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WTT 114 - Field Training & Project Oper

Credits: 5
Lecture Hours: 4
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Course includes information corresponding to industry practices and standards of safe operations of a wind power generating facility, including the techniques of proper ascent and descent of wind turbine generators, day-to-day operations and the infrastructure that is in place as part of a typical power plant. Course also includes tools and equipment used and teamwork, as it applies to operations and maintenance of the facility.
Prerequisite: WTT 103  
Competencies
  1. Understand safety issues of wind turbines
    1. Know basic safety equipment and requirements
    2. Demonstrate understanding of safety equipment inspection practices
    3. Demonstrate understanding of safe tower climbing practices
    4. Discuss OSHA safety standards and hazard communications (MSDS)
    5. Discuss industry safety standards
    6. Discuss First Aid and CPR training requirements
    7. Discuss tower emergency and rescue procedures
  2. Examine fitness and ergonomic issues
    1. Discuss benefits of an industrial athlete program
    2. Discuss work related injuries and their prevention
    3. Examine fitness and ergonomic issues
  3. Identify the wind turbine nacelle and its related components
    1. Identify the rotor assy. and understand its function and components
    2. Identify the gearbox, discuss types of gearboxes and related components, and understand their function
    3. Identify the generator assy. and related components, understand their function and purpose
    4. Identify the turbine control system and understand its purpose and function
    5. Identify the uses of supervisory control and data aquiaition systems
  4. Examine proper rigging and lifting procedures and equipment
    1. Demonstrate rigging techniques.
    2. Demonstrate crane hand signals.
    3. Identify rope types and inspection techniques
    4. Demonstrate proper knot tying
    5. Discuss pulley, block and tackle and other lifting equipment
  5. Understand lubricant usage in the nacelle
    1. Identify types of lubricants used
    2. Identify lubricant applications
    3. Discuss lubricant testing procedures
  6. Discuss non-destructive testing and digital imaging of nacelle components
  7. Understand the purpose and proper use of documentation for site operations
    1. Discuss and demonstrate proper use of technical manuals
    2. Demonstrate proper reporting techniques for work completed in the field
    3. Identify the various aspects and needs for administration of site operations
    4. Identify duties and responsibilities of onsite staff
  8. Discuss electrical power grid system
    1. Identify and discuss the components of a power substation
    2. Demonstrate the understanding of Balance of Plant for operations



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