Lab Equipment

Students in Power Plant Technology have access to one-of-a-kind training equipment housed in the National Energy Center of Excellence.  Featured equipment includes a steam generator capable of generating 3500 watts.  This boiler operates under 120 pounds of pressure and is controlled by an Ovation DCS.
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The boiler was built by Darby Tech specifically for the use by students at the National Energy Center of Excellence. 
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This one of its kind boiler allows students to learn about pressure boilers, steam turbines, and thermodynamics while performing start up and shut down procedures. 

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These procedures replicate the tasks students would perform in a real-world setting, but are done in a safe, controlled environment under the supervision of experienced faculty.

Online and on campus students use a virtual, interactive, 3D animation of a power production facility.  This project allows students to delve deep into the inner workings of a plant, open various pieces of equipment, view cutaways, and watch a process in action.  Students can work with the plant as a whole or focus on a single component.
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