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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

Power Plant Thermodynamics (FPE-0205)

Formerly (PG-089)

40 hours (1 week).

Power Generation Services Training Center, 910 East 134th St., Bronx, NY (through December 1992); The Learning Center, 43-82 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY (beginning January 1993); and other company locations in the New York Metropolitan area.

October 1987 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to explain the power plant cycle, the Rankine cycle, and the functions of power plant components and utilize steam tables to determine cycle efficiencies.


Major topics include: properties of water and steam tables used to analyze plant efficiency; cycle efficiency; plant heat rate; factors that affect boiler and turbine generator efficiencies.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Power Plant Thermodynamics in an Engineering Technology curriculum (5/88) (5/93 revalidation) (12/98 revalidation) (1/04 revalidation) (3/16 revalidation) (5/21 revalidation). NOTE: If credit has already been awarded for Advanced Performance (FPE-0209), the credit recommendation for this course is reduced to 1 semester hour.