power plant as shift engineer?
A) Third Class Engineer's Certificate of Competency
B) Building Operator's Certificate of Competency
C) Pressure Welder's Certificate of Competency
D) First Class Engineer's Certificate of Competency
E )Fireman's Certificate of Competency
D) First Class Engineer's Certificate of Competency
The IAO is an organisation who is primary concern with:

A) lowering of maintenance costs through standardisation
B) lowering of production costs through increased automation
C) increase in safety awareness through public education
D) lowering of insurance costs through standardisation
E) increase in equipment quality through tougher government regulation
D) lowering of insurance costs through standardisation
A Fourth Class Power Engineer's certificate of competency qualifies the holder to take charge of a shift in a power plant having a capacity of not more than __________ kW, as a shift engineer.
5,000kW.