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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Advanced Power Plant (FOP-0311) (Instrumentation and Control: Plant Safety and Protective Devices)

Formerly Advanced Power Plant Operator (PS-003 or PG-003)

Version 2, 3, and 4: 40 hours (1 week).

Power Generation Services Training Center, 506 East 75th St., New York, NY (through December 1992); The Learning Center, 43-82 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY (beginning January 1993); other company locations in the NY Metropolitan area.

Version 2: November 1985 - October 1992. Version 3: November 1992 - July 2002. Version 4: August 2002 - Present *

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 2, 3, and 4: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe typical protective devices, instrumentation, transducers and sensors, and recognize proper configurations for the monitoring of processes; and describe normal protective practices employed in the operation of a power plant.


Version 2, 3, and 4: Major topics include: fundamentals of plant protection; electrical protection; boiler and turbine protection; logic diagrams and integrated plant protection; sensing, measuring, and controlling elements; controllers and final control elements; types of control; drum level and combustion control; boiler, turbine, and generator operations.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Engineering Technology (9/77) (5/87 revalidation). Version 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Engineering Technology (10/92 revalidation) (10/97 revalidation). Version 4: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Marine/Mechanical Technology or Power Plant Technology (8/02 revalidation) (9/07 revalidation) (3/16 revalidation) (5/21 revalidation). *NOTE: An earlier version of this course, dating from January 1970 to October 1985, has been recommended for credit. Please consult the 1992 edition of this Directory for further information.