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An Introduction to Controls for Steam Power Plants

COURSE NO: D02-003
An Introduction to Controls for Steam Power Plants
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an introduction to controls and control systems for steam power plants.  Devices and systems discussed include safety devices and interlocks, control loops, flowmeters, pressure gauges, temperature sensors, transmitters, recorders, controllers, operators, and positioners.


This 2 PDH online course is intended for mechanical engineers and other design and construction professionals wanting an introduction to the technologies, equipment and construction practices for steam boiler plant controls.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learning about the different types of controls and control systems
  • Learning about safety devices and interlocks
  • Understanding the fundamentals of control loops
  • Learning about flowmeter applications
  • Knowing how to employ pressure gauges and temperature sensors
  • Learning about transmitters and recorders
  • Learning about operators
  • Understanding the fundamentals of controllers
  • Learning about the important featuresaof control room layout
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "An Introduction to Controls for Steam Power Plants".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
An Introduction to Controls for Steam Power Plants (152 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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